Dr. Sarah's MAT 4040 Mathematics Capstone [Mondays at 4pm] Tentative Calendar - Spring 2015

The best way to contact me outside of class is during office hours or on the ASULearn Forum, as I usually check the posts daily, even on weekends.
  • Office Hours this week:
    during finals:
    In person: Mon 11:30-1 127a LLC, Tues 12-1:45 326 Walker, Thur 10th 10-11 326 Walker
    and on ASULearn Forums & Zoom Conferencing Zoom Wed 8, Thur 3rd 12-2, Sun 8pm, Mon 8pm, Wed 8pm
  • Syllabus and Grading Policies
    Date     WORK DUE at the beginning of class unless otherwise noted!
    8 May-Fri
  • Our assigned meeting time during finals week is Fri May 8 beginning at 9AM and includes the last presentations, and the final draft of the paper for the course project (turn in the first draft with my comments and stapled rubric and if you presented earlier, use the presentation feedback on ASULearn to help improve your paper). We'll also do some reflective activities, including Liz Coleman discussion. Any outstanding assignments are also due - bring printed copies of any work you turn in.
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    27 Apr
  • Course project beamer presentations continue. Be sure to bring the pdf of the beamer.
  • 20 Apr
  • Course project beamer presentations continue. Be sure to bring the pdf of the beamer.
  • 13 Apr
  • Course project beamer presentations begin. Be sure to bring the pdf of the beamer.
  • 30 Mar
  • Homework Due: Appalachian General Education
  • 23 Mar
  • Homework Due: Mathematical Writing and Course Project Paper Draft
  • During Class: Take questions or comments on the drafts and the guidelines for good writing.
    Go over the template for the beamer presentation
    Gened goals at Appalachian, Appalachian State University (Institutional Ad 2014) and hw for next week.
  • 16 Mar
  • Homework Due: Mathematics in a General Education
  • During Class: Go over the hw and template for the course paper and the rubric.
    clicker questions.
    Why make Liberal Arts Majors take Math in College?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvO1yAzQq9E [3:23]
    Clicker question
    A World With No Math
    Discuss mathematics in a general education as well as goals for mathematics majors.
  • 2 Mar
  • Homework Due: Proof, Certainty, Success and Discoveries in Mathematics
  • During Class: Clicker questions and discussion of hw and presenting proof, certainty, success and discoveries in mathematics. Hand out cause/effect in SYNC.
  • 23 Feb
  • Homework Due: Part 2 of the Course Project (Note that the graded part 1 is on my door)
  • And also homework for last week's university cancelled class is due
  • During Class:
    Clicker questions #1 and #2
    Class discussion on professional associations, ethics and the responsibilities of community membership
    Clicker questions #3 and #4
    Ethical Guidelines of the AMS
    "To correct in a timely way or to withdraw work that is erroneous."
    "The Society promotes mathematical research together with its unrestricted dissemination, and to that end encourages all to engage in this endeavor. Mathematical ability must be respected wherever it is found, without regard to race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religious belief, political belief, or disability."
    "Freedom to publish must sometimes yield to security concerns, but mathematicians should resist excessive secrecy demands whether by government or private institutions."
    Clicker questions #5 and #6
    Academic Integrity Code, web version
  • 16 Feb
  • University cancelled our class. Work on Part 2 of the Course Project, due next week. Graded Part 1 is on my office door.
  • Homework Due: Professional Associations and Ethics and Responsibilities of Community Membership
  • 9 Feb
  • Homework Due: Part 1 of the Course Project
  • During Class: What makes good formal typed writing? Share the final project topic and any questions. What makes a good mathematics talk? Clicker questions. Review LaTeX software, including writeLaTeX and TexWorks, and introduce the LaTeX template and bibliographic code for next week's homework.
    Review finding library and scholarly sources.
    Introduction to LaTeX Bibliography
    Introduction to Beamer (LaTex code).
  • 2 Feb
  • Homework Due: Careers [Note the CareerFest on Feb 19]
  • During Class:
    Clicker questions on the hw.
    Discuss homework, careers, career fair, career center at Appalachian, interviews.
    What advice would you give to a sophomore about planning for after graduation? What questions do you have about careers?
    Discuss diverse career paths including my own.
    http://www.census.gov/dataviz/visualizations/stem/stem-html/ mathematics majors
    STEM for global competitiveness
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlnLAOCZDWI to 0:53
    We Use Math Opportunity at 1:52-4:20 and then again at 5:58-6:35.
  • 26 Jan
  • Homework Due: Introduction to LaTeX
  • During Class: Register the i-clicker. Take questions on the homework.
    Introduction to LaTeX slides and LaTeX code [will not LaTeX unless you comment out (%) the includegraphics commands]. Discuss the course project, including LaTeX software (open source) and LaTeX code for preliminary topic.
  • 12 Jan
  • First Day of Class: The art of equations activities which includes a discussion of the syllabus. LaTeX code. Review Cantor's diagonalization argument.