Dr. Sarah's Tentative Calendar for MAT 1010112

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: M 1:20-3:50, T/H 1:45-3:15 and on the ASULearn Forums & Zoom Conferencing Wednesday Nov 29th 8pm
  • Math Lab Students answer questions in 103A from 5-8pm Mon-Thur.
  • Syllabus and Grading Policies
  • Class highlights overview of what we covered, including clicker questions
  • Jump down to tomorrow's homework which is located above the red lines

    DUE Date
        Work is always due at the BEGINNING of class. Additional hw TBA.
    14 Dec - Thur 11-1:30
  • ****Research Presentations: Mathematical Breakthroughs**** during our assigned time. Mandatory to pass the class.
  • 7 Dec - Thur
  • Reading Day. Any revisions for Project 3 or Create a Video are due
  • 5 Dec - Tues
  • Read the research presentations and write down any questions. Bring a laptop, tablet, phone, or similar, that you could connect to the internet.
  • 4 Dec - Mon
  • Bring your stock info with you.
  • 30 Nov - Thur
  • ****Test 3**** study guide
  • 28 Nov - Tues
  • Read the study guide for Test 3. Take a try of ASULearn Review Questions for Test 3. Turn in the lab if you didn't already.
  • 27 Nov - Mon
  • To turn in on ASULearn: predicting the future, coincidence, and probability in our world and lives (pages 570-584, 593, 626-631, and 744-745)
    Ask around to see whether any two people on your floor (or on social media or wherever) have the same birthday--record the number of people who respond, as well as whether you find any shared birthdays (you can work in groups on this). Bring your prior labs with you, along with your stock graph and stock purchase info.
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    21 Nov - Tues
  • Create a Video (counts as part of participation)
  • 20 Nov - Mon
  • regression hw for lab
  • 16 Nov - Thur
  • ****Project 3: Critical Analysis of Recent Media **** [Choose 2 of 3 Projects]
  • 14 Nov - Tues
  • Finish the lab if you didn't already to turn in. Work on upcoming homework.
  • 13 Nov - Mon
  • Review and be able to explain, compute and interpret margin of error, confidence interval and sampling issues. Work on upcoming homework (Create a Video, Project 3).
  • 9 Nov - Thur
  • To turn in on ASULearn: extrapolation, inferences, statistics throughout our lives, decisions (pages 659-661, 712-722, 740-743, 776-788)
  • 7 Nov - Tues
  • p. 663 choose one: #15 or #18 (you can work in groups on this). Begin working on homework for Thursday.
  • 6 Nov - Mon
  • stock hw for lab
  • 2 Nov - Thur
  • To turn in on ASULearn: stumbling through data, measures of center, boxplots, numerical patterns in nature, stock whiz (pages 645-650, 655-657, 674-678, 53-56, 61, and 594)
  • 31 Oct - Tues
  • Bring your Stock Graph to class and finish the lab if you didn't already. Begin working on homework for Thursday. Costumes are welcome.
  • 30 Oct - Mon
  • investments hw for lab
  • 26 Oct - Thur
  • ****Test 2**** study guide
  • 24 Oct - Tues
  • To turn in on ASULearn: lump, periodic and loan practice.
  • If you didn't turn in the lab, do so. Read the study guide for Test 2. Bring a laptop, tablet, phone, or similar, that you could connect to the internet. Take a try of ASULearn Review Questions for Test 2.
  • 23 Oct - Mon
  • Review your responses and work for #1, #2, #7 and #8 on the last lab and write down any questions since you'll need to understand these in order to complete today's lab. You will also need #14 and #15 from the lab, and the formula for debt-to-income ratio from the debt homework, so bring that information with you. Then begin working on homework for Tuesday.
  • 19 Oct - Thur
  • To turn in on ASULearn: amortization and themes
  • 17 Oct - Tues
  • To turn in on ASULearn: debt hw
  • 16 Oct - Mon
  • Read Heart of Mathematics p. 799-800. To turn in on ASULearn: car loan practice.
  • 10 Oct - Tues
  • ****Project 2: Benjamin Franklin's Financial Legacy **** [Choose 2 of 3 Projects]
  • 9 Oct - Mon
  • Use lab time to work on Project 2 or review lump sum and periodic. I'll be in lab to help or you may work from home.
  • 5 Oct - Thur
  • To turn in on ASULearn: Jane and Joan. Begin working on Project 2
  • 3 Oct - Tues
  • Read Heart of Mathematics p. 796-799 (stop at Draining our Lifeblood). To turn in on ASULearn: practice lump and periodic payment. If you didn't turn in the lab, do so.
  • 2 Oct - Mon
  • Review lump sum and write down any questions you have. Read and highlight or takes notes on Ben Franklin's Plan - Web Reading for Lab, and begin working on hw for Tues
  • 28 Sep - Thur
  • Read Heart of Mathematics p. 793-795. To turn in on ASULearn: practice lump sum
  • 26 Sep - Tues
  • (To turn in on paper) Real-life rates around you. If you didn't finish lab, that is also due.
  • 25 Sep - Mon
  • To turn in on ASULearn: practice percent, proportion, and growth
  • 21 Sep - Thur
  • ****Test 1**** study guide
  • 19 Sep - Tues
  • Read the study guide for Test 1. Bring a laptop, tablet, phone, or similar, that you could connect to the internet.
  • Take a try of ASULearn Review Questions (I won't use the specific grade, but do ask for a good faith effort for participation)
  • 18 Sep - Mon
  • Shape of the Universe Readings and Video Take notes (which may take the form of informal handwritten notes, highlighting and/or underlining) in preparation for lab.
  • 14 Sep - Thur
  • To turn in on ASULearn: questions on themes review and Jeff Weeks interview
  • 12 Sep - Tues
  • To turn in on ASULearn: questions on Heart of Mathematics Section 4.6 (The Shape of Reality) and 4.7 (The Fourth Dimension). Finish the lab if you didn't already.
  • 11 Sep - Mon
  • 2D Universes Readings and Videos. Take notes (which may take the form of informal handwritten notes, highlighting and/or underlining) in preparation for lab.
  • 7 Sep - Thur
  • ****Project 1: Earth & Universe - Annotated Bibliography**** [Choose 2 of 3 Projects]
    Bring a 10-12 inch diameter child's ball - these are usually found in bins in stores and cost a couple of dollars. Be sure that this ball is smooth, can bounce, and that you will not mind writing on it during class.
  • 5 Sep - Tues
  • Continue working on project 1, review material, or begin working on homework for next week.
  • 31 Aug - Thur
  • To turn in on ASULearn: Choose a question on project 1 and begin looking for at least two different, if possible contradictory, perspectives [they may be scholarly and/or nonscholarly]
  • 29 Aug - Tues
  • Rent the hardcover Heart of Mathematics. Obtain a scientific calculator (with a yx, xy, or ^ key on it). Bring the calculator to all classes. Bring the book to classes when we have readings due.
  • Read p. xiii and p. 208.
  • Go to ASULearn and send me a posting in the private forum (only you and Dr. Sarah): what you would like to be called (your nickname / first name); your phone number; your major; any additional academic concentrations/minors; whether you are or have been affiliated with Watauga Residential College; what you might like to do as a career; your non-academic interests and hobbies; anything that I should know about you so that I can best meet your needs as a student/understand you better; anything else you want me to know
  • On ASULearn add a picture of yourself (click on your name, Edit Profile) so that it is easier to get to know each other.
  • Review material from last week and lab. video review of Escher. If you did not complete the lab (or any other work from last week due to a later registration), then finish that via the class highlights page.
  • 28 Aug - Mon
  • Perspective drawing web reading and take notes
  • 24 Aug - Thur
  • Read through the Syllabus online (google Dr. Sarah...) Write down any questions you have - the university considers this a binding contract between us. Also read through Project 1 due on 9/7 and write down any questions.
  • 22 Aug - Tues
  • First class. You'll need to rent the hardcover Heart of Mathematics, and obtain a a scientific calculator (with a yx, xy, or ^ key on it) by next Tues.