Dr. Sarah's Tentative Calendar for MAT 1010114 and WRC 1010101

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: In person 326 Walker are tentative and updates will be posted here, but I'm tentatively hoping for Tues 12/11 10am, Wed 12/12 1:15pm, Thur 12/13 10am and on ASULearn Forums & Zoom Conferencing Mon 12/10 8pm, Tues 12/11 8pm, Wed 12/12 8pm
  • Math Lab Students answer questions in 103A from 5-8pm Mon-Thur.
  • Syllabus and Grading Policies
  • Class highlights overview of what we did
  • 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.
    12 Dec - Wednesday 2-4:30
  • ****Project 2: Research Presentations on Mathematical Breakthroughs **** during our assigned time. Room 302.
  • 6 Dec - Thur
  • Any revisions are due
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    4 Dec - Tues
  • If you have one, bring a laptop, tablet, phone, or similar, that you could connect to the internet. Bring your lowest exam to class for when we discuss revisions.
  • 3 Dec - Mon
  • See upcoming due dates.
  • 29 Nov - Thur
  • ****Test 3 on Consumer Statistics and Probability**** study guide
  • 27 Nov - Tues
  • Take a try of ASULearn Review Questions for Test 3 and write down any questions on the study guide. Bring a laptop, tablet, phone, or similar, that you could connect to the internet.
  • 26 Nov - Mon
  • Bring your prior labs with you. Work on upcoming homework or revisions.
  • 20 Nov - Tues
  • To turn in on ASULearn: p. 663 choose one: amazing stats #15 or internet askew #18 (you can work in groups on this, but each person will submit their response on ASULearn). Also finish the lab if you didn't already.
  • 19 Nov - Mon
  • To turn in on ASULearn: deciding personal and public policy (pages 776-788). Also review and be able to explain, compute and interpret margin of error, confidence interval and sampling issues.
  • 15 Nov - Thur
  • To turn in on ASULearn: inferences, confidence intervals, and visualizations of data (pages 712-722, 744-745). If you have one, bring a laptop, tablet, phone, or similar, that you could connect to the internet.
  • 13 Nov - Tues
  • Begin working on the homework due next Tuesday. Finish the lab if you didn't already.
  • 12 Nov - Mon
  • To turn in on ASULearn: extrapolation and correlation (pages 659-661 and 740-743)
  • 8 Nov - Thur
  • To turn in on ASULearn: stumbling through data, measures of center, boxplots, numerical patterns in nature, (pages 645-650, 655-657, 674-678, 53-56, and 61)
  • 6 Nov - Tues
  • Begin working on the homework for Thursday. Finish the lab if you didn't already.
  • 5 Nov - Mon
  • Revisit the Comparing and Ranking Countries activity from class on Thursday to review and consider whether you want to modify your rankings before entering them during lab. You might want to conduct some additional research, for example. Also bring your identifier with you.
  • 1 Nov - Thur
  • To turn in on ASULearn: taming uncertainty, coincidence, drizzling, defending, and doctoring probability in our world and lives (pages 591-596, 626-631). If you have one, bring a laptop, tablet, phone, or similar, that you could connect to the internet.
  • 30 Oct - Tues
  • To turn in on ASULearn: predicting the future with probability (pages 570-584)
  • 29 Oct - Mon
  • Ask around to see whether any two people on your floor (or on social media or wherever) have the same birthday (month and day) --record 1) the number of people who respond, as well as 2) whether you find any shared birthdays.
  • 25 Oct - Thur
  • ****Test 2 on Personal Finance and Beyond**** study guide. Review Questions for Test 2 on ASULearn.
  • 23 Oct - Tues
  • To turn in on ASULearn: lump, periodic and loan practice. Skim the study guide for Test 2. Bring a laptop, tablet, phone, or similar, that you could connect to the internet.
  • 22 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.
  • 18 Oct - Thur
  • To turn in on ASULearn: amortization and themes
  • 16 Oct - Tues
  • To turn in on ASULearn: debt research and hw. Complete the lab if you didn't already.
  • 15 Oct - Mon
  • Read Heart of Mathematics p. 799-800. To turn in on ASULearn: car loan practice.
  • 9 Oct - Tues
  • ****Project 1: Benjamin Franklin's Financial Legacy **** rubric, readings
  • 8 Oct - Mon
  • Use lab time to work on Project 1. I'll be in lab to help or you may work from home.
  • 4 Oct - Thur
  • To turn in on ASULearn: Jane and Joan. Begin working on Project 1.
  • 2 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 finish the lab from yesterday, finish it.
  • 1 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
  • 27 Sep - Thur
  • (To turn in on paper) Real-life rates around you. Read Heart of Mathematics p. 793-795.
          (To turn in on ASULearn): practice lump sum
  • 25 Sep - Tues
  • To turn in on ASULearn: practice percent, proportion, and growth
  • 24 Sep - Mon
  • ****Test 1 on the Geometry of the Earth and Universe**** study guide. Take a try of the Review Questions for exam 1 on ASULearn.

  • 20 Sep - Thur
  • To turn in on ASULearn: questions on themes review and Jeff Weeks interview, and Shape of the Universe Readings and Video. Skim the study guide for Test 1. Bring a laptop, tablet, phone, or similar, that you could connect to the internet.
  • 13 Sep - 18 Sep
  • The university has cancelled classes and academic obligations, so I've moved some things around. Be safe, and I'll still be available on the forums and Zoom as electricity allows.
  • 11 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.
  • 10 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.

  • 6 Sep - Thur
  • First complete the earth and universe research. Then turn in your response on the ASULearn earth and universe assignment.
  • Bring a 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. 10-12 inch diameter is ideal.
  • 4 Sep - Tues
  • Read through Project 2: Research Presentations on Mathematical Breakthroughs (due Dec 12), write down any questions, and start thinking about a topic. Review material from last week and begin working on homework for Thursday.

  • 30 Aug - Thur
  • Read Mathematics: The Most Misunderstood Subject on ASULearn and then complete the ASULearn activity on it.
  • On 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, Profile, then Edit Profile) so that it is easier to get to know each other.
  • If you registered late, then complete all missed work including the lab, via below and the class highlights page.
  • 28 Aug - Tues
  • Rent the hardcover The Heart of Mathematics and 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 longer readings due.
  • First review material from last week and lab via the class highlights page. Then read p. xiii and p. 208 and complete ASULearn Assignment 3.
  • 27 Aug - Mon
  • Read the Perspective geometry web reading and then complete the ASULearn perspective assignment

  • 23 Aug - Thur
  • Read through the Syllabus online (Google Dr. Sarah...) and then complete ASULearn Assignment 1
  • 21 Aug - Tues
  • First class. You'll need to rent the hardcover The Heart of Mathematics, and obtain a scientific calculator (with a yx, xy, or ^ key on it) by next Tues.