Dr. Sarah's MAT 1010 for Watauga Global Community Tentative Calendar

  • Office hours this week Fri Dec 9 1:30-2:30, Mon Dec 12 11:20-12 and 2:30, Wed Dec 14 8:30-9 and whenever my morning final gets out [certainly by 11:30 but likely earlier] until 12:30 Fri Dec 16 8:30-9
  • ASULearn To access ASULearn (to post messages and access review questions).
  • Syllabus and Grading Policies
  • Class highlights If you miss a class, then pick up handouts from my door and make up the work before the next class.
  • Jump down to tomorrow's homework which is located above the red lines

    DUE Date

    Dates are subject to change and additional homework will fill in what is listed. WORK IS DUE at the beginning of class unless otherwise noted. Turn in work that meets the criterion in Presenting Homework and Projects. **** means that the assignment will receive a numerical grade while the other assignments (TBA) are counted in the participation grade.
    16 Dec - Fri
  • ****Final Project Research Presentations: Mathematical Timeline **** 9-11:30am
  • Look for my ASULearn message reply to your message about your topic. I sent suggestions for your project. If you did not receive a message from me, that is because I did not receive your topic from you (it is not too late to message me on ASULearn)
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    8 Dec - Thur
  • Prepare to orally present your abstract (like a commercial or advertisement) for your final project. I do not need a written copy of your verbal abstract, but do message me the topic so that I can give you some reference and content suggestions on ASULearn over the weekend.
  • 6 Dec - Tues
  • ****Project 4: What is Mathematics?**** You may submit electronic files on ASULearn in the link I created there for this purpose, if you prefer, or message me a youtube video link, etc...
  • If you did not show me your completed lab yesterday, finish it up to turn in.
  • 5 Dec - Mon
  • Search for information on the mathematician David Blackwell and report on what you found
  • Bring your stock market information to lab
  • Work on Project 4
  • 1 Dec - Thur
  • Read through Final Project Research Presentations: Mathematical Timeline, begin thinking about a topic, and write down any questions you have.
  • 29 Nov - Tues
  • What is Mathematics research and readings assignment (to turn in)
  • 28 Nov - Mon
  • Use lab time to begin working on research and readings assignment for Tuesday
  • 22 Nov - Tues
  • ****Test 3: Consumer Statistics**** study guide
  • 21 Nov - Mon
  • Study for test 3 via the ASULearn review questions as well as the study guide.
  • 17 Nov - Thur
  • ****Project 3: Statistical Critiques of Recent Media ****
  • 15 Nov - Tues
  • Complete the lab if you did not do so already
  • Read Exposure to letters A or F can affect test performance and prepare to discuss it in connection with correlation/causation readings (via p. #s and content) in both books.
  • Continue working on Project 3
  • 14 Nov - Mon
  • Read about Stock regression
  • How Do You Know 3.4 #15 parts b) and c) (p. 202 if I am remembering correctly).
  • Begin working on Project 3
  • 10 Nov - Thur
  • Take Notes on the following in Heart of Mathematics
    p. 764-777 Statistics Throughout our Lives
    p. 812-826 Deciding Personal and Public Policy
  • Create an analysis and critique (informal bullet points are fine) of the information in these articles on the impact of young voters by referring to specific content and page numbers in both books from our homework readings from Nov 1, Nov 3, Nov 8 and today.
  • 8 Nov - Tues
  • Take notes on the following in Heart of Mathematics
    p. 70 "A Look Back"
    p. 583-584 Predicting the Future in an Uncertain World
    p. 605-614 Are Coincidences as Truly Amazing as They First Appear?
    p. 666-671 and 675-683 Stumbling Through a Minefield of Data
  • If you did not complete the lab from yesterday, do so.
  • 7 Nov - Mon
  • Read MSFT conflicting graph viewpoints
  • Begin working on homework for Tuesday
  • 3 Nov - Thur
  • Skim Project 3 and write down any questions
  • Take notes on or highlight How Do You Know
    p. 156 on When Good Graphs Go Bad,
    p. 172-176 on the Center of a Distribution, the Spread of a Distribution, and Box Plots, and
    p. 185-188 on Linear Relationships
    Complete How Do You Know p. 180-181 #6 on measures of center
  • Use the following lo, q1, median, q3, and hi to sketch three boxplots on the same graph for these Nielsen ratings points (that roughly represent the percentage of households tuned in).
    ABC [13.5, 14.4, 16.6, 17.2, 20.2]
    CBS [13.1, 15.5, 16.35, 17.3, 21.9]
    NBC [13.1, 13.6, 14.5, 15.0, 17.6]
    Which network does the best? The worst? Explain.
  • 1 Nov - Tues
  • Bring your stock graph to class and be sure that you completed the ASULearn Data Collection [all from lab]
  • Read 1.5 on Personal Finance Investments in How Do You Know p. 51-58 and if you have any questions, write them down
  • Read and take notes on Heart of Mathematics p. 608-609 How to Get Rich Quick as a Stock Whiz.
  • Read and take notes on or highlight How Do You Know
    p. 131-134 on History of Statistics, Census, Sampling and Random Sampling,
    p. 138 on estimating a characteristic as well as sample size,
    p. 140 from item 3. to the bottom of the page on misleading questions, and
    p. 142 on Human Subject Research and bring the book to class.
  • 31 Oct - Mon
  • You will need money on your card to print 1 sheet from lab.
  • Find the stock symbols of a few companies that are actively traded and that you are interested in "buying" - for example, you might search
    http://finance.yahoo.com/lookup for stocks with certain names
    or www.google.com for
    "stock symbol" "COMPANY NAME"
    where COMPANY NAME is the name of the company that you are interested in.
  • 27 Oct - Thur
  • ****Test 2: Personal Finance**** study guide
  • 25 Oct - Tues
  • Take a try of the ASULearn Material Review Questions for Test 2 and look at the study guide and write down any questions that you have.
  • If you did not complete the lab yesterday, do so.
  • 24 Oct - Mon
  • Review the condo lab from last week. We will use the same Excel file as well as your car info so be sure that you understand what we did and have the car info with you.
  • Read p. 38-47 in How Do You Know and bring the workbook to lab
  • If you did not complete #10 in 1.3, complete that for homework.
  • 20 Oct - Thur
  • How Do You Know Exercise Set 1.2 (beginning on p. 23) #9, 14, 21, and 24 and Exercise Set 1.3 (beginning on p. 32) # 8 and 10
  • Bring How Do You Know and your i-clicker to class
  • 18 Oct - Tues
  • Finish the lab if you did not finish it in class.
  • Review lump sum, periodic payment and loan payment calculations, including total paid and interest calculations too.
  • Read p. 30 in How Do You Know? and then complete You Try It 3.4 there
  • 17 Oct - Mon
  • ****Project 2: Benjamin Franklin's Financial Legacy****
    Benjamin Franklin's Will - News Article Web Readings
    Project Criteria and Rubric
    Lump Sum Philosophy and Derivation
  • 11 Oct - Tues
  • Skim p. 26-28 in How Do You Know? on loans and amortization.
  • Search the web for information about personal or consumer debt or loans in the US. How about for the entire world? How about for North Carolina? Also search for information about the federal deficit. Take notes on what you found.
  • 10 Oct - Mon
  • Choose a city for Project 2 under next Monday's due date and take notes on information for your city found in Benjamin Franklin's Will - News Article Web Readings
  • Begin working on Project 2 under Thursday's due date and bring whatever you have to lab.
  • 6 Oct - Thur
  • Complete $37 savings. Show work to determine that the interest is $119.84 and $10.91 respectively.
  • Complete Jane and Joan assignment on ASULearn and take notes on the formulas you used. I must go in manually to update the formula questions, but you will know if your work is correct because I provided the answers in the questions.
  • Read through Project 2 Criteria
  • 4 Oct - Tues
  • How Do You Know? p. 12-13 and be sure you understand the derivation on p. 12.
  • If you didn't complete the lab from yesterday, finish it.
  • 3 Oct - Mon
  • Read Ben Franklin's Plan - Web Reading for Lab and take notes.
  • How Do You Know? p. 23 Exercise Set 1.2 #5 and 7. Show work and compare with the answers in the back of the book.
  • 29 Sep - Thur
  • Talk to your friends or relatives, collect information that you receive in the mail, search on the web and/or go to a bank to find recent interest rates on...
            savings,                                                 checking accounts,
            cds (certificate of deposit),                     credit card rates,
            student loan rates,                                   house loan (mortgage) rates,
            and car loan rates.
  • Summarize your findings and be sure to list the source of each rate.
  • How Do You Know? p. 22 Exercise Set 1.2 # 1 and 2.
  • 27 Sep - Tues
  • Read p. 1 and p. 5-7 in the How Do You Know? workbook and complete the "You Try It" questions [note that answers are in the back of the workbook]. You may write in the workbook to save paper. Show work!
  • Begin working on the real-life rates assignment due Thursday.
  • 26 Sep - Mon
  • Practice Problems (to turn in) from How Do You Know? workbook Exercise Set 1.1 beginning on p. 7: # 1, 13, 16, 17, and 20. You may write in the workbook and rip out the pages to save paper. Show work!
  • 22 Sep - Thur
  • ****Test 1: Geometry of our Earth and Universe**** study guide
  • 20 Sep - Tues
  • Take a try of ASULearn Material Review Quiz [participation requires at least one try of the quiz, but the specific grade does not matter - it is only there to provide you with feedback.]
  • Read through the test 1 study guide and write down any questions.
  • Review the lab from class and if you did not finish the lab in class, complete it for homework.
  • 19 Sep - Mon
  • Read through the following and take notes for lab:
    1. An article I wrote for Mathematics Awareness Month: The Shape of the Universe
    2. Gluing Spaces
    3. Review Heart of Mathematics 4.7 (The Fourth Dimension)
  • 15 Sep - Thur
  • Read through
    1. Jeff Weeks Interview
    2. Heart of Mathematics Section 4.7 (The Fourth Dimension)
    and write down (to turn in) two items that you found interesting, disagreed with, had a question on, or wished had been done:
  • 13 Sep - Tues
  • Read through Heart of Mathematics Section 4.6 (The Shape of Reality) and write down (to turn in) two items that you found interesting, disagreed with, had a question on, or wished had been done:
  • If you did not finish the 2-D universe questions (the lab on the class highlights page) then prepare to turn them in at the start of class.
  • 12 Sep - Mon
  • Read through the 2D Universes Readings and take notes for lab.
  • 8 Sep - Thur
  • ****Project 1: Earth and Universe - Annotated Bibliography****
    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.
  • 1 Sep - Thur
  • Review material from class on Tuesday and write down any questions
  • Read through and then begin working on Project 1 which is a link under the due date of Sep 8. Write down any questions you have on the project.
  • 30 Aug - Tues
  • Obtain from the bookstore: purchase the How Do You Know? workbook and rent the hardcover Heart of Mathematics book and the i-clicker.
  • Obtain a scientific calculator (with a yx, xy, or ^ key on it)
  • If you did not complete the Mathematical Experiences Reflection on ASULearn during lab, then finish that.
  • 29 Aug - Mon
  • Read through the perspective drawing web reading and take notes since you will answer questions and use the material in lab
  • 25 Aug - Thur
  • Read through the Syllabus which is online - search google for Dr. Sarah, click on my page, and click on the MAT 1010 link and then the Syllabus link. Come prepared to share something you read and write down any questions you have - the university considers this a binding contract between us.