WRC 1010: Introduction to Mathematics
Fall 2020

100% asynchronous syllabus

Preparing for 1010 & Personal Finance and Beyond Algebra Aug - 9/15
  • Preparing for 1010
    online 1010 intro
    think-share-pair-compare your intro video link
    obtain rental book THoM
    practice feedback and submit handwritten PDF
    add ASULearn profile picture
    add Zoom profile picture

  • Mon 8/17
    What is Mathematics?
    lump intro
    Read ThoM pp. 545-547 & percent practice

  • Tues 8/18
    Read THoM p. 793-796 and research real-life rates
    Where do earnings actually come from intro
    lump sum practice

  • Thur 8/20
    handwrite Benjamin Franklin's financial legacy hand in PDF

  • Mon 8/24
    lump earnings think-share-pair-compare
    debrief lump earnings t-s-p-c

  • Tues 8/25
    Read THoM p. 797-799 & periodic payment intro
    lump and periodic practice
    Jane and Joan practice
    lottery hand in PDF

  • Thur 8/27
    lump & periodic think-share-pair-compare
    debrief lump & periodic t-s-p-c

  • Mon 8/31
    loan intro
    read THoM pp. 799-806 & loan practice

  • Tues 9/1
    handwrite home decisions hand in PDF

  • Thur 9/3
    loan think-share-pair-compare
    debrief loan t-s-p-c
    payday lending

  • Tues 9/8
    handwrite car decisions hand in PDF
    review themes intro

  • Thur 9/10
    review problems think-share-pair-compare
    debrief review t-s-p-c
    review practice

  • Mon 9/14
    study guide for exam 1
    glossary/wiki for finance
    try exam instructions and submission
    checkmarks above are due (all but the handwrite hand ins are still open in one form or another like second chances)

  • Tues 9/15
    exam 1
    Geometry of the Earth and Universe 9/17-10/19
  • Thur 9/17
    Mathematics: The Most Misunderstood Subject
    read THoM geom intro pp. 207-212 Geometric Gems & pp. xiii-xvi Welcome
    earth and university intro
    geom intro practice

  • Mon 9/21
    handwrite geom intro hand in

  • Tues 9/22
    geom intro think-share-pair-compare
    debrief geom intro t-s-p-c

  • Thur 9/24
    read THoM 2D universes pp. 292-293 Distances in a Different World pp. 295-296 Geometry on a Saddle pp. 307-308 Making a Point, Getting in Line, Home on the Plane pp. 310 Understanding Through Analogy pp. 332-333 What is a Torus and Holy Doughnuts pp. 349-350 The Klein Bottle
    2D universes intro
    2D universes practice

  • Mon 9/28
    handwrite 2D universes hand in

  • Tues 9/29
    video + seeing is believing think-share-pair-compare
    debrief seeing is believing t-s-p-c

  • Thur 10/1
    earth and universe preliminary research
    read THoM earth pp. 289-291 How Straight Lines Can Bend in Non-Euclidean Geometries pp. 294-295 Triangles on a Sphere
    earth intro
    earth practice

  • Mon 10/5
    read THoM the universe pp. 270-275 Discovering Symmetry and Interconnections among the Platonic solids pp. 297-298 The Shape of Our Universe pp. 309 The Fourth Dimension pp. 311 Are Safes Safe Across Dimensions? pp. 313-315 Visualizing Cubes pp. 315-317 Does the Fourth Dimension REALLY Exist?
    universe intro
    universe practice

  • Tues 10/6
    handwrite universe hand in

  • Thur 10/8
    universe think-share-pair-compare
    debrief universe t-s-p-c

  • Mon 10/12
    review themes intro
    review practice geom

  • Tues 10/13
    review geom think-share-pair-compare
    debrief review geom t-s-p-c

  • Thur 10/15
    study guide for exam 2
    glossary/wiki for earth and universe
    try exam instructions and submission
    checkmarks above are due (all but the handwrite hand ins are still open!)

  • Mon 10/19
    exam 2
    Consumer Statistics and Probability 10/20-11/19
  • Tues 10/20
    consumer statistics and probability intro
    quantifying ourselves and nature hand in
    comparing and ranking countries hand in

  • Thur 10/22
    read THoM probability pp. 570-584 Predicting the Future in an Uncertain World pp. 591-596 Random Thoughts: Are Coincidences as Truly Amazing as They First Appear? pp. 626-631 Drizzling, Defending, and Doctoring Probability in Our World and Lives
    probability intro
    probability practice

  • Mon 10/26
    handwrite probability hand in

  • Tues 10/27
    probability think-share-pair-compare
    debrief probability t-s-p-c

  • Thur 10/29
    read THoM collecting, interpreting, and summarizing data pp. 645-650 Meaning from Data pp. 655-657 Stumbling Through a Minefield of Data pp. 674-678 Getting Your Data to Shape Up pp. 53-56 and p. 61 Numerical Patterns in Nature
    data analysis intro
    data analysis practice

  • Mon 11/2
    data analysis think-share-pair-compare
    debrief data analysis t-s-p-c

  • Tues 11/3
    read THoM inferences pp. 659-661 Extrapolating to Nonsense pp. 712-722 Making Inferences from Data pp. 740-745 Measuring Relationships-Correlation
    inferences intro
    inferences practice

  • Thur 11/5
    handwrite inferences hand in

  • Mon 11/9
    inferences think-share-pair-compare
    debrief inferences t-s-p-c

  • Tues 11/10
    read THoM policy decisions pp. 776-788 on deciding personal and public policy
    policy practice
    case studies intro

  • Thur 11/12
    handwrite case studies hand in

  • Mon 11/16
    case studies think-share-pair-compare
    debrief case studies t-s-p-c
    review themes intro and statistics detective

  • Tues 11/17
    review practice stat & prob
    study guide for exam
    glossary/wiki for consumer statistics and probability
    try exam 3 instructions and submission
    checkmarks above are due (all but the handwrite hand ins are still open!)

  • Thur 11/19
    exam 3
    What is Mathematics 11/23-12/7
    What is Mathematics intro
    final project research/reflection guide hand in

  • Tues 11/24
    read through the final project
    course survey
    course evaluations

  • Mon 12/7
    post your final project video link
    final project 4 peer reviews and a self evaluation
    exam corrections