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cuneiform babylonian interest

CUNEIFORM TABLET

origins of banking

origins of banking

usury interest Babylonian money

Usury is Piracy Lisa's Thrifty Savers savings account from Bart the Fink. Ben Franklin's Will - Part 1 and WebCT quiz 8. If time remains then work on reading for tomorrow, finish up the "Worth More's," or begin searching for real-life rates (see main web page).

-the bank will compound 8% each and every month (ie 96% per year!)

-the bank means that 8% is the annual rate.

Which did the bank really mean?

Then review for the stats test.

Sketchpad Problem 1 and 2 Problem 1 and 2 Image,

Sketchpad Problem 3 Problem 3 Image

Sketchpad Problem 4 Problem 4 Image

Sketchpad Problem 5 Postulate Problem 5 Image

Sketchpad Problem 7 Postulate Problem 7 Image.

Review web searching. On google.com, use Sarah Greenwald (many are different people). Then use the "-" feature to get rid of some of the unrelated pages. Compare with "Sarah Greenwald" (missing pages which have my middle initial or name in between, and there are still other people), Sarah Greenwald geometry, "Dr. Sarah" Greenwald, and Sarah Greenwald math* (allows for pages with mathematics or math in them) searches. (Finished here). On ebay.com, use an advanced search to search for simpson* birthday and contrast with simpson* birthday -tomy -o.j. -jessica -cd -dvd -vhs -games Search for simpsons birthday cards on ebay and google.

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Lab 1

Perspective Worksheet

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Selections from Readings and Activities on Perspective Drawing and Projective Geometry

Selections cut from PBS Life by the Numbers Seeing is Believing Video (20 minutes): The first special effects ever created in Renaissance paintings also owe their existence to mathematics and spurred on the industrial revolution. Modern artists and mathematicians are trying to grapple with the 4th physical dimension. Mathematics helps define space and helps present visions of our world to us.

Tom Banchoff as a mathematician.

Shape of the World video: Hundreds of years before Columbus set sail, the Greeks used mathematics to determine the size and shape of the planet. Viewers see how mathematics has become a tool to explore the earth and the heavens as the world and the cosmos is charted. (45 minutes - stop at Jeff Weeks segment since we watched this part in lab.)