Dr. Sarah's MAT 1010 Tentative Calendar

  • Office hours this week
  • ASULearn To access ASULearn (to post messages, material review quizzes, and grades).
  • 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.
    24 June - Fri
  • ****Final Project Research Presentations ****
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    23 June - Thur
  • Prepare to orally present your abstract (like a commercial or advertisement) for your Final Project.
  • 22 June - Wed
  • ****Project 4: What is Mathematics?****
  • If you did not complete the questions then do so, and you may wish to review the video.
  • 21 June - Tues
  • Read through the projects under the due dates for Wednesday and Friday and write down any questions you have.
  • 20 June - Mon
  • Search the web to find a few short quotes about what mathematics is, and bring the quotations and the names of the people they are attributed to - prepare to present these in class and tell us why you chose those quotations.
  • 17 June - Fri
  • ****Test 3: Consumer Statistics**** study guide
  • 16 June - Thur
  • Study for test 3 via the ASULearn review questions as well as the study guide. Write down any questions that you have. This test will be a bit longer (1 hour and 15 minutes) in order to allow you more time to write about the conceptual ideas/critique and analyze, like from questions on the labs or in class.
  • 15 June - Wed
  • ****Project 3: Critiques of Recent Media ****
  • 14 June- Tues
  • Read about Stock regression
  • How Do You Know 3.4 #15 parts b) and c).
  • Read Exposure to letters A or F can affect test performance and prepare to discuss it in connection with correlation/causation readings in both books.
  • Continue working on Project 3
  • 13 June- Mon
  • Write down (to turn in) something you found interesting, had a question on, or disagreed with from each of the following 5 sections (informal bullet points are fine) 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
    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 due today and last Friday
  • Begin working on Project 3
  • Note - cs will be down on Monday
  • 10 June- Fri
  • Read Heart of Mathematics p. 608-609 (How to Get Rich Quick as a Stock Whiz).
  • Read MSFT conflicting graph viewpoints.
  • Read section Chapter 3 Section 1: Collecting Data, p. 121 - 127 and 129-131 of How Do You Know and Chapter 3 Section 3: Summarizing Data, p. 156 - 163 of How Do You Know. Prepare to discuss these in class - write down something to share.
  • Do p. 166 #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.
  • 9 June- Thur
  • ****Test 2: Personal Finance**** study guide
  • 8 Jun - Wed
  • To turn in:
    How Do You Know Exercise Set 1.2 #9, 14, 21, and 24 and Exercise Set 1.3 # 8 and 10
    Take a try of the ASULearn Material Review Questions for Test 2 and the study guide and write down any questions that you have.
  • 7 June - Tues
  • Skim p. 24-27 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. Report back on what you found.
  • Complete the ASULearn Car Loan Practice Problem. Keep track of your answers and calculations on a sheet of paper to bring to lab (if you scroll over an answer box after you submit it, you will receive feedback and hints, and you can resubmit the correct answers online).
  • You will need money on your card to print 1 sheet from lab.
  • Read section 1.5: Personal Finance: Investments in the How Do You Know? book (beginning on p. 48) to gain some familiarity with personal investments and stock information and bring this book to class.
  • 6 June - Mon
  • ****Project 2: Benjamin Franklin's Legacy****
    Benjamin Franklin's Will - News Article Web Readings
    Project Criteria
  • 3 June - Fri
  • Carefully read How Do You Know? p. 11-13 (the answer to You Try It 2.3 is in the back of the book).
  • Complete $37 savings. Show work to determine that the interest is $119.84 and $10.91 respectively.
  • 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.
  • Begin working on Project 2 under Monday's due date.
  • 2 June - Thur
  • How Do You Know? Exercise Set 1.1 beginning on p. 6: # 1, 13, 16, 17, and 20.
    and p. 21 Exercise Set 1.2 # 1 and 2.
    In order to save paper, I recommend writing in the workbook and tearing the page out to turn it in.
  • Read Ben Franklin's Plan - Web Reading for Lab
  • Meet in the lab
  • 1 June - Wed
  • ****Test 1: Geometry of our Earth and Universe**** study guide
  • 31 May - 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 following and message me on ASULearn or write down (to turn in) two items that you found interesting, disagreed with, had a question on, or wished had been done:
    Jeff Weeks Interview
    Test 1 study guide
  • Meet in 209b
  • 27 May - Fri
  • Read through the following and message me on ASULearn or write down (to turn in) at least one item from each reading that you found interesting, disagreed with, had a question on, or wished had been done:
    An article I wrote for Mathematics Awareness Month: The Shape of the Universe
    Heart of Mathematics Section 4.6 (The Shape of Reality) and 4.7 (The Fourth Dimension)
    Gluing Spaces
  • 26 May - 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.
  • Meet in the lab
  • 25 May - Wed
  • Continue working on project 1 (see link under Thursday's due date) by searching for library sources.
  • Review class material and write down any questions
  • Read through the 2D Universes Readings and message me on ASULearn or write down (to turn in) two items that you found interesting, disagreed with, had a question on, or wished had been done.
  • 24 May - Tues
  • 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.
  • Read through project 1 under Thursday's due date.
  • 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)