Lab 1 Part 3 - Dr. Sarah's Survey Assignment

Work on the answers to the following questions in a word processor and save the file often as yourfirstnamelab1.doc (ie something like drsarahlab1.doc) from Word. Note: grammar and spelling are important.
  1. You are probably taking this course as part of a general education requirement. What skills central to your intellectual development do you think society expects you to take away from a college level mathematics course such as Math 1010?

  2. What do you think mathematics is (ie use your own ideas to define mathematics)?

  3. Name a mathematical experience you had that was rewarding for you.

  4. Think back to the first mathematical experience you had that was destructive to your mathematical self-confidence. (We have all had such experiences - even Dr. Sarah!) Describe this experience.

  5. In the last question, you explored a negative mathematical experience. If you could rewrite your role in that experience in order to prevent it from being destructive to your mathematical self-confidence what would you change about your behavior and reactions?

When you are finished, take out Dr. Sarah's Sheet on the Main Web Page and WebCT Use, and follow directions to enter WebCT and compose a WebCT message to Dr. Sarah with your file attached. Note that Dr. Sarah can read Microsoft Word attachments Save the file as yourfirstnamelab1.doc (ie something like drsarahlab1.doc) from Word), but if you are working in a different word processor such as WordPerfect or Works, then you must first save the file in a different format. For these word processors, use Save as... and choose rich text format and then save the file as yourfirstnamelab1.rtf (ie something like drsarahlab1.rtf) before attaching.