We spent the first part of the course on
some of the masterpieces of mathematics
and the mathematicians who worked on them.
One comment from past evaluations:
Geometry of the Earth and Universe helped me look at the world
differently, while What is a Mathematician? helped me to view myself and
my math anxiety differently.
In the process, we have learned some
creative inquiry techniques.
In the financial math and statistics segments,
we apply these methods of thought to practical issues and
Statistics, the next part of our course, involves the analysis of
In statistics, we will use real-life data that is relevant to us
as much as possible.
There are many places from which we can collect interesting data -
the web (stocks), our class (the sheet you began filling out for
homework), and even nature.
Stock Market Data Collection
- Copy your stock symbols and names from your homework
onto the stock market sheet.
Work on the
Stock Market Sheet but stop when you get to Update #1 and move on to
the class data collection as listed below.
Class Data Collection
- Take out the class data collection sheet and fill in the remaining parts
except the MRT, which we will complete together.
Begin working on
and answer the questions on a sheet of paper
Additional Activities for Remaining Lab Time
- If you are waiting for us to come back together as a class,
work on homework (see the main web page) and examine upcoming links, like
the Ben Franklin project.