# Monthly Archives: June 2012

## WebWork Update

This is an update regarding Assignment 16, problem 2c.  This problem asks some variation of the question “what percentage… fall within 1 (or 2, or 3) standard deviations of the mean?”  We learned the 68-95-99.7 rule, which is fine in general, … Continue reading

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## OpenLab Assignment #5: Advice for the future

Assignment (due Monday, July 2nd).  Imagine that you are invited to speak on the first day of MAT 1180, to give advice to entering students.  Write a paragraph responding to one of the following, describing what you would tell them. What do … Continue reading

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## OpenLab Assignment #4: Take a break

You have no OpenLab assignment this weekend – use the time to catch up on other work and study for the exam. Extra credit.  Tell me what music you like.  What’s in heavy rotation on your iPod?  I’m listening to … Continue reading

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## OpenLab Assignment #3: Math in your future?

Most people go to college because they are trying to build a better future for themselves.  What job do you hope to get after college?  Imagine you have completed your college degree, and your education and experience have allowed you … Continue reading

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## Exam #2 Review is posted / Exam postponed to Monday 6/18

UPDATE:  The answer to #1b was incorrect.  The correct answer is x=-12/7.  An updated version has been posted on the Handouts page. The second exam will take place on Monday, June 18th (not on Thursday, June 14, as indicated in … Continue reading

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## OpenLab Assignment #2: What does this have to do with anything?

One of the standard arguments for the importance of math (which you have no doubt heard) is that mathematics “is used to describe the world around us.”  However, our current model of mathematics education doesn’t often lend support to this … Continue reading

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## Exam #1 Review is posted / Exam postponed until Thursday

Heads up: if you’re looking for the “Welcome” post that used to be here, just scroll down — it’s near the bottom of the page. The review sheet for Exam #1 has been posted on the Handouts page. NOTE: the … Continue reading

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