Author Archives: Jonas Reitz

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 1272, 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

The second exam will take place on Monday, June 18th. ¬†The review sheet (and answer key) are posted on the¬†Handouts¬†page. ¬†I’ve included a .pdf version of the file for those who have had trouble with the Word .doc. ¬†If you … 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 Sheet is posted

Note: If you’re looking for the “Welcome and Getting Started” message that used to be here, just scroll down — it’s near the bottom of the page. The review sheet for Exam #1 (together with answer key) is posted on … Continue reading

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Getting started with WileyPLUS

Homework for this class will be completed on the WileyPLUS website, here: How do I register? Do I have to pay for it? WileyPLUS is not free, BUT it is included in the purchase of your textbook. ¬†You have … Continue reading

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OpenLab Assignment #1: Mathography

This assignment is due Wednesday evening, April 6th (midnight). Assignment. ¬†Choose ONE of the following two topics. ¬†Write a reply to this post, responding to the topic (1-2 paragraphs). ¬†Begin by telling us which topic you chose. ¬†Be sure to … Continue reading

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Welcome and Getting Started

This course is MAT 1272, Statistics, taking place in the Summer 2012 semester with Professor Reitz. ¬†We will be using this website in several different ways – as a central location for information about the course (assignments, review sheets, policies, … Continue reading

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Header Image

The header image is titled “Self-Description” and comes from the web comic XKCD. ¬†I chose it in part because I appreciate the accurate use of various types of graphs to represent different information (or different views on the same information), … Continue reading

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