Category Archives: Assignments

Week 14 Assignments

Written work –¬†The following are due next Tuesday, 12/16¬†suggested (for practice), but not required (and will not be collected).
Sec 12.3 p207: 1
Sec 12.5 p214: 2,6
Sec 12.6 p216: 1,2
Sec 13.1 p222: 1,4,5
WeBWorK – none
OpenLab –¬†Project Reflection (details are on the OpenLab, submit your work by email), Due Tuesday, 12/16.

Week 11 Assignments

Written work, due Tuesday, November 25th, in class:
Sec 11.0 p178: 3,4
***Sec 11.2 p187: 1,2,7, *In addition, complete Example 11.8 at the top of p180.6
*** NOTE: You may hand in Sec 11.2 on Dec 2nd (after the break) with no penalty)

WeBWorK¬†–¬†WeBWorK #7, due Tuesday, November 25th, at midnight.
OpenLab Р****OpenLab #11 due Tuesday, December 2nd.
**** NOTE: There is no OpenLab #11 – work on your group paper instead!

Week 11 Assignments

Written work, Due Tuesday, November 18th, in class
Chapter 10 p167: 1, 2, 10, 15
Chapter 10 p167: 25, 28, (extra credit: 30).*
* Plus additional problem(s) not in book, to be assigned in class 11/13
WeBWorK¬†–¬†none
OpenLab¬†–¬†OpenLab #10 due Thursday, November 20th¬†at the start of class

NOTE: I updated the Written work to include the assignment announced Tuesday as well as the one from Thursday – yes, both assignments are from Chapter 10.

In-Class Group Project Activity 11/6/14 – Make and Test Conjectures

NOTE: As a component of OpenLab #8, each person should bring to class a conjecture or question about their assigned game.

Group Activity (30 min).  Get into your groups, arrange your chairs in a circle, and take 30 minutes to:

1. Each person should share their¬†conjecture with the group. ¬†For each conjecture, the group should decide if they think it is true or false (or don’t know). ¬†The group should record their conclusion for each conjecture.

2. Choose one conjecture (or create a new one) to focus on as a group.  Your goal for the next few weeks will be to try to prove or disprove this conjecture.  Come up with several ideas about how you might prove it.

Group work due after 30 minutes:  Each group will hand in a sheet of paper with the names of the group members, the date, and the following:
– Each member’s conjecture, along with a brief description of what the group thinks – is it true or false?
– Be sure to clearly indicate which of the conjectures the group has chosen to work on – or, if you have created a new conjecture to work on as a group, include that as well.
– Two different ideas about how you might try to prove the chosen conjecture.

Reflection:  To be completed individually after group work is complete, and submitted on paper with your names and the date.  Take 5 minutes to write on the following prompt:

Briefly reflect on the process of working in a group by responding to each of these points:
1.  Describe something you learned.
2.  Describe something you contributed to the group.
3.  How did today’s work change your understanding of your assigned game?

Week 10 Assignments

Written work, Due Tuesday, November 1th, in class:
Chapter 9: 3,4,5
**Chapter 8 p143: 3, 7, 18, 19
      **Chapter 8 has been extended to today Tuesday, November 11th
WeBWorK¬†–¬†none
OpenLab¬†–¬†OpenLab #9 due Thursday, November 13th¬†at the start of class

 

In-Class Group Project Activity 10/30/14 – Puzzle Making

Group Activity (25 min).  Get into your groups (group assignments appear below), arrange your chairs in a circle, and take 25 minutes to:

1.  Share your responses to OpenLab #7.  Compare your answers to the given examples (do you all agree on the solutions?).  Now share your own puzzles with the group, and discuss.

2.  Create three new puzzles, as tricky as possible (try to stump Prof. Reitz!).

Group work due after 25 minutes:  Each group will hand in a sheet of paper with the names of the groups members, the date, and the three new puzzles created by the group.  You do not need to submit solutions, but you do need to be able to solve the puzzles on request.

Reflection:  To be completed individually after group work is complete, and submitted on paper with your name and the date.  Take 5 minutes to write on the following prompt:

Briefly reflect on the process of working in a group by responding to each of these points:
1.  Describe something you learned.
2.  Describe something you contributed to the group.
3. ¬†How did today’s work¬†change your understanding of your assigned game?

 

Group Assignments

Group 1 (Bridges and Walking Tours)
SinFong
Sarah
Yanira
Neil

Group 2 (Mutilated Checkerboards)
Syed
Latina
Joseph M
Julia
Sidney

Group 3 (Mutilated Checkerboards)
Stacy
Rushdha
Joseph R
Jian

Group 4 (MIU Game)
Marina
Victor
Leonardo
Farjana