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Week 15 Assignments

Written work (for practice only, will NOT be collected – instead, work on the final exam review sheet!):
Section 11.1 p182: 12, 13, 16
In addition, complete Example 11.8 at the top of p182.
Section 11.4: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7
Handout: Theorem NT 6.2, 6.3
WeBWorK – none
OpenLab – none

Project Reflection due by final exam 12/19 (by email)

OpenLab #7: Advice for the Future

Assignment (due Thursday, December 12).  Imagine that you are invited to speak on the first day of MAT 2071, to give advice to entering students.  Write at least three sentences responding to at least one of the following, describing what you would tell them.

  1. What do you wish that you had been told at the start of this class, to help you succeed?
  2. Choose one topic in the course that is especially challenging. Identify it, and give advice to students trying to master that topic.
  3. What is the most important prior knowledge (not taught in the class) that you need in order to succeed?  Why is it important?

Extra Credit.  Respond to someone else’s comment.  Do you agree? disagree? Have anything to add?

Week 14 Assignments

Written work, due Tuesday, 12/10, in class:
Day 25 Handout: Theorems NT 5.2, 5.3
Section 11.0: 3,4
WeBWorK – Assignment 6 due Tuesday, 12/10
OpenLab – OpenLab #7: Advice for the Future due Thursday, 12/12

Project Deadlines:
Final Draft of paper due in class on Thursday 12/5.
Group Presentations on Thursday 12/5.

Week 13 Assignments

Written work, due Tuesday, December 3rd, in class:
Chapter 10 p167: 1, 2, 5, 10, 15
WeBWorK – none
OpenLab – none

Project –  Final Draft of paper due in class on Thursday, 12/5.
Group Presentations on Thursday, 12/5.


Week 12 Assignments

Written work, due Tuesday, November 19th, in class:
Chapter 8: 3, 4, 7, 18, 19, 20
Chapter 9: 3, 4, 5
WeBWorK – none
OpenLab – none

Project – Initial Draft of paper due in class next Thursday, 11/21 (feedback will be sent by email to group members).
Final Draft of paper due in class on Thursday 12/5.
Group Presentations on Thursday, 12/5.

Week 11 Assignments

Written work – Due Tuesday, November 12, in class:
Chapter 7: 5, 6, 7, 9, 12
WeBWorK – none
OpenLab – none

Project – First draft of your group paper is due in class on Thursday, 11/21.

EXAM #3 will take place on Tuesday, 11/26 (right before Thanksgiving break).

In-Class Group Project Activity 10/24 – Make and Test Conjectures

NOTE: As a component of OpenLab #5, each person should bring to class a conjecture or question about the Bridges and Walking Tours game.

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

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 the “bridges and walking tours” game?

Week 9 Assignments

Written work, Due Tuesday, October 29, in class: Chapter 5: 1, 4, 9

GCD Problems: Because of the exam, these problems will not be due until Tuesday, November 5:
Chapter 4 p.101: 27, 28
Chapter 5 p.110: 29, 31

WeBWorK – none
OpenLab – none

Week 8 Assignments

Written work, Due Tuesday, October 22, in class:
Chapter 4 p.100: 4, 5, 10, 11
Odd problems are worth 4 points, even problems worth 8 points.
WeBWorK – none
OpenLab – Recall: OpenLab #5 due at the beginning of class on Thursday, 10/24.  NOTE: Please complete the writing portion on the OpenLab, but bring your Conjecture to class on 10/24 (do not post your Conjecture to the OpenLab


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