Month: December 2019

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)

Project Reflection

This assignment is the final deliverable for your project (worth 10 points).  It is an individual, not a group, assignment and should be submitted by email, not on the OpenLab.

The Semester Project consisted of a number of related activities and assignments – before you begin writing, please take a look at the list and click each of the links to remind yourself  of all the parts of the project.

Assignment (Due before your final exam – Thursday, December 19th).  SUBMIT BY EMAIL, NOT ON THE OPENLAB.  This is your chance to reflect on the Semester Project, and to describe your contributions to the major group activities.   Please respond to all of the following.

Part 1 (200 words minimum).  Write one or two paragraphs reflecting on the Semester Project, from the initial assignment (“OpenLab #5: Bridges and Walking Tours“) through to the final presentations.  You can use the following questions to guide your writing if you wish (or you can respond in whatever way you wish):

  • What was your overall impression of the project?  What did you enjoy the most? Least?
  • Do you feel that the project enhanced your experience of the class?  Was the project related to the course material?
  • How did you feel during the process? What was the best moment? The worst?
  • Was the project scaffolded appropriately? Did you need more or different support for any of the assignments? Do you have any suggestions for making the project more effective?

Part 2.  Describe your  personal contributions to the final two major group assignments, the group paper and the group presentation.  Do you think that you were an equal contributor in your group? Be as specific as you can.

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.