Course Outline

 

Monday

Topics/Assignments

Wednesday

Topics/Assignments

9/1

LABOR DAY

NO CLASS

 

9/3

Introduction: 

Course Philosophy

 

Course Information

 

Course Topics: Four General Areas will be Covered

(1) Random patterns, (2) Spatial patterns, (3) Numerical Patterns (4) Symmetrical Patterns

 

Part I: Probability & Statistics and Random Patterns:

 

LESSON: Chapter 1:  Statistics - Descriptive  

 

Homework:  

Chapter 1: Provided in class

 

Getting LibreOffice/Calc:

http://www.libreoffice.org/

 

Using Calc

Chapter 2 in Textbook and 

Documents and videos below: http://education.uregina.ca/technology/ecmp355/Tutorials/OOCalcTutorial.pdf

HTML: http://spreadsheets.about.com/od/otherspreadsheets/ss/080616_24_calc.htm

Video: http://www.skillmotion.com/video/open_office_calc

Video: http://www.skillmotion.com/video/open_office_calc_tutorial2

 

Project: Project 1 Project Due 10/1

 

Data Collection Files Data Due 9/15

Calc: Project Survey

Excel: Project Survey    

                     

Video: http://www.learner.org/resources/series65.html

View Video 1: What is statistics?

View Video 2: Picturing Distributions

View Video 3: Describing Distributions

 

9/8

LESSON: Chapter 1:  Statistics - Descriptive  

 

Homework:  

Page 25 , # 1-21 odd

9/10

LESSON: Chapter 2:  Spreadsheets to Organize and Display Data (cont.)

 

Homework:  

Page 25, # 23--29 odd

9/15

LESSON: Chapter 3:  Probability 

 

Homework:  

Page 63, # 1--13 odd

 

Video: http://www.learner.org/resources/series65.html

View Video 15: What is Probability?

 

http://www.lifeisastoryproblem.org/probability/index.html

 

Project 1 Data Due

9/17

LESSON: Chapter 3:  Probability 

 

Homework:  

Page 100, #1--73 every other odd

 

 

Data for 

Project 1: Calc

Project 1: Excel

Project Due 10/1

9/22

LESSON: Chapter 3:  Probability 

 

Homework:  

Page 104, #75--101 odd

 

 

Video: http://www.learner.org/resources/series65.html

View Video 16: Random Variables

9/24

LESSON: Chapter 4:  Probability & Inferential Statistics

 

 

 

Homework:  

Page 137, #1--33 odd

 

Video: http://www.learner.org/resources/series65.html

View Videos 4: Normal Distributions, and 5: Normal Calculations

 

9/29

LESSON: Chapter 4:  Probability & Inferential Statistics

 

 

 

Homework:  

Review for test

 

Video: http://www.learner.org/resources/series65.html

View Videos 4: Normal Distributions, and 5: Normal Calculations

10/1

LESSON: Chapter 4:  Probability & Inferential Statistics

 

 

 

Homework:  

Review for test

 

Video: http://www.learner.org/resources/series65.html

View Videos 4: Normal Distributions, and 5: Normal Calculations

 

MAT102/MAT102Test1Review.pdf

 

Project 1 Due   

10/6

TEST 1

10/8

Part II: Geometry & Spatial Patterns:

 

LESSON: Chapter 5:  Euclidean Geometry-Towards a Perfect Knowledge 

 

 

Homework:  

Chapter 5: Provided in class

 

Project: Project 2 Project Due 10/27

10/13

LESSON: Chapter 5:  Euclidean Geometry-Towards a Perfect Knowledge 

 

LESSON: Chapter 6:  Euclidean Constructions with GEONExT 

 

 

Homework:  

Provided in class

10/15

LESSON: Chapter 7:  A "Flaw" in the Perfection, Other Geometries

 

 

Homework:  

Provided in class

10/20

LESSON: Chapter 7:  A "Flaw" in the Perfection, Other Geometries

 

 

LESSON: Chapter 8:  Flatland

 

Flatland

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatland

 

Homework:  

Provided in class

10/22

LESSON: Chapter 9:  Fractals

 

http://library.thinkquest.org/26242/full/tutorial/tutorial.html

http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/aslaksen/gem-projects/maa/World_of_Fractal.pdf

http://www.lifeisastoryproblem.org/worksheets/fractals2.pdf

Practice finding dimensions of Fractals: http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/fractals/dim.html

 http://fractals.iut.u-bordeaux1.fr/jpl/dimension_a.html

 

Homework:  

Provided in class

10/27

LESSON: Chapter 9:  Fractals

 

Review for Test

 

Homework:  

Study for test

MAT102Test2Review.pdf

 

Project 2 Due

10/29

TEST 2

11/3

Part III: Numerical Patterns & Structures:

 

LESSON: Chapter 10:  Numbers and Number Patterns

 

What is Number Theory:

http://www.learner.org/vod/vod_window.html?pid=1851

 

Homework:  

Provided in class

 

Project: Project 3 Project Due 11/17

11/5

LESSON: Chapter 10:  Numbers and Number Patterns

 

LESSON: Chapter 11:  Recurrence Relations

Special Sequences: Fibonacci

http://www.mathacademy.com/pr/prime/articles/fibonac/

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/hsw/11395-writing-the-recursive-definition-of-a-sequence-video.htm

Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences:

http://www.purplemath.com/modules/series3.htm

http://www.ltcconline.net/greenl/java/IntermedCollegeAlgebra/ArithGeo/ArithGeo.html

 

 

Homework:  

Provided in class

11/10

LESSON: Chapter 12:  Golden Mean

Golden Mean:

http://boingboing.net/2010/03/22/dreamlike-animation.html

 

http://www.vashti.net/mceinc/golden.htm

http://www.vashti.net/mceinc/store/

http://community.middlebury.edu/~harris/Humanities/TheGoldenMean.html

http://britton.disted.camosun.bc.ca/goldslide/jbgoldslide.htm

http://www.mcs.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/R.Knott/Fibonacci/phi2DGeomTrig.html

11/12

LESSON: Chapter 13:  Modular Arithmetic

 

Homework:  

Provided in class

11/17

Review for Test

 

 

Homework:  

Study for test

 

 

Project 3 Due

11/19

TEST 3

11/24

Part IV: Symmetrical Patterns

 

 

LESSON: Chapter 14:  Symmetry

 

 

Homework:  

Provided in class

 

Project: Project 4 Project Due Last Day of Class

11/26

NO CLASS

FRIDAY CLASSES MEET INSTEAD

12/1

LESSON: Chapter 14:  Symmetry

 

 

Homework:  

Provided in class

12/3

LESSON: Chapter 14:  Symmetry

 

LESSON: Chapter 15:  Groups

 

 

Homework:  

Provided in class

12/8

LESSON: Chapter 15:  Groups

 

 

Homework:  

Provided in class

12/10

LESSON: Chapter 15:  Groups

 

 

Homework:  

Provided in class

12/15

LESSON: Chapter 15:  Groups

 

Review for Test

 

Homework:  

Provided in class

12/17

TEST 4

MAT102/MAT102Test4Review.pdf

Project 4 Due

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