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Assignments and announcements, MATH 2001 Fall 2017

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Week 1: Angles: relationships and problem solving

Tuesday, August 15: Welcome to MATH 2001!

 

Due Thursday, August 17: (1) Please read all the course information and policies on the course webpage. (2) Read the beginning of chapter 10 and section 10.1 through page 455. (3) Post on eLC: Problem 1 on page 463. NOTE: If you don't have a textbook yet, just post this as soon as you get your book.

Week 2: Angles: relationships and problem solving 

Monday, August 21: Solar Eclipse!

Due Tuesday, August 22: In class we discussed what we noticed about opposite angles that are formed by two lines that intersect in a plane. This was basically parts 1 and 2 of Class Activity 10B on page CA-201. Post on eLC (in the appropriate Writing Assignment folder): Your first try at a response to part 3 of Class Activity 10B on page CA-201.

Due Thursday, August 24: (1) Read section 10.1 through page 457. (2) Do practice exercises 1 - 4 of section 10.1 and check your answers. (3) Post on eLC: Your response to problem 1 of class activity 10C on page CA-202 (in the class activity portion of the book).

Week 3: Angles: relationships and problem solving 

Due Tuesday, August 29:  Post on eLC: (1) Problem 1 of Class Activity 10G on page CA-207 and (2) problem 1 of Class Activity 10W on page CA-227 but only explain for the pentagon (5-sided shape) in the middle. Also, make a drawing of Robot Robby's path and show his angles of turning on your drawing.

  

Due Thursday, August 31: (1) Read the rest of section 10.1, do the rest of the practice exercises in that section, and check your answers. (2) Post on eLC: Problem 9 on page 465. 

Week 4: Defining, constructing, and classifying shapes: circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons 
 

Due Tuesday, September 5:  Post on eLC: Problem 12 on page 465.

Due Thursday, September 7:  Take-home test to be handed out in class. (1) Read section 10.3 and do practice exercises 1 - 3 in that section. (2) Post on eLC: Problem 2 on page 476.

Week 5:  Defining, constructing, and classifying shapes: circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons

Due Tuesday, September 12: No class because of the storm. We will make up the class with an online assignment. 

Due Thursday, September 14: Take-home test due

Week 6: Defining, constructing, and classifying shapes: circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons 

Due Tuesday, September 19:  (1) Read section 10.4 and do practice exercises 1 - 4 in that section. (2) Post on eLC: (a) Make a drawing (which can be a Venn diagram or other clear diagram of your choice -- feel free to experiment!) to show how the 12 categories on page CA-219 are related. Be prepared to show and discuss your drawing in class. (b) Discuss in detail how categories 1, 2, 5, and 12 on page CA-219 are related and how your drawing in part (a) shows the relationships among those categories.

 

Due Thursday, September 21: Post on eLC: Problems 1 and 5 a, b on page 487. (If you don't have a compass you might like to use a paperclip to draw a circle.) 

 

Week 7:  Measurement; Area: moving and additivity principles

 

Due Tuesday, September 26:   (1) Do the rest of the practice exercises in section 10.4. (2) Post on eLC: Problems 8 a, b and 11 a, b.

Due Thursday, September 28: Post on eLC: Problems 9 and 13 on page 488.

Week 8: Explaining and solving problems about area  

Due Tuesday, October 3:   (1) Read section 11.1 and do practice exercises 5 - 9 in that section. (2) Post on eLC: Problem 6 on page 504 and the following problem: Discuss the difference between the phrase "6 paperclips" viewed from a counting perspective and "6 paperclips" viewed from a length-measurement perspective. For the purpose of length measurement, what do we require of the paperclips and how to arrange them?

Due Thursday, October 5:  (1) Read section 12.1 and do prectice exercise 1 in that section. Read section 12.2 and do practice the practice exercises in that section. (2) Post on eLC:  (a) Use equal groups to explain why we can find the area of a 3-cm-by-7-cm rectangle by multiplying 3 • 7. Then explain how to relate that explanation to the length times width formula for areas of rectangles. (b) Problem 2 of Class Activity 12B on page CA-242. Explain one or two ways to determine the area.

Week 9: Explaining and solving problems about area; area of triangles and parallelograms   

 

Due Tuesday, October 10:  (1) Read section 12.3 and do the practice exercises in that section. (2) Post on eLC: Problems 2 and 7 on pages 542, 543.

Due Thursday, October 12:  Take-home test to be handed out in class, due 10/17. (1) Post on eLC: Problems 9 and 11 on page 543. 

Week 10: Areas of parallelograms, trapezoids, circles

     

Due Tuesday, October 17:   Take-home test due.

Due Thursday, October 19:  (1) Read section 12.4 and do the parctice exercises in that section. Read section 12.6 and take a look at practice exercise 1 in that section (we will discuss that instead of the figure we were using at the end of class on Tuesday). (2) Post on eLC: Problem 11 on page 549.

Week 11:  Perimeter versus area; 

Due Tuesday, October 24:  (1) Do the practice exercises in section 12.6. (2) Post on eLC: (a) Problem 1 on page 559 and (b) Use one of the methods we discussed in class to explain why the area of a circle of radius r is pi times r2.

Due Thursday, October 26: We will have our first GROUP QUIZ at the end of class.  (1) Read sections 12.7 and 12.8 and do practice exercises 1 - 3 in section 12.8. (2) Post on eLC: Problem 4 a, b, c on page 569.

 

FALL BREAK Friday, October 27

 

Week 12: The Pythagorean theorem; Solid shapes: nets and surface area   

 

Due Tuesday, October 31: We agreed to continue with the group quiz at the beginning of class on Tuesday. (1) Read section 12.8 and do the practice exercises in that section. (2) Post on eLC: Problem 10 a, b, c, d on pages 569 - 570.  

 

Due Thursday, November 2: (1) Read section 12.9 and do practice exercises 6, 8, and 9 in that section. (2) Post on eLC: In your own words, explain a proof of the Pythagorean theorem based on one or both of the "puzzles" in Class Activity 12V on page CA-262.

 

Week 13: Solid shapes: prisms, cylinders, pyramids, and cones; volume

 

Due Tuesday, November 7: (1) Read section 13.1 and do practice exercises 1, 2, 3 in that section. Read section 13.2 and do practice exercises 1 - 4 in that section. (2) Post on eLC: problem 4 a - f on page 588.  

 

Due Thursday, November 9: (1) Read section 13.3 and do the practice exercises in that section. (2) Post on eLC: (a) Problem 5 on page 604 and relate it to the activity we did in class where we described prisms in terms of layers of cubes; (b) problem 12 a on page 605. 

 

Week 14:  Problem solving about patterns (nets) and surface area

 

Due Tuesday, November 14:   Group quiz 2 will start at the end of class.  Post on eLC: Problem 13a on page 605 and problem 3 of class activity 13N on page CA-275 

 

Due Thursday, November 16:  Post group quiz 2 on eLC before class. Group quiz 3 will start at the end of class.

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK: November 20 - 24

 

Week 15: Reasoning about similarity; review  

 

Due Tuesday, November 28:  (Post group quiz 3 on eLC before class.)

 

Due Thursday, November 30:  Last day of class. We will review based on your questions. Don't forget to post group quiz 3 on eLC before class. (1) Read section 14.5 and do practice exercises 1, 2, and 3. (2) Post on eLC: Problem 4 on page 652 except you don't need to link the methods to a proportion.

 

Week 16:   

 

Wednesday, December 6: Reading day

NOTE: Hang on to your textbook if you will be taking MATH 2002 and MATH 2003 or MATH 5001.

Thursday, December 7: FINAL EXAM, noon - 3 pm in our usual classroom, 229 Aderhold. The final exam will cover all the material from the entire semester.