Monday, January 12

Assignment 1: Essay: describe your experience with mathematics thus far (this can cover your experiences in
school, but possibly also in the workplace). How do you see the relationship between mathematics and society? And what do you expect to get out of this course?

Friday, January 16

Assignment 1 due for those who entered the class late.

Wednesday, January 21

Assignment 2 due


Solutions to Assignment 2

Monday, February 2

Assignment 3 due


Solutions to Assignment 3

Monday, February 9

Assignment 4 due


Solutions to Assignment 4 (the first part)

Wednesday, February 18

Midterm Test

Friday, March 6

Assignment 5 due


Solutions to Assignment 5

Monday, March 16

Assignment 6 due: Problems 1  4, 12, 14, 16 of section 4.4 in the book (pages 263  267).


The Pinwheel Pattern for Problem 12


Additional questions for problem 12:


Suppose that someone wants to create a rectangular tiling that comes from a pinwheel pattern.


What kind of proportions can you offer for the sides of the rectangle?


How many tiles would each one of them take minimally?


And how many would it take if you considered those tiles as supertiles?


Solutions to Assignment 6

Monday, March 30 
Assignment 7 due


Solutions to Assignment 7


A couple more of the questions from the class survey

Monday, April 6 
Assignment 8 due: Page 659, problem 6 (hint: assume that there are 100 people in the world;
then redo your calculations with 10,000 and convince yourself that you get the same answer); Page 712: problems 6, 11, 12, 15, 17, 20;
Ketchup versus Mustard


Solutions to Assignment 8

Friday, April 17

Final Exam (at 12 PM) in Rm 319 of the Chase Building


The exam is cummulative: it covers topics from the whole semester, but there will be more emphasis on the second half.


You are allowed to bring one sheet of lettersized paper with information
on both sides as a cheat sheet. Nonprogrammable calculators are also allowed on the exam.
