MATH 1007 (Ideas in Math) Homework

NOTE: All homework is due before start of class on the day it's due.

Due Friday, January 20, 2017:
Read the syllabus carefully
Read "Polya's Problem Solving Techniques" handout
Read "How to Learn From a Math Book" handout
Solve the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)
Purchase access to Top Hat
Purchase Geometer's SketchPad
Please write on your notecard: your name, major, why you're taking this class, what "math" means to you, your previous experience(s) in math and how you feel about mathematics, and as much as or as little as you'd like to tell me about yourself - maybe just something interesting or unique to you.

Due Monday, January 23, 2017:
Do the homework due last Friday if you haven't already
Read the "How to Read Mathematics" handout. As you read about the birthday paradox, try and really read and understand it, practicing what you just learned about reading math as you go.
Solve the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)
Download and install Sokoban++
On Top Hat, contribute to the discussion on reading math (it is mandatory)

Due Wednesday, January 25, 2017:
Do the homework due last Friday and Monday if you haven't already and turn it in ASAP
Solve the first Sokoban puzzle (on Canvas) - Sokoban is the puzzle of the day for Wednesdays
Pick your favorites of the first twenty projects (on Canvas)
Finish the in-class handout
On Top Hat, contribute to the discussion on reading math if you haven't already (it is mandatory)

Due Friday, January 27, 2017:
Do the previous homework if you haven't already and turn it in ASAP
Do the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)
Do the Magic Square Homefun
Answer the "Sums of Numbers 2" question on Top Hat

Due Monday, January 30, 2017:
Do the previous homework if you haven't already and turn it in ASAP
Do the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)
Contribute to the Top Hat discussion on magic squares (it is mandatory)
Pick your favorites of the next twenty projects (21-40, on Canvas)

Due Wednesday, February 1, 2017:
Solve Sokoban level 3 (on Canvas)
Pick your favorites of the next twenty projects (41-60, on Canvas)
Work on the Tilings and Fibonacci Numbers handout

Due Friday, February 3, 2017:
Do the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)
Finish the Tilings and Fibonacci Numbers handout

Due Monday, February 6, 2017:
Do the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)
Answer the Top Hat question about converting miles to km
Watch the videos on Fibonacci numbers and take the quiz (on Canvas)
Pick your favorites of the last twenty projects (61-80)

Due Wednesday, February 8, 2017:
Solve Sokoban level 4 (on Canvas)
Finish the handout on Skyscrapers and Battleship
Read the handout on Complexity Theory given on Friday

Due Friday, February 10, 2017:
Do the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)
Finish the handout on Skyscrapers and Battleship if you haven't yet
Reread the handout on Complexity Theory, writing out as many relationships between the different classes of problems as you can. Be sure to note the relationships you're unsure of so you can ask in class.

Due Monday, February 13, 2017:
Do the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)
Figure out what projects would be most interesting to you and which group you want to work with, partially based on that decision.

Due Wednesday, February 15, 2017:
Solve Sokoban level 5 (on Canvas)
If you haven't already, figure out what projects would be most interesting to you and which group you want to work with, partially based on that decision.

Due Friday, February 17, 2017:
Solve the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)
Get together with your new group to study Complexity Theory and work on the Group Contract (due Wednesday, February 22)
Prove that "Subset Sums" is in NP (adding two numbers is one operation)

Due Monday, February 20, 2017:
Solve the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)
Get together with your new group to work on Graph Theory and work on the Group Contract (due Wednesday, February 22)
Finish the Graph Theory handout given in class

Due Wednesday, February 22, 2017:
Solve Sokoban level 6 (on Canvas)
Get together with your new group to work on Graph Theory and FINISH the Group Contract.
The Group Contract is due, no exceptions.
Finish the Graph Theory handout given in class

Due Friday, February 24, 2017:
Solve the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)
Study for Midterm #1

Due Monday, February 27, 2017:
Solve the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)
Schedule an appointment with Barbara Mento and find good, credible, understandable sources to use for your project.

Due Wednesday, March 1, 2017:
Solve Sokoban level 7 (on Canvas)
Finish the Graph Theory 2 handout
Schedule an appointment with Barbara Mento if you haven't yet and find good, credible, understandable sources to use for your project.

Due Friday, March 3, 2017:
Solve the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)
Finish the Graph Theory 3 handout
Turn in the Colorings and Bipartite Graphs worksheet
Find good, credible, understandable sources to use for your project and start reading them

Due Monday, March 13, 2017:
Solve the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)
Finish the Geometer's SketchPad coloring exercise (on Canvas)
Finish the Graph Theory 4 handout
Finish the Graph Theory 3 homefun (i.e. the 3-Coloring, graph isomorphisms, and planar graphs exercise packet) and turn that in
Work on your group project and get ready to turn in an outline on Wednesday the 15th

Due Wednesday, March 15, 2017:
Answer the leftover Top Hat questions (the green ones).
Solve Sokoban level 8 (on Canvas)
Finish the Geometer's SketchPad exercise on constructing your own graph (on Canvas)

Due Friday, March 17, 2017:
Solve the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)
Turn in an outline for your group project presentation

Due Wednesday, March 22, 2017:
Solve Sokoban level 9 (on Canvas)

Due Monday, March 27, 2017:
Solve the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)
Try and finish up the rought draft of your presentation

Due Wednesday, March 29, 2017:
Solve Sokoban level 10 (on Canvas)
Solve the two problems on Dijkstra's algorithm (on Canvas)
Finish reading the Graph Theory Part 6 handout
Turn in the rough draft of your presentation

Due Friday, March 31, 2017:
Solve the riddle of the day (on Canvas)
Complete the Geometer's SketchPad assignment on the Nine-point Circle (on Canvas)
Turn in the rough draft of your presentation if you haven't already

Due Monday, April 3, 2017:
Solve the riddle of the day (on Canvas)
Complete the Geometer's SketchPad assignment on the Gergonne Point (on Canvas)
Get ready for your presentation, and work on your individual papers for the project

Wednesday, April 5, 2017:
Midterm Exam #2

Friday, April 7, 2017:
Read the Triangle Geometry Part I handout
Complete the "Complements and Anticomplements" SketchPad assignment on Canvas
Solve the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)

Due Monday, April 10, 2017:
Solve the puzzle of the day (on Canvas)
Read the Triangle Geometry Part II handout; try and read it all, but definitely at least read up through the end of the Isotomic Conjugates section
Do the Isotomic Conjugates SketchPad assigment on Canvas

Due Wednesday, April 12, 2017:
Solve Sokoban level 17 (on Canvas)
First group presentation takes place
Turn in a rough draft of your project paper in class

Due Wednesday, April 19, 2017:
Solve Sokoban level 20 (on Canvas)
Finish reading the Triangle Geometry Part II handout, and as you read it, do the "Symmedian Point and Kosnita Point" and then "Isogonal and Cyclocevian Conjugates" SketchPad assignments on Canvas. Second group presentation takes place

Due Friday, April 21, 2017:
Third group presentation takes place

Due Monday, April 24, 2017:
Complete the Geometer's SketchPad assignment (on Canvas)
Fourth group presentation takes place

Due Wednesday, April 26, 2017:
Fifth group presentation takes place

Due Friday, April 28, 2017:
Complete the Geometer's SketchPad assignment (on Canvas)
Sixth group presentation takes place

Due Monday, May 1, 2017:
Complete the Geometer's SketchPad assignment (on Canvas)
Seventh group presentation takes place

Due Wednesday, May 3, 2017:
Last group presentation takes place
Project paper is due


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