Daily Log for Math Thought
Spring 2001, Math 120
March 2001
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Last modified: 4/01/01
Friday 3/2
 When class starts you should:
 Have already read Section 3.1 (You'll be rereading it tonight)
 Be ready to ask questions on any outstanding problem sets.
 No problems are due today.
 Assignment:
 Read for Monday: Reread Section 3.1
 Due 3/7: I.P.S. 10
 Reminder:
 IPS 9 (Ch. 7: 3, 5) is due 3/5.
 Activity 1 is due by Wednesday 3/7. Remember, that's modeling a reallife situation with a 2x2 (or 2x3 or 3x3) game, doing the analysis, and comparing the results with reality (if the realilty is known yet).
 Activity 2 can be done anytime between now and the next exam. Remember, that's writing an exam question and the corresponding answer.
Monday 3/5
 When class starts you should:
 Haveread Section 3.1 again
 Be ready to ask questions on any outstanding problem sets.
 IPS 9 (Ch. 7: 3, 5) is due today.
 Assignment:
 Read for Wednesday: Reread Section 3.1, read Section 3.2
 Due 3/9: I.P.S. 11
 Reminder:
 IPS 10 (Ch. 7: 4) is due 3/7.
 Activity 1 is due by Wednesday 3/7. Remember, that's modeling a reallife situation with a 2x2 (or 2x3 or 3x3) game, doing the analysis, and comparing the results with reality (if the realilty is known yet).
 Activity 2 can be done anytime between now and the next exam. Remember, that's writing an exam question and the corresponding answer.
Wednesday 3/7
 When class starts you should:
 Haveread Section 3.1 once again) and read Section 3.2.
 Be ready to ask questions on any outstanding problem sets.
 IPS 10 (Ch. 7: 4) is due today.
 Assignment:
 Read for Friday: Reread Section 3.2
 Due 3/21: GPS 4:
 Reminder:
 IPS 11 (Ch. 3: 2,3) is due 3/9.
 Activity 2 can be done anytime between now and the next exam. Remember, that's writing an exam question and the corresponding answer.
Friday 3/9
 When class starts you should:
 Have read all of Section 3.2 at least once.
 Be ready to ask questions on any outstanding problem sets.
 IPS 11 (Ch. 3: 2,3 ) is due today.
 Assignment:
 Read for Monday after break: Reread Section 3.2
 No new problems are assigned today, but remember GPS 4!
 Reminder:
 GPS 4 (Ch. 3: 4, 7) is due 3/21 (the Wednesday after break).
 Activity 2 can be done anytime between now and the next exam. Remember, that's writing an exam question and the corresponding answer.
 If you think of any activities relating to Chapter 3 and power, talk to me about them!
Monday 3/19
 When class starts you should:
 Have read Section 3.2.
 Be ready to ask questions on any outstanding problem sets.

 Assignment:
 Read for Wednesday: Read Sections 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5
 No new problems are assigned today
 A new activity is mentioned today.

 Reminder:
 GPS 4 (Ch. 3: 4, 7) is due 3/21.
 Activities 2 and 3 are due by Friday 3/30. See my Activities web page.
Wednesday 3/21
 When class starts you should:
 Have read Sections 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

 GPS 4 (Ch. 3: 4, 7) is due today.
 Assignment:
 Read for Friday: Finish Chapter 3, read Section 4.1 and begin Section 4.2.
 Due 3/26: GPS 5:
Ch. 3: 10, 11 (for 11, discuss whether the voting system is weighted).
 Reminder:

 Activities 2 and 3 are due by Friday 3/30. See my Activities web page.
Friday 3/23
 When class starts you should:
 Have finished reading Chapter 3, read Section 4.1, and begun Section 4.2.
 Be ready to ask questions on any outstanding problem sets.

 Assignment:
 Read for Monday: Finish Section 4.2
 Due 3/30: IPS 12
 Reminder:
 GPS 5 (Ch. 3: 10, 11) is due 3/26 at 4pm.
 Activities 2 and 3 are due by Friday 3/30. See my Activities web page.
Monday 3/26
 When class starts you should:
 Have read through Section 4.2.
 Be ready to ask questions on any outstanding problem sets.
 GPS 5 (Ch. 3: 10, 11) is due at 4pm today.
 Assignment:
 Read for Wednesday: Reread Section 4.2
 Due 3/30: IPS 12
 Reminder:
 Activities 2 and 3 are due by Friday 3/30. See my Activities web page.
 You have an exam next Monday evening. Let me know by Wednesday if you can not take it Monday evening so that we can make arrangements.
 Please come to office hours to clear up any possible lingering difficulties.
 Remember: you can have 1 page of notes (front side only, handwritten by you) for the exam.
Wednesday 3/28
 When class starts you should:
 Have read through Section 4.2.
 Be ready to ask questions on any outstanding problem sets.
 You have no problem sets due today.
 Assignment:
 Read for Wednesday: Review for the exam.
 Read for 4/4: Read Section 4.3
 Due 4/2: IPS 13
 Reminder:
 Activities 2 and 3 are due by Friday 3/30. See my Activities web page.
 You have an exam next Monday evening. Let me know by today (Wednesday) if you have a compelling reason why you can not take it Monday evening so that we can make other arrangements.
 Please come to office hours to clear up any possible lingering difficulties. While Monday will be spent on answering a few last questions, this time will only be meaningful for you if you are for the most part caught up and understanding the material. Do not save all your studying for Sunday night, let alone Monday during the day. Spread it out over several days.
 Remember: you can have 1 page of notes (front side only, handwritten by you) for the exam.
Friday 3/30
 When class starts you should:
 Have read through Section 4.2 and begun reviewing for Monday's exam.
 Be ready to ask questions on any outstanding problem sets.
 IPS 12 (Ch 4: 1, 2) is due today.
 Assignment:
 Read for Wednesday: Review for the exam.
 Read for 4/4: Read Section 4.3

 Reminder:
 IPS 13 (Ch 4: 3, 5, 6) is due Monday 4/2.
 Activities 2 and 3 are due today (Friday).
 You should have already let me know if you have a compelling reason why you can not take the exam Monday evening.
 To study for this exam, you should work on the study guide (assuming I get one made in time). While reading over the notes and the text is important, the single most important thing you can do to study is to do as many problems as possible beyond the study guide. Choose new problems from the book and combine those with redoing old homework problems. The key, though, is to actually work them out, not to just look at old solutions and say "yeah, yeah, I know how to do that".
 Continue to come to office hours to clear up any possible lingering difficulties. It is important that you not put this off until Monday.
 Remember: you can have 1 page of notes (front side only, handwritten by you) for the exam.
Here ends the log for March
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Janice Sklensky
Wheaton College
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Science Center, Room 109
Norton, Massachusetts 027660930
TEL (508) 2863973
FAX (508) 2858278
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