HONORS

SPRING 2014 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Please keep Saturday 5/17 9:3012 at the Conference Center free for the HonorsSymposium this year.

Honors courses each make a 10minute presentation to the honors community at the endofsemester symposium. The goal of the presentation should be to introduce the audience to compelling findings or ideas from the course. The presentations may be selective (i.e. represent the work of a subset of students) or collaborative (all or most students come together to give an overview or focused examination of important content). The presentations may function as an answer to one of these kinds of questions/challenges: How does this course change students' understanding about creating knowledge? How can you illustrate what it means to think like a psychologist, sociologist, literary critic, historian, philosopher, mathematician, scientist, etc? What could or should be the impact of an idea or approach you explored in the course on the world today? Give an example of how the knowledge you gained from this course could make positive change in the world, whether small or largescale. Explain what creativity looks like in this discipline, this course. The symposium presentation may count either as an aspect of class participation or emerge from graded assignments. Since some students may have legitimate conflicts with the symposium, collaborative projects should be conceived so these students still have a meaningful way to contribute. 
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Old Homework from Previous Courses Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Actual test 3 due later in week.
Here is the worksheet for you to complete:Project WORKSHEET Here is a sample project by Marlene Cooper:Calculus_Project Example Calculus_Project Example 1
Here is practice exam #1 151 practice Exam #1 Bring Correct Exam #1. Use Link for hints. These are the answers: pt1.1 pt1.2 pt1.3 pt1.4 pt1.5 pt1.6 pt1.7 pt1.8 pt1.9 pt1.10 pt1.11 pt1.12 all PracticeTest 1 Answers Finish ALL Connect homework!!! Do the practice Test Test #3: Day 24: Do Connect Day 22 and 23 Thanks to those who presented their projects. They were very interesting. Day 22: get ready to present project. Day 21: Do project for Tuesday. Then Do Connect Day 20 and 21. Here is a sample project by Marlene Cooper:Calculus_Project Example Calculus_Project Example 1 Day 20: Do connect homework Day 19 Correct your exams! Project is Due after this week. Here is the worksheet for you to complete:Project WORKSHEET Day 19: Do Connecgt Day 17 & 18. Day 18: Work on Project. Project RUBRIC Day 17: Study for Midterm Day 16: Do Connect Day 16 and Midterm Practice Day 15: Do Connect Day 15 Midterm is coming up soon! Try to do this homework to the best of your ability. I will answer questions next class. Day 14: Do Connect Day 14 Day 13: Do Connect Day 13 Day 12: Do Connect Homework Day 10, 11 and 12. Day 10: Take home exam! Click here Due Next class Day 9: Do Connect Homework Day 9 FOR REAL. I will be downloading the homeworks soon, if they are not done by Wednesday, when I post the first exam, you will get a zero for each assignment not attempted. I expect to see homeworks 6, 7, 8, and 9. Day 8: Do connect homework day 8 also do: 151practice test 1 Day 7: MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON CONNECT (and the right one)! If you dont see any ohomework, you are on the wrong connect. go to http://connect.mcgrawhill.com/class/porter_s2011 Finish the homework for Day 7 (Due next Week) Day 5(6): Go to Connect and finish the homework for Day 5(6) Go to this Link to submit Project Data if you have not already submitted data. If you have time, Go to Connect http://connect.mcgrawhill.com/class/porter_s2011 and finish the homework for Day 4 Day 4: Go to ALEKS and finish the homework for Day 3 and Day 4. Go to this Link to submit Project Data Day 3: Do Homework Day 3 on ALEKS. Be prepared o hand in project data for review. Day 2: Finish ALEKS assessment. Find New and more interesting data to use in your groups. (5 data points a minimum) Perform all different regressions to make sure they work. Note any that do not. Pick the one you think works best for your situation Find the average rate of change (slope) between the first two,and last two, and first and last data points Find the instantaneous rate of change at a severall points. What are the units for the slope of the line? Day 1: Check out the syllabus: MAT 151 Take your data from you class and do the following: Perform three different regressions Pick the one you think works best for your situation Make a prediction by evaluating the regression at any point What are the units for the slope of the line? (example miles/hours) ALEKS Instructions Go to the following web address: http://www.aleks.com You will click on the link marked "SIGN UP NOW" (to the left, under the space for Registered Users) and supply this code, along with other information, when prompted. You will then need to register using the appropriate Course Code for their course. Please see below the Course Code(s) created for you: Course Code is: UXQ3KV6VQX Financial Aid Access Code is: DF073EFAA543B6D98AD5 1. You will be given a short tutorial on how to enter answers into the program. 2. You will be given an initial assessment. DO NOT GET HELP, just click "I Don't know" if you don't know. The questions get much harder if you get help. They also get too much easier if you don't try. 3. You will have the choice to work on topics. Please complete 3 topics for homework to make sure things are working properly. For Later in semester: d1 Homework from Fall 2011: Day 28: Here is the takehome test: Test #3 Instructions:
Day 22: Practice Test #3! Practice Exam #3 DAY 20: REGRESSION PROJECT DUE SOON! Please try to complete as much as possible fromthe rubrick for the next class. Presentations are Due Nov 29. Right after Thanksgiving. Here is the Grading criteria. Revised!! Calculus REGRESSION project Rubrick Fall 2011 Day 17: Correct your midterm. Do not write on the test IF you are wanting me to correct a grading error. Check Connect for a day 17 homework. Finally, look at the below. Collect data and start making regressions. Calculus REGRESSION project WORKSHEET Calculus REGRESSION project GRADE Spring 2010 Day 10: Complete the Takehome which covers the material up to Day 9 (derivative of trig, logs, excponents) Due Tues. 10/4 Day 7: Day 4: 1. Go to Connect 2. Register as a new student. 3. Complete the homework assignment. 4. Go to ALEKS. Look for homework there too. 5. Reminder: get your 9 data points ready for me. Perform two or more appropriate regressions. Day 3: 1. Log onto ALEKS and do the homwork assignment DAY 3 2. Find your 9 data points, and perform two or more appropriate regressions. Day2: Go to the following web address: http://www.aleks.com You will click on the link marked "SIGN UP NOW" (to the left, under the space for Registered Users) and supply this code, along with other information, when prompted. You will then need to register using the appropriate Course Code for their course. Please see below the Course Code(s) created for you: Code course code above User code either in book or use temporary code: above 1. You will be given a short tutorial on how to enter answers into the program. 2. You will be given an initial assessment. DO NOT GET HELP, just click "I Don't know" if you don't know. The questions get much harder if you get help. They also get too much easier if you don't try. 3. You will have the choice to work on topics. Please complete 3 topics for homework to make sure things are working properly. Day 1: Check out the syllabus: MAT 151 Make your data from you topics from class and do the following: Perform three different regressions Pick the one you think works best for your situation Make a prediction by evaluating the regression at any point Find the slope of the line between the first and last data point What are the units for the slope of the line? (example miles/hours) Find the instantaneous rate of change at a central point. Getting Help:


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