ARCHIVE - Patterning the World: Connecting Mathematics and Science - Winter 2014 The web-site for an interdisciplinary program that integrates introductory math and physics by finding, generating, and quantifying patterns Fri, 23 May 2014 19:37:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 ARCHIVE - Program Wrap Up Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:53:10 +0000 Continue reading ]]>
  • Here is the Program Wrapping Up document from our final class session.
  • Submit your Self Evaluation here (also include 2 copies in your portfolio).
  • Portfolios are due by 5 pm Fri. March 14 to Lab 1 room 2010.
  • Check your Evaluation Conference time here.
  • We have enjoyed working with you this quarter. Good luck with your future work!
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    ARCHIVE - Exam 2 Targeted Revision Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:34:10 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Here are the guidelines we discussed from today’s peer review of Exam 2.

    • Targeted Revisions need to be submitted with your portfolio, due Fri. March 14 by 5 pm outside Lab 2 room 2010. Make sure to note in your table of contents if you have submitted Targeted Revisions and make sure they are easy to locate.
    • We discussed some guidelines to use to decide if you should complete a Targeted Revision. When adding up your exam “points”, note that the number at the top of the page with question 12 is the total number of points for that question (the individual breakdown is next to each lettered part of the question; the sum of the individual breakdowns should equal the number at the top of that page. So don’t double count those points).
    • Use the questions from the Exam 2 – Peer Review version.
    • Pick 3 from the six choices below. Produce beautiful solutions for those 3.
      1. Choice 1: Question #2
      2. Choice 2: Questions #7, #8, #9 (all as one set)
      3. Choice 3: Question #12
      4. Choice 4: Question #13
      5. Choice 5: Question #5, #14 (both as one set)
      6. Choice 6: Question #15
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    ARCHIVE - Week 9 Reflection online form available Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:24:02 +0000 Continue reading ]]> The Week 9 Reflection is available here. The essay prompts are:

    • (in anticipation of your Self-Evaluation) Describe a specific math and/or physics concept or topic that you learned about/worked with in the program that you found important or interesting. Use specific and descriptive evidence to show, not just tell, how and what you learned.
    • What are some important lessons that you have learned through your work in this program that you hope will help you in your future work?
    • What advice would you give to a student who is planning to take Patterning this spring?
    • What suggestions do you have for the faculty to better help students succeed in Patterning this spring?
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    ARCHIVE - Final Weeks handout Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:47:25 +0000 Here’s a copy of the Final Weeks handout from the Week 9 Wrap

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    ARCHIVE - Week 10 Calendar page available Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:36:20 +0000 Continue reading ]]> You can find the Week 10 Calendar page using the Calendar link in the main navigation bar above. Some highlights below, please see Calendar page for complete details.

    • Week 9 Reflection due online Sun. March 9 by noon.
    • Quiz on Week 9 material, Monday 8:45 am in Lecture Hall 4.
    • Open Physics Lab, Monday 10am – noon/1:00 – 3:00 in Lab 1 2046
    • Open Review, Monday 10am – noon/1:00 – 3:00 in Sem 2 E2105.
    • Exam 2, Tuesday 9am – noon in Sem 2 E2105.
    • Exam 2 Reflection & Revision, Wednesday 9am – noon in Sem 2 E2105.
    • Program Wrap, Thursday 9:30am – noon in Sem 2 A2105.
    • Portfolios due by 5 pm Friday to Lab 1 2010
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    ARCHIVE - Week 9 Calendar page posted Sat, 01 Mar 2014 03:30:15 +0000 Continue reading ]]> You can find the Week 9 Calendar page using the Calendar link in the main navigation bar above. Some highlights below, please see Calendar page for complete details.

    • Week 8 Reflection due online Sun. March 2 by noon.
    • Bring copy of reading assignment to Monday lecture and lecture/seminar.
    • Monday lecture meets at 8:45am in Lecture Hall 4.
    • Monday lecture/seminar meets at 10am/1pm in CAL East.
    • Monday physics lab meets at 10am/1pm in Lab 1 2046; bring copy of Physics Lab 12, your remaining questions from Week 8 Problem Set, and copy of reading assignment.
    • Quiz on Week 8 material at 8:30am Tuesday in CAL.
    • For Tuesday Math Lab, bring Math Lab notes and Physics Lab notes from previous labs this quarter (hopefully neatly arranged in lab notebooks).
    • Check here for where you should be during Wednesday’s Physics Lab session.
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    ARCHIVE - Schedule for rest of quarter Fri, 28 Feb 2014 03:39:38 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Here’s a summary of what we discussed in the Week 8 Wrap:

    Week 9 schedule is our usual schedule, but pay attention to announcements about room changes and special materials to bring

    Week 10: Quiz on Week 9 material will be Monday at 8:45; we’ll have all of our regular class meetings on Monday. Exam 2 will be on Tuesday starting at 9 am. The Exam Reflection will be on Wednesday starting at 9 am. The Program Wrap-up (including Self-Evaluation Peer Reviews and evaluation conference sign-ups) will be on Thursday starting at 9:30 am.

    Week 11: Evaluation Conferences will begin on Tuesday.

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    ARCHIVE - Week 8 Reflection online form available Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:02:56 +0000 Continue reading ]]> You can find the Week 8 Reflection form here. The prompts for this week’s essay responses are from the Expectations of an Evergreen Graduate, and direct you to provide examples with specific details about how you have:

    1. Articulated and assumed responsibility for your own work
    2. Participated collaboratively and responsibly in our diverse society
    3. Communicated creatively and effectively

    In addition, you are asked to share any insights you gained during your small group discussion of the other Expectations: 4) Demonstrate integrative, independent, critical thinking; 5) Apply qualitative, quantitative and creative modes of inquiry appropriately to practical and theoretical problems across disciplines; 6) Demonstrate breadth and synthesis of learning and the ability to reflect on the personal and social significance of that learning.

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    ARCHIVE - Week 9 Reading Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:44:45 +0000 For Week 9, all reading is from the precalculus text:

    • Read Ch. 3.1 to top of p.158
    • Read Ch. 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.6 to Try-It-Now 4 on p.276
    • Skim Ch. 4.2, 4.5 (gain familiarity with graphs)
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    ARCHIVE - Week 8 Problem Set changes Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:45:38 +0000 For the Week 8 Problem Set:

    • Problems 22 and 24 have been withdrawn from this set.
    • Please feel free to use technology (e.g. Desmos) for problems 19, 20, and 23.
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