Summer Math 1010 Homework Assignments

Homework Activity 1 - Due Thursday, June 2nd

Mathematical Poetry Assignment
Read Sections 1A and 1C in the Text Book to be Prepared for Class on Thursday also

Assignment 1- Due Thursday, June 9th

Section 1A:            Exercises 2, 5, 8, 11, 14
Section 1C:            Exercises 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 31, 34, 38, 44
Section 2A:            Exercises 11, 14, 15, 22, 28

Essay:  Choose an article out of the newspaper or magazine that includes numbers:
1)  Summarize the essential ideas of the article
2)  Describe a few of the particular facts and conclusions that you found interesting or surprising
3)  Discuss how mathematics was used to make the writing more precise, vivid, or persuasive.

Assignment 2- Due Tuesday, June 21st

Section 2B:      4, 8, 12, 23, 32
Section 3A:      6, 14, 17, 22, 27, 30, 33, 45
Section 3B:      6, 10, 14, 18, 29, 32, 46, 47

Essay:  Mathematics in the News.  Find an article from a recent newspaper or news magazine that has some quantitative or mathematical aspect.  Briefly summarize the content of the article and give the source (one paragraph), cite specific ways that mathematics is used in the article (one paragraph), and explain why the story would have been more difficult or impossible to write without mathematics (one paragraph).

Exam 1:  Thursday June 23rd

Assignment 3- Due Tuesday, July 6th

Section 4A:      5, 8, 14, 15, 20, 22, 30, 41
Section 4B:      5, 8, 11, 18, 21
Section 4C:      3, 6, 13, 16, 22

Assignment 4- Due Tuesday, July 12th

Statistics Article:  See Handout for specifics

Exam 2:  Thursday July 14th

Assignment 5- Due Tuesday, July 21st

Section 6A:      2,9,15,16,20,23,24,30,33,36
Section 6B:      4,5,10,13,19,20,25,28
Section 6C:      4,11,12
You have a choice of playing one of three lotteris:
1.  Lottery 1:  You must match the numbers on five balls drawn from a barrel with 56 balls.
2.  Lottery 2:  You must match the numbers on six balls drawn from a barrel with 45 balls.
3.  Lottery 3:  You must match the numbers on seven balls drawn from a barrel with 30 balls.

Which lottery offers the best chance of winning the grand prize?  Show your work and explain in your answer.

Assignment 6- Due Tuesday, Aug 2nd

Section 6D:      4,6,9,11,17,18,24
Section 7A:      5,8,18
Section 7B:      5,8,10,14,16,18,21,24,26,31,34,37,38

Using readily available data, web sites, or other resources (all of which you must cite), write at least two paragaphs on:

Current estimates of the doubling time of the world's population or current estimates of the carrying capacity of the Earth (the maximum population that the Earth can sustain for a long period of time).