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
Exercises 2, 5, 8, 11, 14
Exercises 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22,
31, 34, 38, 44
Exercises 11, 14, 15, 22, 28
Essay: Choose an article out of the newspaper or magazine that
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,
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
Assignment 3- Due Tuesday,
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,
Article: See Handout for specifics
Exam 2: Thursday July
Assignment 5- Due Tuesday,
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,
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).
Link to Past FINAL Exams
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