Math 105  Math In Society
Welcome to Math in Society! For Fall 2021, everything will be in D2L due to our remote situation, and our class will meet on Zoom. Feel free to look below to get a feel for the content and style of the course.
Flipped Class: You will be watching video lectures outside of class and working together in a group on problems and activities during class. I will send you the syllabus and information before the first day of class. I look forward to meeting you!
Free online textbook: Math in Society
You can order a lowcost print copy from the bookstore
We will use a free online homework system called MyOpenMath
Previous Syllabi
Fall 2021 Syllabus  Wednesdays
Daily Class Agenda  M/W (Will be updated as we go through the term. Check here if you miss a day)
Flipped Class: You will be watching video lectures outside of class and working together in a group on problems and activities during class. I will send you the syllabus and information before the first day of class. I look forward to meeting you!
Free online textbook: Math in Society
You can order a lowcost print copy from the bookstore
We will use a free online homework system called MyOpenMath
Previous Syllabi
Fall 2021 Syllabus  Wednesdays
Daily Class Agenda  M/W (Will be updated as we go through the term. Check here if you miss a day)
Sections 
Class Prep and Resources 
Group Activities 
1.4: Logical Fallacies

M/W Class: There is no Class Prep Assignment for Day 1.
Materials: bring a 3ring binder (1inch or larger), the book if you have it, paper, pencil and an eraser. A few colored pencils, pens or highlighters are highly recommended. 
For Fall 2020, notes the class preps will be available as pdfs to print or word docs to type in. You can also write anything on plain paper. The class activities will be in collaborative group google docs.
Blank copies will be handed out in class and posted here after each class. The solutions to class activities will be posted here after each class MW Class: 1.4 Blank 1.4 Solutions Student Info Sheet 
1.1: The Language and Rules of Logic
1.2: Sets and Venn Diagrams 
Class Prep Assignment 1.11.2
(due on Wednesday) 
1.3: Describing and Critiquing Arguments


2.1: Introduction to Spreadsheets
2.2: Simple and Compound Interest 
Class Prep Assignment 2.12.2
You will need to work on Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel on a computer, tablet or phone starting with the third video. 
2.3: Savings Plans
2.4: Loan Payments 
Class Prep Assignment for 2.32.4
You will need to work on Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel on a computer, tablet or phone for these videos.. 
3.1: Overview of the Statistical Process


Midterm (Chapters 12)
Check D2L for Practice Problems and Solutions  Save 3.1 problems for later 
Midterm practice problems and solutions are posted in D2L. These are just for studying, not turned in. There are extra credit review problems in MyOpenMath.
The midterm on Monday, 10/22 will be in a computer lab: M/W: Library 222 Hybrid M: Tabor 129 (Same rooms as Quiz 2) 
3.2: Describing Data

You will need access to a printer to print your graphs. You can use your printing allowance in the computer lab in the library


3.3: Summary Statistics: Measures of Center
3.4: Summary Statistics: Measures of Variation 

6C: The Normal Distribution (Optional  check with your instructor)

Cara's Classes: Skip these 3 videos and Class Prep
Normal Distribution Class Prep 
4.1: Contingency Tables


4.2 Theoretical Probability


4.3: Expected Value


5.1: Apportionment


5.2: Voting Methods


5.3: Electoral College, Popular Vote and Electoral Power


5.3 Blank
5.3 Solutions, page 1 (representation before and after 2018 midterm election) 5.3 Solutions, pages 28 Worksheet Links: Gallup Poll  Party Affiliation 2018 midterm election results Current and Past Percentages: Senate Percentages House of Representatives Percentages 
5.4: Gerrymandering and Solutions


MW:
5.4 Blank 5.4 Solutions More Information: Democracy vs. Math: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/29/magazine/thenewfrontinthegerrymanderingwarsdemocracyvsmath.html Efficiency Gap Infographics for each state: https://www.azavea.com/blog/2017/07/19/gerrymanderedstatesrankedefficiencygapseatadvantage/ Article about project REDMAP (REDstricting Majority Project): https://qz.com/1009713/gerrymanderingdefinitionguidetounderstandinggillvwhitfordsupremecourtcase/ Article on the drawbacks of the efficiency gap 
5.5: The Federal Budget, Deficit and Debt


Final Exam (Cumulative)


Chapter 5 Review Blank
Chapter 5 Review Solutions I updated these to remove the toptwo voting method. We did not do that method. Check for the Final Practice Problems and Solutions in D2L Meet in TBD (the computer lab) for the final. You will have Excel and you may bring a calculator. 