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© The University of Texas at El Paso Two First Year Seminar Course Designs for Science and Mathematics Majors Helmut Knaust Department of Mathematical Sciences The University of Texas at El Paso Math Fest ∙ Lexington KY · August 4, 2011
© The University of Texas at El Paso 1.The University of Texas at El Paso 2.The FYS at UTEP 3.Design #1: “Scientific Revolutions” 4.Design #2: “Boolean Algebras” Overview
© The University of Texas at El Paso UTEP Student Profile About 22,000 students (17,000 UG and 5,000 GR) 24 years of age (undergraduate average) 76% Hispanic 55% female 97% from El Paso County commuting daily 81% employed 55% first generation university students
© The University of Texas at El Paso UNIV 1301 Started more than 10 years ago Required course for all incoming freshmen (there is an alternative course UNIV 2350 for transfer students) About 1300 students take the course in the fall semester, 150 in the spring 28 students per section
© The University of Texas at El Paso Students will: examine the roles and responsibilities crucial for success in college. practice essential academic success skills. build a network of faculty, staff and peers. assess and understand their interests, abilities, and values. become involved in UTEP activities and utilize campus resources. UNIV 1301 – Course Goals
© The University of Texas at El Paso UNIV 1301 – Course Setup The course consists of two parts: About 50% of the course is devoted to student “survival” skills. The rest of the course is dedicated to a “theme”, picked by the instructor. Some course sections are intended for all majors, some have a restricted audience. The instructional team consists of the instructor, a peer leader, a librarian and an academic advisor.
© The University of Texas at El Paso Intended audience: STEM majors simultaneously taking a developmental mathematics course Theme: Scientific Revolutions
© The University of Texas at El Paso Science history as a “hook” for studying functions via first order difference equations: Theme: Scientific Revolutions “The simplicity of nature is not to be measured by that of our conceptions. Infinitely varied in its effects, nature is simple only in its causes, and its economy consists in producing a great number of phenomena, often very complicated, by means of a small number of general laws.”
© The University of Texas at El Paso Theme: Scientific Revolutions Topics: Galileo – linear versus quadratic functions Copernicus/Kepler – power functions Fibonacci – exponential growth, quadratic functions, limits Logistic growth, predator-prey models Mendel and Darwin/Hardy-Weinberg – probability, limits
© The University of Texas at El Paso Theme: Scientific Revolutions Extensive use of Excel spreadsheets : They are the perfect tool to visualize the solutions of difference equations They allow to cover more advanced subjects by reducing the amount of algebra needed by the students
© The University of Texas at El Paso Example: Geometric Progression Student Activity Fill in the missing data in the table on the right such that the y-data are in geometric progression: xy
© The University of Texas at El Paso Example: Exponential Growth Fibonacci Numbers nR(n)R(n)/R(n-1)nR(n)R(n)/R(n-1)
© The University of Texas at El Paso Example: The Golden Ratio Cheating, by assuming that the ratio r of consecutive terms is eventually constant, we can compute r: r = R(n+2)/R(n+1) = R(n+1)/R(n) Using R(n+2)=R(n+1)+R(n), we obtain r = 1 + 1/r, i.e. r 2 – r – 1 = 0 Solving for r yields the “Golden Ratio” as the positive solution:
© The University of Texas at El Paso Example: Hardy-Weinberg
© The University of Texas at El Paso Theme: Boolean Algebras Intended audience: Math majors simultaneously taking a Precalculus or Calculus course Objective: Expose students early to the method of proof and the study of axiomatic systems
© The University of Texas at El Paso Example: Binary Adders
© The University of Texas at El Paso Example: Atoms
© The University of Texas at El Paso Example: Classification
© The University of Texas at El Paso References Contact Info Helmut Knaust Dan Kalman, Elementary Mathematical Models. Mathematical Association of America, Franz Jehle, Boolesche Algebra. Bayerischer Schulbuch Verlag, Projektgruppe Fernstudium – Universität Bielefeld, Mathematisches Vorsemester. Springer-Verlag, 1974.
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