PATTERNS IN ENVIRONMENTAL MATH SPRING 2019 UPDATE PAGE
SITARAMAN

Course Page with syllabus and general information

Welcome.
Here you will see info about what we did in class, upcoming exams, solutions for past exams, etc.,

Here is what we did last time I taught this class: UPDATE PAGE FROM FALL 2015
Not everything will be the same but you can get an idea.

CHECK AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK!!
Started 1/11/2019





Friday, 3/8/19.
Happy Spring Break!
Midterm grades have been posted. Please check email to read more about it.
Please make sure you understand the assignment problems.
Assignment 10 Answers
Assignment 11 Answers



Wednesday, 3/6/19.
Today we talked about logarithms and how they can used to find time for something to decay to a certain amount, especially Half-Life.
Please read pages 57 to 64 of the Updated Notes on geometric sequences and exponential functions.
Assignments 10 and 11 are due wednesday, but can also be turned in during class on friday.
We will go over them in class in friday.


Tuesday, 3/5/19.
Assignment 11, due tomorrow (wednesday.)
Both assignments 10 and 11 are due tomorrow but can also be turned in during class on friday.


Monday, 3/4/19.
Today we talked about logarithms and how they can used to find time for something to grow a certain amount.
Please read pages 45to 56 of the Updated Notes on geometric sequences and exponential functions.
I will post an assignment (11) tomorrow.
Assignments 10 and 11 are due wednesday, but can also be turned in during class on friday.


Friday, 3/1/19.
Assignment 10, due next wednesday.



Wednesday, 2-27-19
Today we talked about how to add numbers in a geometric sequences and applications to finance.
Please read pages 35 to 44 of the Updated Notes on geometric sequences and exponential functions.
I will post an assignment tomorrow.


Tuesday, 2-26-19
SOLUTIONS TO TEST I -version 1
SOLUTIONS TO TEST I -version 2
TEST I -version 1 problems
TEST I -version 2-probems


TEST I ON MONDAY, FEB 25 ; REVIEW IN CLASS FRIDAY, FEB 22
PLEASE READ CLASS NOTES, ASSIGNMENTS AND REVIEW PROBLEMS.

They will help you prepare for tests.
NO CALCULATORS IN TEST! WILL GIVE SMALL NUMBERS OR LET YOU LEAVE AS POWERS.
The problems in test will be similar to those in the ASSIGNMENTS AND THESE REVIEW PROBLEMS
SOLUTIONS TO REVIEW PROBLEMS

Friday, 2/22/19.
I have uploaded solutions to review problems. See above.
Assignment 9 Answers



Wednesday, 2/20.
Due to school closure we will have review on friday and test next monday Feb 25.
I will be in office tomorrow(thursday) and friday 2 to 5pm.



Friday, 2/15/19.
Please read pages 26 to 35 (skip 30) of the Notes on geometric sequences and exponential functions.
Then do the Assignment 9 and bring it to me in wednesday's class.

Assignment 8 Answers
Assignment 7 Answers



Wednesday, 2/13/19.
Here are the slides from Dr. Schwartzman's talk today on climate change solutions and renewable energy.
It is posted here FYI, we will mainly use the math portion of the talk.
Please do the Assignment 8 and bring it to me in Friday's class along with Assignment 7.

We will also go over both ssignments 7 and 8 on friday.


Monday, 2/11/19.
Here are the UPDATED Notes for today (pages 17-25), on exponential functions.
Then do the Assignment 7 and bring it to me in Wednesday's class.
PLEASE TRY THE ASSIGNMENTS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE BEFORE COMING TO CLASS.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT YOU TRY THEM AND UNDERSTAND THEM AS THAT WILL HELP YOU DO WELL IN TEST.

Answers for assignment 5.

Answers for assignment 6.



Friday, 2/8/19.
We watched this video about growth of human population and this video about our impact on the environment today.
Here are the UPDATED Notes for today (PAGES 12 to 16), on geometric sequences and exponential functions.
Then do the Assignment 6 and bring it to me in Monday's class.

That is your last chance to submit. If you can't complete I will help you complete it in class.
NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS will be accepted.
Assignments have to be written with step by step explanations for the answers.



Wednesday, 2/6/19.
Here are the Notes for today, on geometric sequences.
We discussed upto page 11. Rest of it we will discuss on friday.
Then do the Assignment 5 and bring it to me in Friday's class.

That is your last chance to submit. If you can't complete I will help you complete it in class.
From now on NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS will be accepted.
Assignments have to be written with step by step explanations for the answers.

Answers for assignment 3.

Answers for assignment 4.



Monday, 2/4/19.
We watched this movie on concentrated solar power using mirrors forming a parabolic dish system today.
Here are the Notes for today, on quadratic functions and Parabolas.
Then do the Assignment 4 and bring it to me in Wednesday's class.

That is your last chance to submit. If you can't complete I will help you complete it in class.
NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS will be accepted.
Assignments have to be written with step by step explanations for the answers.




Friday, 2/1/19.
We watched bits of this movie on electric cars today.
Here are the Notes for today, on sums of arithmetic sequences.
Then do the Assignment 3 and bring it to me in Monday's class.

That is your last chance to submit. If you can't complete I will help you complete it in class.
From now on NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS will be accepted.
Assignments have to be written with step by step explanations for the answers.

Answers for assignment 2.



Wednesday, 1/30/19.
We went over the rest of the notes (formula for arithmetic sequence that is like a piecewise linear function). See notes below.
We also went over Assignment 1. Here are the Answers.
Friday we will do parabola and quadratic functions.
Friday's class will help you do the next assignment.

I will post answers for assignment 2 on friday.



Monday, 1/28/19.
We watched this video on Wangari mathai and Green Belt movement today.
Here are the Updated notes for today, on linear functions and arithmetic sequences.
Then do the Assignment 2 and bring it to me in wednesday's class.

That is your last chance to submit. If you can't complete I will let you complete it in class.



Friday, 1/25/19.
Here are the Updated notes for today, on linear functions and graphs.
It will help you with the assignment also.
Please bring assignment to monday's class. That is your last chance to submit.
We will talk about arithmetic sequences on monday.



Wednesday, 1/23/19.
Here are the notes for today, on linear functions and graphs.
Please read them and try to answer the questions in it.
It will help you with the assignment also.
Please try to bring assignment on friday but if it is not finished you can bring it in monday's class.
Here is an an old video I made about using Excel that will help you with the notes.



Sunday, 1/20/19.
Please read the class notes from last week, an intro to climate change (You may need to play it as slide show to see the animations).
Then do the Assignment 1 and bring it to me in friday's class.



SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL FOR 1/14 CLASS (FIRST MEETING)
WHAT IS CLIMATE CHANGE? VIDEO: climate change 101
WEATHER VS CLIMATE
THE ECONOMIC INJUSTICE OF PLASTIC