MATH224 Calculus III w/ Honors
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MATH224: Multivariable calculus, including partial derivatives, multiple integration, and vector calculus.
Instructor : Gus Greivel
Office : Stratton Hall 202
Office Phone : 303.273.3840
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Instructor : Scott Strong
Office : Stratton Hall 205 and CASA 122
Office Phone : 303.384.2446 (@ Stratton Hall)
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Office Hours: MWF @ 4:00pm in SH205 (drop in), MWF 10am-2:50pm (by appointment)
Onenote shared notebook: Onenote Notebook
Lecture Boards: Pictures
Laboratory Notebook Information
CSM has a site license for Mathematica which can be used for instruction and academic research. It can be installed on personal computers and the following links will take you to the relevant information. Big thanks to Prof. Eklund for spearheading this acquisition.
Strongly Agree: 12% Agree: 60% Neutral: 23% Disagree: 4% Strongly Disagree: 0%
Strongly Agree: 30% Agree: 50% Neutral: 16% Disagree: 3% Strongly Disagree: 0%
Notes from the TAs The following reports were quite good: 37, 29, and 12.
Question x: Attempt 1 - Percent Correct | Attempt 2 - Percent Correct Question 1: 77% | 94% Question 2: 79% | 76% Question 3: 69% | 84% Question 4: 67% | 93% Question 5: 86% | 98% Averages: 76% | 89%
The drop in the second question may be due to the fact that a circular cone was presented just before attempt 1. However, it still seems that cones are problematic.
It is clear that more can be accomplished with team-work than without. However, there is a latent assumption that a team is functioning, which is not always the case. Team development takes time and goes through phases as described by Tuckman. If we barrow a bit from management theory then we can use the Belbin team roles to demystify some of the impediments of team development. Many of us naturally fall into specific roles and often it is useful to adopt a role, which may not be natural to us, in order to further the group cause. We would like everyone to take a bit of time to look through these two pieces of information. On the next group submission you will be asked some questions about role identification and group function. Some more resource links are below.
How are the groups doing? [Based on Studio 4 Data] Work Distribution: Equal (82%), Unequal (13%), EqualUnequal (5%) Skill/capabilities gains due to team activity: Yes (90%), No (10%) Team effectiveness: Effective (93.5%), Ineffective (6.5%) Team communication: Excellent (15%), Good (53%), Satisfactory (31%), Poor (2%)
Comment: At the heart of any function working group is an efficient and productive communication mechanism. Based on the above data, which is generally positive, we would like to see teams communication better. To support your growth in this category, let us remind you of:
Instruction Team Dispositions Gus: Executive (19%), Explorer (17%), Innovator (14%), Team Player (11%), Analyst (11%), Expert (8%), Chairman (8%) ,Completer (8%),Driver (3%) Izzy: Innovator (17%), Driver (17%), Explorer (17%), Team Player (14%), Expert (11%), Chairman (11%), Completer (8%), Analyst (6%), Executive (0%) Michael: Driver (19%), Explorer (17%), Analyst (11%), Expert (11%), Chairman (11%), Innovator (8%), Team Player (8%), Completer (8%), Executive (6%) Scott: Innovator (22%), Driver (17%), Team Player (14%), Explorer (11%), Expert (8%), Chairman (8%), Executive (8%), Analyst (6%), Completer (6%)
The following is a summary of the data collected from individual responses to studio 6.
Satisfaction with Group Meetings Very Satisfied 32.08% Satisfied 35.85% Somewhat Satisfied 28.30% Not Satisfied 3.77%
Satisfaction with Group Communication Very Satisfied 32.69% Satisfied 36.54% Somewhat Satisfied 26.92% Not Satisfied 3.85%
Satisfaction with Group Report Writing Very Satisfied 42.31% Satisfied 50.00% Somewhat Satisfied 7.69% Not Satisfied 0.00%
Satisfaction with Group's Utilization of Time Very Satisfied 46.15% Satisfied 32.69% Somewhat Satisfied 21.15% Not Satisfied 0.00%
Have your skills and capabilities increased through participation in your team? Yes: 83.6% No: 16.3%
How effective is the work of your team? Effective: 98% Ineffective: 2%
Did you read about the Belbin group roles? Yes: 68% No: 34% Strong Identification with: Analyst: 31% Chairman: 14% Completer: 24% Driver: 17% Executive: 28% Expert: 24% Explorer: 17% Innovator: 20% Team player: 29%
Somewhat identify with: Analyst: 42% Chairman: 36% Completer: 36% Driver: 40% Executive: 30% Expert: 37% Explorer: 29% Innovator: 50% Team player: 50% Weakly identify with: Analyst: 22% Chairman: 34% Completer: 24% Driver: 31% Executive: 30% Expert: 34% Explorer: 33% Innovator: 23% Team player: 15% Did not identify with: Analyst: 4% Chairman: 16% Completer: 16% Driver: 12% Executive: 12% Expert: 5% Explorer: 22% Innovator: 7% Team player: 6%
Did taking the role type test help you understand your own behaviors when working in group? Yes: 26.53% No: 24.49% Somewhat: 48.98%
Student Submission Links and Returned Work
Work submissions will occur electronically. This post from Prof. Strong's associated blog talks about the first submission and links to this old, old blog post about tools that students can use to make digital records of their work.
A note about due dates: Your instructors understand that you are involved with many other courses outside of MATH224. As such, you should consider most due dates as soft deadlines. If you are in the middle of time critical work for another class that cannot wait then please do not stress. The submission site will be open and ready to receive your work if things run long. That said, please do not fall behind. If you feel like you are falling behind then please talk to your instructor ASAP.
Important Dates October 9th - Group Problems Due October 16th - Studio Review Day October 23rd - Mid-term (In studio)