March 14, 2000

Notes for March 14, 2000

 Segment Time Collect journals Recap of #1 Derivation of formula for error rate (see handout). Graph of function (density plot). Emphasize two things: I am not showing them what I expect them to do. I am using the computer as an electronic blackboard. The computer is calculating the value of z; suggest they imagine a point "z far out" from the cursor (i.e., sketch a surface) Graph of function (3-d) Relate to part (b). Solve equation (MathView; first a table, then a solution. See printout) Recap of #2 Simulate the scenario: Put students in pairs. One is Michael, the other is Warden. Give each pair of students 3 pieces of paper, labeled "Michael", "John", and "Quincy". Have them simulate the scenario – assuming Warden picks prisoner BEFORE Michael asks. Have them simulate the scenario – assuming Warden picks prisoner AFTER Michael asks. Analyze it using tree diagrams (emphasize importance of BEING CLEAR ON THE PROCESS AND REFLECTING IT IN YOUR DIAGRAM) Comments on other choices