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Extra Credit Opportunities

1.  Find the book Proofiness - The Dark Art of Mathematical Deception by Charles Seife from your library or bookstore.  

Read the book, then choose one way in which people use math to influence or deceive others.  Write a short summary of your choice.  

After I review your writing, you will have the opportunity to make a brief (1-3 minute) presentation to your class.


2.  Find the book How Math Can Save Your Life by James D. Stein from your library or bookstore.

Read the book, then briefly summarize one of the uses for math the author discusses.   Write a short summary of your choice.  

After I review your writing, you will have the opportunity to make a brief (1-3 minute) presentation to your class.


3.  Find another book about math and bring it to me for review.  Read the book and write a short summary of one aspect from inside.   Write a short summary of your choice.  

After I review your writing, you will have the opportunity to make a brief (1-3 minute) presentation to your class.


4. Learn how to find square roots by hand

Check out this website:


Come see me to demonstrate your new skill!


5. Use the  www.khanacademy.org  website to practice areas in which you'd like to improve.  So that I may follow your progress, sign me up as your "coach" on the website using the email address  

 lassmath2011@gmail.com

Come see me for instructions and to set individual goals.  This will improve your grade AND improve your MATH SKILLS!