Due at 8:05 am on Monday 12/15/14 - Final Exam period (8-9:50 am)

CS 1025 Computational Modeling and Simulation

12/15/14 Monday 8:00 am due date
Basis for small group exercise and class discussion (8-9:50 am).

Purpose 1:
Bringing written results of your brainstorming for small group discussion.

Purpose 2:
Previewing the ideas that will be illustrated with scenes from the following four movies:

  1. Ghostbusters
  2. Pretty Woman
  3. Dances With Wolves
  4. Much Ado About Nothing

Purpose 3:
Celebrating problem solving and creative, critical thinking and how to apply it to future classes and endeavors.

  1. Read the material on Ghostbusters and on problem solving by the Waggle Dancing Bees and take some (lots of) notes.

    Write down at least one paragraph of your ideas/confusions/ questions/applications/connections (and/or) to bring to the group discussion. You will read this paragraph to the other members of your small group.

  2. Read the material from Coaching the Artist Within (by Eric Maisel). Take some (lots of) notes.

    1. Try to relate that material to the Peter Venkman quote about "studying the effects of negative reinforcement on ESP ability".

    2. Look up the word "attitude" in the dictionary. Write down the definition. Develop some insight or express some confusion or ask some question about how that definition relates to Ghostbusters, to Polya quote in ghost.txt, and/or to the Eric Maisel readings on Coaching the Artist Within and Getting a Grip on Your Mind.

    3. See page EEE of the EricMaisel2.pdf handout. (Coaching the Artist Within on 5 pages instead of 1 page)

      Write down the simple three-step procedure:

      1. notice and identify;
      2. dispute the self-sabotaging; and
      3. substitute the useful).

      Come up with an example of this from your experience and observation or readings and imagination. Write it down (all 3 parts).

  3. Bring one sheet of paper filled up on at least one side with your paragraph(s) from 1 above and your tasks and output from 2 (i. and ii. and iii.).

    This is the ONLY thing that is required to be done by the final exam period. It is the basis for being prepared for GROUP DISCUSSION followed by CLASS DISCUSSION.

  4. You are welcome to relate the material from or ask questions about or state confusions about or insights into and/or quote/refer to the material from the From STEM to STEAM handout about Mind-Sets that Hinder and Mind-Sets that Improve Achievement. It is strongly related to the Dr Peter Venkamn quote and the Dances With Wolves scene about how Stands With a Fist got her name.

    "Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, oh my!" says Dorothy. "We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto!"

    STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.