Writing Project (Fall, 2006)

Mathematics 484 (Fairness and Equity)

Joseph Malkevitch
Mathematics and Computing Department
York College (CUNY)
Jamaica, New York 11451-0001

Email: malkevitch@york.cuny.edu

Fairness and Equity

Write an essay (hand written or typed are both acceptable) of at least 500 words that deals with some aspect of a fairness or equity situation. This essay can take the form of discussing some personal experience where you thought you were treated unfairly or where some group of people were treated unfairly. Alternatively, you can select a newspaper or magazine article where some fairness issues is raised to discuss. In either case, explain how some of the mathematical ideas that you have learned about in this class improved your understanding of the issues involved.

(Note: If you are also in my Math 479 class you have the choice of writing a project for this course or that one.)

Due Date:

by Nov. 29, 2006 (Monday)


a. Regard this as a first draft and we will work together towards improving the first draft.

b. Do not fail to attend on Nov. 29, 2006 without having already handed the paper in or contacting me about its status. I would rather have it late than that you cut class to avoid turning it in.

Note: You can submit your paper electronically if you wish but sending it to: