MATH 371 Geometry T Th. 14:00 - 15:20 ROOM: SH 128
Projects are due Tuesday, May 1.MATH 480- Supplement T. 15:30 - 16:50 ROOM: For 204A
TESTS & ASSIGNMENTS: There will be at least 2 (3) self-scheduled quizzes plus a practical oral quiz on the use of technology (WinGeometry or Sketchpad).
Reading: Each student will be expected to read short articles
about
geometric topics from The College
Mathematics Journal, The Mathematics Teacher, Scientific American,
a geometric web site, or other approved sources and make brief written
summaries of these to be passed in every Tuesday. These will
be graded Honors/Cr/NCr.
Reports should include (1) correct citation, (2) Geometric subject
area, (3)Result(s), and (4)proofs if interesting.
Weekly problem assignments will be due on Thursdays. (Accepted
one day tardy at most!)
Some problems may be assigned but not numerically graded.
Projects: Each student will be expected to develop a course project
that presents some aspect of geometry with both results and explanation.
These may done in partnerships of two (or three) students and with consultations
with Professor Flashman. A brief preliminary descriptive project proposal
is due Tuesday, February 20th from each partnership. A progress report
on the project is due March 27th.
Final projects are due for review Tuesday, May 1st. (These will
be graded Honors/Cr/NCr.)
The final examination will be an OPEN BOOK TAKE-HOME EXAMINATION, distributed Thursday, May 3rd, and DUE Friday, May 18, before 5 P.M.
MAKE-UP TESTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN EXCEPT FOR VERY SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES!
It is the student's responsibility to request a makeup test promptly.
GRADES: Final grades will be determined taking into consideration the
quality of work done in the course as evidenced primarily from the accumulation
of points from graded assignments and examinations approximately as follows:
Homework | 20 % |
Reading Summaries | 10% |
Project | 10% |
Quizzes | 30% |
Final Exam | 30% |
Total | 100% |
** Active class participation will be considered in deciding individual
grades after a general grade range has been assigned.
The final grade for Math 480 will be determined by the technology assignments
and the oral technology quiz.
TECHNOLOGY: We will be using the computer at various stages of this
course to illustrate and investigate some of the geometry dynamically.
For this purpose we will use Geometer's Sketchpad and Wingeometry.
We will go to For 204A on Tuesdays to use this software and for exploring
other software as well.