Goals and Objectives:
The geometry curriculum is continually
changing, so in this project, you will
research a topic related to geometry and you will communicate your expertise
in an oral abstract and poster session. In the process you will experience
another aspect of presentations - small group questions and answers.
This is to be
an individual project and the topic must be pre-approved by Dr. Sarah. Your
project must exhibit effort that is appropriate for your background and major.
Topics will be assigned on a first come/first served basis
(see below for some suggestions, but you can choose any topic related to
Part 1 Topic and Annotated References (Due Tues Apr 25):
Choose a topic (get this pre-approved by Dr. Sarah) and create a
list of useful preliminary references and web reference addresses.
In addition, after each reference,
summarize (in your own words) what is contained within each reference.
Dr. Sarah will respond to your references in a bulletin board posting on
On Sat Apr 29,
you should arrive 10 minutes early in order to set up your
poster. We will begin the oral abstract presentations promptly at 3, and
the poster sessions will follow afterwards. Poster sessions and evaluations
will end at 5:30.
Part 2 Oral Abstract
Part 3 Poster Your poster will consist of the
Part 4 Presentation Notes and Annotated References
Your project will be graded based on the depth of the mathematics, the
clarity of your explanations, and the quality of your peer reviews.
Turn in your presentation notes (on paper or index cards)
and a final list of references with a summary of what is in each reference and
how you used the reference.
Some Ideas for Topics