Even if we had a couple of semesters of geometry and could cover
everything that is currently being taught in
high school geometry courses,
one would still need to
be flexible because the geometry curriculum is continually changing.
The purpose of this project is to show you that you can learn about and
then teach new topics in geometry.
In the process we will also satisfy the speaking designator.
You will choose a topic (see below for some suggestions - if you wish to
choose a topic that is not on the list, then first check with Dr. Sarah)
related to geometry that we have not yet covered in class
and you will prepare a 15-18 minute PowerPoint presentation.
Your PowerPoint file (yourfirstname.ppt) will be due as an attachment
onto the WebCT bulletin board by 11:55pm on Dec 10 (presentations occur from
9-11:30 am on Dec 11).
Your presentation will consist of the following portions:
Your project will be graded based on the depth of the mathematics, and the
clarity of your PowerPoint and explanations.
Part 1: Choose a Topic (first come first served) - must
be posted to the entire class on the WebCT bulletin board.
Check the bulletin board before you post to determine which topics have
already been chosen.
You will create a list of
useful preliminary references and web reference addresses.
In addition, after each reference, you will
summarize (in your own words) what is contained within each reference.
Part 3: Powerpoint file and presentation, and (on paper or index cards),
presentation notes and
a final list of references with a summary of what is in each reference and
how you used the reference.
Some Suggested Topics
If you wish to choose a topic that is not on the list, then first check with Dr. Sarah to get it approved