Tape all components of your project up, including the annotated bibliography. During your session, you must stand by your project, to present your project to classmates and answer their questions. By the end of class, turn in your project components and peer review and self evaluation. Partners are in different sessions. Unfortunately I can only spend a limited amount of time on each project (so I can get around), but I'll look at your project more carefully later!
Peer Review: The depth of peer review is more important than getting to everyone who is not in your research session, but regardless, you should spend the entire research session engaging in differential geometry discussions and reflections.
  1. Name of the person and the topic
  2. List the topics from class that relate
  3. Give suggestions for improvement on part 1 (the review of related class material)
  4. List a few strengths of the project
  5. Give suggestions for improvement on the presentation or other portions of the project
  6. All content appears to be original or citated in the annotated references
    [2 = definitely, 1 = could use some improvement, 0 = major improvement needed here]
  7. How much time and effort does it look like they put into their work, as compared to your own effort?
    [2 = more than me, 1 = about the same as me, 0 = less than me]
  8. What did you learn?
  9. What is your favorite part of their project?
  10. Invent a question about the project. List the question and the person's answer.
Neighbors: During your research session, if you are waiting for someone to come hear you, then listen to your neighbors and do a partial peer review of their project.
Self Evaluation: Answer the following after you have presented your project:
  1. Your name and topic
  2. What would you have improved about your project?
  3. What did you feel went well?
Final Grades: I won't have time to update ASULearn - your final grade will be available at Appalnet/Registrar. Exams are 50% and problem sets are 30% and so I expect that most of your letter grades won't change from what I posted on test 2 (I've done some preliminary optimistic "what if" calculations of A or B on this project to see if that makes any difference). However, in a few cases hw 7, test revisions, recent absences impacting participation, or this project will change the letter grade. Feel free to stop by office hours tomorrow or next semester to discuss your final project or anything else and happy break! I've enjoyed working with you! differential geometry is intuitive, calculable, useful, interdisciplinary... long, wonderful history... new relevance in areas ranging from machinery design to the classification of four-manifolds to the creation of theories of Nature's fundamental forces to the study of DNA [John Oprea] If you are looking for more differential geometry, there is so much more possible, including Michael Spivak's classic five volumes!