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MW 4:00-5:15 -- CB343

NOTE: If you are an elementary or middle school major, you should be in Section 002, which meets at the same time in CB341.

INSTRUCTOR: Carl Lee, 967 POT, 257-1405,,

OFFICE HOURS: TR 9:30-10:45 and by appointment, since I realize that some of you will be unable to come at these times.

TEXT: Kay, College Geometry: A Discovery Approach.

OTHER MATERIALS: From time to time you may need to bring some other materials to classs, such as tape, scissors, a ruler, a compass, a protractor, stiff paper for constructions (e.g., old file folders), glue, graph paper (square grid, triangular grid), blank paper, colored pencils, a calculator, toothpicks, small marshmallows, small spheres (eg., ping-pong balls or oranges).

TOPICS: I plan to cover most of Chapters 2, 3 and 4, and parts of Chapters 5 and 6, but not necessarily strictly in that order. I will also pass out some notes as we go along.

My plan is to devote the first ten minutes of each class to material brought by the members of the class, usually in connection with the Geometry Scavenger Hunt. We may also make use of the following programs: Geometer's Sketchpad, Cabri Geometry, and Maple. I believe all of these can be found somewhere in the King library lab, and some may also be available in the College of Education lab. I also hope to have some construction workshops if I am successful in finding a suitable room.


Homework: 50%
Exams: 30%
Final: 20%

A: 90-100%
B: 80-89%
C: 70-79%
D: 60-69%
E: 0-59%

I will NOT be assigning plus/minus grades.

Submissions to the Scavenger Hunt will be counted as extra credit (but I may decide to impose a limit on the number of submissions by any one person).

CLASS PARTICIPATION: Since a significant portion of the course will involve group work and discussion, attendance and participation is extremely important. Homework assignments will often be directly related or continuations of in-class projects.

HOMEWORK: Usually collected weekly. Problems are assigned to be solved. Searching the textbooks or the library for solutions is not permitted (except for the Scavenger Hunt). On regular assignments you may discuss the problems with other current class members and with me, but not with anyone else. However, when it comes time for you to write up the solutions, I expect you to do this on your own. If you receive assistance from another class member, include a written acknowledgment. Such an acknowledgment is a professional courtesy and will not affect your grade.

EXAMS: There will probably be three exams, some of which may be take-home. On take-home exams, you may turn to me for questions, but to no other individual or source for assistance.

FINAL: Thursday, December 18, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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Tue Aug 26 14:24:17 EDT 1997