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− | + | <b>THIS PAGE SHOULD BE DELETED AS THERE ARE NOW COURSE OUTLINES FROM COURSES TAUGHT USING THIS WIKI</b> | |

− | + | This is just one of many possible course outlines. | |

+ | A course very much like the one outlined below was taught in 2004. | ||

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+ | This course met three times a week (50 minute sessions) for 15 weeks. | ||

==Week 1 - Euclidean Geometry == | ==Week 1 - Euclidean Geometry == | ||

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* Do the [[Tessellations, a first look Exploration]] | * Do the [[Tessellations, a first look Exploration]] | ||

* Read the [[Fundamental Concepts]] with special attention to triangles, quadrilaterals and convexity. | * Read the [[Fundamental Concepts]] with special attention to triangles, quadrilaterals and convexity. | ||

+ | * [[Homework 1]] | ||

== Week 2 - Symmetry == | == Week 2 - Symmetry == | ||

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*[[Symmetric Figures Exploration]] | *[[Symmetric Figures Exploration]] | ||

*[[Symmetry of Stars and Polygons Exploration]] | *[[Symmetry of Stars and Polygons Exploration]] | ||

− | *[[ | + | *[[Symmetry and Celtic Knots Exploration]] |

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* Read section [[Introduction to Symmetry]] | * Read section [[Introduction to Symmetry]] | ||

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* Read Schattschneider page 34-52 | * Read Schattschneider page 34-52 | ||

* Read [[Tessellations by Polygons]] | * Read [[Tessellations by Polygons]] | ||

− | * [[ | + | * [[Polyominoes Exploration]] |

== Week 5 - Escher’s tessellation == | == Week 5 - Escher’s tessellation == | ||

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* Another approach to an introduction is the [[Spherical Easel Exploration]]. | * Another approach to an introduction is the [[Spherical Easel Exploration]]. | ||

* Further exploration: [[Spherical Geometry: Polygons]] | * Further exploration: [[Spherical Geometry: Polygons]] | ||

+ | * Start working on homework assignment in class. | ||

* Read the section on [[Spherical Geometry]] | * Read the section on [[Spherical Geometry]] | ||

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== Week 11 - Non-Euclidean Geometry == | == Week 11 - Non-Euclidean Geometry == | ||

− | Read [[The Three Geometries]] | + | * [[Hyperbolic Geometry with Noneuclid II Exploration]] |

+ | * [[Comparison between the three geometries Exploration]] | ||

+ | * Start working on homework assignment in class. | ||

+ | * Read [[The Three Geometries]] | ||

== Week 12 - Fractals == | == Week 12 - Fractals == | ||

− | Exam 2 | + | * Read [[Similarity Transformations]] |

+ | * Do [[Self-Similarity : A first look]] | ||

+ | * Do [[Self-Similarity Exploration]] | ||

+ | * Exam 2 | ||

== Week 13 - Fractals, 2 and 3 dimensions == | == Week 13 - Fractals, 2 and 3 dimensions == | ||

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+ | * Read [[Fractals]] | ||

+ | * Do [[Escher Fractal Exploration]] | ||

+ | * Do [[Fractal Dimension Exploration]] | ||

+ | * Do [[Escher's Impossible Figures on the Internet Exploration]] | ||

== Week 14 - The 4th dimension == | == Week 14 - The 4th dimension == | ||

− | Thanksgiving Holiday - Days off | + | * Thanksgiving Holiday - Days off |

− | + | * Read [[The Fourth Dimension]] | |

+ | * Read Flatland : | ||

+ | ** [http://www.alcyone.com/max/lit/flatland/ Flatland] or | ||

+ | ** [http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/~banchoff/Flatland/ Flatland] This site includes copies of the illustrations. | ||

+ | * Do [[Flatland Exploration]] | ||

== Week 15 - The 4th dimension == | == Week 15 - The 4th dimension == | ||

+ | * Read [http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/classics/classics_archive/heinlein/heinlein1.html And he built a crooked house… ], Short story by Robert A. Heinlein |

## Latest revision as of 23:51, 28 August 2014

**THIS PAGE SHOULD BE DELETED AS THERE ARE NOW COURSE OUTLINES FROM COURSES TAUGHT USING THIS WIKI**

This is just one of many possible course outlines.

A course very much like the one outlined below was taught in 2004.

This course met three times a week (50 minute sessions) for 15 weeks.

## Contents

- 1 Week 1 - Euclidean Geometry
- 2 Week 2 - Symmetry
- 3 Week 3 - Basic Tessellations
- 4 Week 4- More Tessellations
- 5 Week 5 - Escher’s tessellation
- 6 Week 6 - Border Patterns, Wallpaper Groups
- 7 Week 7 - Basilica visit and Project 1
- 8 Week 8 - Exam
- 9 Week 9 - Spherical Geometry
- 10 Week 10 - Hyperbolic Geometry
- 11 Week 11 - Non-Euclidean Geometry
- 12 Week 12 - Fractals
- 13 Week 13 - Fractals, 2 and 3 dimensions
- 14 Week 14 - The 4th dimension
- 15 Week 15 - The 4th dimension

## Week 1 - Euclidean Geometry

- Do the Quadrilaterals Exploration
- Do the Triangles and Quadrilaterals Exploration
- Do the Tessellations, a first look Exploration
- Read the Fundamental Concepts with special attention to triangles, quadrilaterals and convexity.
- Homework 1

## Week 2 - Symmetry

Learn more about symmetry with:

- Symmetric Figures Exploration
- Symmetry of Stars and Polygons Exploration
- Symmetry and Celtic Knots Exploration

- Read section Introduction to Symmetry
- Read Schattschneider page 1-19

## Week 3 - Basic Tessellations

- Labor Day Holiday - day off
- Read Schattschneider page 19-34
- Tessellation Exploration: The Basics
- Tessellations: Why There Are Only Three Regular Tessellations

## Week 4- More Tessellations

- Read Schattschneider page 34-52
- Read Tessellations by Polygons
- Polyominoes Exploration

## Week 5 - Escher’s tessellation

- Read Tessellations by Recognizable Figures
- Do Wallpaper Exploration
- Do Escher-Like Tessellations Explorations
- Look at Escher Tessellations Using Geometer’s Sketchpad

## Week 6 - Border Patterns, Wallpaper Groups

- Read section about Border Patterns (also known as Frieze Patterns )

Possible explorations:

## Week 7 - Basilica visit and Project 1

- Work on proposals for the Project. Have students brain storm in class. See Tessellation Art Project for details.
- Discuss the fieldtrip to the Basilica Cathedral. See Seeking Symmetry

## Week 8 - Exam

- Fall Break
- Exam 1

## Week 9 - Spherical Geometry

- Do the Spherical Geometry Exploration to introduce the main ideas from Spherical Geometry.
- Another approach to an introduction is the Spherical Easel Exploration.
- Further exploration: Spherical Geometry: Polygons
- Start working on homework assignment in class.
- Read the section on Spherical Geometry

## Week 10 - Hyperbolic Geometry

- Intro to Hyperblic Geometry using Escher's Circle Limit Exploration
- Do Ideal Hyperbolic Tessellations Exploration
- Another possibility is Hyperbolic Geometry Exploration
- Read the section on Hyperbolic Geometry

## Week 11 - Non-Euclidean Geometry

- Hyperbolic Geometry with Noneuclid II Exploration
- Comparison between the three geometries Exploration
- Start working on homework assignment in class.
- Read The Three Geometries

## Week 12 - Fractals

- Read Similarity Transformations
- Do Self-Similarity : A first look
- Do Self-Similarity Exploration
- Exam 2

## Week 13 - Fractals, 2 and 3 dimensions

- Read Fractals
- Do Escher Fractal Exploration
- Do Fractal Dimension Exploration
- Do Escher's Impossible Figures on the Internet Exploration

## Week 14 - The 4th dimension

- Thanksgiving Holiday - Days off
- Read The Fourth Dimension
- Read Flatland :
- Do Flatland Exploration

## Week 15 - The 4th dimension

- Read And he built a crooked house… , Short story by Robert A. Heinlein