Sample Course Outline

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Week 1 - Euclidean Geometry

Read the introduction.

Week 2 - Symmetry

Read section about symmetry Read Schattschneider page 1-19

Week 3 - Basic Tessellations

Labor Day Holiday - day off Read Schattschneider page 19-34

Week 4- More Tessellations

Read Schattschneider page 34-52

Week 5 - Escher’s tessellation

Reader: 37-44 and 71-75

Week 6 - Border Patterns, Wallpaper Groups

Reader: 89-90

Week 7 - Basilica visit and Project 1

Week 8

Fall Break Exam 1

Week 9 - Spherical Geometry

Reader: 114-115

Week 10 - Hyperbolic Geometry

Reader: 133 and 117-129

Week 11 - Non-Euclidean Geometry

Reader: 134-146

Week 12 - Fractals

Exam 2

Week 13 - Fractals, 2 and 3 dimensions

Week 14 - The 4th dimension

Thanksgiving Holiday - Days off


Week 15 - The 4th dimension