Mt 322 Topics in Geometry - Fall 2002
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
CARDINAL STRITCH UNIVERSITY
Sr. Barbara E. Reynolds, Ph.D.
Assignment 1: Getting Started -- Exploration and Conjecture
August 27, 2002
Opening Convocation and Reception, September 3:
All students are expected to attend the Opening Convocation on Tuesday,
September 3 at 2:15 pm in the Fieldhouse. Classes are cancelled
from 2:15 - 4:00 p.m.
By Thursday, August 29:
Complete the Syllabus Discussion Questions
to turn in at the beginning of class on Thursday.
Complete the Questionaire (true/false statements),
due at the beginning of class on Thursday.
Read over the Activities for Chapter 1, pages 1 - 2. We will work in
groups on the Activities for this chapter during class on Thursday.
By Tuesday, September 3: Read Chapter 1.
We will discuss some of the exercises on pages 9 - 11 in class on
Tuesday. Think about exercise #3 - 9 before coming to
Write out responses to exercises #11, 12, 14,
15, and 19, pages 9 - 10 to turn in on Tuesday.
- You may do this assignment on your own, or you may
work with a classmate. If you work with a classmate, turn in just one copy
of your responses.
- Be sure to write out these responses in standard English, using complete
sentences. You may write out these responses by hand, but your work must be
easily legible. Include diagrams whenever appropriate.
By noon on Wednesday, September 4:
Write a personal essay in which you discuss three to
five significant events in your mathematical life up to the present.
How has each of these events helped to shape your mathematical life?
your essay to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on
Wednesday, September 4. Begin the subject line with "Mt 322" and include your
name on the subject line. (Note: Part of the point of
this assignment is to be sure that everyone in the class can communicate
with me by email, so it is not acceptable to type your essay and hand it in
By Thursday, September 5: Re-read Chapter 1.
We will discuss more of the exercises (pages 9 - 11) in class on
Thursday. (Chapter 2 will be available by this time, and handed out in
class on Thursday.)
Return to Sr. Barbara E. Reynolds
for 2002 -- 2003.
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