Math 494.594 Final Project Process
Fall Term 2010
Undergraduate Project (paper) assessment form  Graduate Project (paper) assessment form 
Undergraduate presenation assessment form  Graduate presenation assessment form 
Final Project Due Dates Timeline
FirstPick topics : Research a variety of topics chosen from the following list. Pick THREE topics that interest you. Order them; 1, 2 and 3. List them on a piece of paper, add your name to the paper and bring the paper to class on Wednesday, Week 4, 10/20.
SecondNote assigned topic : During or shortly after class on Wednesday, Week 4, 10/20, you will be assigned one topic (undergraduate) or two topics (graduate). These assignments will be posted below.
ThirdFind resources : By Monday, Week 6, 11/1, follow item 1undergraduate or item 1graduate in the MATH 494.594 FINAL PROJECT directions in your course pack and email Laurie resource references. Approval for these resources (or a request for different resources) will be promptly returned to you by email.
FourthWrite draft: By Wednesday, Week 7, 11/10, follow item 2undergraduate or item 2graduate in the MATH 494.594 FINAL PROJECT directions in your course pack, and email Laurie a draft of your final project paper (two papers for graduate). See the note about the paper drafts in the MATH 494.594 FINAL PROJECT directions.
FifthRevise paper: Revise your paper(s) as needed once the draft is returned with comments.
SixthPrepare presentation: Follow item 3undergraduate or item 3graduate in the MATH 494.594 FINAL PROJECT directions in your course pack, and prepare a presentation for class. The final project presentation schedule will be posted towards the end of the term.
Time 
Topic  Student  Links 
Monday, November 29  
5:05  Koch’s Snowflake 
Fallon Dehart  
5:13  Möbius strip 
Anna Henrikson  
5:21  History of Pi 
Jolynn Espinosa 

5:29  Dual Tessellation 
Nicole Montano  
5:37  Taxicab Geometry 
Lizzie Caulley 
Taxi Cab Geometry: History and Applications Taxicab Geometry: An Adventure in NonEuclidean geometry, Eugene F Krause (book) 
5:45  Frieze Patterns 
Aly Berg  Transformations and Frieze Patterns 
5:53  Soma Cubes 
Abelardo Garcia  
6:01  Fair Dice 
Yu Cheng Chou  Fair Dice 
6:09  Heron’s Formula 
Jonathan Jantzi  
6:17  Origami 
Dani Johnson  "Turning Origami into the Language of Mathematics", Beth Cipoletti and Nancy Wilson, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, August 2004, Volume 10, Number 1, pages 2631. "Algebraic Thinking through Origami", William Higginson and Lynda Colgan, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, Febuary 2001, Volume 6, Number 6, pages 343349. "Using Origami to Promote Geometric Communication", Beth Cipoletti and Nancy Wilson, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, December 2003, Volume 9, Number 4, pages 222229. "Math in Motion: Origami in the Classroom. A HandOn Creative Approach to Teaching Mathematics", Barbara Pearl 
6:25  Fractals 
Candice Spring 

6:33  Flexagons 
Matthew Dickson  
6:41  Sierpinski’s Triangle (Gadget) 
Matthew Smelser  
Wednesday, December 1  
5:05  Bucky Balls 
Kimberly Noack  
5:30  Penrose Tiles 
Katie Wallace  
5:55  The Geometry of Baking 
Kenneth Piontek  
6:20

The Golden Ratio 
Nicholas Plotts  Fibonacci Numbers in Nature & the Golden Ratio 
Graduate Paper Topics (not presentation topics)
M.C. Escher
Kimberly Noack Lesson 7 Art part: Escher
Euclid ’s Elements
Katie Wallace NinePoint Circle
Kenneth Piontek NinePoint Center, NinePoint Circle & Euler Line
Circles: A Mathematical View by Dan Pedoe. Chapter 1: Nine Point Circle (book)
Mathematical and Geometrical Explorations of the NinePoint Circle
Archimedean solids
Nicholas Plotts