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
First--Pick 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.
Second--Note 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.
Third--Find resources : By Monday, Week 6, 11/1, follow item 1--undergraduate or item 1--graduate 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.
Fourth--Write draft: By Wednesday, Week 7, 11/10, follow item 2--undergraduate or item 2--graduate 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.
Fifth--Revise paper: Revise your paper(s) as needed once the draft is returned with comments.
Sixth--Prepare presentation: Follow item 3--undergraduate or item 3--graduate 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.
|Monday, November 29|
History of Pi
Taxicab Geometry: An Adventure in Non-Euclidean geometry, Eugene F Krause (book)
|Yu Cheng Chou||Fair Dice
"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 26-31.
"Algebraic Thinking through Origami", William Higginson and Lynda Colgan, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, Febuary 2001, Volume 6, Number 6, pages 343-349.
"Using Origami to Promote Geometric Communication", Beth Cipoletti and Nancy Wilson, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, December 2003, Volume 9, Number 4, pages 222-229.
"Math in Motion: Origami in the Classroom. A Hand-On Creative Approach to Teaching Mathematics", Barbara Pearl
Sierpinski’s Triangle (Gadget)
|Wednesday, December 1|
The Geometry of Baking
The Golden Ratio
Graduate Paper Topics (not presentation topics)
Kimberly Noack Lesson 7 Art part: Escher
Euclid ’s Elements
Circles: A Mathematical View by Dan Pedoe. Chapter 1: Nine Point Circle (book)