## Geometry for Elementary Education MajorsTwo and three dimensional Geometry including polygons, polyhedra and their properties; congruence, similarity, construction, coordinate plane; standard measurement, area, surface area, volume; transformations, and symmetries will be explored. The content, according to the South Caroline state standards, will be taught with appropriate methodology for teaching K-8. To view the syllabus or other class resources on-line visit the
class resource repository.
- Fall 2002, section 1
- Tests are scheduled for: Sept 11, Oct 11, Nov 11, Dec 4
- The Polyhedra Project is scheduled for approximately Sept 2 - Sept 18
- The Construction Project is scheduled for approximately Sept 23 - Oct 16
- The final exam for Section 1 is on Thursday, 12 December 2002 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
My office hours for Fall 2002 are Mondays 2:30-4:00; Wednesdays 9:00-10:00, 2:30-4:00; Fridays 8:30-10:00. I am in the E-1 Calculus help center Tuesdays 3:30-4:30. You are welcome to see me in class or call for an appointment outside of these t imes.
## Student Polyhedra ProjectsClick on the polyhedron at the right to look at selected student polyhedra. ## Student Compass and Straight Edge ConstructionsClick on the design at the right to look at selected student constructions. ## More Geometry Ideas## Related Web PagesThe following links will lead you to topics that are discussed in MthSc 216: ## Test 1 Topics- Euclid's Elements on-line:
- lesson on making shapes out of jump ropes (found by a 216 student, Fall 1998)
- Recipe Cards for Polyhedra, found by a 216 student - Fall 1999
- Building symmetric solids, Platonic solids and how to make them using gumdrops and toothpicks. (found by a 216 student, Fall 1998)
- Polyhedra offers progressive lessons built around the theme of polyhedra.
- Virtual Polyhedra by George Hart. (found by MthSc 216 students, Spring 2000)
- Tom's Tangrams brings this fun toy into the classroom, complete with lesson ideas.
- Pentominoes Page
## Test 2 Topics- An introductory constructions page (found by a 216 student, Spring 2000)
- centers of triangles
- The Sierpinski Carpet Project from Tom Canright and Linda Gazzola's sixth grade mathematics classes at the Latin School of Chicago. All of the carpets are a type of fractal.
## Test 3 Topics- Constant Perimeter and Constant Area Rectangles is an interactive, web-based demonstration of a geometry tool.
- A Fractals Lesson
- Some proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem (found by a 216 student, Fall 1998)
- A Dictionary of Units of Measurement
- Math.com tables a review of polygon properties and an overview of area/volume/etc formulas. (Found by a student Fall 2000)
## Test 4 Topics- Symmetry Demonstration
- Symmetry (found by a 216 student, Fall 1998)
- Symmetry of Oriental Rugs examines the role of symmetry and patterns in designs.
- Kaleidotile - Reflecting on Symmetry
- World of Escher brings together artwork and geometry in a virtual museum.
- Tesselations (found by a 216 student, Fall 1998)
- Tessellation Tutorials is for anyone who wants to learn how to make their own Escher-like drawings.
- Convex Pentagons that Tile the Plane
## Pages with a Variety of Geometry Topics- Connecting Geometry, an interactive electronic geometry course offered via the Internet to students throughout the Hawaiian islands.
- Corona Math Projects are 4th to 6th grade math projects from various topics. Be sure to check out "Perimeter, Area, and Volume."
- Geoboards in the Classroom
- Geometry Center (Science U.) , (found by a 216 student Spring 2000)
- Geometry Problem of the Week is a collection of problems. Browse through them and think about how they relate to topics covered in class.
- Geometry Through Art
- Browse or search the Math Forum's Internet Mathematics Library Looking for information on the golden ratio or trying to compute pi?
- Math 129, California State University is a web page for a geometry course for prospective middle school teachers.
- The Mathematics of Cartography
- Paper Folding (found by a 216 student, Fall 1998)
- Sacred Geometry Home Page, (found by a 216 student Spring 2000)
- School Bus Geometry, a lesson that introduces a non-Euclidean geometry using a school bus rather than a taxicab.
- TOOLS FOR UNDERSTANDING A resource guide for extending mathematical understanding in secondary schools. Includes a section on journaling.
Also I have more links listed on General Mathematics and/or Education links
Send e-mail to dsimms@clemson.edu. |