Geometry, MAT 631, Spring 2009

Elementary geometry from an advanced standpoint.

This course is part of the Mathematics Teacher Transformation Institute, an NSF Math & Science Partnership program.

Geometry, MAT631, Spring 2009
Grading Policy: 11 in class projects, no exams.
Homework: read over material for each upcoming project.
Prerequisites: participation in the MTTI.
Professor C. Sormani
Office: Gillet Hall 200B
Email: sormanic (at)

Course Description: Classical Euclidean Geometry using postulates and axioms will be combined with a more modern transformation perspective in this course tailored to provide teachers with an in depth understanding of the geometry in New York State's new mathematics curriculum. Classic texts by mathematicians which lead the teachers to discover the mathematics for themselves through intense exploratory exercises. They will be supplemented with techniques from Linear Algebra and coordinate geometry.

Texts: (to be provided by MTTI)

Other Supplies: (not provided, bring your own) Syllabus: The projects in the following syllabus may be changed or reordered as we would like the projects to be relevant to the participants. Please bring topics you would like to see discussed to the second class meeting.