# MATH 361: Geometry

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**Course objectives:**

This course is intended primarily for mathematics majors who
are pursuing the teaching option or who have an interest in plane
geometry. It will provide a more advanced look Euclidean and
non-Euclidean geometry, including development of a full axiom
system for Euclidean geometry, an introduction to transformations,
use of the Geometer's Sketchpad program for geometric exploration
and construction (and teaching), and introductions to taxicab
geometry and hyperbolic geometry. Besides the explicit content
(theorems, specific results) we will focus on developing experience
and intuition for geometry and skill in developing and writing
proofs.

Significant non-mathematical contents of the course include
explicit awareness of learning and problem-solving skills, the
development of independent learning skills, and working in project
groups. By the end of the course, you should be able to learn
faster than you do now. You will be conscious of and able to
assess your level of earning skills . We will use cooperative
group learning, discovery learning, applied critical thinking,
problem solving, and self assessment regularly.

This page will be occasionally updated to provide access to documents for the
course, but most access will be through the Blackboard
site (Students enrolled in class log in with own ID & password - others
may login as "guest" with password "guest" but will not
have access to all feaures)

For dates, course requirements, etc. see the current/most recent** syllabus**(Fall 2013)

Here is the **current list
of assignments.**

**Other pages with resources for the course:**

Math
Department Honesty Policy

Guidelines for advanced
writing proficiency in mathematics

Some general
guidelines for writing a mathematical paper

Formatting tools for TeX

- A document describing the use of Tex showing formats for mathematical styles, etc. Read this one first.
- The TeX source document used to produce with codes you can copy to produce the results shown there.[Save it to disk, open with TeXShop (Mac) or MikTeX(Windows)]
- A basic "starting" document to use in typing your own documents [save it to disk, open with TeXShop (Mac) or MikTeX (Windows)]

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Last update 8/23/13

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