Course: MATH 2110
Title: Introductory Geometry for Middle School Teachers
Section: 100 (Class Number 7969)
Campus: Ohio University, Athens Campus
Academic Year: 2019 - 2020
Term: Fall Semester
Instructor: Mark Barsamian
Contact Information: My contact information is posted on my web page.
Office Hours for 2019 - 2020 Fall Semester: 8:45am - 9:30am Mon - Fri in Morton 538
Course Description: Intended for Middle Childhood Education majors. Core concepts and principles of Euclidean geometry in two- and three-dimensions. Informal and formal proof. Measurement. Properties and relations of geometric shapes and structures. Symmetry. Transformational geometry. Tessellations. Congruence and similarity. Coordinate geometry. Constructions. Historical development of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries including contributions from diverse cultures. Dynamic Geometry Software to build and manipulate representations of two- and three- dimensional objects.
Prerequisites: (MATH 1300 or 1322 or Math placement level 3) and education major
Special Needs: If you have physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities that require accommodations, please let me know as soon as possible so that your needs may be appropriately met.
Class meetings: Mon, Wed, Fri 9:40am - 10:35am in Morton Hall Room 223
Final Exam Date: Friday, December 13, 2018, 8:00am - 10:00am in Morton 223
Syllabus: For Section 100 (Class Number 7969), taught by Mark Barsamian, this web page replaces the usual paper syllabus. If you need a paper syllabus (now or in the future), unhide the next four portions of hidden content (Textbook, Calendar, Grading, Course Structure) and then print this web page.
Title: College Geometry, 2nd Edition
Authors: Musser, Trimpe, Maurer
Publisher: Pearson, 2008
Take Home Problem: Make a Venn Diagram showing relationship between the following 14 classes of three-dimensional shapes. (These classes are introduced in Section 2.4 of the textbook.) Include one drawing of a sample shape in each region of the diagram.
For Lilly Michigan, Mitchell Myers, Trystan Peyton, Laura Rodgers: Consider the following list of statements that are all named S:
Answer the following questions
For Conner Singleton, Hannah Six, Lindsay Stanton, Sydney Waugh: Consider the following new list of statements that are also all named S:
Answer the following questions
Tyler Wulf: (The sophisticated problem for today. Sorry.) We have discussed in class the idea the for a conditional statement S of the form If P then Q, there are three associated conditional statements:
We have discussed in class that the contrapositive of S is logically equivalent to S. That is, either they are both true, or they are both false.
And we have discussed in class that converse of S is not logically equivalent to S. The truth (or untruth) of one of them tells us nothing about the truth (or untruth) of the other.
But what about the inverse of S? How is the truth of The inverse of S related to the truth of S and the truth of the contrapositive of S and the truth of the converse of S? Explain.
During the semester, you will accumulate a Points Total of up to 1000 possible points.
At the end of the semester, your Points Total will be converted into your Course Letter Grade.
There is no curve.
Throughout the semester, your current scores and current course grade will be available in an online gradebook on the Blackboard system.
One learns math primarily by trying to solve problems. This course is designed to provide structure for you as you learn to solve problems, and to test how well you have learned to solve them. This structure is provided in the following ways.
One learns math primarily by trying to solve problems. The centerpiece of this course is the list of Exercises found in the table below. The goal of the course is for you to be able to solve the exercises in this table. These exercises are not to be turned in and are not graded, but you should do as many of them as possible and keep your solutions in a notebook for study. The quizzes and exams will be made up of problems similar to suggested exercises.
On all problems: Find an exact answer in symbols first, then find a decimal approximation if one is called for. That is, "EAFTDA".
Attendance is required for all lectures and exams, and will be recorded using sign-in sheets and traditional roll call.
Missing Class: If you miss a class for any reason, it is your responsibility to copy someone's notes or download my notes from the course web page, and study them. I will not use office hours to teach topics discussed in class to students who were absent.
Missing a Quiz or Exam Because of Illness: If you are too sick to take a quiz or exam, then you must
Missing Quizzes or Exams Because of University Activity: If you have a University Activity that conflicts with one of our quizzes or exams, you must contact me before the quiz or exam to discuss arrangements for a make-up. I will need to see documentation of your activity. If you miss a quiz or an exam because of a University Activity without notifying me in advance, you will not be given a make-up.
Missing Quizzes or Exams Because of Personal Travel Plans: Many of our quizzes and in-class exams are on Fridays or Mondays. We have an exam on Monday, November 25th. Students often ask me if they can make take a quiz or exam early or late because they have plans to miss a Friday or Monday class in order to lengthen a weekend or a holiday. The answer is always, No you may not take the quiz or exam early or late. You will just have to change your travel plans or forfeit that quiz or exam.
Policy on Cheating:
If cheat on a quiz or exam, you will receive a zero on that quiz or exam and I will submit a report to the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility (OCSSR).
If you cheat on another quiz or exam, you will receive a grade of F in the course and I will again submit a report to the OCSSR.
Calculators and Free Online Math Resources:
Calculators will not be allowed on quizzes or exams.
Websites with Useful Math Resources:
In lectures, I often use a computer for graphing and calculating. The computer tools that I use are free online resources that are easily accessible at the following link.
Link to Free Online Math Resources
I use the same online resources in my office, instead of a calculator. You are encouraged to use these same free resources at home, instead of a calculator.
page maintained by Mark Barsamian, last updated Dec 6, 2019