Summer 2023 - MATH 604 G001
Class Number: 2264
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
May 8 – Aug 4, 2023: Tue, 4:30–8:20 p.m.
1 778 782-4303
Prerequisites:Entrance into the MSc in mathematics education program or permission of the department. Graduate students in the Department of Mathematics cannot take this course to satisfy their degree requirements.
Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries. Klein's erlangen program.
The aim of the course is to look at various aspects of the content and development of geometry, through a mix of mathematical explorations and broader historical and cultural investigations. In addition to Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, and to the theory of geometric transformations, topics will include: the cultural origins of geometry; ethnogeometries; the introduction of algebraic tools into geometry; conics; coordinate systems. Students will develop the mathematical background necessary to teach secondary school geometry. They will also develop strategies for integrating geometry into the teaching and learning of other mathematical topics at the secondary level.
- Problem Portfolio 40%
- Historical/Cultural Investigation 40%
- Presentation of Reading 10%
- Participation 10%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
The Geometer’s Sketchpad, version 5
Sinclair, N., Pimm, D., & Skelin, M. (2012). Developing Essential Understanding of Geometry for Teaching Mathematics in Grades 9-12. Essential Understanding Series. Reston, VA: NCTM. ISBN# 0873536924
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