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W 1/28 - Greek Geometry

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Homework - work on your block book. Everything except the Pythagoreans essay and Constructions sheet #2 can be worked on for the block book. See attached document for the content (and order) list for the block book.

Exam is Friday.

T 1/27 - Greek Geometry

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

No homework to be turned in. Try to finish Euclid's Proof of Pythagorean Theorem and I need a volunteer to present Pythagorean Theorem Proof #1 in class tomorrow.

Otherwise work on block book! See yesterday's post for details.

M 1/26 - Greek Geometry

Monday, January 26, 2015

Due Tuesday 1/27

  • To ponder:
    • What would the perimeter of an inscribed and circumscribed duodecagon be if the circle has a diameter of 1?
    • Try to complete the rest of Euclid's proof of Pythagorean Theorem
  • To hand in:
    • Pythagoras/Pythagoreans - Choose 1 of 2
      • Factual Essay - 5 + paragraphs:
        • Intro
        • Pythagoras...
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Th & F 1/22 & 23 - Greek Geometry

Thursday, January 22, 2015

HW due

  • Due Friday 1/23 - Constructions #1-3 from Great Greek Games #2.
  • Due Tuesday 1/27 - Pythagoras/Pythagoreans - Choose 1 of 2
    • Factual Essay - 5 + paragraphs: I
      • Intro
      • Pythagoras
      • Pythagoreans
      • Impact of proof that square root of two is irrational
      • Conclusion
    • OR
    • Fact page and 3 paragraph opinion essay...
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W 1/21 - Greek Geometry

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

No HW due on Thursday. However, you have plenty to work on for your block book.
Due on Friday - Constructions #1-3 from Great Greek Games #2.

Today we ended part way through how to prove that an isosceles triangle's base angles are congruent (equal), Euclid's proposition I-5. Can you finish it? You can use any of his definitions, common...

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T 1/20 - Greek Geometry

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

No HW due on Wednesday except your table should be ready for the same two (memorized) verses on Monday. However, you have plenty to work on for your block book.

Today we ended with the question of how to prove that an isosceles triangle's base angles are congruent (equal). This is Euclid's proposition (theorem) I-5. You can use any of his...

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F 1/16 - Greek Geometry

Monday, January 19, 2015

No HW due on Monday except your table should be ready for the same two (memorized) verses on Monday. However, you have plenty to work on for your block book.

Ongoing:

  • Explain proof #1 of Pythagorean Theorem - jigsaw puzzle - cut it out and see if you can make it work. This goes into block book.
  • Work on Cover Page for block book
  • ...
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Th 1/15 - Greek Geometry

Thursday, January 15, 2015

For Friday 1/16

  • Drawing of Thales, Pythagoras, Euclid, or Archimedes - resubmission
  • Two lines of the Golden Verses of Pythagoras - done by table - FROM MEMORY. (Check with your tablemate if you don't remember, which two lines you have.) You will be graded on this!

Ongoing:

  • Explain proof #1 of Pythagorean Theorem - jigsaw puzzle -...
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W 1/14 - Greek Geometry

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sorry, I accidentally deleted this posted. Rather than recreating, I redirect you to the post for Th 1/15.

T 1/13 - Greek Geometry

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

For Wednesday 1/14

  • Memorize the first eight stanzas (first 32 lines) of the Golden Verses of Pythagoras (see below).
  • Great Geometry Games (aka Euclidean Constructions) Block Book pages
    • A title for the group of pages; titles for each construction.
    • 2-3 constructions per page; some, like #8, will require their own page.
    • Each...
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M 1/12 - Greek Geometry

Monday, January 12, 2015

For Tuesday 1/13

  • Memorize the first six stanzas (first 26 lines) of the Golden Verses of Pythagoras (see below).
  • Work on Great Geometry Games pages - due on W - see below for details

For Wednesday 1/14

  • Great Greek Geometry Games pages
    • A title for the group of pages; titles for each construction
    • 2-3 constructions per page;...
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F 1/9 - Greek Geometry

Friday, January 9, 2015

For Monday 1/12

  • Six-paragraph essay on Education in four areas/times we discussed in class on Thursday
    • See notes from today or yesterday's post on here for details.
  • Memorize the first five stanzas (first 21 lines) of the Golden Verses of Pythagoras (see below).

  • 7-8 volunteers to explain the challenges from The Great Greek...

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Th 1/8 - Greek Geometry

Thursday, January 8, 2015

If you were absent today, see classmates for notes.
Attached to this message is a copy of the expectations for the class, including block book contents.

For Friday 1/9

  • Memorize the first four stanzas (first 16 lines) of the Golden Verses of Pythagoras (see below)
  • Check in on Shear page for block book (illustrations and explanations)....
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W 1/7 - Greek Geometry - HW

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

For Thursday 1/8

  • Memorize the first three stanzas (first 12 lines) of the Golden Verses of Pythagoras (see below)
  • Submit an original drawing of one of the four mathematicians we will cover this block (Thales, Pythagoras, Euclid, Archimedes). It may be a profile, portrait, action, with students, etc. This should NOT be a tracing of a...
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T 1/6 - Greek Geometry - Homework for W 1/7

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Ponder the drawings, which I gave you, of six different proofs of Pythagorean Theorem. What could the explanations be for these drawings?

You may begin the drawings of these proofs for your block book. Each proof will require its own page.

M 1/5 - Greek Geometry - Homework for T 1/6

Monday, January 5, 2015

  • Bring the following to class every day:
    • compass (your own or the one I leant you)
    • straight edge (ruler, triangle, etc.)
    • sharp pencils and sharpener (mechanical pencils are preferred)
  • Block Book Pages - state theorem and include a drawing to illustrate
    • Theorem of Thales
    • Converse of Theorem of Thales