Tues 2/03 Euclid and Euclidean
Geometry -- Jeremiah, Steve, Roman
Thurs 2/05 Eratosthenes -- Tony
Tues 2/10 Eudoxus -- John
Archimedes -- Jen and Karen
Tues 2/17 End of the Golden Age
of Greek mathematics: Diophantus -- Jeff and Justin
Grade Sheet for Presentations
You are to schedule with me a meeting a week before your presentation -- at this meeting you will give me an outline of what you will be presenting, references, the format of your presentation, and a description of supplemental materials you will be using.
You have a great deal of flexibility in terms of what you cover
relative to your topic and also the style in which you cover it.
Remember all of those Core and math class presentations that you loved
and/or thought could be vastly improved upon -- go for it. Have
fun and be creative. Use appropriate visual aids. Actively engage
the class in your presentation -- this may be with questions posed to
the class, discussion questions, and / or a hands-on activity.
Also make sure that you do some explicit mathematics that is part of
your topic and provide exercise(s) to be submitted by the class.
The mathematics should be of appropriate complexity to stimulate
college-level mathematical thinking! Provide me with the exercises
AND solutions so that I may grade appropriately.
There are many on-line resources for guiding you in oral
presentations. One of the better sites is at Rice University:
Rice OWL: Designing Effective Oral Presentations