Take a few minutes to reflect on your experiences with mathematics. Who were your teachers? What have you learned? What would you like to learn? Write about yourself and your experience with mathematics. To get full credit on this assignment, you must do the following:
Address each of the three areas (1, 2, 3) below.
Email your paper (no more than 2 pages) to me by midnight Thursday night with the subject line:
MATH3320 HW0 [last name], [first name]
Your experience with mathematics. Examples of topics you could write about include:
Compare the best mathematics teacher you ever had with the worst mathematics teacher you ever had. What makes a good math teacher?
What was the best experience you ever had with mathematics? What was the worst experience?
What was the hardest math problem you ever attempted? Were you successful? How did you feel about it?
What do you find easiest about mathematics, and what gives you the most difficulty, and why?
The practicality of mathematics. Examples of topics you could write about include:
Have you ever attempted to solve a math problem just for the fun of it, or do you only do math problems if they are assigned?
Have you ever done a math problem that had an impact (however small) on your life? If so, describe the impact it had.
Do you know of any mathematics that has had an impact on your life?
Your expectations in this course.
What do you expect to put into this course, and what would you really like to get out of this Geometry course?
How do your expectations compare with those of the instructor that are printed in lthe syllabus?
What do you think would be the most helpful thing that could be done in this course to help you succeed?