- 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?

Do 1.2# 1,2,3,4,5,7,8

Do 1.3 #1,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11

Do 1.4 #2,4,6,7,8

Do 1.5 #1, 2, 4, 5

Draw a picture illustrating each of Euclid's propositions 1-30. Each proposition should have a "Given" and "Conclusion" picture.

Do 2.4 #3, 4, 5 Do Hyperbolic Geometry Experiment

Do 2.5 #1, 2, 6

Do 2.6 #1, 7, 8

Do 2.7 #1, 2, 7

Make tables for the symmetry groups of the equilateral triangle and the square. Read 3.5

Do 3.5 #1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 14

Do 3.6 #1, 3, 4, 5, 10

Do 3.8 #1, 2, 6, 15, 16, 17

Last Update: September 2, 2008

Ronald K. Smith

Graceland University

Lamoni, IA 50140

rsmith@graceland.edu