Word Cloud, Book II of Euclid's Elements
Class Meetings: D1,D2,D2 Room 142 Independent Study
D4,D5 Room 142  With Teacher
Instructors: Jonathan Dietz, dietzj@mail.weston.org (Weston)
Office: MS 142
Office Hours: After School 2:45 3:30 PM or by appointment email dietzj@mail.weston.org
Sam Elder, samath117@gmail.com (AOPS/MIT)
Goals of the Course
 To learn the principles of Euclidean Geometry
 To explore geometric concepts and their application to architecture, technology, and art
 In the process of doing this, they will become familiar with digital fabrication technologies.
 This will include
 CAD software  Google SketchUp, Axon2, Inkscape, and others
 Rapman 3D printing, and laser cutting,
 Arduino embedded computing
 Sea Perch ROV
Textbook

Introduction to Geometry
by Richard Rusczyk
A full course in challenging geometry for students in grades 710, including topics such as similar triangles, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, funky areas, power of a point, threedimensional geometry, transformations, introductory trigonometry, and more.
Order:

Support Material:
Khan Academy Geometry http://www.khanacademy.org/#geometry
Vi Hart, Mathemusician http://www.youtube.com/user/Vihart/videos
Terry Jones, The Story of One (Video) http://youtu.be/KoSWtEWTvWE
Numberphile Videos About Numbers http://www.youtube.com/user/numberphile?feature=fvstc
Regents Exam Prep Center Geometry  http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/math/geometry/mathGEOMETRY.htm
Museum of Mathematics Math Mondays http://momath.org/mathmonday/
Further Readings: http://westongeometry.pbworks.com/w/page/56321246/References%20and%20Further%20Readings
Discrete Math Javed Aslam, Northeastern University : http://westongeometry.pbworks.com/w/page/67162420/Discrete%20Math
Between the Folds(Origami) Video
Website http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/betweenthefolds/
Optional/Enrichment:
Learning Supplies:
 1" Binder with Dividers (for home)
 Bow Compass
 Straightedge
 Protractor
Required Course Components:
 Completion of weekly Art of Problem Solving Homeworks
 Completion of weekly Art of Problem Solving Alcumus review problems
 Participation in online class session
 Participation in group work and Discussion
 Completion of assigned projects (see Projects)
Problem Sets and Notebook
Much of our class time will be spent working in teams and individually on problem sets. These problem
sets form the core of the course. They will encourage you to sharpen your conversation skills
Examinations
There will be no fomal exams; however, we will be reviewing problems from the High school honors geometry course and other sources.
Preparation, Attendance, and Pacing
This class meets five days per week. Three periods per week are studentled and two are instructorled.
A significant amount of the work for class will be occurring between classes. In between classes you should ...
 Participate in Monday evening Art of ProblemSolving Online Classes
 Complete Assigned homework
 Watch relevant videos on Khan Academy
 Keep a handwritten notebook of videos and classwork
 Work on software tutorials and technology designs
Course Grade
This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.
MIT Architecture Students erecting structure made of computercut 2x2 posts outside Bldg 33,
http://architecture.mit.edu/architecturaldesign/project/framework0
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