Math 30: Geometry

CLASS MEETINGS:  MW 8:00 - 9:20

INSTRUCTOR: Geoff Hagopian                
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Geometry Syllabus

Course Description: This course is equivalent to one year of high school plane geometry. Topics include sets, postulates, theorems, proofs, constructions, congruent triangles, parallels, similar polygons, regular polygons, right triangles, circles, loci, and area. Emphasis will be made on thinking, memorizing, and analyzing abstract mathematical concepts.

Requirements: You should have passed Elementary Algebra (Math 54 at COD) or the equivalent. You will need paper and pencil and a straight edge and compasses.

Text:Schaum's Outlines: Geometry, 4th ed., by Rich. Also, David Joyce's Elements.

Homework: There is a schedule of assigned homework. This is designed to help you show you understand the reading. If you get stuck on homework problems, bring your questions to the class meetings and the answers to your questions will be a big part of the discussion. Occasionally homework will be collected but your humble instructor does not have time to read all your solutions with due diligence. Thus, the homework is largely for you to keep a record of your studies. From time to time I will review your homework portfolio so try to keep it neatly organized.

Tests: There will be a test after every chapter. There will be a cumulative test at the end of the semester. These are an opportunity to for you to show what you know.

Grades: Your grade will be a weighted average of your scores on the chapter tests and your final exam.