HONORS GEOMETRY PROJECT
2nd Semester
Get ready to learn some mathematics that you would probably never see in
a high school textbook!! This project will require some hard work on your
part, but I believe it will be worthwhile. I expect that you will select
something that is reasonably challenging to you and that you will put considerable
time and effort into your project.
There are several deadlines that you will be required to meet this semester
(listed below), to make sure you stay on schedule. You will earn points
for successfully completing certain steps. The first deadline is January
31, and you will be required to submit the topic you want to research. The
dates below are absolute deadlines, regardless of your presence in school
on those days. Please note that the 21st is the day before Spring break,
that means if your family is leaving early you must have turned in you proposal
before you leave. Failure to meet this deadline will result in a
penalty of one full grade.
The final written projects will be due no later than 3:20 pm, Friday, May
16, 1997. You are responsible for getting your project to me. Projects turned
in after that date will have one full letter grade subtracted for each day
they are late. Weekends and breaks are included.
The following will be considered as your grade is determined.
Possible Geometry Project Topics:
Archimedean Solids Platonic Solids Fractals Fourcolor problem Mascheroni Constructions Conic Sections Tangrams Fibonacci numbers From Abacus to Computers Golden Section or Golden Ratio 3 Famous Problems of Antiquity 

The life and mathematics of one of the following:
Hypatia Rene Descartes Ada Byron Lovelace Blaise Pascal Maria Agnesi Euclid Sophie Germain Carl Friedrich Gauss Sonya Kovalevskaya Leonard Euler Caroline Herschel 
Nikolay Lobachevsky Mary Fairfax Somerville Archimedes Grace Chisolm Young Thales of Miletus Emmy Noether Gerard Desargues Emilie de Beteuil (Emilie du Chatelet/Marquise du Chatelet) Pierre de Fermat 
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