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Taxicab Geometry
Posted:
Feb 22, 1995 11:05 AM


I hope that someone out there can provide me with some help. I am working my way through the small paperback book "Taxicab Geometry  An Adventure in NonEuclidean Geometry" by Eugene F. Krause with a topics class of high school premath anal jrs and srs. And I would like to pick the brains of those who have used it before. What I'd like is a summative type activity to evaluate and access. This could be in the form of a paper, project, test, or whatever has worked for you. We are trying to focus on writing across the entire curriculum and they have done some "mathematically meaningful writing" so it could be a written. But it doesn't have to be...
At Newport, we in the math department have defined mathematically meaningful writing as (in correct paragraph form) 1) state and explain the problem, 2) explain your process (including any false starts), 3) state any conclusions and/or answers and justify them (Why are they the right answers? Are there other less correct answers?), 4) reflect on what your learned and what you did, and finally 5) prepare it like a 5star restaurant would prepare a mealwith class.
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