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Topic: geometry
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M.J.Winter

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Re: geometry
Posted: Sep 4, 1997 4:23 PM
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In a course this summer, after covering 4.1 of Smart, I distibruted the
article by D. Hofstadter, "Discovery and Dissection of a Geometric Gem,"
from Geometry Turned On (MAA - it just appeared).
I "whited out" certain parts, and posed questions to be answered as the
students worked through the article. Did the same with a response by J.
Conway (look in the geometry forum's archives of discussion groups).
Many of the questions referred to related problems in Smart, but others
had them looking in the library for other references. We
spend three weeks on the articles, and covered a lot more than the usual
advanced E geometry topics. The students felt that this was the most
interesting part of the course and encouraged me to do it with the class I
have now (usual, junior-level, geometry class. The summer group was a bit
older).

Hofstadter's article is a good read - I highly recommend it for your
pleasure.




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