A syllabus, course pages (notes, figures, questions, group work and homework), final projects, and class art work from PATTERN, a 1996 cross-curricular math and art class given at Dartmouth College.
Each topic in the course contents is organized into a "math part" and an "art part":
- Ritual Geometry, the Mandala and its Symmetries - Mandala Symmetries, Group Elements, Lusona - Groups and Groups Acting on Sets - Klimt and the Computer - Islam - Penrose and Rice - Escher - Hundertwasser and Griffeath
PATTERN is part of an NSF-funded project designed to integrate the study of mathematics into the whole curriculum. The site also includes courses on Chaos, Late Renaissance Thought and the New Universe; First Year Mathematics and Science courses; Statistics Across the Curriculum; and Chance.
Mathematics projects with directions and handouts for high school teachers and students. Based on topics chosen to be of interest to students, the projects use Internet data and cover subjects such as exponential modelling and quadratic functions.
Evan Glazer teaches mathematics at Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, Illinois. His Web pages also include:
- Exploring Mathematics on the World Wide Web http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbsmat/glazer/ho.html Links to sites with math Internet projects and activities. Locations have been categorized into areas related to communication, interactive sites, downloadable programs, accessing data, resource databases, and miscellaneous fun.
If you're interested in Internet research, you can read an abstract of Evan's thesis, "An Analysis of Discourse on an Internet-Based Listserv for Mathematics Educators":