Park City Mathematics Institute 2011
Course Notes
Bowen Kerins and Darryl Yong

Some Applications of Geometric Thinking
Participants in this course will exercise some geometric habits of mind like creating functions that can give insight on a geometric problem, or looking for things that don't change when the inputs of a function change. We'll apply these habits to a wide variety of situations, including geometric optimization and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra. We will explore some of these topics using dynamic geometry environments (such as the Geometer's Sketchpad®, GeoGebra or Cabri).

July 5 - 22, 2011
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0314808 and Grant No. ESI-0554309. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.