Math 409 (Geometry for Secondary and Middle School Teachers)
Spring 2009

End-of-semester schedule

Basic Information | Required Materials | Homework Problems | Midterm and Final Exam Information | More Resources | Links

Basic Information

All students enrolled in Math 409 should also be enrolled simultaneously in Math 410 (Mathematics History for Secondary and Middle School Teachers).

Required Materials


Each student should purchase a copy of The Geometer's Sketchpad (student edition), available from Key Curriculum Press for approximately $40. You may also want to try Amazon or other online vendors.


The main textbook (which we won't follow too closely) is Euclid +/- by Saul Stahl. Thanks to Prof. Stahl, the book is available for free download as a set of PDF files.

Midterm and Final Exam Information

The midterm exam was given on Thursday, March 12. Here is some review information.

The final exam will be given on Wednesday, May 13, from 1:30 - 4:00 PM in Snow 152. Here is some review information.

More Resources

Homework Problems

Here is the master problem list (last updated 4/30/09). I'll assign some of these as homework, and you'll work on some of them in groups in class. You can use the other ones for review. I will be adding problems to the list as the semester progresses.

Homework is due every Tuesday at 5:00 PM. No late homework will be accepted. If you have a conflict which prevents you from turning the homework in on time, let me know before the deadline.

Written assignments should be submitted to me in class, left in my mailbox in the Math Department office (405 Snow) or brought to my office (541 Snow).

Sketchpad assignments should be e-mailed to me as attachments. If you submit them early, I will try to respond as quickly as possible so that you can fix mistakes. You can keep re-submitting sketches until the weekly deadline of Tuesday at 5 PM. Here is my grading scale for Sketchpad assignments:

Re-submitting a sketch (before the deadline) can only increase your grade on it.

Homework #1 (due Tuesday, January 27):

Homework #2 (due Tuesday, February 3):

Homework #3 (due Tuesday, February 10):

Homework #4 (due Tuesday, February 17):

Homework #5 (due Tuesday, February 24):

Homework #6 (due Tuesday, March 3):

Homework #7 (due Tuesday, March 31):

Homework #8 (due Tuesday, April 7):

Homework #9 (due Tuesday, April 14):

Homework #10 (due Thursday, April 23):

Homework #11 (due Thursday, April 30):

Homework #12 (due Thursday, April 30):


Mathematics links

Mathematical and technical writing information

The book "How to Read and Do Proofs" by Daniel Solow is a great place to get started.

KU links

Outside KU

Last updated Thu 5/7/09