MATH 1423 - Explorations in Geometry
The content of this course will apply geometrical truths in a variety of contexts, including knots, tessellations and graphical symmetry. In addition, it will cover some principles of Gestalt perceptual properties, the exploration and creation of models of geometric art from other cultures, and any additional material deemed suitable by the instructor. The material will involve experimentation by the student in a geometric forum to discover or verify properties of two- and three-dimensional objects and patterns. The software AutoCAD or a similar program for drawing on a computer as well as two- and three-dimensional modeling tools will be used extensively to enhance spatial intelligence skills and awareness of properties. Students will learn to analyze designs by identifying their geometric component parts and create designs by combining geometric shapes. They will identify the rules used in creating the design and will create new designs by varying some of those rules.