(Last modified: Monday, March 24, 2003, 4:29 PM )

Monday | Wednesday | Friday | |||

1/27 | Introduction | 1/29 | The Great Pyramid | 1/31 | The Mean and Extreme Ratio |

The Mean and Extreme Ratio | Golden Ratio in the Pyramid | ||||

Proportions | Assignment 0 due | ||||

2/3 | Golden Ratio in Pyramid: aliens? | 2/5 | Similar Figures | 2/7 | More with Similarity |

Pizza Cutter Method | Greek Puzzles: gnomons | ||||

Squaring the Circle | Problem Set 1 due | Topic proposal, literature search | |||

2/10 | More with Gnomons | 2/12 | The Golden Rectangle | 2/14 | Fibonacci Numbers and Their |

The Golden Rectangle in Art | Connection With Phi | ||||

Problem Set 2 due | Project 1 due | ||||

2/17 | Answer HW Questions | 2/19 | Creating a Perspective Machine | 2/21 | Setting the Stage for Perspective |

Video: Life By the Numbers | Art Show | ||||

(if time) | Problem Set 3 due | Intro to 3-space | |||

2/24 | Intro to 3-space | 2/26 | Practice plotting points and | 2/28 | Using 3-space to draw |

calculating distance in 3-space | perspective images | ||||

Detailed Project Proposal Due | |||||

3/3 | Using 3-space to draw | 3/5 | Using Excel to draw more | 3/7 | Vanishing Points |

perspective images | complicated images in | ||||

perspective | Problem Set 4 due | ||||

3/10 | Finding the correct viewing position | 3/12 | Rules of Perspective | 3/14 | Duplicating rectangles in perspective |

Subdividing rectangles | Summary of Math for Project due | ||||

Problem Set 5 due | Brief summary for the class, also | ||||

3/17 | 3/19 | 3/21 | |||

Spring Break | |||||

3/24 | Motivation for Symmetry | 3/26 | Moratorium | 3/28 | Rigid Motions |

Rigid Motions | Reflections | ||||

Problem Set 6 due | |||||

3/31 | Rotations | 4/2 | Translations | 4/4 | Reflections |

Rough sketch, math analysis due | |||||

Project 2 due | Problem Set 7 due | Art Show | |||

4/7 | Classifying based on Symmetry | 4/9 | Classifying based on Symmetry | 4/11 | Classifying border patterns |

Problem Set 8 due | Project 3 due | ||||

4/14 | Classifying border patterns | 4/16 | Classifying wallpaper patterns | 4/18 | Classifying wallpaper patterns |

Art Show | |||||

Problem Set 9 due | Rough draft of paper, good artwork | ||||

4/21 | Symmetry of Scale | 4/23 | The Sierpinski Gasket | 4/25 | Recursion |

The Koch Snowflake | Fractional Dimension | Complex Numbers | |||

Problem Set 10 due | Project 4 due | ||||

4/28 | The Mandelbrot Set | 4/30 | Hyperspace | 5/2 | Hyperspace |

Problem Set 11 due | Art Show | ||||

Final draft of paper, artwork | |||||

5/5 | 5/7 | Presentations on projects | 5/9 | ||

**Janice Sklensky**

**Wheaton College**

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Science Center, Room 109

Norton, Massachusetts 02766-0930

TEL (508) 286-3973

FAX (508) 285-8278

jsklensk@wheatonma.edu