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Unformatted text preview: Writing Assignments Math 3379 Physical description of Papers 1, 2, and 3: Each will be a 700 word (+/- 25 words) descriptive essay that is typed (12 point) and double spaced with margins not larger than 1 inch per side. The Proof of Attendance form from The Writing Center must be attached at the back of the essay along with the rubrics grading form. The attendance form counts 3 points out of 20 for the grade. Each is worth 10% of your grade. Physical description of the Term Paper: This will be a 1500 word term paper (+/- 50 words). It will be typed (12 point) and double spaced with margins not wider than 1 inch. The bibliography is not counted in the paper length. Attendance at the Writing Center seminar will be graded as part of the paper; it is worth 3 points out of 20. Please attach the rubrics grading form, as well. This is worth 20% of your grade. Due dates: Paper 1 is due Feb. 20 by noon. Paper 2 is due March 26, by noon. Paper 3 is due April 16, by noon. The term paper is due Thursday, May 10 by noon. Each 24 hours or portion of 24 hours that a paper is late will cause a 2 point penalty. 1 Paper 1 Topic: Incidence Geometry This is an informative paper with an audience of bright AP geometry high school students. After reading your paper, such a student would be able to give a nice power point slide talk to the Math Club about Incidence Geometry. Discuss the history and the place of this type of axiomatic system in the discipline of both Geometry and Mathematics. Discuss the structure of the geometry fully. Give at least 2 and not more than 4 models that are not-isomorphic to each other and tell why having these disparate models is important to understanding the geometry. Include proofs of Theorems 2.6.5 and 2.6.7. You may use all information up to each theorem but nothing later. (In other words, you may NOT use 2.5.6 to prove 2.6.5 but you may use it to prove 2.6.7 if needed). Discuss why these theorems matter in the context of understanding the geometry; what kind of depth and richness do they bring. Include illustrations of the theorems from the models you chose to exhibit. Physical description: This will be a 700 word descriptive essay (+/- 25 words) that is typed (12 point) and double spaced with margins not larger than 1 inch per side. The Proof of Attendance form from The Writing Center and the Rubrics must be attached at the back of the essay along with the rubrics grading page....
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