Mode of Delivery
- Blended mode online and face to face
The Module on Geometry starts by looking at the historical development of knowledge that the humankind gather along centuries and became later, about 300 BC, the mathematical subject called “Euclidian Geometry” because of the great work of Euclid. The inductive-deductive reasoning which characterizes this subject will be developed through investigation of your own conjectures on geometric objects and properties. You will explore geometry by using basic mechanical instruments (compass and straightedge) and computer software. As you progress you will treat the Euclidian geometry using a referential system to locate points. The orthogonal Cartesian system of coordinates that you already know from secondary school is the most common referential system you will use in both two and three dimensions. You will also learn some other systems of coordinates that will empower you to do research in geometry and in other mathematical modules as well.
2. Prerequisite or knowledge
High School Geometry.
3. General objectives
At the end of this module the learner should be able to define and apply the concepts of Euclidean, Non-Euclidean Geometry, Plane Analytic Geometry and Solid Analytic Geometry.
The total time for this module is 120 study hours.
You are highly recommended to use the interactive computer software in the CD-ROM–Resources included in your study material package. The software Geo-Gebra or WinGeom will help you to explore the geometry world in an interesting and dynamic way and with lesser expenses of paper and time! When starting each Unit you should visit, at least one time, the on-line material in the Internet as indicated in Relevant Readings. Almost all links in Relevant Readings have contents in off-line in the CD-ROM–Resources. This includes free and open e-books and the software mentioned above.