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Wednesday, February 04, 2004
19:31Geometry
In the second geometry class, I somehow ran out of time much faster than I expected, and after I finished reviewing the homework (which I would have guessed was going faster than it had in the first class), I noticed that I only had 10 minutes left. I think that my plan for the last two days of this week is going to be revised. The golden ratio lesson for tomorrow will be scrapped in favor of homework review and some reinforcement of ratio and proportion from the first section. Then the golden ratio computer activity will be revised to be instead a similar polygons lesson. This seems like it will have better pedagogical value. It's a pity that we'll be dropping some of this out, but I think that some of the material, I can reuse as class openers next week.