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HGC 1:23 Honors Geometry Class Notes:

From Syllabus to a Lesson Plan

Rules of engagement:  You can ask a question at any time. Always be balancing the expectations of everyone around you and the teacher.

The subject matter for today:

1.  How large is your view?

2.  What is the most simple, basic structure of each view?

3.  What is structure?  What are the most basic structures?

4. Could this be the same structure of the universe?

5.  What are the key questions about life?

  •   Finite or Infinite? Is That The Question?
  •   Finite & Infinite:  Part II
  •   Quiet Expansion or the Big Bang?
  •   "Good" in Science, Business & Religion?
  •   Everything Starts Most Simply
  •   Tilings & Tessellations 
  •   Planck Time- Planck Length Chart
  •   Just What's Happening Here?

A working overview and Table of Contents

Take a tour of the Big Board-little universe
and its Universe Table
: A short introduction

#1: The Planck Length
#2: The Range or Scale of the Universe
#3: Just by the width of a hair
#4: Discover your child within
#5: From caveats to mea culpa
#6: Water, water everywhere
#7: Transition to the Human Scale
#8: An Unknown Section of the Universe
#9: Transition to the Large Scale Universe
#10: The Observable Universe

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1:23 PM

Some basic questions:

1.  Where are we? How many different answers can you see?

2.  Who am I?  Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress, Twitter...

3.  Who are you? Facebook, WordPress, Twitter

4.  What class is this?

5.  What are we learning?

6.  What would be your greatest hope and expectation from this class?

7.  What time is it?

8.  How big is your vision?

9.  How do you start your day?

10.  What happens when you sleep?

11.  What is your biggest insight so far in your very short life?

12.  How will you die?


1.  Geometry.  Who wrote this book?

2.  Who published this book?

3.  Can you learn everything in it?

4.  Where in this book are the most important pages?   Why?

5.  What are the platonic solids?  Why? 

6.  What is Pi?

7. What are some other questions that we might ask? 

8.  What is the Scocratic method?

Some Potential Outcomes:

1.  Select a poster and ascribe a notation (step, layer or doubling) to it. Write it up. Get the help of the photographer. Make it a National Science Fair project. Help fill in the blanks for the Planck Units, the Fabulous Five. Help fill in the blanks of the Big Board-little universe.  Do the multiplication of vertices by a factor of 8.

2.  Intern at a national lab for the summer to teach other interns the Big Board-little universe.  Start publishing your biggest and best insight, first as a blog, and then within selected publications.  Start writing your first book. 

3.  Be a leader within your college and throughout your college education
Encourage collaboration to learn how the Big Board-little universe model applies
within your discipline?

4.  Write a paper about it.  Get that paper published.

5.  Get a Rhodes Scholarship,  a genius award, Fulbright Fellowship...

6.   Earn your PhD at one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

7.  Get nominated for a Nobel Prize.

8.  Earn a Nobel Prize.  Earn the Templeton Prize.