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StructuresFall 2007 September 4, 2007

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Topics for Today Syllabus/Schedule Homework –Read Chapter 1, Go over Class 3 slides – Reading Quiz 9/11 Paper Math Historical Overview

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Web Access Powerpoint slides on web Blackboard Website http://www.sos.siena.edu/~mmccolgan/Structures/Home.html

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Teaching Philosophy You learn best by doing You will be active learners! –Reading –Working problems –Discussing with neighbors –Teaching peers –activities

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Group/Cooperative Learning Think – Pair – Share Group problems Group discussions Working together on homework is recommended –Discuss problems –Write your own solutions!!

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Course Design & Grading Tests30% –Exam 115% –Exam 215% Activities25% –No make-up activities –On Thursdays, typically Other25% –Reading Quizzes –Homework –Paper –In-class problems Final Exam20%

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Textbook Understanding Structures by Fuller Moore –Reading Quizzes

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Notes Powerpoint slides will be posted to the web. –Not everything is in handouts or book!!! You need paper for working out in-class problems Calculator! Binder is a good option

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Attendance Policy Students are expected to attend all classes. Attendance will be taken each class. Unexcused absence will lower your final grade by one step (B to B-, for example) Typically, new material will be discussed on Tuesdays. Activities will be held on Thursdays. Students should understand that some material discussed in class is not covered in the textbook. Activities, reading quizzes, and in-class problems can not be made up.

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Paper Select Topic –Due 10/18 –No duplicate topics Draft due 11/6 Returned with revisions 11/22 Final paper due 12/4 Five pages long, double spaced, with figures

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Think-Pair-Share

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Algebra – one unknown

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Think – Pair – Share

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Algebra – two unknowns Look for term similarity Can we add or subtract one term? Add Get x by itself on one side

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Algebra – two unknowns – con’t Insert x into one of the original equations Get the y term alone by subtracting 2 from both sides Divide by 3 to get y alone

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Think – Pair – Share

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Math 180° The interior angles of a triangle sum to 180°.For a right triangle that has one angle of 90°, the sum of the other angles is 90°. 90°

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Pythagorean Theorem a b c

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Think-Pair-Share 17 21 ? ? 8 10

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Trigonometry A B C

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x- and y- vector components x-component x = 5*cos(30°) x = 4.33 m y-component y = 5*sin(30°) y = 2.5 30° 5 m

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Think – Pair - Share x-component x = ? y-component y = ? 50° 10 m

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Think-Pair-Share If CB = 10, and CA =,5 What is ? What is the length of AB? A B C

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New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia Courtesy D.O.T., West Virginia, Public Affairs, David Bowen

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Pyramids of Egypt

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Machu Picchu

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Parthenon

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Pantheon

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Pantheon - Interior

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Notre Dame

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Leaning Tower of Pisa

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St. Peters

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Taj Mahal

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Arc de Triomphe

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Eiffel Tower

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Golden Gate Bridge

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Empire State Building

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