Math in the Middle Institute Partnership


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Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Arts in Teaching Major: Mathematics Math in the Middle Under the supervision of Professor David Fowler Lincoln, Nebraska November, 2006


Spherical geometry was studied in ancient times as a subset of Euclidian three-dimensional space. It was a logical outcome as the earth is a sphere. The word geometry literally means the measure of the earth. However, the undefined terms, axioms and postulates of Euclidian geometry take on a new meaning when studied on a sphere.