Objectives
of our instruction and objectives of your learning

To know and understand the basic terminology and ideas of geometry

To ** understand** why things are as they seem in a geometric setting

To ** explain** why things are as they seem in a geometric setting

(Sometimes the two
interact – in trying to ** explain** why something is true you come to

To create an
ever-expanding catalog of:

Geometric statements (claims) that you ** know for certain**
are true

This means you ** can
provide a compelling argument that explains why** a statement is true

Geometric statements (claims) you ** believe** are true

This means you have ** reasons** for believing a statement is true, but you don't
have a compelling argument that it is true.

Geometric statements that you ** suspect** are true

This means you have
hunches that a statement is true, but you don't have reasons for suspecting so.

Geometric statements that you ** doubt** are true

This means that you
have ** reasons** for believing
that a statement is false

Geometric statements that you ** know** are

This means that you
know ** why** a statement is
false (you can produce a counter-example)