A short sample project report is available entitled The Amazing Pythagorean Theorem
After you have finished working on the constructions in the project assignment, and have answered each of the questions, you need to write a report that outlines the major theme(s) of the project, describes your solutions or proofs to the questions, and concludes with a summary if what was learned. This report is similar to papers that you write for other classes in that it should have an introduction, a body and a conclusion.
First, you should select a theme which you view as the most important thing you wish the reader to glean from your report. I.e., try to make some point. Then organize your report to best emphasize that point.
The introduction explains to your readers what the paper is about. The body of the report presents a brief description of the work done in the project, together with answers to each of the project's questions. Although each assignment presents a list of questions that are meant to guide you through the project, you should not use these questions as the only organizing principle in your report. That is, the report should not be just a list of numbered questions and answers, as you would hand in for a homework assignment. Instead, the report should have complete paragraphs and explanatory prose, so that a reader not immersed in the subject matter of this course can understand what you accomplished in the project. Finally, the conclusion should summarize what you have learned.
Assume the audience includes people who have taken high school geometry, and know the vocabulary of the subject, but are not experts.
* Do use complete sentences, with
proper grammar and spelling.
* Don't blindly write up your project in the same order and format as the assignment.
* Do structure your paper in a logical way, with each section marked with a helpful title.
* Don't use phrases like, ``In this lab we learned about...,'' nor, ``We were asked to prove that ...''
* Do use phrases like, `` From this construction, we conjecture that ...'', and "To prove this conjecture, ..."
* Don't use the passive voice, ``A segment was constructed from A to B'', instead say
``Construct a segment from A to B.''
* Don't mix verb tenses. Usually, I would recommend sticking to present tense.
* Use figures to help clarify and describe your work. Geometry is a visual subject,
illustrate your ideas.