Summary: Do the second chapter of the Art of Problem Solving’s Introduction to Geometry book.
Goal: Success would be if I at least attempted all the exercises in the chapter in some reasonable amount of time. Failure would be if I dropped the project for a long time.
Metrics: Making regular progress every week. Target rate will be a couple of subchapters per week, and I hope to go faster than that. I’ll slow down if I need to in order to understand some concept and won’t consider needing to slow down for that reason a failure.
Broader goal: Working through whole book and trying to use CF project planning templates more.
Values: I’m interested in learning math. I like math and find it fun.
CF relevance: I think learning math could help with being a more precise thinker, which would be helpful for learning philosophy.
Plan: Steps are to read the sub chapters in order and then work through the problems. I plan to share some of the work I do for public criticism.
Project size: Small. Only things in scope are the exercises in the chapter.
Resource budget: Some free time.
Asks: If people notice any errors in stuff I write about the project, corrections would be appreciated.
Independence: I’ll finish the project regardless of whether people say stuff or not.
Confidence: I am very confident the project will be completed. It is small and should be easy and basically review for me.
Follow through: I’d be very surprised if I needed to take a major break. It might take a bit longer than I’d like if I got super busy.
Background: I have some background math knowledge.
Track Record: I’ve had some success doing learning projects before (like with grammar and programming). I did a mini project for the first chapter.
Priorities: I was working on a math book already and got the suggestion that this book might be good to try.
Progress: Looked at book a bit to get an idea of the size of the chapter.