Geometry forms the foundation for key concepts in advanced math courses. This fast-paced course covers a full year of Geometry in eight weeks by addressing traditional geometric topics including lines, angles, polygons, and circles. Students explore concepts directly through their own investigations, make and test conjectures about what they observe, and apply these conjectures to solve problems and create new conjectures. Students use multiple and varied tools—from folded paper, to straightedge and compass, to interactive geometry software—for the investigations. These are designed to develop students’ cooperation, problem-solving, spatial reasoning and communication skills. Assessments include quizzes and tests, discussion prompts, and both group and individual projects. By the end of the course, students will have gained proficiency in logic, pattern recognition, spatial reasoning, and tech tools.
Summer courses are for-credit opportunities for ambitious students to get a jump on the next academic year. Students participating in these courses should plan to devote 25-30 hours per week for eight weeks to their course. Students will receive grades and comments in these classes, which are the equivalent of year-long, high-school level courses. Because of the pacing and intensity of for-credit summer courses, there is little flexibility; students must be available and have internet access for all eight weeks of the course.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I
Approved by: the NCAA and UC Schools
Course Year: June 11 - August 3, 2018
"As I look back on the experience of this course, I'm so happy with how it turned out. I want to say thank you for helping make it as great as it was! Taking Geometry online was a decision that I don't regret one bit and I really hope to take another online course again sometime in the future.”
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