This seven-week Intensive Geometry course will review all major Geometry topics as well as strengthen the skills for students who have previously taken a Geometry course. For students who have not yet taken a full year of Geometry, this is a basic course to enable you to improve performance in future math courses including Geometry, Algebra 2, and Pre-Calculus. Successful completion of this course is equivalent to completing a one-semester course of Geometry and will earn a high school half-credit.
Students will build confidence and refresh their comprehension of topics by watching video tutorials provided in pre-recorded videos, followed by a variety of teacher-graded homework assignments. Topics to be studied include:
- Module 1: Lines and Angles
- Module 2: Right Triangles
- Module 3: Congruence and Similarity
- Module 4: Other Similarity and Transformations
- Module 5: Quadrilaterals and Circles
- Module 6: Logic and Proofs
- Module 7: Surface Areas and Volumes
This course will have daily and end-of module assignments. Since the course is self-paced, students should follow the order provided in the outline, but assignments may be submitted anytime during the course, with a recommended minimum time of seven weeks to complete the course. Following an initial conference, the teacher will provide a pacing guide to help students complete the course according to their goals.
Throughout the course, each module must be completed before moving to the following module, to keep students on track. Daily assignments will consist of watching a video, answering questions based on the video, electronic homework assignments using an app that gives immediate feedback and multiple attempts to complete questions, and completing a note sheet of theorems and formulas. End-of-module assignments will be a worksheet covering the week’s topics for which students will complete their answers in pencil, then scan and upload the completed worksheet, study, and submission of their notes. A module quiz will be assigned after completion of each module’s assignments.
Who should enroll?
The well-prepared applicant in grades 9-12 is familiar with the fundamentals of Algebra (has completed one year of Algebra) and has the maturity to diligently complete the assigned homework and seek additional help when necessary. Learning how to learn mathematics is stressed in this course, so students who are motivated to improve should apply.
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
- High speed, broadband Internet
- Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures
- Scanner or smart phone for submitting tests and homework
Feedback and Evaluation
Students will be graded on homework, projects, notes, tests, and exams. Submitted student work will be graded and returned within one week of the due dates. Outside of class times, students may contact the teacher with any questions or concerns using the Canvas messages. Included in the course fee will be two individual sessions with the instructor. The first meeting will be at the start of the course, and the second will be scheduled by the student as needed.
Grades are perpetually available throughout the course and parents may contact me through Canvas messages on the course website. Parents are encouraged to oversee the work of their student for timeliness and completeness.