In this live online Geometry class, students will learn how to read, understand, and communicate using mathematical language in daily assignments and in several fun and creative projects during the year. They will not only cover the different topics of Geometry, but see the connections between this and previous courses. Material will be presented in many different ways. We will learn problem solving on paper as well as use technology to prepare students for future work in college and beyond. Students will learn to write proofs after a carefully sequenced development of the conceptual precursors to proof.
This course covers all the main concepts required for a high school credit in Geometry. Topics include:
- Points, lines, and angles
- Congruence Transformations
- Polygons and Symmetry
- Similar and Congruent Triangles
- Length, area, surface area, and volume
- Segments and angles in circles
Students can expect to spend at least 1 hour a day on this class. This accounts for watching pre-recorded videos, reading daily assignments and completing daily homework, and submitting handwritten weekly assignments. The submitted homework will consist of video concept check questions, daily readings and note-taking, electronic concept questions, and textbook questions, some submitted as scanned written work, and some to be checked against an answer key that will be provided.
In addition, there will be two required projects (one each semester), handwritten and scanned chapter tests, and two cumulative multiple-choice exams. To help students learn good note-taking, notes from each chapter will be submitted and evaluated. The weekly live sessions will be used to review, practice problem solving, and strengthen critical thinking and the skills introduced during the previous week. All course lectures are pre-recorded and available for students to play back at their convenience.
Weekly live problem-solving and discussion sessions will be held where we work together on concepts and applications of concepts. Questions are welcomed! Students are not required to “meet” at the scheduled discussion time, but it is encouraged. Scheduled discussion times will be recorded for those unable to attend the live discussion times and available for approximately one month afterward.
Who should enroll?
Students in grades 9-11 who have successfully completed Algebra I and have instructor approval may enroll. They must complete an application and be approved before registering. The well-prepared applicant will have completed a basic algebra course and is familiar with those fundamental concepts. They should have the maturity to diligently complete the assigned homework and seek additional help when needed. Learning how to learn mathematics is stressed in this course, so students who are motivated to improve are welcome to apply.
Prerequisite: Algebra 1, plus course placement test
- High speed, broadband Internet
- Web cam, sound card, and microphone (for live sessions)
- Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures
- Scanner or smart phone for submitting tests and homework
Evaluation and Feedback
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.
Grades are perpetually available throughout the course and parents may contact me through Canvas messages on the course website. Parent-teacher conferences will be offered in the fall and spring of the year.