Geometry, (Year Long Course) (Scobie)

IMPORTANT: If you take this class, you must commit to the full year, which means prioritizing the scheduling of Geometry in both winter and spring terms.

In this long-running PSCS class, we’ll review basic elements of geometry and geometric definitions. We’ll learn and refine your geometric drawing techniques while looking at the practical math and beauty of geometric relationships. We’ll also continue to explore measurement and systems of measurement for distance, angle, slope, area, and volume, linear and non-linear equations, graphing, proofs and other explorations. The class will finish in the spring with a unique and brilliant introduction to the core principles of Trigonometry as inspired by an insightful New Zealand math curriculum. Sometimes we work from a book, like a ‘normal’ math class. Other times we learn with physical models, drawings, and other resources.

  • Some algebra is required. If you have the equivalent of a high school Alg.1 class, you’ll be fine as long as you’re willing to to work to revive your skills. If you have only the bare essentials of algebra, you’ll need to be willing to work hard at some specific sections of the class, but there will also be parts of the class that don’t require any algebra.
  • Each term, Geometry must meet in two 70-minute slots per week minimum. This is a year long math class, and we have lots to cover.
  • expect occasional in-class tests, quizzes, and puzzles
  • expect collaboration on some work
  • be able to maintain a completely quiet work environment when asked
  • expect homework for most class sessions through the year.

Required texts/materials: The instructor will procure the texts/materials.

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