In this year-long PSCS class, we’ll establish and refine basic elements of geometry and geometric definitions. We’ll learn and refine geometric drawing techniques while looking at the practical math and beauty of angles and shapes. We’ll also continue to explore systems of measurement for distance, angle, slope, area, and volume, linear and non-linear equations, graphing, and visual & algebraic proofs.

The class will finish in the spring with a unique introduction to the core principles of Trigonometry as inspired by an insightful New Zealand math curriculum.

- 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 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 large parts of the class that don’t require any algebra at all.
- expect occasional in-class tests, quizzes, and puzzles
- expect collaboration on some work
- be able to maintain a quiet, non-social work environment when asked
- of course there is outside work most weeks; a full credit of HS math requires some work outside of class. How long it takes has a lot to do with your strengths, supports, and commitment to learning efficient work strategies.