In this course, you will develop a logical system of thought. You will examine the properties of geometric shapes, and make conclusions about them using your logical system. This course covers most of Euclidean Geometry and some modern Geometry using traditional western tools of compass and straightedge and eastern tools of paper folding (origami) and modern tools (Geometer Sketchpad). Analytic Geometry is included to reinforce previously learned Algebra skills. The early part of the course has the students investigating geometric phenomena and collecting conjectures about what they see. Later on the students prove the conjectures they have collected. Topics may include: similar and congruent figures, angles, geometric proofs, conjectures, counter examples, if-then statements, inductive and deductive reasoning, valid and invalid reasoning, postulates and proof, coordinate geometry, transformational geometry, transformation matrices, special right triangles. Class sessions will take place using a virtual white board (WIZIQ). All class sessions are archived for review by the students or if the student is unable to attend for any reason. Students will need to register with WIZIQ prior to their first class session and will receive a secure invitation from the instructor to attend class sessions. Homework will be assigned and discussed during the class time. Only quizzes and tests will be sent to each student (as well as their parents) as both .docx & .pdf documents and returned to the instructor for evaluation. Students will have an opportunity to correct all assessments to show mastery. It is the responsibility of the parents to supervise their student while completing each assessment. The evaluations will be returned to both the student and parent.
Course Website: Geometry
Instructor: Art Mabbott
Starts: August 31, 2020
Ends: June 11, 2021
Monday 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET • Wednesday 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET • Friday 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET
Prerequisite: Algebra I or an equivalent level of study.
Mr. Mabbott expects his students to reach mastery of all skills learned. Therefore the students will be asked to rework all assessments until such time that they can demonstrate mastery at 100%. One-on-one support in addition to regular class meetings will provided as needed.
Textbooks and Materials
This textbook is required:Discovering Geometry [Edition 5], Authors: Michael Serra
Publisher's website: Discovering Geometry
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore
Other information: ISBN 13: 978-1-4652-5505-1