Geometry (Problem-Solving Approach)

Full-year course. A challenging survey of introductory geometry, from points, lines, and planes, through triangles, perimeter and area, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, three-dimensional geometry, curved surfaces, transformations, and analytical geometry, to an introduction to trigonometry. Highlights include Heron’s Formula, the nine-point circle of the triangle, sketching geometric problems, and problem-solving strategies for geometry. Read about the Well-Trained Mind Academy approach to Art of Problem Solving here.

Prerequisites: Recommended to be taken after completing Algebra I and II; Art of Problem Solving Introduction to Geometry Pretest

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Geometry (Problem-Solving Approach) Information

  • Example Syllabus
  • Class meets twice a week for one hour and fifteen minutes.
  • Class cap: 15 students.
  • Designed for grades 8-11.
  • Students may be awarded 1 Mathematics credit upon completion of this course. Course may be listed as “honors” on transcript.

Course Materials

  • Click here to purchase the course materials.
    • The Art of Problem Solving Introduction to Geometry, 2nd Edition
    • JARLINK Math & Geometry Compass with Lock, Metal and Durable Compass for Solid and Plane Precision Tool
    • Sparco Plastic Protractor

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