Online - Asynchronous · Fee $795 · Rising 9th-12th Grades
Geometry introduces students to real applications of algebra and to logical reasoning needed in higher level mathematics courses. The course will consist of deductive and inductive reasoning, basic geometric figures, parallel lines, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, triangle inequalities, similar polygons, circles, area, volume, coordinate geometry, and transformations. There will be a heavy focus on algebra throughout the course. The content of this course will be identical to that found in the standard, year-long course. Material is covered each day in an amount roughly equivalent to four days during the regular school year.
This is not a remedial course. This is a highly academic course requiring students to watch 25 to 50 minutes of videos daily, complete and submit homework daily, complete weekly graded assignments, and take three major exams throughout the 8-week period. Students may attend class on campus from 9am to 11am or students may consume the content asynchronously on-line (off-campus). The grading will be identical for students regardless of how they choose to receive content. All students are required to be on campus for the three major exams. Arrangements may be made for students unable to be on campus. Please inform the course instructor and get approval of these arrangement before registering for the course (firstname.lastname@example.org
). * This course is open to Cooper students only.
Successfully completing this course will mean that those students will get credit for Geometry in the upper school. Therefore, this course will count toward the Upper School’s three-year math requirement and your grade will count towards your cumulative upper school GPA.
Students that have completed 9th or 10th grade must have obtained a B average or higher in Algebra 1. Students that have completed 8th grade must have a test average of 95% or higher in Algebra I and have scored in the upper third percentile (7 and above) on both the Quantitative and Math sections of the ERB in the fall of this year. The student also must score at least an 85% on a comprehensive exam on topics covered in Algebra I. This exam will be administered in the student’s Algebra I class.
Cooper Students: To earn credit for this course, students must take all three exams and hold a ‘C’ or better course average at the end of the 8-week course.
1. A copy of the textbook – Geometry 2018 - ISBN13: 9780079039941 (available at Cooper bookstore).
2. Protractor, ruler, compass, paper, graph paper, pencils, and organizational folders/binder.
3. Daily access to a computer and internet.
4. Ability to scan work to pdf format and submit online.
5. A TI-Nspire CAS CX calculator (available at Cooper bookstore).
Due to the accelerated nature of this course, students must make every effort to complete the assigned activities (videos/homework practice) daily. Students are required to take three pencil and paper exams at scheduled times. May 30 and July 4 are recognized as holidays with no class or required activities. Class ends July 14.