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, 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 five days during the regular school year. This is not a remedial course. This is a highly academic course requiring students to watch 20 to 40 minutes of videos daily, completion and online submission of daily work, weekly graded assignments, and three major exams throughout the 8-week period. There will be two live help sessions scheduled per week that may be attended online (via zoom) or in-person on campus.
*Cooper’s Summer Accelerated Geometry will be held online this summer. While most of the course lessons and content will be asynchronous in nature, there will be several opportunities for students to have synchronous meetings each week with the teacher.*
*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 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; class grade, ERB scores and a placement test administered by Math department at 2nd semester to qualify.
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 textbook (available at Cooper bookstore)
2. Protractor, ruler, compass, paper, graph paper, pencils, and organizational folders/binder.
3. Daily access to a computer, internet, and Zoom.
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 via zoom and then submit these exams before leaving zoom. May 31st and July 5th are recognized as holidays with no required activities. Class Ends July 16.