When we were asked to develop a geometry course we decided to go after a course that students could enjoy and which prepares students with a firm understanding, shows the relevance of geometry in art, architecture, nature, and the world around them, continually reviews the concepts of algebra, covers the history of geometry and its relevance to today, and demonstrates the linkage of geometry to logic, philosophy, and the nature of truth.
Geometry deals with the issue of truth. Much of what we know of as logic stems from the study of geometry - and therefore of philosophy and in particular epistemology ("the study of knowledge and justified belief"). While the textbook rarely delves too deeply into these topics, the other material (including the DVDs) will introduce these issues as they apply to truth and real life. The text covers many applications of geometry in everyday life. Almost every example and problem deals with a geometrical application - even those problems that deal in proofs.
Geometry is designed to be taken prior to Algebra 2 with Trigonometry and after Algebra 1.
- This course contains Algebra reviews at the end of each chapter, so students have a smooth transition between Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 with Trig. They won't forget the concepts!
- This Geometry course is not proof intensive, meaning that it teaches you logical thought and requires you to give evidence for your answers, but there is not a lot of time spent on meaningless recitation of numbers.
- We approach Geometry from a hands-on, real world perspective that is both parent and student-friendly.
- This course is college-level. Our syllabus and instructional material is designed to help parents give their students a college level education without overwhelming students or parents
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Geometry DVD set contains:
- Geometry DVD Set (SKU 2210): Videos of course content - Approximately 12 hours of video following the textbook.
- Disk 1 - Contains the Geometry Teachers Guide. These are PDF files to be used on your computer. They can be printed as needed. The same files can be downloaded below.
- Disk 2 - DVD covering the introduction
- Disk 3 - DVD covering chapter 1.1 to 2.6
- Disk 4 - DVD covering chapter 3.1 to 5.4
- Disk 5 - DVD covering chapter 6.1 to 10.6
- Disk 6 - DVD covering chapter 11.1 to 15.7
Calculators are optional at this level, but if you choose to allow one for larger problems, we recommend a basic scientific calculator like the Ti-30.