This proof-based course in plane and solid geometry focuses on teaching students logical methods. Topics include segments, angles, deductive reasoning, parallel and perpendicular lines, coordinate geometry, congruent and similar triangles, quadrilaterals, right triangle trigonometry, circles, and area and volume. Proper presentation of a mathematical proof is a major point of emphasis. Students will also examine polyhedra and touch briefly on non-Euclidean geometry at the end of the course--a fascinating way to finish the year! Homework will average 2 - 4 hours per week.
Minimum age of 12 on the first day of class. Successful completion of VSA Algebra I or comparable course in the previous 24 months is strongly encouraged.