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Geometry

Course Catalog ID:
3633
Subject Categories:
Math
Description

This course is a complete high school geometry course with formal proof, teaching concepts and skills necessary for success in subsequent math and science courses. Students explore Euclidean geometry through the study of foundational theorems and postulates that examine spatial relationships analytically and aesthetically. Topics include measurement and construction, coordinate geometry, transformations of figures, congruent and similar triangles, area and volume formulas, special properties of segments and lines in triangles, circles and polygons, symmetry of figures, and basic trigonometry. Throughout the course, students use dynamic geometry visualization software that helps them “see” geometric representations and patterns. Students build on this inductive foundation by developing and applying logical deductive thought to develop proof patterns and mathematical arguments. This course offers a mathematical means of describing, analyzing, and understanding God’s creation and seeing the beauty in its structure and order.

Prerequisites
Grade Levels*:
8, 9, 10, 11
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
Notes and Conditions

Standard vs. Honors: For students planning to take Calculus in high school or college, we recommend considering the Honors version of this course. Either version is adequate preparation for Calculus, but the Honors version is specifically designed toward that purpose.

Curriculum: TPS uses the award-winning Elayn Martin-Gay High School Series (AGA). The Martin-Gay series is one of the few curricula (out of the many we reviewed) that has scope and level we require, including standard and honors level. It follows well from the Math Mammoth series we use in our Math Fundamentals and Pre-Algebra courses. It features a rich set of thousands of supplemental videos to aid self study. And it includes excellent on-line MyMathLab resources, which is the same platform already used by TPS Precalculus and Calculus. (This information should not be used for ordering materials, as TPS will be providing special bundle ISBN’s required for ordering.)

“I have been with TPS for 5 years. Before TPS, even the most basic math concepts confused me and I was very discouraged. When I started Geometry, I was able to understand all of the concepts and thoroughly enjoy the class! With the help of my TPS Math teachers, I am able to set my sights on Mechanical Engineering, where before I would have never thought of that as a possibility.”

Aaron T
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Student

“I took TPS Math from Algebra through AP Calculus, and every class challenged me in a new and exciting way. While I am not a “math person” per se, I enjoyed learning and being challenged by the academic rigor of TPS Math. Overall, it has been a very positive experience.”

Joseph F
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Student

“We pulled our boys out of public school, and were thankful that TPS has a excellent math program. The older boys have graduated from college with a Computer Science and a Mechanical Engineering degree. Our last son will probably follow his brothers, thanks to the TPS math teachers…”

Celeste I
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Parent

“In TPS Geometry I learned so much, and my teacher made it easy to understand. I needed to start to get ready for college, and I’m achieving my goals with TPS…”

Lizzy M
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Student

“I have been in TPS Math from Pre-Algebra to AP Calculus, and the teachers do a wonderful job of teaching and explaining the concepts. When a student has a question, or does not understand something fully, the teacher will help the student to fully grasp the concept before moving to another part of the lesson. Additionally, whenever students have homework questions, the teacher will be sure to go over the question and help the students. I am well prepared for college and beyond because of the rigorous structure of TPS Math.”

Elyse G
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Student
Reviews from Students and Parents