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Discovering Geometry (Quarter 4)
This is the fourth quarter of an inquiry-based high-school level Geometry course, covering Chapters 9-11 of _Discovering Geometry_ (4th Ed) by Michael Serra.
Arden Ashley-Wurtmann, MSEd
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Completed by 16 learners
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$14 per class
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Over 9 weeks
45 minutes per class
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This is the fourth quarter of a full-year Geometry course. In this inquiry-based course, your learner will discover the elegance of geometric phenomena and learn to apply deductive reasoning. Most of the lessons in this course will involve an investigation in which I help guide students to observe a geometric concept and state it in their own words. They will then apply that geometric concept and build upon it in future lessons. Proof-writing will be scaffolded and integrated throughout the...
When I first transitioned from teaching science to teaching math, this course quickly became my favorite subject to teach. I love the elegance of geometry and logical reasoning and I particularly love teaching this subject using the inquiry method in the _Discovering Geometry_ text. I am so very excited to bring this course to Outschool!
Learners will need the following: 1. A copy of _Discovering Geometry_ (4th Ed) by Michael Serra. Please be sure you have the correct edition of this book (as opposed to the 3rd or 5th editions, which will likely also come up when you search for this title.) I choose the 4th edition because it offers an excellent curriculum but can still be found at an affordable price. This textbook can be purchased new for about $40 and used for as little as $6 ISBN-10 --> 1559538821 ISBN-13 --> 9781559538824 2. A geometric compass. In my experience, plastic compasses do not last as long and are more likely to loosen, bend, or break over time -- even a short period of time! I recommend a metal compass with an adjustment wheel in the center. Brands Blick and Staedtler make compasses like this for about $9. 3. A pad of tracing paper. 4. A durable ruler and protractor. (These can often be found bundled together with a compass as a "geometry kit" -- this can be a good value, but please be sure that the compass is the kind that I describe above so that you won't have to replace it later). 5. A college-ruled notebook, sharp pencils and a good eraser. 6. A scientific or graphing calculator. 7. All their notes from Quarters 1, 2, and 3. Aside from consumables, all the materials used in Quarter 1, 2 and 3 can continue to be used in Quarter 4.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Arden Ashley-Wurtmann, MSEdA Nerdy Teacher with a Love of Learning
393 total reviews
454 completed classes
I have been teaching since 2006 and my specialties are Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry. Although I have been focusing on math education for the majority of my time as a teacher, I started my career in the sciences. I have a biology degree from...