Eligibility: CTY-level or Advanced CTY-level math score required
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra I or equivalent
Course Format: Individually Paced
Course Length: Typically 6 months
Recommended School Credit: One academic year
Course Code: GEO
This proof-based geometry course, based on a popular classic textbook, covers concepts typically offered in a full-year honors geometry course. To supplement the lessons in the text book, videos, online interactives, assessments and projects provide students an opportunity to develop mathematical reasoning, critical thinking skills, and problem solving techniques to investigate and explore geometry. Students are also introduced to a dynamic software tool, GeoGebra, through projects that they create. Additionally, students are invited to participate and ask questions in an open Help Room guided by instructors.
Each student is assigned to a CTY instructor to help them during their course. Students can contact their instructors via email with any questions or concerns at any time. Live one-on-one online review sessions can be scheduled as well to prepare for the graded assessments, which include homework, chapter tests, and a cumulative midterm and final.
Instructors use virtual classroom software allowing video, voice, text, screen sharing, and whiteboard interaction. Students are strongly encouraged to work on the course at least 1 hour a day, 5 days a week (for a 6-month enrollment), and email their instructors at least once per week.
The textbook must be purchased separately by the student.
For a detailed list of topics, click the List of Topics tab.
There is a textbook purchase required for this course:
Geometry, 2000 edition by Jurgensen, Brown, & Jurgensen; McDougal Litell.
A compass is required in addition to the textbook.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate mastery over the following topics:
Each week, all active students are invited to an open Geometry Help Room, which is led by a rotating staff of instructors. Students are encouraged to come with questions or just to meet other online students. Topics reviewed vary each week.
The Geometry Help Room meets each Wednesday from 7 – 8 p.m. ET.
This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin, and also tablets or handhelds that support the Adobe Connect Mobile app. Students who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin installed to watch recorded meetings. The Adobe Connect Add-in, Adobe Flash plugin, and Adobe Connect Mobile app are available for free download. Students who do not have the Flash plug-in installed or enabled on their browsers will be prompted to download and install the Adobe Connect add-in when accessing the virtual classroom.
This course uses Respondus LockDown Browser proctoring software for designated assessments. LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Visit the Respondus website for system requirements.
While Chromebook can be used to progress through the course, all exams must be completed on a PC or Mac.