HSLDA Online Academy | Geometry
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Geometry

Master Teacher: Angela Ellis
Duration: Yearlong course offered in fall/spring (32 weeks).
Suggested High School Credit Value: 1 credit.
Suggested Grade Level: 9th grade level and up.
Tuition: $525 for HSLDA Members/$575 for non-members. 

Description: In Geometry, students will learn two- and three-dimensional thinking skills, coordinate and transformational geometry, and the use of geometric models to solve problems.
Watch a short introduction from Course Developer Angela Ellis.
Watch a sample clip of an Academy live class session. 

Geometry — Live Online Class Session Schedule,
August 27, 2018 - April 26, 2019

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time

Instructors

Section 1 Mondays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Adrienne Green

Section 2

Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Angela Ellis

Section 3
Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Eastern

Mrs. Angela Ellis

Additional class times will be added as they become available for registration.  If you have questions, please call 540-338-8290.

Frequently Asked Questions about Geometry

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  • What topics will I learn about in Geometry?

    Geometry at HSLDA Online Academy emphasizes two- and three-dimensional reasoning skills, coordinate and transformational geometry, and the use of geometric models to solve problems. Students will use a variety of applications and some general problem-solving techniques, including algebraic skills, to explore geometric relationships. Students will develop conjectures about properties and relationships inductively and then verify them deductively.

    Geometry can be considered to be the visual study of shapes, sizes, patterns, and positions. In this course, students will explore spatial sense and geometric reasoning while developing problem solving skills in real life.

    By the end of the course, students should be able to:

    • Solve practical problems involving angles
    • Use angle relationships to determine if two lines are parallel
    • Perform a variety of geometric constructions
    • Construct and judge the validity of a logical argument
    • Investigate, identify, and prove congruence and similarity
    • Apply the Triangle Inequality properties to solve practical problems
    • Solve practical problems involving right triangles
    • Investigate/identify/prove/use properties of quadrilaterals
    • Use polygon interior and exterior angle measures to solve problems
    • Investigate and solve practical problems involving circles
    • Use formulas for surface area and volume to solve problems
    • Make a model of a 3-d figure from a 2-d drawing and vice versa
    • Use proportional reasoning/determine effect of change to one dimension
    • Solve problems involving symmetry and transformations
  • How much homework is in Geometry?

    We estimate that the course workload will take 5-7 hours per week.

    During a typical week in this course, students will complete the following coursework:

    • 60-90 minutes of live class instruction
    • 1-2 lecture videos
    • IXL practice problems (no set number to complete)
    • 1 quiz
    • Discussion forum

    Throughout the year, students will also complete the following tasks:

    • Unit test every 2-3 weeks
    • Midterm exam and final exam
  • What books will I use in Geometry?

    The official booklist for Geometry is now available. In the official booklist, you will find information about the editions, book descriptions, and ISBN numbers.

    You can order course materials for competitive prices through our Christian Book Distributors bookstore. Use the Textbook Finder to locate the required resources for your courses. Please note that while most books are available through Christian Book Distributors, some titles are not carried and will need to be purchased elsewhere.

  • Am I ready to take Geometry?

    Students entering Geometry should have completed an Algebra 1 course. Students should also have a concrete knowledge of arithmetic operations and applying these operations to the real number system including integers and rational numbers. Students should also have a firm foundation regarding absolute value, square rooting, taking squares of numbers, place value, properties, and solving linear and quadratic equations.

    Please visit our Academic Readiness page for more information.

  • What is a Live Online Class Session in Geometry?

    In every HSLDA Academy course, students meet weekly with their instructor and classmates in an online classroom for additional teaching, discussion, Q&A, or group activities. The class sessions are interactive and are conducted using a web meeting software with video, audio, chat, and application sharing capabilities.

    Scheduled, real-time sessions in the online classroom are not the only form of instruction available in a HSLDA Online Academy course, but are offered in addition to lectures or other instructional materials that students are able to access online at their convenience.

    When they register, students will need to select a particular class section and live class meeting time. Additional class sections may be added to the schedule at a later point in the course registration period. Registered students will be notified of any changes to the live session schedule.

  • What if I have a schedule conflict with the listed Geometry class time?

    All live class sessions are recorded for later viewing. While it is recommended that students attend each live class session, students can make arrangements to watch the recordings and receive full participation credit.

    Students should contact their instructor at the start of their course to inform the instructor of any foreseen schedule conflicts. 

  • What is the tuition for Geometry?

    Please visit our tuition and discounts page for a full summary about course costs.

    HSLDA members save $50 on yearlong high school courses!