Academic Year Mathematics
Geometry introduces students to spatial thinking. Students learn to dissect complex geometrical configurations, applying what they’ve learned to arrive at key insights and novel understandings. Geometry problems are also tackled analytically by placing them on the Cartesian plane. In addition, we build the foundations for precalculus and calculus by introducing students to trigonometry. Many of the challenging problems from this course come from contests such as MATHCOUNTS, AMC 10, and AMC 12, with a few problems coming from even more advanced contests to stretch the strongest students.
Homework and exams
Students should expect to spend 1-3 hours on homework every week. Homework will be assigned and completed through the class website, where students receive immediate feedback on their work. Students will take three in-class exams throughout the course.
The textbook for the course is Introduction to Geometry by Art of Problem Solving.
Hardcopy and lifetime digital access to the online version of the textbook are included in the tuition and fees of this course.
Schedule in 2022-23
All times Pacific.
Below are examples of some of the types of problems that students will encounter in our Geometry course.