Geometry I as a Gateway to Computer Science (Online Course) – Grade 7 & 8*

*Refers to the level of mathematics and not to the actual age.

The course will cover the following topics:

    • Axioms of Euclidean Geometry
    • Symmetry transformations of a plane
    • Vectors
    • Triangles
    • Parallel lines
    • Circle
    • Isosceles and equilateral triangles
    • Area
    • Thales’ theorem
    • Congruency of triangles
    • Pythagoras’ Theorem

2022/23 Course Information

The course will run online from September 22, 2022 to April 2023 on Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm (with a break in December).
Zoom link for the first class on Thursday September 22 at 6:00pm:
https://carleton-ca.zoom.us/j/94117230044

The concept of this course is to combine modern computer technology with the classical Euclidean Geometry. We will see how to use the axioms of Euclid in order to create rigorous proofs in Geometry. This rigorous and logical approach is the best preparation for the future study of Computer Science.

This course will be assignment-based. Each week there will be a lecture and a home assignment. A key element of this course is one-on-one meetings with the Teaching Assistants, who are Carleton University Math Honours students. Each student in this course will book each week (Friday to Monday) an individual time slot, at a time convenient for you, for a 20-minute one-on-one discussion with a Teaching Assistant. The purpose of this meeting is to review the progress on the home assignment and get help with any difficulties. There is also an alternative option to book a 40-minute time slot with 2 students. After the meeting with a Teaching Assistant, students will complete home assignments, which will be submitted the following Thursday for marking.

In this course we will use Geogebra platform for computer geometry.

This course will have a similar curriculum to in-person course “Fundamentals of Geometry I”. For Ottawa students we recommend taking “Fundamentals of Geometry I”.

There will be no admission test for this course.

Registration Information

Registration fee: $360.

If you are registering after September 19, please email the course Instructor billig@math.carleton.ca
to let them know that you are registered.

REGISTRATION FORM

For students with limited financial resources fee waivers may be available. If you intend to apply for a fee waiver, please do NOT complete the regular registration. If you register for a course and then get approval for a fee waiver, there will be a non-refundable administration fee of $25 per registration.

Fee Waiver Information and Application

Refund Policy

100% refund prior to August 31st
95% refund prior to September 30th
75% refund prior to October 31st
50% refund prior to November 30th

To request refund, please complete this form before the deadline.

Inquiries

For more information, please write to enrichment-admin@math.carleton.ca
Please note we are unable to answer any inquiries by phone.

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