Fundamentals of Geometry – Part I (Online)

Grade 7-8 Students (September to May)
Geometry is a wonderful playground for developing logical and consistent thinking. It may be regarded as a game played by axiomatic rules created by the ancient Greeks. However, this classical part of mathematics is practically nonexistent as a subject in the curriculum of Canadian schools.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at Carleton University offers a non-credit enrichment course for students in grade 7-8.

We propose to cover the following topics:

  • Parallelism, Congruency and Similarity Properties of the Triangle (including median, perpendicular bisector, angle bisector, altitude, and their respective intersections)
  • Pythagorean Theorem and related problems
  • The Circle (including the power of a point with respect to a circle)
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Area relationships
  • Geometric Constructions (some problems about Geometric Loci)

These topics will be covered in-depth and are not related to Ontario Elementary or Secondary School Curriculum.

Fundamentals of Geometry I is a required course for the admission to Fundamentals of Geometry II and Competitive Math II.

2020/21 Course Information

In 2020/21 this course will be offered online. This course will run from September 2020 to May 2021 (with a break in December). There will be two or three sections of this course, depending on enrollment. Maximum enrollment is 30 students per section. Each section will be 1 hour in duration. The sections will run on Thursdays, starting at 6pm, 7pm and possibly 8pm.
We are not able to guarantee you a particular time slot in advance, so we ask that you are available for any of these time slots.

This course will include approximately 15 (marked) assignments, three tests and one final exam.

There will be no Admission Test for enrollment this year.

Registration Information

Registration fee: $420.


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.

Since financial situation is volatile for many families in this challenging time, we will begin accepting applications for the Fee Waivers on August 1, 2020.


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 details please write to competitive_math@math.carleton.ca.
**Please note we are unable to answer any enquiries by phone.**

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