Fundamentals of Geometry – Part I (In-person)

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.

2022/23 Course Information

The course will run in person from September 22, 2022 to May 2023 on Thursdays 6:00-7:30 pm. (Break in December).

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

There will be a free Admission Test for this course held on Sunday September 11, 10:00-11:00am, Azrieli Theatre Building (code AT on campus map), room AT 102. Registration for this free test is required.

We reserve the right to cancel this course with a full refund if a minimum enrollment is not reached.

Registration Information

Registration is now closed.

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.
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