9-10th grade :: Live online class :: Tutor – Daniel Maycock
This live online course is designed as the sequel to Classical Math One, and serves as a rough equivalent of Algebra 1. However, students who have not been through Classical Math One are welcome.
Please also note that, because Classical Mathematics TWO is still in development (as shown on the Classical Mathematics page), there is no written guidebook (yet). In lieu of a guidebook, students will receive weekly assignments in PDF form throughout the year. Also note that, because this course is in active development, the required books and materials are subject to change. However, any additional texts will be provided in PDF form, free of charge.
- This 31-week online course meets once per week for 2 hours.
- No guidebook presently exists for this course. Thus, all homework and reading assignments not contained in the “Required Books & Materials” list below will be delivered in PDF format.
- Students will study algebra using a range of historically important sources, including texts from Diophantus, Euclid, Archimedes, Viete, Cardano, Euler, and Descartes. (Note that while this list is representative for this course, the actual list of texts and authors will be finalized in the months preceding the course’s start date, and may be additionally revised as needed during the course of the tutorial.)
- Class time will be spent discussing and working out problems based on the reading assignments & homework exercises. Students will be expected to work through sets of homework exercises during the week and will take turns presenting selections of these problems to the class. Students should expect to spend an average of 1 – 1.5 hours per school day studying & working problems.
- During the week, students will be responsible for keeping up with weekly assignments & practice problems.
- This class should be understood as a tutorial; parents are expected to assign final grades and proctor any exams.
- I will not be grading student work; students will be expected to correct their own assignments. We will review assignments in class, but I will not be collecting nor grading work.
- If requested, I can offer a final grade at the end of the year based on the essays and a cumulative exam.
- Three essays will also be assigned to encourage broader analysis of mathematical concepts.
- Class size limited to 16 students.
Students enrolling in this class should be strong readers and should have a strong foundation in pre-algebra.
Required Books & Materials
- Diophantine Algebra (student guidebook & solution book)
- Diophantus of Alexandria by T. L. Heath (This text contains a translation of the Arithmetica that serves as the primary text. Because the copyright is expired, you may be able to find PDF versions online for free.)
- Euclid’s Elements (Green Lion Press)
- Mathematics for the Nonmathematician by Morris Kline
- straightedge & compass (pencil)
- High quality notebook
- All additional texts not listed here will be provided for students in PDF form.
- Start date, 13 Sep 2022
- End date, 16 May 2023
- Tuesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm (Eastern)
Questions? Email Daniel Maycock at email@example.com.
$650 per student
(This does not include any of the required materials, which must be purchased separately.)
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Please note that in the event that the class fails to reach a necessary minimum number of registrations by 2 weeks prior to the start date, the class will be canceled, and your registration fees will be refunded in full.