Summer Courses

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Summer 2021

Geometry: Introduction to Euclid / Euclid for Parents

9-12 Grade / Parents :: Online Class :: Tutor – Daniel Maycock

(For several reasons, I’m merging Intro to Euclid and Euclid for Parents this summer. The basic content in both classes has always been the same, so you won’t miss anything by joining this combined class.)

During this 6-week seminar, we’ll take a close look at Book I of the Elements, in which Euclid lays out the foundation of his geometry. Book I lays out the fundamentals of high school geometry and covers 1) principles of proof, 2) constructions, 3) theorems, 4) triangles, 5) parallelism, 6) parallelograms, and 7) squares. We reach the climax of Book I during our last class, when we examine Euclid’s proof of the Pythagorean theorem.

This workshop is a great introduction to geometry and deductive logic and has no mathematical prerequisites aside from Pre-Algebra. You may also consider counting this workshop as an addition to your students regular math for an Honors designation. Suggested weight: 1/4 credit. (See your state’s regulations, etc.)

Required materials

  • Euclid’s Elements (preferably the Green Lion Press edition)
  • Notebook (plain paper), pencil, compass

Online Class: 15 Seats available

Schedule

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-2:30pm (EST)
  • June 22 – July 29

Cost: $105 (books & materials not included)

REGISTER

To register, please email us at help@polymathclassical.com (the Paypal buttons are not currently working on our site). We’ll respond with a Paypal invoice which you can use to complete the payment. Please include the following in your email:

  1. Student name
  2. Seminar name

Thank you!