Summer 2024

Summer 2025 seminar listings will be posted Feb 2025.

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Geometry: Introduction to Euclid / Euclid for Parents

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

(This is a combined class for both high-school students and parents.)

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

  • Limited to 15 seats

Schedule

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 1pm – 2:30pm (Eastern Time)
  • June 4 – July 16 (no class on July 4)

Cost

  • $150 (books & materials not included)