Geometry (Grades 7-8) The geometry camp will cover the fundamental topics including but not limited to properties of geometric figures, logic, relationships and reasoning, the study of Euclidean geometry of lines, planes, and triangles, similarity, congruence, geometric inequalities, polygons, circles, areas, volumes, constructions, trigonometry and selected non-Euclidean topics. Students will also be exposed to methods of justification which will include various types of proofs (paragraph proofs, two-column proofs, indirect proofs, coordinate proofs, and verbal arguments.). The course will also emphasize on two- and three-dimensional reasoning skills, coordinate and transformational geometry, and the use of geometric models to solve problems. To do well in this course, students are expected to have a good mathematical background in conceptual and analytical algebra. |