Geometry | Honors Geometry | 2022-23

Blue Tent Geometry

In this live online Geometry class with an honors option, homeschoolers have two live meeting opportunities available each week:

  • Live Class: Students will meet live with their instructor and classmates for 75 minutes once a week in interactive and engaging problem-solving sessions. Live sessions will include examples offered by the instructor, small-group collaboration, help with proof-writing skills, and plenty of time to ask questions.

  • Optional Study Hall: In addition to the live 75-minute class, the instructor will offer a weekly three-hour study hall. The study hall is available to all students, including those taking the self-paced class, and can be utilized in two ways:

    • Drop in. Students can drop in to the Zoom study hall at any time for a quick question.

    • Homework time. They can log in to the Zoom study hall--with microphones muted and videos on or off--to work on their math homework, and then unmute to get immediate help when questions arise.

Class Details

  • Geometry with an honors option is a full-year class.

  • Self-Paced Geometry with an honors option can be started any time and completed in a 12-month period.

  • Tuition:

    • Geometry/Honors Geometry: $695​

    • Self-Paced Geometry/Honors Geometry: $395

  • Instructor: Ashley Porter

  • Dates: August 15, 2022 to May 13, 2023.  See our FAQ for a complete list of days, times, and breaks.

  • Weekly Live Classes:

    • Section 1: Wednesday 4:15-5:30 p.m. Eastern 

    • Section 2: Thursday 3-4:15 p.m. Eastern

  • Optional Live Study Hall: Thursday | 6-9:00 p.m. Eastern​

    • The instructor will also respond promptly to questions during the week.​

  • Grade level: 8th and up (successfully completed Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1)

  • Class size: 15 per section

  • Course materials are listed HERE.

  • Format: Zoom and an online Moodle classroom. 

    • Students who attend live classes are requested to keep their webcams on and participate. 

    • Live classes will be recorded for those who miss classes or prefer to watch later.​

  • CA students: this course is a-g approved if taken through some homeschool charters. See our FAQ.

Foundational Elements

A typical week will include a variety of elements:

  • Homework sets, proof writing, and quizzes will be assigned weekly.

  • Tests will be given periodically to measure mastery of concepts.

  • A peer forum in the online classroom will offer a venue for questions.

  • Games (similar to Kahoot and Jeopardy)--where students solve puzzles/riddles and complete fun-Geometry related assignments--can be expected, especially in review weeks.

  • Each week will incorporate some sort of real-life fun application.

  • Students should expect to spend 6-8 hours per week (which includes the recorded instruction and live Zoom session) on classwork.

Students will interact regularly with their classmates during the weekly live classes as well as in online forums in their Moodle classroom. The instructor will participate in class forums and will be readily available to answer questions throughout each week.

An Array of Resources

The class will use the 2018 edition of McGraw-Hill's Glencoe Geometry, which features built-in study tips, concept checks, applications to real life, practice quizzes, and hands-on activities to solidify concepts.

  • Digital resources will include an ebook with links to supplementary videos and on-the-spot explanations, and WebAssign.

  • Interactive applications will help students create, visualize, and investigate properties of lines, angles, circles, triangles, and other polygons, solidifying relationships between the properties of geometric figures.

  • A hard-copy of the textbook can be borrowed through the Blue Tent OnLoan program if students wish to utilize both the online and and print version of the text.

 

Honors Option

Students who choose the honors option will be presented with supplementary materials that reinforce, enrich, and expand on topics covered in the class.

  • Supplementary instruction will be delivered in a variety of ways, including Zoom meetings, recorded videos, and critical thinking assignments.

  • Those choosing the honors option should plan to spend an additional 1-2 hours per week on classwork; however, some students find they can master the material more efficiently.

With live instruction, a combination of print and interactive resources, and a friendly online classroom, students will efficiently and successfully learn, apply, and enjoy Geometry!