What are the major projects you will complete in this course?
Major individual project and presentation.
"You should take this course if you enjoyed the brief introduction you had, to the curvy and moving figures you learned in your previous math classes."
AT Post-Euclidean Geometry
ID: 43041 Grade: 9-12 Length: Semester
Credit: Physical Science
Prerequisite: Semester I grade of A or higher in Accelerated Math I or Algebra II/Trig; or a Semester I grade of B or higher in ISP; or a Semester I grade of C+ or higher in any higher level math course. Students must also have successfully completed a HS Geometry course or equivalent.
Note: The Advanced Topic (AT) designation indicates a course is at university level, putting it at or above the level of a traditional Advanced Placement (AP) course. This course has a grade point weighting of 0.5.
This elective course is designed for students who seek further advanced study and applications beyond the Geometry course, involving concepts acquired in Algebra II/Trigonometry. Topics will include non-Euclidean geometries, further work with transformations and constructions, and higher level work with conic sections. Project-based learning will be prevalent, involving real-world applications, such as the shapes of satellite dishes, origami, animation design, and the spherical geometry of the Earth.
I came across mathematical topics that I would never have learned about if I hadn't taken this course, which is why I loved it so much. If you're looking for a math class that never gets repetitive in its course material, then this is the one to take. By practicing how to stretch your mind beyond the math—in this case, specifically geometry—that you've learned so far, you'll be preparing yourself well for university math courses.
Annie Kim, Class of 2018