Geometry for the Math-Averse

Term Spring 2021
Code M45-A
Ages 10-16
Instructor Allen Gross
Price $425

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This is the second half of a two-semester course that began in Fall 2020.

This is a special course for children who do not like math, who do not feel confident in their math ability, who find math an alien language, or who just need some extra help before they get it.

Geometry is one of the oldest and most practical branches of mathematics. It is frequently the branch of mathematics that students with dyslexia take to most readily. Geometry leads children to logical thought and proof by an essential sequence of reasoning. Its importance for understanding the basic order of the world around us cannot be overstated.

This course provides a wide-ranging introduction to linear and solid geometry, including similar triangles, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and introductory trigonometry.

This course is set for the appropriate level of difficulty for children who would be in the ninth grade if they were in a public school.

Live Classes: Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, from January 13th to May 12th. Students unable to attend a live class will be able to access a recording of the class.

Student Support: The instructor is available via email.

Materials: Students will need the book Introduction to Geometry (available at

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