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Introduction to Geometry

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More than 2000 years ago, long before rockets were launched into orbit or explorers sailed around the globe, a Greek mathematician measured the size of the Earth using nothing more than a few facts about lines, angles, and circles. This course will start at the very beginnings of geometry, answering questions like "How big is an angle?" and "What are parallel lines?" and proceed up through advanced theorems and proofs about 2D and 3D shapes. Along the way, you'll learn a few different ways to find the area of a triangle, you'll discover a shortcut for counting the number of stones in the Great Pyramid of Giza, and you'll even come up with your own estimate for the size of the Earth.

In this course, you'll be able to choose your own path within each lesson, and you can jump between lessons to quickly review earlier material. GeometryX covers a standard curriculum in high school geometry, and CCSS (common core) alignment is indicated where applicable.

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This course was funded in part by the Wertheimer Fund.

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Zach Wissner-Gross

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Salvador A
4.0 a year ago
by Salvador completed this course, spending 12 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
I took this course to review geometry because I wanted to take more advanced math MOOCs. I completed it in 2 sittings. It walks you through how to arrive at certain formulas and trains you in calculating. However, it doesn't train you in writing your own proofs.

It is an interactive course. Instead of just watching videos then answering questions afterwards, the questions are within the videos themselves and they facilitate understanding of the topic. You will be given a chance to answer by yourself, but whenever you get stuck, the instructor can 'hold your hand' to lead you towa…
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