Tutor: Kim Nelson
Length: Full Year Class Period: Wednesday, period 2

Description: This Geometry class will cover the basic elements of geometry such as lines, planes, space, and angle measures.  It will also include the topics of congruence and similarity, triangles and quadrilaterals, circles, area, volume, space,  transformations and symmetry.  The student will learn to construct proofs based on a postulate system and to do basic constructions.  Four to five lessons will be presented each week, and the student will be expected to complete and correct each week's assignments, with questions answered at the next class. Assignment notes, help videos, and other supplemental resources will be available online for all students on the CHAT math website.

Scheduling note:  There is the possibility that the tutor may be absent a week in the spring. There will either be a substitute teacher, the tutor will record the lesson as a video and hold extended office hours upon her return, or the final exams will be taken on the make-up day.

Please note:  If you have a scheduling conflict with Geometry, consider taking Algebra 2 instead and take Geometry the following year.  Questions? Contact Mrs. Nelson.

Tutor: Kim Nelson graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Mathematics from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. She holds a current Minnesota teaching license in secondary mathematics.  Mrs. Nelson taught math at Henry Sibley High School is West St. Paul for 6 years before starting her family.  She homeschooled all 4 of her children (now all in college or beyond), and has taught everything from Pre-K to Calculus. She is the co-founder of CHAT and has been teaching math classes at CHAT since it began in 2004.

Cost:  $225, $235, or $245 per semester (depending on registration date)
Grades 9-12 or tutor permission

Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Homework: Approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours per day
Text: Bob Jones Geometry student text, 2nd edition (ISBN #1-57924-236-7 hardback, #1-59166-640-6 softback) Note: There is also a 3rd edition text available (ISBN #9781606822326 softback). Either edition (2nd or 3rd) can be used for the class. (Note: The tutor has copies of the textbook available to rent for $10 for those not wishing to purchase the book.)

Geometry text

Supplies: Protractor, compass, calculator, online access for Google Classroom materials, accessible printer for worksheets