Geometry: Teaching About Shapes and Their Measures

Course Dates:

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Format: Facilitated

Course Fee: $234

Prerequisite: Description:

trianglesAdult basic education students need foundational geometry and measurement skills not only to pass high school equivalency tests, but also in the workplace. In this course, you will explore key topics in geometry, such as area, perimeter, and volume, and their importance in everyday life. You’ll look at numerous instructional activities for teaching about angles, spatial relationships, similarity, and figure transformations on a coordinate graph system.

*The prerequisite is recommended, not required.

By the end of course, you will be able to recognize how geometry is used in our everyday lives; understand the levels of geometric reasoning in the van Hiele theory; understand and facilitate hands-on activities for teaching about the characteristics of geometric shapes and various geometry concepts; and demonstrate spatial relationships by using the elements of coordinate grids.

Course Instructor:

Barbara Goodridge

Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 hrs/week (12 hours total)

Completion Requirements:

Successful completion requires participants to complete required assignments, participate in asynchronous discussion, and score at least 80% on the course exam. Participants may download a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of course requirements.

Certificate for Completion: Yes

Course Development:

This course was produced through a partnership between ProLiteracy and World Education/U.S.

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