Geometry and Spatial Sense

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Geometry and Spatial Sense
Mathematics Course
Course CodeGEOM
Year Opened1998
Sites OfferedSPE
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Course Description

From the CTY Course Catalog:

Spatial understanding is necessary for interpreting, understanding, and appreciating our inherently geometric world. Many everyday tasks such as designing a treehouse, solving a jigsaw puzzle, or laying out a garden require spatial reasoning abilities. This course will help you develop those abilities through discussions and hands-on investigations. You’ll explore mathematical relationships such as congruence, symmetry, and reflection; learn geometric formulas to calculate area, surface area, perimeter, circumference, and volume; and explain your findings using geometric terminology. You and your classmates will explore the geometric properties of regular polygons and create your own polyhedra using paper-folding techniques. By creating two- and three-dimensional drawings and physical models, you’ll study tessellations, similarity, measurement, polygons, and curved shapes. You’ll leave this course with a solid understanding of foundational geometry concepts and a well-developed spatial sense.