## 10/24/2021 -- Beginners 2A: Introduction to Geometry, continued.
We continue our study of geometry through the lens of compass-ruler constructions. In this lesson, we focus on reviewing the proofs in the student's assigned homework.
A pencil, eraser, compass, and a straight edge (such as a ruler or the side of a protractor).
Students are asked to have completed up to
We highly recommend the students review up to
The overreaching goal for this course is to strengthen the students' geometric intuition. However, this is the first time many students are being introduced to the concept of proofs (let alone geometric proofs). So, the instructors believe it is important that we take our time while studying and practicing proofs. Every student already understands triangle congruence, yet they all hesitate to use that understanding in their proofs. This is why the homework packet is reviewed. Please note that the students have 2 weeks to work through the assignment, so they should not feel rushed. Again, page 17 is optional and encouraged for students who have mastered the material, meaning their proofs rely on triangle congruence and they can explain their proofs to their parents. Do not worry if the students do not come up with solutions to the challenge problems, as they are indeed quite challenging.
Lesson 5 for Beginners 2A will be held on Sunday, October 31 which is the day of Halloween. So, the Halloween lesson will be held from 3 pm to 5 pm rather than the typical time of 4 pm to 6 pm. The students are more than welcome to wear their Halloween costumes to class! We will have a fun Halloween-themed lesson plan for that day!
Please reach out to the instructors Andy Shen at andyshen55@g.ucla.edu or Naji Sarsam at najisarsam@g.ucla.edu if you have any questions, comments, or concerns! |
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