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How to Teach High School Geometry

Learn effective high school geometry lesson planning and teaching strategies to create a successful math classroom for both you and your students.

About this course

Are you thinking about teaching high school math?
Learning how to implement effective teaching strategies is essential to
creating a successful environment for both you and your students. In
this education and teacher training course, you will learn, from experts
at Teach for America, how to teach introductory fundamental geometry
concepts and empower students to explore math on their own.

You will have the opportunity to engage in creative teaching
practices and learn new ways to imagine and visualize approaches for
teaching geometry. You will also learn best practices to better support
student learning in a math classroom. If you are preparing for or
considering teaching geometry, this course will be ideal for you as you
explore effective classroom instructional strategies, operations and
better understand the foundational content you will teach in a high
school geometry class across diverse student communities.

This course includes a weekly module that covers teaching strategies
while also introducing commonly taught high school geometry content

  • segment/angle addition
  • basic and parallel/transversal line angle
  • angle relationships
  • perpendicular and parallel linear equations

You can jump between lessons to quickly review geometry content and
classroom strategies relevant to your learning interests. This course
covers geometry curriculum typically covered in high school classroom
and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) alignment is indicated where
applicable. No prerequisite knowledge is required, however, basic
algebra skills will be useful (as well as a strong desire to make an
engaging and inclusive geometry class)!

What you'll learn

  • Effective and engaging teaching strategies for math classrooms aligned with career and college ready standards
  • How to teach geometry concepts
  • Student investment, classroom community building, and culturally
    relevant teaching strategies that develop students' mathematical
    mindsets and individual ownership of learning

View Course Syllabus!



10/10/2016 - 13:00