Course SummaryTake this Geometry 101: Intro to Geometry course to get a jump start on your degree and earn transferable college credit. This self-paced course contains engaging video lessons and practice exams that make learning foundational geometry concepts convenient and fun.
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The course objective is to understand key concepts, calculate measurements, and prove theorems in Euclidean geometry. You will examine two- and three-dimensional figures both on and off the Cartesian coordinate plane.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Define, identify, and construct various geometric figures
- Calculate geometric values of two- and three-dimensional shapes including perimeter, circumference, area, surface area, and volume
- Solve problems involving perpendicular lines, parallel lines, and parallel lines with transversals
- Prove that two triangles are congruent or similar using transformations as well as theorems and postulates
- Classify different types of polygons including triangles and quadrilaterals
- Compute values involving circles, chords, arcs, and sectors
- Recall the basics of conic sections including the parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas
- Apply coordinate geometry to solve problems and calculate values such as distance and midpoint
- Explain the basic assumptions of non-Euclidean geometry
- Apply trigonometric ratios to solve right triangles
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Geometry 101 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test to see if you're ready to earn credit. Use the study tools in the course to prepare for your final exam.
The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want. When you're ready, take the final exam.
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This course has been evaluated and transfer credit-recommended for 3 lower-division credits by ACE. To earn credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with your registrar to see if your school is one of the 2,000 colleges and universities that accept credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Geometry 101 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the credit-granting Geometry 101 exam on our site.
- Transfer credit for Geometry 101 to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on how you can transfer your credit.
|Basics of Geometry||Get started on the basics in the study of geometry, including inductive and deductive reasoning, postulates, undefined terms, and axiomatic geometry.|
|Logic & Proof in Mathematics||Examine how to follow mathematical logic by studying logical equivalence, propositions, and conditional statements.|
|Intro to Geometric Figures||Get introduced to the different figures of geometry including line segments, points, rays, and angles; study how to make geometric constructions and bisect lines.|
|Triangle Properties & Construction||Learn about the different properties of triangles by examining their area, angles, and construction. See how to make classifications and identifications.|
|Parallel Lines & Polygons||Find out about geometric polygons and parallel lines, including their angles, parts, and measurements.|
|Triangle Congruence||Study the proofs and theorems of triangles, including the SAS, ASA, SSS, AAS, HA, HL, and perpendicular bisector theorems.|
|Ratios & Proportions in Geometry||Solve problems that involve ratios and proportions, and learn about the angle bisector theorem and the concept of geometric mean.|
|Similar Polygons||Discover the details of similar polygons with ratios, proportions, the transitive property and the Pythagorean theorem.|
|Quadrilaterals Overview||Learn the elements of quadrilaterals by studying and measuring different shapes and geometric figures, including a parallelogram, rhombus, kite, square, rectangle, and trapezoid.|
|Circles Overview||Examine the specifics about circles and circular arcs, including the area and circumference of a circle, measuring an arc, and inscribed and circumscribed figures.|
|Overview of Conic Sections||Take a look at the details of conic sections by studying of parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas.|
|3D Geometry||Learn all about geometric solids, like planes, polyhedrons, prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones, and spheres. Review the formulas for solving their area and volume.|
|Analytical Geometry||Dive into the deeper studies of analytical geometry with the study of graphs, the use of the midpoint formula, calculating slopes, and geometric proofs for polygons.|
|Non-Euclidean Geometry||Differentiate between Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, as well as hyperbolic and elliptic geometry.|
|Introduction to Trigonometry||Begin your preparation for the study of trigonometry starting with determining distance with the Pythagorean theorem, finding sine and cosine, learning basic trig identities.|
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Before taking the exam, all of the following requirements must be met:
|A College Accelerator Study.com membership.|
|Completed the entire Geometry 101: Intro to Geometry course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
Please complete all of the pre-requirements in the Pre-Exam Checklist in order to take the exam.
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