Description:Popular with liberal arts scholars since 300BC, when the famous Greek mathematician collected these elegant proofs, studying Euclid's Elements is truly a time-honored way to learn to think logically, Join us for a self-paced journey from the very first proposition--how to create an equilateral triangle and then prove that it is truly equilateral--and continue on towards the culminating proof of Book I: proving the Pythagorean Theorem.
Phase. What phase is this class designed for? If you are unsure, please ask a board member.Apprentice-Scholar
Who is this class for?14+, Apprentice Scholars and Self-Directed Scholars. If there is room, 12- or 13-year-olds with significant interest in math could be accepted.
If there's another mom who would like to learn Euclid, and possibly teach a similar class in the future, I would welcome her as a co-mentor! Euclid was a staple class in our last homeschool group, but it's not a class that can be taught without first studying Euclid. It took me about three times through the material before I understood it well enough to mentor it!
Mentor Bio(s):Hi! I'm a long-time homeschooling mother of seven lovely children, with all but Moses now out in the adult world. Through the years, my husband and I have loved learning alongside our children, and four of them have attended liberal arts colleges: George Wythe College, Harrison Middleton University and Gutenberg College. To help prepare each child along the way, I've mentored a variety of classes, including drama/improv, music theory, Euclid, Shakespeare, the Great Books, and Hebrew. We've also spearheaded a Great Books and Isaiah discussion group for adults for the past four years.