One day in 2580 B.C.E., a very serious architect stood in a dusty desert with a set of plans. His plans called for creating a structure 480 feet tall, with a square base and triangular sides, using stone blocks weighing two tons each. The Pharaoh wanted the job done right. The better this architect understood geometry, the better his chances were for staying alive.
Observe the principles of geometry at work in God‘s world as you explore the measurable and immeasurable dimensions of His nature. The geometry we use to explore and use the space provided and shared by our Creator are everywhere. Engineers use geometry to build highways and bridges. Artists use geometry to create perspective in their paintings, and mapmakers help travelers find things using the points located on a geometric grid.
Throughout this course, students are taken on a mathematical highway illuminated by spatial relationships, reasoning, connections, and problem-solving. Along the way, they discover how geometry and related concepts can be applied to the Christian life. They learn what it means to be “transformed by the renewing of your mind,” discover the importance of spending frequent and regular time in Scripture and prayer, prepare themselves to provide an answer to those who question their faith, recognize ways to develop a Christian worldview.
This course is approved by the NCAA® and the University of California.
When taken as credit recovery, at least one attempt at the full course in either the traditional or online environment is required as a prerequisite. The credit recovery course is not approved by National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA®) as a graduation requirement.
1.0 (Two semesters)
Honors and credit recovery versions also available
Algebra I or its equivalent
Recommended Grade Levels
Equipment: Scientific calculator
School supplies: Printer paper, two-inch three-ring binder with tabs and three-hole punch, compass, protractor, tape measure, tissue paper or wax paper, index cards, graph paper
In addition to a computer with an Internet connection, most courses require speakers (or headphones); a digital camera or scanner to take photos of completed work; a printer; common household items; access to research materials; and productivity software for word processing, presentations, etc.