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Geometry LearnLab

Runs up to 15 studies/year with a maximum of 80 students per study. Consists of 40 sections with a total of 700 students

Course Leader:
Vincent Aleven
Researh Scientist
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-268-5475

The Geometry LearnLab course will teach high school Geometry using the textbook and tutoring system of Carnegie Learning. The curriculum combines software-based, individualized computer lessons with collaborative, real-world problem-solving activities. Students spend about 40% of their class time using the software, and the balance of their time engaged in classroom problem-solving activities. Three Pittsburgh-area high schools are currently participating as PSLC Geometry LearnLab sites, offering a diverse student population, and additional high schools around the country are anticipated for future participation. Geometry topics include:

  • Area and Perimeter
  • The Pythagorean Theorem
  • The Geometry of Right Triangles
  • Triangles
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
  • Similarity and Congruency
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Circles
  • Surface Area and Volume
  • Geometric Transformations and Symmetry
  • Right Triangle Trigonometry
Geometry Scope and Sequence

View the milestones and steps necessary to set up a study in one of the math LearnLab courses (Algebra or Geometry).

For further information on this course, including a software demonstration, contact Frank Baker via . Be sure to include in your email the nature of your research interest (e.g., are you planning to propose a LearnLab study) and also indicate whether you have had any prior discussions with PSLC members.