Free Online Course on Introduction to Geometry

SchoolYourself is offering free online course on Introduction to Geometry. In this course, applicants will measure angles, prove geometric theorems, and discover how to calculate areas and volumes in this interactive course.
Applicants will be able to choose their own path within each lesson, and can jump between lessons to quickly review earlier material. The course will start on July 1, 2016.

Course At A Glance

Length: 14 weeks
Effort: 4-6 hours per week
Subject: Maths
Institution: SchoolYourself and edX
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes. Add a Verified Certificate for $50
Session: Course starts on July 1, 2016

Providers’ Details

School Yourself is reinventing online education in the style of 1-on-1 learning. Their team has authored hundreds of interactive, personalized math lessons, and they use a custom analytics platform to continuously improve their content. The result is a collaboration between teacher and student that provides an unprecedented learning experience.

About This Course

More than 2000 years ago, long before rockets were launched into orbit or explorers sailed around the globe, a Greek mathematician measured the size of the Earth using nothing more than a few facts about lines, angles, and circles. This course will start at the very beginnings of geometry, answering questions like “How big is an angle?” and “What are parallel lines?” and proceed up through advanced theorems and proofs about 2D and 3D shapes. Along the way, applicants will learn a few different ways to find the area of a triangle, discover a shortcut for counting the number of stones in the Great Pyramid of Giza, and even come up with your own estimate for the size of the Earth.

Why Take This Course?

In this course, applicants will be able to choose their own path within each lesson, and you can jump between lessons to quickly review earlier material. GeometryX covers a standard curriculum in high school geometry, and CCSS (common core) alignment is indicated where applicable.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to measure angles, and rules for determining when angles are congruent\
  • How to prove and apply properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, and other polygons
  • How to calculate the areas of polygons, circles, ellipses, and other complex shapes
  • How to prove and apply the Pythagorean theorem
  • How line segments and angles in circles are related
  • How to calculate the volumes and surface areas of three-dimensional solids


Zach Wissner-Gross
Zach is the CEO of School Yourself. He completed his doctorate in Physics at Harvard, where he won multiple teaching awards, including Harvard’s White Award for Excellence in Teaching.
John Lee
John is the CTO of School Yourself, and is a software engineer with a background in artificial intelligence and data mining. He studied Physics and Computer Science at MIT and completed his Masters in Computer Science and Engineering at MIT.
Vivek Venkatachalam
Vivek completed his doctorate in low energy physics at Harvard, where he studied robust approaches to quantum computation. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard, where he uses optical tools to study learning and memory in individual neurons.
Kenny Peng
Kenny is a software engineer with experience in creating performant technical infrastructure. Prior to School Yourself, he worked at Athena Capital Research as one of the lead engineers on a platform for high-frequency trading.
Michael Fountaine
Michael is an undergraduate at Harvard, where he studies Mathematics. While teaching, he strives to promote abstract reasoning and intellectual curiosity.
Stephen Face
A graduate of MIT Physics, Stephen has remained an active member of MIT’s Educational Studies Program. With the Density Perturbations Group in the Center for Theoretical Physics, he has co-authored several papers on simulations of primordial black holes.


Basic algebra (solving an equation for an unknown value).

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
  • EdX offers honor code certificates of achievement, verified certificates of achievement, and XSeries certificates of achievement. Currently, verified certificates are only available in some courses.
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