Geneva Symposium – “Saving Euclid: Recovering Those Other Lost Tools”

When: Back to Calendar March 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Geneva Classical Academy
4204 Lakeland Highlands Rd
Lakeland,FL 33813
USA
Cost: No charge
Contact: Rich Cali
8636441408
[email protected]

Geneva teacher, Doug Smith, will present “Saving Euclid: Recovering Those Other Lost Tools”  Walking with students as they discover the Truth, Beauty and Goodness of the Quadrivium, particularly the study of Geometry through the lens of Euclid.

Synopsis

After throwing away the Geometry textbook six years ago, Mr. Smith’s high school Geometry classes have been using Euclid as their primary textbook.  Along the way, he and his students have discovered richer connections between mathematics and the subjects of history, philosophy, literature, and even theology.  Mr. Smith would like to share these experiences with you.  Beginning with a discussion on the importance of mathematics pedagogy (his insights may surprise you), he will move on to a discussion of the Quadrivium, and the necessity to recover these “other” lost tools of learning.