Geometry Honors EVP (MATH250e)
1.0 (yearlong course)
A grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year.
This course includes an in-depth analysis of the concepts of plane, solid, and coordinate geometry. Topics include logic and proof, parallel lines and planes, triangles, polygons, perimeter, area, volume, surface area, similarity, congruence, trigonometry, and analytic geometry. All concepts are also related to real-world phenomena.
Emphasis will be placed on developing critical thinking skills as they relate to logical reasoning and argument. Students will be required to use geometric tools and online tools to explore and discover concepts covered in the course. The honors track includes a deeper focus on critical thinking and analytical skills by providing students with more challenging problems and assignments. These elements will prepare students to be successful in future upper-level and AP courses.
Students need access to a scanner or digital camera (phone is fine) in order to submit work for the teacher to review. Students will also need a TI-84 graphing calculator.
The recommended sequence for students wishing to pursue advanced math classes: MATH150, MATH250, MATH350, MATH450, followed by their choice of MATH500, MATH510, or MATH520.
The honors track includes a deeper focus on critical thinking and analytical skills by providing students with more challenging problems and assignments. These elements will prepare students to be successful in future upper-level and AP® courses.
*As part of the EVP program, this course will have a live class requirement once a week at a set time; please see the website for time choices. This live class will include teaching, discussion with classmates from around the world, demonstrations, questions and answers, and other aspects of a live classroom. Students will have weekly due dates and stay on a traditional coursework schedule.
Semester 1: August 29 – January 22
Fall Break: November 21 – 25
Christmas Break: December 15 – December 30
Semester 2: January 23 – June 4
Spring Break: April 3 – April 7
Fridays 10:00 AM (session is full) or Fridays 2:00 PM or Fridays 6:00 PM US Central Time
Geometry is a language. It has vocabulary and grammar, sentences and paragraphs. In EVP you will have the opportunity to hear Geometry spoken in weekly live classes. Geometry is an exploration of the two and three-dimensional world we live in. Geometry is foundational to Trigonometry, Computer Animation, Architecture, Engineering and Carpentry. I think you will appreciate learning this language in concert with a team of your peers and with the accountability of weekly assignments and due dates.
If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.
I enjoyed the group discussion boards, interacting math help websites, and how I had a kind teacher willing to offer help at almost any time.
EVP is really the only way I can learn math effectively. I usually have to see it and do it to learn math.
I found the live classes very helpful for learning new concepts and getting to interact with my teacher face-to-face. The strict deadlines were also a strong motivator for getting my work done on time.