Geometry Honors (MATH250)
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.
The recommended sequence for students wishing to pursue advanced math classes: MATH150,MATH250, MATH350, MATH400, followed by their choice of MATH500, MATH510, or MATH520.
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 for this course.
FROM THE TEACHER
What is Geometry? And why should we study it? Well, Geometry is the study of the size, shape, and position of figures. Basically, it’s all about shapes! And It is all around us. In fact, you probably use it daily without even realizing it! Think about it…how much milk can you pour into that glass? Yep, you guessed it, that’s geometry! Going on a road trip with your family and trying to load the trunk up? That’s right, you’ll be using Geometry! Maybe you are helping your dad put a new fence around your yard…..you’ll definitely be using Geometry to determine how much material is needed, how to space the posts, and how much paint is necessary. I could go on and on just about this one project! These are some basic uses of Geometry, but did you know that computer imaging (that’s what is used in making animated movies, video games, and stuff like that) uses geometry?? WOW! There are so many professions that use Geometry such as architects, artists, land surveyors, designers, video game producers, engineers, software developers, carpenters, astronomers, and the list goes on! So come explore Geometry with us where we will learn about two and three dimensional shapes, while we focus on reasoning about geometric relationships, think logically, apply deductive reasoning, and problem solve using real-life examples!
If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.
“I really like the format of this course, the discussion boards, and the weekly videos. I really like math in general, so this entire course was very fun for me!”
“I enjoyed the practice tests because I was able to see how well I was understanding the material, and what concepts I was struggling with.”
“The videos were very helpful and the discussions were extremely engaging.”