Hello and welcome to my Honors Geometry page! Below, you'll find all sorts of information regarding our class, including a description, class expectations, progress reports, curriculum, and standards. The following topics are covered on this page:
This course represents an accelerated, rigorous approach to the topics of the traditional geometry course. Enrichment is gained through student projects and presentations, the study of logic, the study of probability and statistics, and the use of technology.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- understand the relationships among undefined terms, definitions, postulates and theorems, as they relate to proofs;
- develop logical thinking skills using proofs as a vehicle;
- apply the theorems in plane, solid, and analytic geometry to the solution of problems;
- perform constructions and prove related theorems;
- improve his/her ability to visualize and work with spatial relationships; and
- extend the knowledge of computer applications gained in previous mathematics courses.
- For my expectations of classroom norms and evaluation guidelines, please see the following brochure, which will be handed out and reviewed during the first day of class.
- Homework expectations can be found here.
- In addition to these expectations, I will closely follow those set out in the Student-Parent Handbook.
- I will be handing out progress reports that will show you your current grade, and all the details behind that grade, either at the beginning of each eight day cycle or just after tests and quizzes (depending on what makes more sense at the time).
- Your grade will be calculated based on a number of components, including
- Tests and quizzes (including pop quizzes),
- Class participation (group exercises, presentations, participation, attendance, attitude), and
- Each of these components will make up a certain percentage of your overall grade. For the guideline percentages, please either see the brochure or come see me.
- Note: I will not discuss grades during the school day. If you have questions, please make an appointment to see me either before (7:00am - 7:30am) or after (2:30pm - 3:20pm) school.
- Textbook: McDougall Littell, Geometry for Enjoyment and Challenge, by Richard Rhoad, et. al. (ISBN 08660996545)
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