Honors Geometry

Course Description

Semester A

Geometry Honors is the study of the measurement of the world, with a focus on application of geometric concepts. What makes Geometry so engaging is the relationship of figures and measures to each other, and how these relationships can predict results in the world around us. Through real-world applications, the honors student sees how geometric reasoning provides insight into everyday life. The course begins with the tools needed in Geometry. From these foundations, the student explores the measure of line segments, angles, and two-dimensional figures. Students will learn about similarity, triangles and trigonometric ratios. Geometry A consists of six modules. Each module comprises of ten lessons for a total of 60  lessons in the course. Honors students are expected to complete several assignments within each module that demonstrate their knowledge of the applications of geometry.

Semester B

This course builds on the foundation of the first terms in Geometry.  As in previous courses, deductive and inductive reasoning are emphasized, while applying problem-solving techniques to real-world problems. Students explore quadrilaterals  and circles, and learn how an object is transformed, as well as how to represent that transformation algebraically and geometrically. Students calculate area and volume of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional objects. Geometry B consists of six modules. Each module comprises ten lessons for a total of 60  lessons in the course. Honors students are expected to complete several assignments within each module that demonstrate their knowledge of the applications of geometry.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

10

Materials

None

Duration

2 Semesters

Prerequisites

None

Technology Skills

  • Internet Navigation
  • Word Processing
  • Email Communication

Semester A

Major Concepts

  • Geometry Tools
  • Logic and Proofs
  • Angles and Lines
  • Congruence and Similarity
  • Triangles
  • Trigonometric Ratios

Semester B

Major Concepts

  • Quadrilaterals
  • Transformations
  • Circles
  • Area
  • Volume
  • Probability