In this live online Geometry class, students will learn how to read, understand, and communicate using mathematical language in daily assignments and in several fun and creative projects during the year. They will not only cover the different topics of Geometry, but see the connections between this and previous courses. Material will be presented in many different ways. We will learn problem solving on paper as well as use technology to prepare students for future work in college and beyond. Students will learn to write proofs after a carefully sequenced development of the conceptual precursors to proof.
This course covers all the main concepts required for a high school credit in Geometry. Topics include:
- Points, lines, and angles
- Congruence Transformations
- Polygons and Symmetry
- Similar and Congruent Triangles
- Length, area, surface area, and volume
- Segments and angles in circles
Students can expect to spend at least 1 hour a day on this class. This time accounts for watching pre-recorded videos, reading daily assignments, completing daily homework, and submitting handwritten weekly assignments. The submitted homework will consist of video concept check questions, daily readings and note-taking, electronic practice questions, and textbook questions, some submitted as scanned written work, and some to be checked against an answer key that will be provided. Parent-proctored chapter tests will be required at the end of each chapter in which students will be required to show all their work. To help students learn good notetaking, notes from each chapter will be submitted and evaluated. Weekly live problem-solving and discussion sessions will be held where we work together on concepts and applications of concepts. Questions are welcomed! All course lectures are pre-recorded and available for students to play back at their convenience.
Students are not required to “meet” at the scheduled discussion time, but it is encouraged. Scheduled discussion times will be recorded for those unable to attend the live discussion times and available for approximately one month afterward.
The honors level of this Geometry course is designed for students interested in the STEM fields who have exceptional abilities, a strong math foundation, and high achievement levels. In addition to covering the topics in Geometry, Honors Geometry will require the completion of several projects, some additional assignments throughout the year, and will have more focus on the various forms of geometric proofs.
Who should enroll?
Students in grades 9-11 who have successfully completed Algebra I and have instructor approval may enroll. They must complete an application and be approved before registering. The well-prepared applicant will have completed a basic algebra course and is familiar with those fundamental concepts. They should have the maturity to diligently complete the assigned homework and seek additional help when needed. Learning how to learn mathematics is stressed in this course, so students who are motivated to improve are welcome to apply.
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
- High speed, broadband Internet
- Web cam, sound card, and microphone (for live sessions)
- Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures
- Scanner or smart phone for submitting tests and homework
Evaluation and Feedback
Students will be graded on homework, projects, notes, tests, and exams. Submitted student work will be graded and returned within one week of the due dates. Outside of class times, students may contact the teacher with any questions or concerns using the Canvas messages.
Beyond Canvas messaging, an additional hour each week is set aside to assist students with Geometry course work. To participate in this extra learning opportunity, students need to register separately. See Geometry Math Lab for details and to register.
Grades are perpetually available throughout the course and parents may contact me through Canvas messages on the course website. Parent-teacher conferences will be offered in the fall and spring of the year.