Geometry – Honors

This course is a problem-based, hands-on investigation of Geometry. Students engage in lessons that focus on developing the critical thinking skills and habits of mind to solve advanced math problems. Taught through the use of manipulatives, exploration, pattern recognition, and technology applications, students will develop ideas and experiences that lead to formal geometric proofs and postulates. Creative problem-solving and ingenuity are critical skills for the course. Students will get instruction and feedback on their development. Investigations include an introduction to the language of Geometry, recognition of invariants, congruence, area and volume, similarity, and circles. The course will move at a faster pace while also providing an in-depth focus on the previously mentioned topics. Students are expected comfortably to solve problems with less guidance and less direct instruction. Students are required to meet expectations in understanding and mastering concepts, and developing independent application. Students use the TI graphing calculator in the course. (Full year, 1 credit)