Geometry Curriculum

Geometry vs. Honors Geometry

Who should take this  class?

Geometry

Successfully Completed Algebra 1 with a C or better

Honors Geometry

Successful completion of Honors Algebra 1 with B or better or Algebra 1 with an A

Students motivated to be challenged

  • Genuinely interested in learning math
  • Ready to extend themselves beyond their comfort zone
  • Persistent – unwilling to give up

Students with great work ethic

  • Students with discipline work habits
  • Students that are proactive when help is needed
  • Can handle the nature of a cumulative course

Students with time management skills

Work Ethic

Geometry

Students should have disciplined study habits

  • Complete all assignments on time
  • Check all assignments and assessment for accuracy – get extra practice if incorrect
  • Seek help in advance to due dates and assessments
  • Motivated to work through difficult problems
  • Studies in advance to tests/quizzes

Honors Geometry

Students should have extremely disciplined study habits

  • Complete all assignments on time
  • Check all assignments and assessment for accuracy – get extra practice if incorrect
  • Seek help in advance to due dates and assessments
  • Motivated to work through challenging problems
  • Studies in advance to tests/quizzes

Background Knowledge

Geometry

Algebra 1

Time permitted, some concepts may be reviewed as needed

Honors Geometry

Algebra 1

Basic Geometry

Lesson Structure & Expectations

Geometry

  • Detailed lessons correspond directly to homework assignments and assessments
  • Students are expected to take detailed notes and use them to complete homework and prepare for assessments
  • Students are guided to make connections between concepts
  • Memory retention of accumulated concepts and skills is crucial to the student’s success

Honors Geometry

  • A teacher will guide students through the new concepts but will not present 100% of the material in class
    • Students are expected to take detailed notes and read their textbook
  • In order to be able to supplement the class instruction, each student is expected to: 
    • have a well developed mathematical vocabulary to be able to study from the textbook
    • be able to work independently
    • be able to make connections and conjectures based on prior knowledge
  • Memory retention of accumulated concepts and skills is crucial to the student’s success
  • Student questions should be insightful and thought provoking

Homework

Geometry

  • Practice, practice, practice
    • Practice makes perfect! 
  • Similar to the lesson
    • Class notes will be needed to complete homework assignments accurately •
  • Similar to assessments
    • Practice and repetition from the homework will prepare the student for assessments 
  • Spend about 30 min every night completing homework or reviewing course material

Honors Geometry

  • Practice, practice, practice
    • Practice makes perfect! 
  • Students will need to use their class notes and textbook to complete homework assignments accurately 
  • Exploration and investigation
  • Spend at least 45 min every night completing homework and reviewing course material

Assessment

Geometry

  • Some assessments are cumulative
  • Similar to class notes
  • Similar to homework
  • Background knowledge from Algebra required

Honors Geometry

  • All assessments are cumulative
  • Similar to class notes
  • Similar to homework
  • Background knowledge from Algebra required
  • Extensions
  • Combinations of concepts
  • New questions