Geometry Honors

Course No: 2203
Subject: Mathematics
Grade Level: 10
Course Length: Year
Course Type: AP/Honors, Core Lower-Division
UC/CSU Subject Approval: C
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Higher
Criteria for Enrollment: Approval of Department Chair, based on teacher recommendation; past performance in English, Foreign Language, and Math; standardized test scores (math, language, reading)
Fulfillments: Required for graduation

This course follows generally the description of the traditional geometry course but provides extensive experience from early stages with the devising, presentation, and defense of student proofs and the theoretical consideration of the nature of proof (direct and indirect; in two-column, flow, and analytical paragraph form).  The Honors course includes a more extensive coverage of solid geometry, an introduction to analytic geometry and trigonometry, and opportunities for curricular enrichment in problem-solving.  Additional topics include vectors, trigonometric identities, conic sections, and the study of trigonometric and circular functions. Within the context of Geometry, the Honors course includes more challenging algebraic applications, such as solving quadratic, rational, irrational, logarithmic, and exponential equations. This course is designed for the student who successfully completed Algebra 2H as a freshman, but any student may apply.  A Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 series graphing calculator is required.

*Class receives honors weighting in SI weighted GPA