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Honors Geometry

This Geometry course can follow any Algebra I program, whether the student has used Saxon Algebra I, Jacob's Elementary Algebra, or another First year Algebra course. This course presents all the geometrical concepts in a traditional fashion to the high school student. This course will sufficiently prepare the student for questions on the math section of the PSAT, ACT, or SAT standardized tests. Students completing this course as well as a previous Algebra I program will be ready to take the traditional second year of Algebra II. The Kolbe Academy recommended course of study includes continuing with Honors Algebra 2 and Trigonometry upon successful completion of this Honors Geometry course.

Course Description

This course is typically done in 9th or 10th grade. Topics include: conditional statements, direct and indirect proofs, Pythagorean theorem, lines and angles, congruence, inequalities, parallel lines, quadrilaterals, transformations, area, similarity, the right triangle, circles, the concurrence theorems, regular polygons and the circle, geometric solids and an introduction to trigonometry. Kolbe Honors (OH) students will also cover conic sections.

Course Expectations

Students taking this course for Kolbe Honors (OH) credit are expected to complete daily assignments, participate in class, and complete periodic exams and quizzes as assigned by their parent.  Kolbe Honors (OH) students will go into more depth and cover more material than the Kolbe Core (OK) students.  Students will investigate geometric topics through the computer program, Geogebra, to enhance their learning and discover attributes of the shapes studied in the course. Students will also do many constructions with their compass.   

All requirements are assigned and graded by the parent - Enhanced Evaluation Service is available for additional grading assistance.

Course Texts & Materials
  • Geometry: A Guided Inquiry, G.D. Chakerian, Calvin D. Crabill, and Sherman K. Stein
  • Geometry: A Guided Inquiry Home Study Companion, Math Without Borders (This course companion is optional, but recommended. It is listed under the Geometry "Optional Material" section in the Kolbe Bookstore.)
  • Kolbe Digital License for Accompaniment to Geometry: A Guided Inquiry (This course companion is optional, but recommended. It is listed under the Geometry "Optional Material" section in the Kolbe Bookstore.)

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Other required material:

  • Hand-held Scientific Calculator. Calculators on mobile devices or computers are not acceptable.
  • Compass
  • Protractor
Course Plan Sample

Note that this is the digital version of the homeschool course plan, which is found in the course's associated Parent Group.  This course plan is built into the Schoology course for the student. 

GeometrySample.pdf

Course Details:

NOTE:  This self-paced course will be available in its new format by August 22, 2017.  It is still available in it's original format.  If you are interested in the original version, please call Kolbe at 707-255-6499 to inquire.  

Should you purchase the original and want to update to the new course, you can do so by paying the remaining difference in price for the new version.

Section Number

SPM-GEOM-H

Grades (Typical)

 9 - 12 (9th, 10th)

Video Presenter

Mrs. Powers

Tuition

 $499

Honors Fee

$69

Self-Paced Plus Grading Assistance
(Optional)

$200

Credits (Type)

 10 (Math)

Transcript Designation

H

Prerequisite

Algebra 1

Companion Courses

Biology or Honors Biology

Notes

Also offered at the Kolbe Core (K) level.

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