This course is designed for the advanced level student in a college preparatory program. It is a rigorous, logical development of the deductive system of reasoning. Emphasis is on the development of logic, formal proofs, and algebraic applications to geometry. The course is aligned to the 11th grade Pennsylvania State Standards, Assessment Anchors and eligible content.
Topics include angles and their measurements, area, circles, central and inscribed angles, properties of arcs and chords, properties of tangents and secants, segments, surface area and volume of three dimensional figures, applications of right triangles, postulates, similarity, plane figures, congruency, the Pythagorean Theorem, quadrilaterals and trigonometric functions. Students will use Geometer’s Sketchpad in the course. Application problems, modeling and project-based learning assignments will be required. Students will be expected to complete 4-5 assignments per week.
Upon completion of the course students will be ready for Honors Algebra 2. Students will have “Honors – Geometry” on their transcript and carry the additional quality points toward their GPA for the honors level course.