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.

This course is typically done in 9th or 10th grade.  Topics include:

  • Conditional statements
  • Direct & indirect proofs
  • Pythagorean theorem
  • Lines & angles
  • Congruence
  • Inequalities
  • Parallel lines
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Transformations
  • Area
  • Similarity
  • Right triangles
  • Circles
  • Concurrence theorems
  • Regular polygons
  • Geometric solids
  • Intro to trigonometry

Students taking this course for Kolbe Honors (H) credit are expected to complete daily assignments, periodic exams and quizzes as assigned by their parent.  Kolbe Honors (H) students will go into more depth and cover more material than the Kolbe Core (K) students.

Assignment due-dates and some grades are established by the parent.  To receive honors credit with Kolbe Academy, students must submit a number of designated assignments to Kolbe Academy for grading, usually exams and select papers.  The parent- and Kolbe-established grades are averaged to produce the final grade for the honors course.

Alternatively, a student may enroll in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive additional grading assistance by a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course.  In this case, parents may still submit grades for the student to be averaged in with the required Kolbe-graded honors assignments, or they may use the teacher-graded materials only to receive credit.

  • 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

Self-Paced Plus courses include the following:

  • Grading by a highly qualified teacher for selected assignments (listed below) in the course.
  • Access to teacher through the course’s discussion board.
  • Option to report grade given by the teacher, or to report a grade assigned by parent.
  • The pacing is still established by the parent in conjunction with the student’s goals and academic calendar. 
  • Assignments will be graded within 1-2 weeks of the submission date, excluding holiday breaks.  (For the quickest grading, students should turn assignments in incrementally throughout the year.  If a student turns in multiple assignments to be graded at once, expect a response time of 1-2 weeks per assignment submitted.)

Self-Paced Plus Assignment List:

Semester 1 Semester 2
Week 2: Chapter 1 Test Week 3: Chapter 6 Test
Week 5: Chapter 2 Test Week 7: Chapter 7 Test
Week 8: Chapter 3 Test Week 9: Chapter 8 Test
Week 9: Midterm 1 Exam Week 10: Midterm 2 Exam
Week 11: Chapter 4 Test Week 12: Chapter 9 & Trig Supplements Test
Week 14: Chapter 5 Test Week 15: Chapter 10 Test
Week 17: Chapter 11 & Transformations Test Week 17: Chapter 12 Test
Week 18: Semester 1 Exam Week 18: Semester 2 Exam

 

Course Details:

Section Number

SCM-09GEOMH

Grades (Typical)

 9 – 12 (9th, 10th)

Lecturer

Mrs. Powers

Lecture Format

Self-Paced

Tuition

 $499

Honors Fee

$69

Subscription Length

1 year

Extension may be granted for an additional fee.

Self-Paced Plus

$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.

Course Plan Sample

Honors Geometry

Note: This course plan is built into the
Self-Paced course in a student-friendly format.

 

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