Geometry - Kolbe Academy

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 Foerster’s Algebra and Trigonometry upon completion of this 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 Core (K) credit are expected to complete daily assignments, periodic exams and quizzes.  Kolbe Honors (H) students will go into more depth and cover more material than the Kolbe Core (K) students.

Assignment due-dates and grades are established by the parent.  Optionally, a student may be enrolled in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive grading assistance from a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course.  In this case, parents will still submit final grades to Kolbe for the course, but may choose to incorporate the graded assignments into the student’s overall grade or use the Kolbe-graded assignments to assist in arriving at the student’s final grade.

  • 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.)
  • Kolbe Digital License for Accompaniment to Geometry: A Guided Inquiry   (This course companion is optional, but recommended.)

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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 12: Chapter 4 Test Week 14: Chapter 10 Test
Week 15: Chapter 5 Test Week 17: Chapter 11 Test
Week 17: Transformations Test Week 18: Semester 2 Exam
Week 18: Semester 1 Exam  

 

Course Details:

Section Number

SCM-09GEOM

Grades (Typical)

9 – 12 (9th, 10th)

Lecturer

Mrs. Powers

Lecture Format

Self-Paced

Tuition

$499

Subscription Length

1 year

Extension may be granted for an additional fee.

Self-Paced Plus

$200

Credits (Type)

10 (Math)

Transcript Designation

K

Prerequisite

Algebra 1

Self-Paced Companion Courses

Biology or Honors Biology

Online Companion Courses

Biology or Honors Biology

Notes

Also offered at the Kolbe Honors (H) level for an additional $69.

Course Plan Sample

Geometry

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

 

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