Estimated Completion Time: 2 segments / 32-36 weeks
Earliest Start Date: October 2018
Algebra 1 or its equivalent
One day in 2580 B.C.E., a very serious architect stood in a dusty desert with a set of plans. His plans called for creating a structure 480 feet tall, with a square base and triangular sides, using stone blocks weighing two tons each. The Pharaoh wanted the job done right. The better this architect understood geometry, the better his chances were for staying alive.
Geometry is everywhere, not just in pyramids. Engineers use geometry to build highways and bridges. Artists use geometry to create perspective in their paintings, and mapmakers help travelers find things using the points located on a geometric grid. Throughout this course, students travel a mathematical highway illuminated by spatial relationships, reasoning, connections, and problem-solving.
Follow the link below for the Department of Education description for this course:
Regular course description: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewCourse/Preview/13029
Honors course description: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewCourse/Preview/10295
Major Topics and Concepts
- Basics of Geometry
- Transformations and Congruence
- Proofs of Theorems
- Dilations and Similarity
- Triangle Similarity Proofs
- Coordinate Geometry
- Right Triangles and Trigonometry
- Volume and Figures
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.
Additional course requirements may exist based on specific expectations for individual courses. More information can be found in FLVS policy documents, published at www.flvs.net, or by referring to the course instructor after registration.
To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers; the minimum requirement is monthly. When teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.
Angie Miller, Staci Brown, Zachary Grammon