Intensive Geometry with Trigonometry

All of the topics of Geometry are covered at a faster pace and in greater depth. The course material is extended to include proof writing, compass and straightedge constructions, coordinate geometry, and transformations. To form a strong foundation for precalculus, the third term includes studies of right triangle trigonometry and the Laws of Sines and Cosines. As time allows, additional topics might include the Golden Ratio, taxicab geometry, graph theory, and fractals. A new lesson is encountered daily through a lecture, group investigation, or an independent project. While many daily homework problems are similar to problems that have been worked through in class, others require students to apply what they know to new types of problems. Strong graphing and note-taking skills are assumed.

Open to: Freshmen and sophomores