Courses for Homestead High School Students

Geometry houses application after application of real-life, situational mathematics. In this course, the three areas of emphasis will be algebraic methods, graphical and visual methods, and communication of reasonable answers through speaking and writing. This means that beyond simply solving problems, students will be expected to show their understanding in more than one way, while bringing them to the same or harmonious conclusion(s). By the end of the course, students will have an extensive knowledge of basic structures and polygons (especially triangles), their properties, 2-D measurement, inductive reasoning (proofs), and transformations. This course involves a balance of precision (vocabulary and theorems), exploration, and discovery. Get ready to learn, because expectations will be high, homework will be assigned, and you WILL be challenged!