Geometry is intended to be the second course in mathematics for high school students. Within this course, students will have the opportunity to make conjectures about geometric situations and prove in a variety of ways that their conclusion follows logically from their hypothesis. This course will include topics such as geometric relationships, constructions, informal/formal proofs, locus, transformational geometry, and coordinate geometry. Geometry is meant to lead students to an understanding that reasoning and proof are fundamental aspects of mathematics and something that sets it apart from other sciences. At the conclusion of this course, students will take the Geometry Regents exam. This exam is worth 20% of their overall average.
This course begins the development of high-school mathematics, stressing problem solving and algebraic manipulation. The topics that are covered in this class include number sense, solving quadratic and linear equations, factoring, statistics, probability, as well as many other exciting concepts. This is a New York State Regents Course and the Integrated Algebra Regents Exam will be given in June and which you must pass to graduate high school.
This course is designed to begin the study of high school mathematics. The emphasis is on building a strong algebraic foundation, as well as studying geometry, probability, statistics, and problem solving. The goal is to help improve math students' math skills, leading to increased success in Math class. Also, students are preparing for the Integrated Algebra Regents exam which will be taken after completing the course and which is REQUIRED to receive a high school diploma.