Welcome to your last year of Mathematics at ICS!
I am honored to have the privilege of teaching you Honors Geometry this year. It's a challenging and thought-provoking subject, and I hope that, by the end of this course, you will share my enthusiasm for this wonderful branch of Mathematics. As was the case with Honors Algebra I last year, Honors Geometry is a high school-level, honors course. It is rigorous and challenging for high school students but don't worry, to have gotten to this point, you have already "proven" (corny geometry joke!) you have what it takes to succeed in this challenge.
The key to success in this discipline is simply that: discipline!
Your sure-fire steps to succeeding in this class are:
1. Come to class prepared. You should have your textbook, a soft- or hard- covered 2-inch binder, 3-4 sharpened pencils, an eraser, and a red pen or pencil daily.
2. Be an active participant in class: pay attention, take notes. ask questions, complete any classwork.
3. Anticipate homework every day. Expect to complete or make a valiant attempt at completing your homework AT HOME each afternoon or evening. All class notes and homework must be completed on looseleaf with the proper heading each day. Homework can and will be collected on any day, and either graded for completeness or a HW quiz will be given, based on the prior evening's work.
4. Seek help right away if you do not understand any topic. Assistance may be sought via any of the resources found on the RESOURCES subtab located on this page, or by coming to see me any morning.
I promise you, you'll learn more and have to study less if you follow these simple steps!