Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
This class is great, very helpful and interesting. How ever I found it quite difficult myself. I enjoy math but geometry was a bit more difficult for me.
Course highlights:
What I learned from this class was how to make a proof and how to analyze certain math questions to be able to solve them more quickly. I also learned how to make sure my answers were correct or at least almost correct.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
I would advice anyone taking this class to always do the homework, although it's a lot of busy work it does help you get a better understanding. Also pay attention in class and make sure to ask questions when you are confused it doesn't get any easier as the class goes on.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I would definitely recommend this course and especially this teacher. Although, I don't think you have much of a choice since geometry is a required class. In this class, the focus is on proofs and theorems. Theorems are rules that have been proven to be true (ex. 90-degree angles are congruent to other 90-degree angles) and proofs are the steps you take, using theorems, to prove what the problem is asking you to prove. This class was so much fun for me because it was like a class for learning to solve riddles or challenging mind games. Almost every problem has more than one way of solving and it was always fun to see what way theorems could be used in conjunction to achieve the same result.
Course highlights:
Proofs are not going to help you make a better resume. They also won't make you indispensable no matter the career you take. But one thing that learning proofs will benefit you with is problem-solving skills. Sometimes a problem will seem not able to be solved but then you turn your paper sideways and the answer hits you. You see the problem from a different perspective and all of a sudden you know exactly what to do. Other times you forget the theorem that could have shaved off 7 steps from your proof but with the knowledge of other theorems you still find a way to get the same answer.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
The only requirement for this class would be to have a good grasp on basic algebra which shouldn't be a problem since it is a requirement freshman year (or earlier if LTAC). Also take good notes on the theorems you are given. With time, you will begin to remember them with ease. But in the beginning, it is possible that they might slip your mind especially if your teacher doesn't allow you to create shortcuts and expects you to write the theorem in its entirety.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
I have always had some of a connection to math and I also understood it very well. Mrs. Barrows taught me very well and taught me many new studying and note taking techniques.
Course highlights:
Learning proofs was my favorite part because I love knowing why you can do something and you can look at a proof for any problem and know exactly why you were able to solve it.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Always study for your tests and try to remember all of the formulas and you will be able to pass the class.