### GEOMETRY Honors vs. CP1

```Recommendation Process—Matrix
8th grade student in Algebra 1
Factor
Weight
IOWA Geometry Aptitude Test
35%
American Mathematics Competition
Score (out of 25 points)
15%
Algebra 1—Marking Period 1
15%
Algebra 1—Marking Period 2
20%
Teacher Recommendation
(1—5: with 5 being the strongest)
15%
Composite Score
100%
Sample Matrix
Factor
Score
Weight
IOWA Geometry Aptitude Test
69
35%
American Mathematics Competition
Score (out of 25 points)
10
15%
Algebra 1—Marking Period 1
86.5
15%
Algebra 1—Marking Period 2
92.2
20%
3
15%
70.565
100%
Teacher Recommendation
(1—5: with 5 being the strongest)
Composite Score
Interpretation of Score
•
Cut-off for Geometry Honors:
83 or higher
•
Cumulative Score between 80 and 82.9:
examined with particular
consideration by the teacher
Recommendation Process—Data
9th grade student in Algebra 1
Factor
Algebra 1 – Marking Period 1
Algebra 1 – Marking Period 2
Midterm Exam
Sample Table
Factor
Score
Algebra 1 – Marking Period 1
88.9
Algebra 1 – Marking Period 2
91.23
Midterm Exam
85
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Honors Course Content
Meets & exceeds many areas of the
Core Curriculum Content Standards
 13 units are covered in the course
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 Approximately 3 units each marking period
 Probability—interwoven in honors but not in
CP
Differences between
Honors and CP

Depth
Content on worksheet and extra activities
goes well beyond content covered in the
textbook
Essential Student Characteristics
Self-Motivated
 Industrious
 Analytical
 “Out of the Box” thinker
 Inquisitive
 Determined
 Innate/Exceptional Math Ability
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 Spatial Reasoning
 Problem Solving
Course Requirements
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Technology—discovery & exploration
Communicate—oral & written form
Prove discoveries and theorems
Apply knowledge to a wide variety of problem
solving situations
Solve & visualize problems in multiple ways
instruction
Self-advocate when extra help is needed
Works well in groups
Embrace challenges
Honors Course
Freshman Year
• New Transition
• Other Courses
• Extra Curricular
Activities
• Student may want to
consider Geometry
CP and take
Algebra 2 Honors.

Sophomore Year
• Other Courses
• Extra Curricular
Activities
Course Sequencing
Algebra 1
Geometry CP
or
Geometry
Honors
Algebra 2 CP
or
Algebra 2
Honors
Pre-Calc CP
or
Pre-Calc Honors
or
Intro to Calc BC
Topics in Calc
CP
Or
AP Calc AB
Or
AP Calc BC
Course Sequencing
Algebra 1 CP
or
Algebra 1
Honors
10th
Geometry CP
or
Geometry
Honors