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Honors Geometry Over the Summer For Advancement Worth the Effort?
My daughter is going into 9th grade and just finished Honors Algebra 1. She likes math and has always done extremely well in it. However I don't think she's going to pursue a STEM field...maybe theater, law, or something social science related? At our home high school (we are doing an intra-district transfer to another high school), they *really* recommend taking Honors Geometry over the summer for advancement. They feel it allows a shorter time between Algebra 1 and 2, and it allows students to take AP Statistics in Senior year. They also feel that it doesn't affect SAT performance because of the test's low emphasis of Geometry and more basic level questions. My daughter wants to take the class. However I'm concerned that she'll lose getting a good foundation in the proofs and logic that Geometry teaches...as I feel that is a strength for her (she is very logical) and could be useful in a law career. Also I just don't know if it's really worth the summer effort to gain an additional math class in AP Statistics...although I can see how that class could help her in the social sciences fields. Any advice?10 replies