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Geometry

Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra

Grades: 9-12

         

Course Description:  Geometry students will study points, lines, line segments, rays, planes, and vectors in their exploration of angles, polygons, circles, lengths, areas, and volumes. Mathematical patterns and life’s patterns will also be explored. Emphasis will be placed on congruent figures, as well as similar figures and their ratios, and right triangle trigonometric ratios. The concept of proof will be investigated and the utility of logic will be emphasized. Algebraic skills will be used to build further understanding of the interconnectedness of mathematics.  

Instructional Methods / Assessments:  Instructional methods include Investigations, teacher and student-led class discussions, and lectures.  Assessments include tests, homework, projects, and semester final.

 

Recommended Background for Success:  Students should have had Intermediate Algebra which includes topics such as linear, exponential, and quadratic patterns.  They should have had exposure to basic geometric shapes and concepts such as area and perimeter, parallel and perpendicular, etc.   Students should have scientific calculator capable of doing basic trigonometric functions.  Students may also wish to purchase a protractor and compass for use on homework.