Plane Geometry Syllabus
Prerequisite: A pass in Algebra 1
Discovery Geometry by
Basic Geometry by Jurgenson and Brown
Geometry by Holts, Rinehart and Winston
handbook (Homework workbook) by Holts, Rinehart and Winston
This is the first mathematics
course in which the student sees a mathematics system, developed from simple definitions and fundamental axioms grow into
a full and useful body of knowledge. This logical development is the prime reason for the study of geometry. The course emphasizes
deductive reasoning. It will include the following topics: congruency, parallelism, similarity, circles, constructions, areas
and volumes with emphasis placed upon problem solving, original proofs, reasoning, and probability. Other topics would include
coordinate geometry and trigonometry. Students will get a chance to discover ideas using technology. Although a graphing calculator
is not required, one would be helpful. A TI-83 is recommended
Identify and analyze properties of
two and three-dimensional objects.
Investigate relationships including similarity and congruence among classes of
two and three-dimensional shapes.
Construct and critique the validity of geometric conjectures and prove theorems
using direct and indirect methods.
Use Cartesian coordinates to analyze geometric situations and solve problems.
and determine a variety of measures including area, circumference, volume, angle measure, distance, and midpoint.
classes of lines, their properties and angles formed.
Construct geometric shapes by hand and using technology.
problems in geometry.
MAJOR UNITS APPROXIMATE TIME
I. Points, Lines and Planes 13%
II. Conditional Sentences
III. Reasoning and Proof 6%
IV. Parallels and Transversals 9%
V. Triangles 14%
VI. Triangle Inequalities
VII. Polygons 9%
VIII. Similarity 8%
IX. Right Triangles 13%
X. Circles 9%
XI. Area 5%
Area and Volume 5%
Tests, quizzes, projects, class work, and homework is integrated. School district
policy on weighting will apply. Tests will be announced. Quizzes may be announced or unannounced.
work missed should be made up within three days after return to school. This is the responsibility of the student. Missed
test and quizzes will be made up by appointment, after school
Rules and Regulations
Students are required to abide by the rules and expectations outlined in
the student handbook as well as the classroom rules posted in the classroom.
A Graphing calculator (TI-83),
a notebook, a folder, a geometry set, and a graph book