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Plane Geometry Syllabus



Prerequisite: A pass in Algebra 1

Textbooks:
Discovery Geometry by Sierra

Basic Geometry by Jurgenson and Brown

Geometry by Holts, Rinehart and Winston

Students Practice handbook (Homework workbook) by Holts, Rinehart and Winston

Course Description:
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

Course Goals:
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.

Explore and determine a variety of measures including area, circumference, volume, angle measure, distance, and midpoint.

Identify classes of lines, their properties and angles formed.

Construct geometric shapes by hand and using technology.

Solve problems in geometry.

MAJOR UNITS APPROXIMATE TIME
I. Points, Lines and Planes 13%
II. Conditional Sentences 2%
III. Reasoning and Proof 6%
IV. Parallels and Transversals 9%
V. Triangles 14%
VI. Triangle Inequalities 7%
VII. Polygons 9%
VIII. Similarity 8%
IX. Right Triangles 13%
X. Circles 9%
XI. Area 5%
XII. Surface Area and Volume 5%


Grading
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.

Make-Up work
All 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 hours (3pm-4pm)

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.

Supplies
A Graphing calculator (TI-83), a notebook, a folder, a geometry set, and a graph book