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 TI83 is recommended
Course Goals: Identify and analyze properties of
two and threedimensional objects.
Investigate relationships including similarity and congruence among classes of
two and threedimensional 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.
MakeUp 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 (3pm4pm)
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 (TI83),
a notebook, a folder, a geometry set, and a graph book
