Geometry is a full year, high school math course for the student who has successfully completed the prerequisite course, Algebra I. The course focuses on the skills and methods of linear, quadratic, coordinate, and plane geometry. In it, students will gain solid experience with geometric calculations and coordinate plane graphing, methods of formal proof, and techniques of construction.
By the end of the course, students will be expected to do the following:
- Understand defined terms, axioms, postulates, and theories.
- Apply rules of formal logic and construct proofs in a two-column format.
- Know how to solve for angles given parallels, perpendiculars, and transversals.
- Demonstrate how to solve for sides and angles of triangles, quadrilaterals, and polygons.
- Understand trigonometric ratios and know how to use them to solve for unknown sides and angles in given triangles as well as application word problems.
- Be able to determine arcs, chords, and sectors of circles.
- Calculate perimeter, area, and volume of figures and solids.
- Graph lines and determine slopes, midpoints, and distances.
- Interpret and construct the graphs and equations of quadratic functions.
- Make geometric constructions on paper.
- Represent the results of motion geometry (translation, rotation, reflection, dilation).
- Calculate simple probabilities using addition, multiplication, permutations, combinations, and frequency tables.
Emily Williams, Patrick Williams, Staci Brown