Geometry
The Fine Print
Course Goals

Achieve proficiency in describing defined and undefined terms to visualize geometric concepts

Use formulas to find midpoints, distances, and bisectors of lines

Describe angle properties and relationships to determine characteristics of line

Given a geometric figure, perform transformations, tessellations, and dilations on a coordinate plane

Justify relationships of triangles through mathematical arguments using congruence postulates

Justify properties of lines through mathematical arguments using angle theorems

Understand and prove properties in order to classify polygons

Use theorems and postulates to prove properties of circles

Use inductive reasoning and logic to draw conclusions and formulate conjectures

Use formulas to find the perimeter, area, and volume of 2D and 3D figures
Topics Covered

Relationships and properties of points, lines, planes and angles

Properties of polygons including classification, measurements of sides and angles, perimeter, area, and volume

Surface area of 3D shapes

Properties of circles including circumference and measurements of parts of a circle including arcs, chords, angles and segments

Inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning and logic to formulate proofs

Transformations of figures including reflections, translations, rotations and dilations

Relationships and properties of triangles including congruence, similarity, and classifications in order to construct proofs

Trigonometry involving right triangles, the Triangle Inequality, The Pythagorean Theorem, The Law of Sines and The Law of Cosines
Course Resources
Text & Interactive Program

Required: Digital Resources $35 purchased through Blue Tent.

Includes 2018 McGrawHill Glencoe Geometry ebook and textaligned interactive resources.

Includes WebAssign.


Optional: A hardcopy of the textbook can be borrowed through Blue Tent OnLoan
Other Resources

Desmos.com  a free online graphing program for use in sections involving equations of lines and algebraic functions

GeoGebra  a free application for students to visualize 2D and 3D geometric shapes/properties

Zoom  a free teleconferencing application
Calculator

A graphing calculator is not required, although a scientific calculator will come in handy.

If students plan to purchase a graphing calculator, we recommend the TI84 series.
Technical Resources

Required:

A reliable internet connection

A computer with a webcam

A working microphone

A free phone/computer scanning app (such as CamScanner and Adobe Scan)

Recommended:

Earbuds or a headset with a microphone (a builtin computer microphone will work if needed)

