Geometry

  • GEOMETRY                      (7333-9415)                          Grades 9-11                         5 Credits

    Prerequisite:

    • Successful completion of Algebra I /Honors Grade 8 Math

    Co-requisite:

    • See Algebra II and/or Algebra II Honors for co-requisites

    Geometry is the branch of math that enables students to see the connection between theory and the physical world. Therefore, the importance of models is stressed as a means of applying definitions, postulates, and theorems. Students further their development of skills in drawing, measuring, and visualizing points, lines, and planes. The realm of logic is explored by employing deductive reasoning techniques through an informal, sequential format of conclusions, substantiated by justifications. The incorporation of the study of transformations affords students the opportunity to integrate topics such as con­gruence and similarity along with the algebraic principles of ratio and proportion. The key emphasis is on application of practical problems. Today’s advancements in technol­ogy are utilized, as calculators and computers are introduced as an integral part of problem solving. Additional topics covered include area, volume, coordinate geometry, and trigonometry.


    GEOMETRY HONORS                  (7343-9416)          Grades 9-10         5 Credits (Honors)

    Prerequisite:

    • Minimum grade of B- in Algebra I Honors OR 
    • Minimum grade of A in Algebra I CP OR
    • Minimum grade of B+ on major assessments in Algebra I (Honors Grade 8 Math)

    Co-requisite:

    • See Algebra II and/or Algebra II Honors for co-requisites

    Students learn to reason deductively in the formal or informal demonstration of proofs. The properties of plane and three-dimensional geometric figures are developed. Basic trigonometric functions and coordinate geometry are introduced. The student is also expected to derive and apply area and volume formula.