**Description:**

Geometry concepts are intuitively developed using exploration and activities. Content ranges from the analysis of figures and shapes to the establishment of the properties of figures. Visualization is a key component of the course material. We’ll be drawing and creating for both artistic and practical purposes. The specific material covered will include, but is not limited to, angle measurement and relationships, triangle congruency, parallel lines, transformations, polygons, and circles.

**Goals: **

## During this class you will greatly expand your vocabulary…learning the language of Geometry. You will develop an eye for spatial relationships…working with figures in 2-D and 3-D. You will design and create interesting geometric objects. Mutual respect and hard work throughout the year will bring us success and much learning.

**Requirements: **** **

I expect my Geometry students to:

* think critically and to ask questions when you have them.

* encourage your classmates and to make yourself available to help them learn.

* complete homework assignments on time and seek help when needed.

* have your computer with you in class as well as an organized notebook or binder.

You are responsible for learning the material that was missed if you are absent from class.

**Evaluation:**

We will know you have learned the material if you are able to show your knowledge on the quizzes and final exam. If you truly understand the material, you should not need to ask me questions during these assessments. As on the SBACs and the SATs, I will not be giving hints or help during math assessments and semester exams. If you are not yet proficient, you will continue to work on the skills with adult or peer support and may take another assessment to show your improved skills.

**Resources:**

When Assessments are proficient you will scan them and submit them to LiFT as evidence of your learning.

**Course Topics:**

1) Angles, Polygons, Circles

2) Inductive and Deductive Reasoning, Patterns

3) Compass and Straightedge Constructions

4) Properties of Triangles

5) Properties of Polygons

6) Properties of Circles

7) Transformations and Symmetry

8) Area of Polygons and Circles

9) Pythagorean Theorem

10) Volume of Solids

11) Similarity

12) Trigonometry

13) Geometric Proofs