This course emphasizes a detailed exploration of geometric properties, congruency and similarity, and interpreting algebraic equations and inequalities geometrically. Translations of fixed objects on the coordinate plane as well as geometric probability and right triangle trigonometry will also be explored in detail. Plane and solid geometric shapes are studied with an emphasis on real world applications. Students will develop formal and informal proof using deductive reasoning skills. A variety of interactive tools and programs will be used to help students visualize and apply concepts.
There is no textbook for this course. All instructional materials are either provided in the course or located on content related websites. Various free programs such as Geogebra, will be used for investigations.
*This course may be appropriate for Gifted and Talented middle school students that meet all course prerequisites.
*Please note this course contains a final exam that will require the student to identify in advance an appropriate location as well as an adult proctor for the exam. Forms and instructions for students to identify a location and proctor are included as a lesson within the course.
During this course students will:
Use logical reasoning to identify and apply geometric properties.
Apply geometric concepts to real world applications.
Use geometric software to investigate and describe geometric properties.
Apply algebraic concepts in geometric topics.
Understand polygons and quadrilaterals.
Identify corresponding parts of congruent shapes.
Calculate volume of prisms, cylinders, pyramids and cones.
Required materials: graphing calculator, protractor, compass, and ruler
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Gifted and Talented Middle School,High School
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AdvancED, Certified by NCAA for initial-eligibility (VHS School Code: 221356), Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools