This course is designed to provide a solid foundation in geometry. The course is divided into four distinct parts, each consisting of three fifteen-lesson units. Each of the units is based around a central theme as outlined below. Students will find graded assessments after each lesson and an exam at the end of each unit of the course. The course is organized as a journey through geometry and the applications of geometry. The course focuses on parallel lines, perpendicular lines, triangles, circles, polygons, area, volume, similarity, trigonometry, geometric reasoning, and proofs. Throughout this journey, the course highlights building critical-thinking skills, and problem solving techniques required to help students grasp geometric concepts. At the completion of this course, students will have gained both a knowledge of and an appreciation for geometry and problem solving that will prepare them for future courses.
Part 1 Description_
This course begins by covering concepts in beginning geometry, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, and triangles. First, students develop and understanding of geometric concepts and use them to solve problems. It then explores the properties of parallel and perpendicular lines; students then apply these properties to real world problems. Finally, the third unit focuses on triangles and triangle applications.
- Part 1 Unit 1 Introduction to Geometry
- Part 1 Unit 2 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
- Part 1 Unit 3 Triangles
Part 2 Description_
This part of the course covers the concepts of polygons, length, area, and similarity. As the students gain an understanding of polygons, they will transition into symmetry and transformations. The second unit then explores the length and area of polygons. Unit 3 details the properties of similar polygons and their proportional relationships.
- Part 2 Unit 1 Polygons
- Part 2 Unit 2 Length and Area
- Part 2 Unit 3 Similarity