Geometry Information


At the completion of the course the student should be able to:

  • Experiment with transformations in the plane.

  • Understand congruence in terms of rigid motions.

  • Prove geometric theorems.

  • Make geometric constructions.

  • Understand similarity in terms of similarity transformations.

  • Prove theorems involving similarity.

  • Define trigonometric ratios and solve problems involving right triangles.

  • Apply trigonometry to general triangles.

  • Understand and apply theorems about circles.

  • Find arc lengths and areas of sectors of circles.

  • Translate between the geometric description and the equation for a conic section.

  • Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically.

  • Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems.

  • Visualize relationships between two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects.

  • Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations.

  • Understand independence and conditional probability and use them to interpret data.

  • Use the rules of probability to compute probabilities of compound events in a uniform probability model.

  • Use probability to evaluate outcomes of decisions.

Course Requirements:

  • Students will be expected to maintain a high level of participation and preparedness, including bringing textbooks and other necessary tools to class daily.

  • Students will be expected to attend class regularly with class attendance counting as part of weekly performance grade.

  • Students will be expected to complete all assignments.

  • Students will be expected to successfully accomplish all graded work including tests, quizzes, and class projects.

  • Students will be cooperative in class and contribute to the growth of the class.

Evaluation Procedures:

Marking period grades will be determined by:

Performance Assessments 80%

Homework 15%

Classwork/Preparedness  5%