
SAINT PETER MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL
Course Syllabus
NAME OF COURSE: Advanced Geometry & Geometry GRADE LEVEL(S): 9,10
The advanced course is intended for students who enter with aboveaverage mathematical and problemsolving skills. Assignments include:
The regular course is intended for students who enter with typical mathematical and problemsolving skills. Assignments include:
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to follow Advanced Algebra 1 or Algebra 1. Successful completion of Algebra 1 is a prerequisite for this course. The area of mathematics known as geometry is a rich environment in which students of mathematics can explore the relationships among points, lines and planes in two and threedimensional space. In Geometry, students will develop reasoning and problem solving skills as they study topics such as congruence and similarity, and apply properties of lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles. Students will develop problem solving skills by using length, perimeter, area, circumference, surface area, and volume to solve realworld problems. In addition to geometry content, students continue to review numerous examples and exercises involving algebra, data analysis, and probability.
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1. Students will analyze characteristics and properties of two and threedimensional geometric shapes
2. Students will develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.
3. Students will specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems.
4. Students will apply transformations and use symmetry to analyze mathematical situations.
5. Students will use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems.
6. Students will understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement.
7. Students will apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.
UNITS COVERED AND MAJOR TOPICS:
1. Essentials of Geometry
2. Reasoning and Proof
3. Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
4. Congruent Triangles
5. Relationships within Triangles
6. Similarity
7. Right Triangles and Trigonometry
8. Quadrilaterals
9. Properties of Transformations
10. Properties of Circles
11. Measuring Length and Area
12. Surface Area and Volume of Solids
TEXT:
Geometry, McDougal/Littell, 2007
FORMAL EVALUATION:
A final exam will be given at the end of each semester of the course. Onehalf credit is given for successful completion of each semester of the course.
GRADING PROCEDURES:
Grades will be determined by a combination of tests, quizzes and homework:
Tests = 50%, Quizzes = 30% and Homework = 20%
Final semester grade will be calculated:
Quarter Grade = 48%, Quarter Grade = 48%, Semester Final Exam = 2%
Grading Scale:
94%  100% A
90%  93% A
87%  89% B+
84%  86% B
80%  83% B
77%  79% C+
74%  76% C
70%  73% C
67%  69% D+
64%  66% D
60%  63% D
59% or lower F
