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Adv Geometry Course Syllabus
 

 

 

 

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 above-average mathematical and problem-solving skills. Assignments include:
  • substantial work with the skills and concepts presented in the lesson
  • more complex applications and challenge exercises
  • test preparation and mixed review exercises.
 
The regular course is intended for students who enter with typical mathematical and problem-solving skills. Assignments include:
  • work with the skills and concepts presented in the lesson
  • applications of these skills
  • test preparation and mixed review exercises
 
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 three-dimensional 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 real-world 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 three-dimensional 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. One-half 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