Geometry Honors

formalize and extend students’ geometric experiences from the middle gradesThe fundamental purpose of the course in Geometry is to formalize and extend students’ geometric experiences from the middle grades. Students explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments. Important differences exist between this Geometry course and the historical approach taken in Geometry classes. For example, transformations are emphasized early in this course. Close attention should be paid to the introductory content for the Geometry conceptual category found in the high school CCSS. The Standards for Mathematical Practice apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. The critical areas, organized into five units are as follows:

Unit 1- Congruence, Proof, and Constructions
Unit 2- Similarity, Proof, and Trigonometry
Unit 3- Extending to Three Dimensions
Unit 4- Connecting Algebra and Geometry Through Coordinates
Unit 5- Circles With and Without Coordinates

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