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MATH 307/308


  • Course ID:MATH 307/308
  • Semesters:2
  • Department:Mathematics
  • Course Rank:Required
  • Teachers:Joel Sellier

Description and Objectives

This Geometry class is a comprehensive course that explores the fundamental principles of geometry. Students will delve into the properties of shapes, angles, lines, and spatial relationships. They will develop problem-solving skills, logical reasoning, and an understanding of geometric concepts through both theoretical and practical applications. This course aims to prepare the students for advanced mathematics, real-world problem-solving, and the SAT!

Homework is given daily and will be checked and corrected regularly.  Quizzes are given every 1-2 weeks.  Each semester there are typically 4 full period exams (roughly 2 per quarter) and an hour-and-a-half Midterm/Final exam.

Outline of Topics Covered:

Chapter 1: Points, Lines, Planes, and Angles

Chapter 2: Difference Between Deductive and Inductive Reasoning

Chapter 3: Parallel Lines and Planes

Chapter 4: Congruent Triangles

Chapter 5: Quadrilaterals

Chapter 6: Inequalities

Chapter 7: Similar Polygons

Chapter 8: Right Triangles (and Trigonometry)

Chapter 9: Circles

Chapter 10: Constructions

Chapter 11: Areas of Plane Figures

Chapter 12: Areas and Volumes of Solids

Chapter 13: Coordinate Geometry

Chapter 14: Transformations (time permitting)



Homework and Participation: 20%

Quizzes:                                     40%

Tests / Exams:                          30%

Projects and Presentations:    10%


The Houghton Mifflin Geometry textbook (copyright 1990) by Jurgensen, Brown, and Jurgensen (ISBN : 0-395-46146-4).

Course Requirements

Prerequisites: Required: Algebra I ;  Recommended: Algebra 2

Successful Students

  • Attendance, timeliness, and active participation in class is essential.


  • Completion of homework should go without saying. The most successful students give their best effort and ask questions about concepts that are unclear. Reworking problems for their own understanding is a crucial part of the learning process and critical in preparing for quizzes and tests.


  • Nothing is more important to the success of the student than the cooperation between parents and teacher. Parents are encouraged to contact me by email to set up a time to talk.

Summer Assignment

Sellier Pre-Geometry-Summer Assignment – 2023-and-Beyond.pdf