- Course ID:MATH 307/308
- 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%
Tests / Exams: 30%
Projects and Presentations: 10%
The Houghton Mifflin Geometry textbook (copyright 1990) by Jurgensen, Brown, and Jurgensen (ISBN : 0-395-46146-4).
Prerequisites: Required: Algebra I ; Recommended: Algebra 2
- 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.