Students will study measurement, properties, and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids. Students will cover the following big ideas in Geometry based on the Common Core State Standards are; constructions, rigid transformations, proofs, congruence, similarity, right triangle trigonometry, circles, solids and coordinate geometry.
Key Course Learning Experiences
Engage in abstract problem solving
Investigate the relationship between a variety of dimensions
Collaborate regularly with other students
Connect real world situations with geometric models
Acquire and expand their abilities to make arguments
Build visualization techniques to describe and analyze figures.
Essential Learning Goals
Problem Solving (25%)
Reasoning and Proof (25%)
Major Assessments and Success Criteria
The fundamental purpose of this course is to formalize and extend students’ previous geometric experiences. There are seven major units in Geometry. Time permitting, the goal is for each unit to have one major assessment. These assessments will be a combination of CSA’s and Performance Tasks. Each major assessment will assess some combination of the four essential learning goals written above as they pertain to each unit’s content. Success Criteria 1: Students can apply previously learned and new techniques to solve geometry problems.
Success Criteria 2: Students can explicitly justify and rationalize why a mathematical argument is viable.
Success Criteria 3: Students can communicate their ideas using mutually understood language which attends to mathematical precision.
Success Criteria 4: Students can navigate and make use of a variety of geometric models to solve problems.