Comments: Most colleges require this course for admission.
Formal Geometry is a class that takes the Algebra I skills and concepts learned in previous classes and applies them to geometric figures. It also will extend their Algebra skills by developing on skills not discovered in Algebra I. Students will revisit many general geometric topics that have been discussed or drilled in previous years and develop a deeper understanding of those topics or skills. Students will also become more aware of subtle notation differences and develop a math etiquette when writing and expressing math reasoning.
Students entering this class will be required to have earned a C- or better in Algebra I to enroll in Formal Geometry. If a student hasn't met the C- or better prerequisite , they can request "prior" to the start of the semester to take the entrance exam. If the student earns a score of 70% or better they will then be allowed to enroll in Formal Geometry. This test will be administered by the building principal or student counselor.
- Chapter 1 Essentials of Geometry
- Chapter 2 Reasoning and Proofs
- Chapter 3 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
- Chapter 4 Congruent Triangles
- Chapter 5 Relationships within Triangles
- Chapter 6 Similarity
- Chapter 7 Right Triangles and Trigonometry
- Chapter 8 Quadrilaterals
- Chapter 9 Properties of Transformations
- Chapter 10 Properties of Circles
- Chapter 11 Measurement of Figures and Solids
- Chapter 12 Probability
Length: (3) Trimesters
Grade Level: 10, 11
Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I with C- or better
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