## Geometry Calendar

Here you will find homework assignments, upcoming quizzes and tests, and project due dates.

## About Geometry

**Course Description:**

Geometry builds on a number of key geometric topics developed in the middle grades, namely relationships between angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, and simple 3-D shapes. It is expected that students beginning geometry are able to recognize, classify, and apply properties of simple geometric shapes, know and apply the basic similarity and congruence theorems, understand simple constructions with a compass and straightedge, and find area and volume of basic shapes. Students studying geometry in high school further develop analytic and spatial reasoning. They apply what they know about 2-D figures to 3-D figures in real-world contexts, building spatial visualization skills and deepening their understanding of shape and shape relationships. These topics allow for many rich real-world problems to help students expand geometric reasoning skills. It is critical that connections are made from algebraic reasoning to geometric situations. Connections between transformations of linear and quadratic functions to geometric transformations should be made. Earlier work in linear functions and coordinate graphing leads into coordinate geometry. The study of formal logic and proof helps students to understand the axiomatic system that underlies mathematics through the presentation and development of postulates, definitions, and theorems. It is essential that students develop deductive reasoning skills that can be applied to both mathematics and real-world problem contexts.

Throughout the class, we will be working through Chapter 2 through Chapter 14 in the UCSMP Geometry book, which are organized into 14 different units. The lessons covered throughout the year align with the Common Core Standards.

**Students are required to have a calculator for this class, however it does NOT need to be a graphing calculator.**

Students will be completing projects throughout particular units that involve applying what they have learned during the unit. There are a wide variety of projects intended to appeal to all types of learners. Some of these projects include: creating posters, flipbooks, tessellations, children's books, designing a room, 3D mobiles, and writing a letter to Mattel about the physical role model of Barbie. Students are to be working on the projects throughout the unit with any remaining class time. Projects are worth a quiz grade and range in point value.

**Materials Needed:**binder (at least 1"), pencils, pens, calculator (TI-30 is preferred). All materials are expected to be brought to class each day.

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## Curriculum Map

Below is the course organizer for 1st & 2nd Semester of Geometry. This gives the big picture of what this class is all about!