•  Mathematics is the search for abstract patterns and the expression of those patterns in the language of numbers, variables, and identities. Thus it is an expression of the underlying order we perceive in the universe.

Geometry is the second course in a sequence of three required high school courses designed to ensure career and college readiness. The course represents a discrete study of geometry with correlated statistics applications. The standards in the three-course high school sequence specify the mathematics that all students should study in order to be college and career ready. Additional mathematics content is provided in fourth credit courses and advanced courses including pre-calculus, calculus, advanced statistics, discrete mathematics, and mathematics of finance courses. High school course content standards are listed by conceptual categories including Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Conceptual categories portray a coherent view of high school mathematics content; a student’s work with functions, for example, crosses a number of traditional course boundaries, potentially up through and including calculus. Standards for Mathematical Practice provide the foundation for instruction and assessment.

The following academic concepts will be covered.

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Instructional Objectives for this year include, but are not limited to, the following:

 Topics of study include: 1st Semester Ø  Transformations in the Coordinate Plane (2-3 Weeks) Ø  Similarity, Congruence, and Proofs (9-10 Weeks) Ø  Right Triangle Trigonometry (3-4 Weeks) 2nd Semester Ø  Circles and Volume (6-7 Weeks) Ø  Geometric and Algebraic Connections (4-5 Weeks) Ø  Applications of Probability (4-5 Weeks) Ø  EOC Review  Ø  Pre-Calculus preview     Students will be able to:  Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.  Reason abstractly and quantitatively.  Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.  Model with Mathematics  Use appropriate tools strategically.  Attend to precision.  Look for and make use of structure.  Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

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• Mr. Courtney Safford, Ed.S.
Phone:  706-823-6933
Subject(s):Calculus and Honors Geometry
Room: 805
• Geometry Syllabus

The course syllabus is an outline and summary of topics that will be discussed in the course. It also outlines the expectations for performance both academically and behaviorally.

• Geometry Formula Sheet

You may find the following formulas useful as you work the problems. However, some of the formulas may not be used. You may refer to this page as you take any assessment in the curriculum.

• Geometry EOC Study Guide

The Georgia Milestones Geometry EOC Study/Resource Guide for Students and Parents is intended as a resource for parents and students.  This guide contains information about the core content ideas and skills that are covered in the course. There are practice sample questions for every unit. The questions are fully explained and describe why each answer is either correct or incorrect. The explanations also help illustrate how each question connects to the Georgia state standards. In addition, the guide includes activities that you can try to help you better understand the concepts taught in the course. The standards and additional instructional resources can be found on the Georgia Department of Education website, www.georgiastandards.org.

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• Geometry Unit 1 Transformatinos in the Coordinate Plane Parent Letter

In this unit students build on standards from middle school, students will perform transformations in the coordinate plane, describe a sequence of transformations that will map one figure onto another, and describe transformations that will map a figure onto itself. Students will compare transformations that preserve distance and angle to those that do not.

• Geometry Unit 2 Similarity, Congruence, and Proofs Parent Letter

In this unit, students build on standards from Unit 1 and from middle school, students will use transformations and proportional reasoning to develop a formal understanding of similarity and congruence. Students will identify criteria for similarity and congruence of triangles, develop facility with geometric proofs (variety of formats), and use the concepts of similarity and congruence to prove theorems involving lines, angles, triangles, and other polygons.

• Geometry Unit 3 Right Triangle Trigonometry Parent Letter

In this unit, students will apply similarity in right triangles to understand right triangle trigonometry. Students will use the Pythagorean Theorem and the relationship between the sine and cosine of complementary angles to solve problems involving right triangles.

• Geometry Unit 4 Circles and Volume Parent Letter

In this unit, students will understand and apply theorems about circles, find arc lengths of circles, and find areas of sectors of circles.  Students will develop and explain formulas related to circles and the volume of solid figures and use the formulas to solve problems. Building on standards from middle school, students will extend the study of identifying cross-sections of three-dimensional shapes to identifying three-dimensional objects generated by rotations of two-dimensional objects.

• Geometry Unit 5 Geometric and Algebraic Connections Parent Letter

In this unit, students will use the concepts of distance, midpoint, and slope to verify algebraically geometric relationships of figures in the coordinate plane (triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles). Students will solve problems involving parallel and perpendicular lines, perimeters and areas of polygons, and the partitioning of a segment in a given ratio. Students will derive the equation of a circle and model real-world objects using geometric shapes and concepts.

• Geometry Unit 6 Applications of Probability Parent Letter

In this unit, students will understand independence and conditional probability and use them to interpret data. Building on standards from middle school, students will formalize the rules of probability and use the rules to compute probabilities of compound events in a uniform probability model.

• Geometry Unit 7 - Algebra 2 Preview Parent Letter

In this unit, students will revisit solving quadratic equations in this unit. Students learn that when quadratic equations do not have real solutions the number system must be extended so that solutions exist, analogous to the way in which extending the whole numbers to the negative numbers allows x+1 = 0 to have a solution. Students explore relationships between number systems: whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and complex numbers. Students will perform operations with complex numbers and solve quadratic equations with complex solutions. The guiding principle is that equations with no solutions in one number system may have solutions in a larger number system. Students will also extend the laws of exponents to rational exponents and use those properties to evaluate and simplify expressions containing rational exponents.