Topics covered in Geometry A include reasoning and proof, parallel and perpendicular lines, triangle relationships, and quadrilaterals. In Geometry B, topics include area, volume, circles, and right triangle trigonometry. Course materials include video clip examples, interactive applets for inquiry-based learning, and real world application problems. Students also explore geometric relationships using The Geometer's Sketchpad, a powerful mathematical modeling tool. Course activities include discussions, labs, and problem sets—offering each student a mathematics learning environment where they can understand and excel.
Course materials: The Geometer's Sketchpad software; online edition of Holt McDougal Geometry (2004); scientific or graphing calculator
Standards met: These courses meet all standards and benchmarks in the Geometry & Measurement strand of the Minnesota 2007 Math Standards for Grades 9-11.
Credit: 1.0 (Semester A = 0.5 credit, Semester B = 0.5 credit.)
Honors Opportunity: Yes
Prerequisites: Algebra I A and B, or the equivalent, for Geometry A. Geometry A, or the equivalent, for Geometry B.