Grade 9, 10; full-year course; 1 credit
Prerequisite: Departmental approval
The main topics in this geometry course are points, lines, planes, angles, polygons, perpendicular and parallel lines, and the fundamental axioms of geometry. In addition, topics include right triangles, congruent and similar polygons, properties of quadrilaterals, coordinate geometry, special right triangles, circles, triangle trigonometry, and properties of three-dimensional figures. Students use geometric ideas to solve problems, to find relationships in complex drawings, and to construct formal proofs. The ultimate goal is for students to think deductively. To be successful in the course, students must gain a mastery of the facts, see the connections among concepts, and synthesize interrelated ideas to present cogent arguments for their solutions to problems. As students move through the curriculum, they see concepts and problems that are related to questions on the SAT.