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**Geometry (a-g or non A-g)**

#### INSTRUCTOR: MALIKA BELL, M.S.

#### Price: $600 per semester or $1200 per year.

We will use the OG syllabus approved for a-g for Ocean Grove.

This course emphasizes studying the properties and applications of standard geometric figures in two and three dimensions. We will study transformations and right triangle trigonometry, calculations and proofs with circles and polygons, and internal and external angles of polygons. Inductive and deductive thinking skills are used in problem-solving situations, and applications to the real world are stressed. It also emphasizes writing proofs to solve (prove) properties of geometric figures. Toward the end of the year, we will teach the geometry class a section on statistics, including probability, sequence and series, stem and leaf graphs, standard deviation, and box and whisker plots. Each semester will include a project-based assessment of knowledge, which students will share as an oral presentation with the class. Students who complete Geometry should take Algebra II next.

**Prerequisite:**

Successful completion of Algebra I

**Books and Materials:**

Big Ideas Math Geometry

Larson, Boswell

If you prefer, you can order a hard copy of the book, although it isn't required.

ISBN-13: 978-1608408399

ISBN-10: 1608408396

**MATERIALS:**

Please come to every class meeting (virtual or in-person) with the following items:

1) Two quad-ruled (graph paper) spiral notebooks. You can get them at Staples or OfficeMax for a reasonable price. I strongly suggest the spiral notebooks...something about the notebooks with the graph paper and perforated edge binding...they fall apart! __Here is a link __to what I am talking about.

2) A scientific OR graphing calculator. I suggest __this scientific calculator __and __this graphing one__. *The graphing calculators are pretty expensive and are NOT NECESSARY until Algebra II or Integrated Math III

3) Optional: Your textbook (see above)