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Geometry

INSTRUCTOR: MALIKA BELL, M.S.

Price: $500 per semester, so $1000 per year. 

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


This course is designed to emphasize the study of the properties and applications of common 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.  Towards 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 with the class as an oral presentation.  Students who complete Geometry should take Algebra II next. 

Prerequisite:

Successful completion of Algebra I

Books and Materials:

Big Ideas Math Geometry
Larson, Boswell
Free online access here
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 Office Max right now 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)

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