## Topic outline

•  ### General

Geometry

Welcome to Miss Thompson's Geometry course.  My classroom is located in upper Sparta in room B208.

You can access the online textbook at www.flourishkh.com with the username "Thompson" and the password "thompson" and pin "49686".

You can access the online curriculum resources at http://math.kendallhunt.com/

Geometry A is chapters 1-5,7 and Geometry B is chapters 6,8-12.

You will find the weekly plans in box 13 at the bottom of the moodle page.

Geometry Essential Questions:

*How can we use geometry to communicate mathematically?

*How do we use geometric tools and technology to enhance our study of geometry?

*How does geometry explain or describe the structure of our world?

*How do we use multiple methods to help problem solve geometry problems?

•  •  •  •  •  •  ### Chapter 7: Transformations and Tessellations

In this abbrievated chapter, you examine some basic properties of transformations and symmetry.  (You only cover sections 7.1-7.3 in Chapter 7.)

Chapter 7 Essential Question: How can you describe and explain structures in our world using geometric transformations and symmetry?

•  •  ### Chapter 8: Area

You discover (or re-discover!) the formulas for finding the areas of rectangles, parallelograms, triangles, trapezoids, kites, regular polygons, and circles (and parts of circles) in this chapter.  In addition, you determine methods for finding the surface area of solids.  Then you solve area application problems using various problem-solving strategies.

Chapter 8 Essential Question: How can you determine the area of plane figures and surface area of space shapes in our world?

•  ### Chapter 9: The Pythagorean Theorem

This chapter focuses on right triangles.  First, you review and apply the Pythagorean Theorem. Then you discover properties of two different special right triangles: isosceles right triangles and 30o-60o-90o triangles.  Finally, you apply the Pythagorean Theorem to coordinate geometry (the distance formula and the equation of a circle).

Chapter 9 Essential Question: How can we apply the relationships among side lengths in right triangles to solve distance problems?

•  •  ### Chapter 11: Similarity

This chapter begins with a review of ratios and proportions. Then you explore and discover some of the basic properties of similarity for polygons and for triangles.  In addition, you discover linear, area, and volume relationships between similar figures.

Chapter 11 Essential Question: How can you use reasoning to investigate, discover, and apply relationships among similar figures?

•  ### Chapter 12: Trigonometry

Trigonometry is the study of the relationships between the sides and the angles of triangles.  In this chapter, you will discover and apply some of those relationships for right triangles.  Then you will extend those relationships to non-right triangles.

Chapter 12 Essential Question: How can you use trigonometric ratios to solve real-world problems involving missing distances and angle measurements?

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