Course Description

Teacher:  Candace Hall                                                        
Email:  c.hall@dover.k12.nh.us

 

Course Goals:  Students will be able to measure, solve, analyze and interpret geometric connections involving angles, polygons, circles and solids.

 

Course Description:  A geometry course that primarily addresses the measures of geometric figures. The topics include a review of solving one variable equations, logic and reasoning, measurement of angles and segments, congruence, similarity, transformations, polygons and circles, probability, and surface area and volume.

 

REQUIRED:  Successful completion of Basic Algebra I and teacher recommendation.

 

Timeline

  • Semester I
    • Algebraic Review
    • Basics of Geometry
    • Triangles
    • Quadrilaterals and Other Polygons
    • Similarity

 

  • Semester II
    • Similarity
    • Transformations
    • Circles
    • Surface Area and Volume
    • Probability

 

Evaluation:  Your quarterly grade will be broken down as follows:

Tests:               40% of grade

Quizzes:          30%, of grade

Classwork:       20% of grade

Homework:     10% of grade

 

 

Instructional techniques:

Collaborative instructional strategies
Lecture
Independent practice

 

Classroom policies/procedures/expectations:

  • Students will work to the best of their ability at all times
  • Students will follow the DHS rules and regulations as defined in the student handbook
  • Students will act respectfully and responsibly at all times
  • Homework will be assigned regularly.

 

Dover High School Competencies:

 

1)  Foundations- Students will calculate measures of line segments, angles, polygon perimeters/circle

     circumference and areas, based on geometric definitions, properties, postulates, and theorems.

 

2) Congruence- Students will display one to one correspondence amongst figures on and off the

    Cartesian Coordinate Plane using two-column proofs and isometric transformations.

 

3) Polygons & Circles- Students will classify polygons/circles and calculate angle measures and

    segment lengths using definitions, properties, postulates, and theorems.

 

4) Similarity- Students will write and use proportions/scale factors to calculate measures of similar

    figures and demonstrate similarity on and off the Cartesian plane.

 

5) Solids- Students will classify solids and calculate measures of surface area and volume to model real-

     life applications.