Geometry - Riverside High School
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Taught by Atkin, Kalin E

Section #: 2532 (GEOM)

Geometry uses logical reasoning, measurement, and geometric construction to investigate the special relationships of lines, angles, triangles, circles and polygons. Through these methods students investigate congruence and similarities of triangles, area and volume, the Pythagorean Theorem, geometric proofs and the basics of trigonometry. (Honors option available)

Geometry formalizes and extends students’ geometric experiences from the middle grades. Students explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments. Six critical areas comprise the Geometry course: Congruency and Similarity; Measurement; Analytic Geometry; Circles; and Polyhedra. Close attention should be paid to the introductory content for the Geometry conceptual category found in the high school CCSS. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.

Recommended Prerequisite Algebra I

Credits A two-credit course

Fulfills the Geometry/Integrated Mathematics II requirement for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas and counts as a Mathematics Course for the General Diploma