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Course: Geometry

V Geometry • 2016 listing - for reference only • Grade 9 or above • Mathematics Sequence
* Primary Instructor
Art Mabbott
* Sections
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Section 1 Instructor: Art Mabbott
Classes meet from September 6, 2016 to June 2, 2017
Monday 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET • Wednesday 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET • Friday 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET
Enrollment Policy: Midyear Transfer Allowed
Tuition: $500.00

* Website
Please review more extensive materials at the teacher's Geometry website.
* Description
In this course, you will develop a logical system of thought. You will examine the properties of geometric shapes, and make conclusions about them using your logical system. This course covers most of Euclidean Geometry and some modern Geometry using traditional western tools of compass and straightedge and eastern tools of paper folding (origami) and modern tools (Geometer Sketchpad). Analytic Geometry is included to reinforce previously learned Algebra skills. The early part of the course has the students investigating geometric phenomena and collecting conjectures about what they see. Later on the students prove the conjectures they have collected. Topics may include: similar and congruent figures, angles, geometric proofs, conjectures, counter examples, if-then statements, inductive and deductive reasoning, valid and invalid reasoning, postulates and proof, coordinate geometry, transformational geometry, transformation matrices, special right triangles. Class sessions will take place using a virtual white board (WIZIQ). All class sessions are archived for review by the students or if the student is unable to attend for any reason. Students will need to register with WIZIQ prior to their first class session and will receive a secure invitation from the instructor to attend class sessions. Homework will be assigned and discussed during the class time. Only quizzes and tests will be sent to each student (as well as their parents) as both .docx & .pdf documents and returned to the instructor for evaluation. Students will have an opportunity to correct all assessments to show mastery. It is the responsibility of the parents to supervise their student while completing each assessment. The evaluations will be returned to both the student and parent.
* Meetings
This course meets 3 times per week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
* Homework
Homework assignments will be posted on a monthly calendar that will reflect the discussions and progress during our on-line time.
* Prerequisites
Prerequisite: Algebra I or an equivalent level of study.
* Recommended background
No special background required.
V Textbooks and Materials
* Discovering Geometry (Edition: 4)
Michael Serra
This text is required.
ISBN: 1559538821
Publisher's website: Discovering Geometry
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore or keypress.com (1-800-995-MATH)
Other information: ISBN 13: 978-1-55953-882-4
* The Geometer's Sketchpad - Student Edition (Edition: 5)
Nick Jakiw
This text is required.
ISBN: 1604400943
Publisher's website: The Geometer's Sketchpad - Student Edition
Best sources: Scholars Online Bookstore or keypress.com (1-800-995-MATH)
Other information: ISBN 13: 978-1-60440-094-6

The latest version (5) of the software is available for download to licenses users of Geometer's Sketchpad for from http://www.dynamicgeometry.com/technical_support/product_updates/index.php. Check this site to determine your current version and follow the instructions to update if you wish.


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