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Informal Geometry  Course Information 
Successful students will develop sufficient computational, procedural and problem solving skills to provide a solid foundation for further study in mathematics. The text provides ample practice for students. Challenge exercises are includes throughout the pupil text. Activities and GeoActivities provide students with models for conceptual understanding of the mathematical reasoning behind every key concept. Mathematical reasoning is stressed throughout each chapter. Vocabulary words, examples and guided practice exercises are standard features of each chapter. Each lesson includes mixed review exercises so that students can recall and use skills and understandings from previous chapters.
Successful students will need a notebook/folder, book, paper, pencil, and calculator (Texas Instrument TI30XIIS preferably) each day. Homework will be assigned most every night. Nightly homework, which the students have time to start in class, can be completed at home in less than one hour. Homework is due the next school day.
The student’s grade is comprised of a weighted combination of homework, class participation and test scores. It is the student's responsibility to makeup missed assignments due to an absence. The student will be allowed at least the same number of days for makeup as the number of days absent. I am available for extra help after school provided there are no schedule conflicts.
Text: McDougal Littell Geometry Concepts and Skills
Chapter 1: Basics of Geometry 1.1: Finding and Describing Patterns 1.2: Inductive Reasoning 1.3: Points, Lines, and Planes 1.4: Sketching Intersections 1.5: Segments and Their Measures 1.6: Angles and Their Measures
Chapter 2: Segments and Angles 2.1: Segment Bisectors 2.2: Angle Bisectors 2.3: Complementary and Supplementary Angles 2.4: Vertical Angles 2.5: IfThen Statements and Deductive Reasoning 2.6: Properties of Equality and Congruence
Chapter 3: Parallel and Perpendicular Lines 3.1: Relationships Between Lines 3.2: Theorems About Perpendicular Lines 3.3: Angles Formed by Transversals 3.4: Parallel Lines and Transversals 3.5: Showing Lines are Parallel 3.6: Using Perpendicular and Parallel Lines 3.7: Translations
Chapter 4: Triangle Relationships 4.1: Classifying Triangles 4.2: Angle Measures of Triangles 4.3: Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles 4.4: The Pythagorean Theorem and The Distance Formula 4.5: The Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem 4.6: Medians of a Triangle 4.7: Triangle Inequalities
Chapter 5: Congruent Triangles 5.1: Congruence and Triangles 5.2: Proving Triangles are Congruent: SSS /SAS 5.3: Proving Triangles are Congruent: ASA/AAS 5.4: HypotenuseLeg Congruence Theorem: HL 5.5: Using Congruent Triangles 5.6: Angle Bisectors and Perpendicular Bisectors 5.7: Reflections and Symmetry
Chapter 6: Quadrilaterals 6.1: Polygons 6.2: Properties of Parallelograms 6.3: Showing Quadrilaterals are Parallelograms 6.4: Rhombuses, Rectangles, and Squares 6.5: Trapezoids 6.6: Reasoning About Special Quadrilaterals
Chapter 7: Similarity 7.1: Ratio and Proportion 7.2: Similar Polygons 7.3: Showing Triangles are Similar: AA 7.4: Showing Triangles are Similar: SSS and SAS 7.5: Proportions and Similar Triangles 7.6: Dilations
Chapter 8: Polygons and Area 8.1: Classifying Polygons 8.2: Angles in Polygons 8.3: Area of Squares and Rectangles 8.4: Area of Triangles 8.5: Area of Parallelograms 8.6: Area of Trapezoids 8.7: Circumference and Area of Circles
Chapter 9: Surface Area and Volume 9.1: Solid Figures 9.2: Surface Area of Prism and Cylinders 9.3: Surface Area of Pyramids and Cones 9.4: Volume of Prisms and Cylinders 9.5: Volume of Pyramids and Cones 9.6: Surface Area and Volume of Spheres
Chapter 10: Right Triangles and Trigonometry 10.1: Simplifying Square Roots 10.2: 454590 Triangles 10.3: 306090 Triangles 10.4: Tangent Ratio 10.5: Sine and Cosine Ratios 10.6: Solving Right Triangles
Chapter 11: Circles 11.1: Parts of Circles 11.2: Properties of Tangents 11.3: arcs and Central Angles 11.4: Arcs and Chords 11.5: Inscribed Angles and Polygons 11.6: Properties of Chords 11.7: Equations of Circles 11.8: Rotations 
