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Geometry with McDougal Littell, Part One

With Emily Nardozzi, MEd

Register for Geometry with Mrs. Nardozzi to dive deep into the incredible world of two- and three-dimensional shapes as created by our majestic God. We will learn how to think critically about math situations, which will help us build a way of logically coming to truthful conclusions. This is a skill desperately needed in our world!

**Total classes: **14

**Prerequisite: ***Algebra 1*

**Suggested grade level: **9th to 11th grade

**Suggested credit: **One full semester Math or Geometry

**Special Notes:** This is Part One of a two-part course. Students are expected to also register for Part Two offered in the spring. Each lesson from the textbook will have a recorded lecture for students to watch before the LIVE class meeting.

Each lesson from the textbook will have a recording for students to watch before meeting for the live class. This means that there will be 2-3 recordings (around 15-20 minutes long) for students to watch before we meet. In the live class, the teacher will answer questions and lead the students through practice problems.

This course will allow students to study the size, shape, and characteristics of two- and three-dimensional shapes. It will also increase a student’s capacity to think using logic and critical thinking skills. In McDougal Littell students are introduced to proof early in the text. At first, they are given the proof with pieces of the proof missing that are to be filled in by the students. After this is practiced, students will then be asked to create a two-column proof from start to finish. The text is not full of proofs, but they are continually sprinkled throughout the text so that students continue to see them and continue to get stronger writing them. Tests and quizzes will not be full of proofs but will likely have a proof to fill in and occasionally do completely on their own. The textbook itself has large, easy to read print. It has a combination of several practice problems for students to grow in their comfort of the new topic and then also some application problems that are more challenging.

Week 1: Basics of Geometry

Week 2: Basics of Geometry

Week 3: Reasoning and Proof

Week 4: Reasoning and Proof

Week 5: Perpendicular and Parallel Lines

Week 6: Perpendicular and Parallel Lines

Week 7: Perpendicular and Parallel Lines

Week 8: Congruent Triangles

Week 9: Congruent Triangles

Week 10: Congruent Triangles

Week 11: Properties of Triangles

Week 12: Properties of Triangles

Week 13: Quadrilaterals

Week 14: Quadrilaterals

**Course Materials:** Geometry, Grades 9-12: Mcdougal Littell High School Math (McDougal Littell High Geometry) 10th Edition, ISBN: 0-618-25022-0 (https://amzn.to/3sqIZU8). Plus: a compass, a protractor, a ruler, graph paper (this can be printed when needed from the internet), and a scientific calculator that contains the basic trigonometric functions (buttons for sin, cos, tan – a TI-30XIIS calculator will be sufficient).

**Homework:** Each week, we will cover two to three lessons from the text which means students will be completing 2-3 homework assignments. Students should plan to spend around 30-40 minutes on each homework assignment. Daily homework is self-graded using the back of the textbook with weekly check-point quizzes and chapter tests graded by Mrs. Nardozzi.

**Class Dates:** Mondays, September 9 to December 16, 2024 (No class Oct. 28)

**Starting Time:** 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central; 11:00 Mountain; 10:00 Pacific)

**Duration:** 55 minutes per class

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