This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
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 two of a two-part course. Students are welcome to join us midyear if there is an opening and they have the prerequisite. Each lesson from the textbook will have a recording for students to watch before meeting for the live class.
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 with the new topic and then also some application problems that are more challenging.
Week 1: Transformations
Week 2: Transformations
Week 3: Similarity
Week 4: Similarity
Week 5: Right Triangles and Trigonometry
Week 6: Right Triangles and Trigonometry
Week 7: Right Triangles and Trigonometry
Week 8: Circles
Week 9: Circles
Week 10: Circles
Week 11: Area of Polygons and Circles
Week 12: Area of Polygons and Circles
Week 13: Surface Area and Volume
Week 14: Surface Area and Volume
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, January 8 to April 22, 2024 (No class Feb. 12 for mid-semester break or April 1 for Easter Monday)
Starting time: 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central; 11:00 Mountain; 10:00 Pacific)
Duration: 55 minutes per class