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Geometry with McDougal Littell, Part Two

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!

**Special Notes:** This is a 2-part course. Students are expected to also sign up for Part Two in the spring. Each lesson from the textbook will have a recording for students to watch before meeting for the live class.

**Total classes:** 14

**Duration:** 55 minutes per class

**Prerequisite:** Algebra 1

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

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

Each lesson from the textbook will have a recording for students to watch, homework to complete, a recording (the recordings of the live classes) that goes over answers to homework questions, a weekly quiz and a chapter test when appropriate.

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: Transformations

Week 2: Transformations

Week 3: Similarity

Week 4: Similarity

Week 5: Similarity

Week 6: Right Triangles and Trigonometry

Week 7: Right Triangles and Trigonometry

Week 8: Right Triangles and Trigonometry

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, compass, protractor, 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 which are mostly auto-graded by Moodle.

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