Geometry

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Course Overview

Students in Geometry learn to build their understanding of geometric properties and reasoning through investigations of figures and shapes.

  • In Unit 1, students construct and analyze geometric relationships and investigate geometric transformations [translations, rotations, and reflections].
  • In Unit 2, formal logic is studied (inductive, deductive, and indirect) and students consider the validity of statements.
  • In Unit 3, students study polygons and investigate the properties of regular figures. Angle and segment relationships of various polygons are examined.
  • In Unit 4, polygon congruence is investigated and students study triangle congruence and its associative properties.
  • In Unit 5, students investigate various properties of right triangles, as well as coordinate proofs and geometric probability.
  • In Unit 6, students investigate relationships in three-dimensional figures and extend their middle school knowledge of surface area and volume.
  • In Unit 7, similarity in polygons is investigated, starting with triangles and extending to other polygons. Similarity is also examined in terms of area of figures and volume of shapes.
  • In Unit 8, students investigate relationships between circles and lines.
  • In Unit 9, trigonometric ratios (sine, cosine, and tangent) are introduced and applied.

Exam reviews

Geometry

Honors Geometry

Course Description

Get an explanation of what your child will be learning in the High School Course Bulletin.

Curriculum Resources

Curriculum Framework

The framework is a document showing what students will know and be able to do by the end of each course, as related to the Maryland State Standards.

Textbook Resources

MCPS is using one textbook county-wide in Geometry:
"Geometry, " Holt, Rinehart, Winston, Copyright 2005
Holt Rinehart Winston Geometry web site