• Geometry Modules

Module 3

Students’ experience with two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects is extended to include informal explanations of circumference, area and volume formulas. Additionally, students apply their knowledge of two-dimensional shapes to consider shapes of cross-sections and the result of rotating a two-dimensional object about a line. They reason abstractly and quantitatively to model problems using volume formulas.

Module 4

Building on their work with the Pythagorean Theorem in 8th grade to find distances, students analyze geometric relationships in the context of a  rectangular coordinate system, including properties of special triangles and quadrilaterals and slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines, relating back to work done in the first module. Students attend to precision as they connect the geometric and algebraic definitions of the parabola. They solve design problems by representing figures in the coordinate plane, and in doing so, they leverage their knowledge from synthetic geometry by combining it with the solving power of algebra inherent in analytic geometry.

Module 5

In this module students prove abd apply basic theorems about circles, such as: a tangent line is perpendicular to a radius theorem, the inscribed angle theorem, the theorems about chords, secants and tangents dealing with segment lengths and angle measure. They study realtionships among segments on chords, secants and tangents as an application of similarity. In the Cartesian coordinate system, students explain the correspondence between the definition of a circle and the equation of a circle written in terms of the distance formula, its radius and coordinates of its center. Given an equation of a circle, they draw the graph in the coordinate plane, and apply techniques for solving quadratic equations.