Duration & Schedule: June 15 – July 24, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and department permission
Geometry (Algebra-based) offers an introduction to a mathematical theory of space. This course concentrates on Euclidean geometry while maintaining and sharpening algebraic skills. The topics include: deductive systems, undefined terms, definitions, postulates, theorems, proofs, indirect proofs; subsets of space: points, lines, planes, segments, rays, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and polygonal regions; real numbers and measurement: betweenness, distance, angle measure, area, volume, convex sets and separation, incidence, perpendicularity and parallelism; equivalence relation: congruence, proportionality and similarity; the Pythagorean Theorem; circles, tangents, arcs, chords, regular polygons, circumference, sectors; prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones and spheres; and right triangle trigonometry. Although students are expected to be able to write formal and indirect proofs, algebraic proofs will be emphasized, especially in the coordinate geometry unit.Credit: For Ransom Everglades students, this course will earn 1 math credit (the equivalent of a full-year course). The final grade in the course will appear on the Ransom Everglades transcript and will be included in the calculation of GPA.