Grade 10 - Mathematics

Core: Geometry (Credit: 1.00)

Geometry provides a curriculum focused on the mastery of critical skills and the understanding of key geometric concepts. Through a "Discovery-Confirmation-Practice" based exploration of geometric concepts, students are challenged to work toward a mastery of computational skills, to deepen their conceptual understanding of key ideas and solution strategies, and to extend their knowledge in a variety of problem-solving applications. Course topics include reasoning, proof, and the creation of a sound mathematical argument; points, lines, and angles; triangles; quadrilaterals and other polygons; circles; coordinate geometry; and three-dimensional solids. The course concludes with a look at special topics in geometry, such as constructions, symmetry, tessellations, fractals, and non-Euclidean geometry. Within each Geometry lesson, students are supplied with a scaffolded note-taking guide, called a "Study Sheet," as well as a post-study "Checkup" activity, providing them the opportunity to hone their computational skills by working through a low-stakes, 10-question problem set before moving on to a formal assessment. Unit-level Geometry assessments include a computer-scored test and a scaffolded, teacher-scored test. To assist students for whom language presents a barrier to learning or who are not reading at grade level, Geometry includes audio resources in both Spanish and English. The content is based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and is aligned to state standards.