Prerequisite: Algebra I

Students will study the basics of Euclidean geometry, including deductive systems, proofs, and construction.  First semester the focus is on the deductive system and proof. Embedded within that is the development of properties of lines, planes, and polygons. Students reinforce their understanding of concepts through the use of computer geometry software and straightedge and compass constructions. Second-semester topics include right triangles, similar figures, calculations of areas and volumes, symmetry and transformations, and properties of circles. This course has less emphasis on proof and more emphasis on procedural competency than does the advanced course. Throughout the course, students make extensive use of coordinate representations of geometric figures to support the retention of skills from Algebra I.