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This course is designed to emphasize the study of the properties and applications of common geometric figures in two and three dimensions. It includes the study of transformations and right triangle trigonometry. Inductive and deductive thinking skills are used in problem solving situations, and applications to the real world are stressed. It also emphasizes writing proofs to solve (prove) properties of geometric figures.

Geometry   $12/class minimum suggested donation

Instructor:  Shari Herrera


Phone: 520-296-8688

Textbook:  Saxon Geometry
Class Time:  Monday, 9:00-10:30, Room 5

I will award you 1 extra credit point if you bring in a new math joke to share.

September 11, 2017

  • Went over class procedures.  
  • Took a "warm up" test.

For homework:

I would like you to briefly research an historical mathematician and write down 5-10 interesting facts to share with the class next week.  Just jot down some facts; no need for complete sentences or a paragraph. You will receive participation points for this.  Thank you.

September 18, 2017

  • We went over the warm-up quiz from last week. 
  • We reviewed mathematical terms, definitions and symbols for different types of lines. 
  • We reviewed formulas for circumference, area and volume.
  • We discussed the different types of triangles.

Homework:  Read through chapters 1 and 2 for next week.

September 25, 2017

Our books have arrived!  Yay!! We went over identifying lines, collinear points, planes, coplanar points and lines, intersecting lines and planes, line segments, congruent statements along with properties of congruence, naming rays and angles, classifying angles, addition of angles, and angle bisectors.

We were also introduced to "postulates":  A statement that is accepted as true without proof.  Woo Hoo! - no proofs.  Well, at least not yet.

Homework:  Lesson 1-all, Lesson 2-even, skip #2, Lesson 3-odd.  Also, please try to get a compass, protractor and ruler to use in class and for homework.

October 2, 2017

We learned several postulates and theorems related to points, lines, and planes and their relationships which include intersections, parallel and perpendicular lines.

Homework:  Lesson 4: 3-9, 11, 13, 15, 21, 22; Lesson 5: even

October 9, 2017

We studied complementary, supplementary, adjacent and vertical angles and solving equations using angle theorems.  We practiced finding angle bisectors using a compass.   We also learned about inductive reasoning and conjectures.

Homework:  PS6: Odd; PS7: Even; Page 41 Lab Practice a

Please bring a compass and protractor to class if you are able to.

October 16, 2017

Finding perimeter of a figure, area of a rectangle, Pythagorean theorem, converting temperature from Fahrenheit to Celsius.

Homework:  Lesson 8 All


October 23, 2017

We went over several concepts from the graded homework that we needed to review before moving on.  We learned how to find the distance between two point using the distance formula.  We will be moving more quickly through the book starting next week.

Homework:  PS 9: 1-30 (skip #26)


October 30, 2017

 Conditional statements, Transversals and angle relationships, Finding midpoints, Proving parallel lines.

Test next week!

Homework:  PS 10: odd, skip #11; PS 11: even, PS 12: practice a & b, and evens; Study


November 6, 2017

Test 1.  Classifying triangles by angels and sides.  Finding perimeter and area of triangles.

Homework:  PS 13 All


November 13, 2017

Disproving conjectures with counterexamples.  Introduction to polygons.

Homework:  PS 14: Evens; PS 15 a-g and Evens


November 27, 2017

Finding slopes and equations of lines, conditional statements

HW: PS 16: Evens; PS 17: practice letters and Evens


December 4, 2017

Triangle theorems, introduction to quadrilaterals

Test Next Week!

Homework:  PS 18:  Evens &15; PS 19: Evens; Test next week


December 11, 2017


No homework


January 8, 2017

 Laws of Detachment, Laws of Syllogism, Finding area of Quadrilaterals

Homework:  Thoroughly read Chapter 20 & Investigation 2, PS 21: 1, evens thru 30; PS 22: 1, evens thru 30


January 15, 2017

Circles, Algebraic Proofs, Triangle Congruence SSS, Central Angles and Arc Measure

HW:  PS 23: Odds; PS 24: d, evens; PS 25: Odds; PS 26: letters, evens


January 22, 2017

L 27

HW: L 27 All


January 29, 2017

Lessons 28, 29 & 30
HW: PS 28, 29 (skip #24) & 30 Evens


February 5, 2018

Investigation 3 no HW


February 12, 2018

Lessons 20, 31, 32, 33

Homework: PS 20 - lesson practice a-g; PS 31 - All; PS 32 - Evens; PS 33 - Odds


February 26, 2018

Lessons 34 & 35

HW: PS 34 Evens, 1; PS 35 Evanes


March 5, 2018

Lessons 36 & 37

HW: PS 36 & 37 Odds


March 12, 2018

Geometry:  Lessons 38, 39, Lab 6

HW:  PS 38: a-d, evens; PS 39 a-d, evens; Lab 6: a,b


March 19, 2018

Lesson 40 and Investigation 4

HW: PS 40 Evens; Inv. 4 - g


Test next week


March 26, 2018

Test, No Homework


April 2, 2018

Lessons 41-42


April 9, 2018

 Lessons 43-45


April 16, 2018

Lessons 46, 47, Test next week


April 23, 2018

Final Test


April 30, 2018