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Understanding Geometry

Bridging the Gap Between Computation and Math Reasoning

Grades: 7-9

Mathematics

Full Curriculum

Grades: 7-9

Mathematics

Full Curriculum

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Description & Features

The successful completion of this colorful 272-page book will virtually guarantee a student's success in high school geometry. Although the geometric concepts of perimeter, area, and volume are taught piecemeal from elementary school through middle school, too many students enter high school without the skills and knowledge to succeed in high school geometry. Unfortunately, middle school students receive very little education on the properties of parallelograms and the tools needed to succeed at doing geometric proofs. The result is a high number of students who struggle with high school geometry and standardized testing. Geometry is a fundamental subject in high school standardized testing.

This book teaches students an understanding of the reasoning behind the properties taught in geometry–instead of merely asking them to memorize them. Students are also taught the basics of geometric proofs and coordinate geometry in a way middle school students can understand. A glossary of terms that every student must master is included. This book can be used as a classroom textbook in Grades 7, 8, or 9 (usually over a two-year period). In many high schools this book can also be used as a one-year high school geometry course. This book follows the National Math Standards in mathematics but it goes further.

Contents

     •  Geometry Notation
     •  Lines
     •  Planes
     •  Angles—Types and Properties
     •  Pythagorean Theorem
     •  Polygons
     •  Quadrilateral Properties
     •  Parallelogram Properties
     •  Perimeter
     •  Circumference
     •  Pi
     •  Trapezoids
     •  Geometric Constructions
     •  3D Shapes—Prism, Cylinders, Pyramids, and Cones
     •  Symmetry
     •  Transformations—Reflection, Translations, Rotations, and Dilations
     •  Tessellations
     •  Proofs
     •  Congruency
     •  Slopes

 

NOTE:  It is our recommendation that students complete Understanding Algebra I before attempting Understanding Geometry.

Product Details

Item#: 06930BBP
Author(s): Terri Husted
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: Paperback Book
License: Reproducible
ISBN–10: 1-60144-453-2
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-453-0
Pages: 272

Awards

Cathy Duffy 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum Cathy Duffy Top 100 Award Creative Child Magazine 2012 Book of the Year Award Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award Dr. Toy Best Picks Dr. Toy Product of Excellence iParenting Media Award iParenting Media Best Products Jenkins Group Moonbeam Children's Book Award, Silver Medal Learning® Magazine Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching Mensa Recommended Materials for the Gifted Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal for Excellence Mom's Choice Awards Silver Medal for Excellence Practical Homeschooling Magazine 3rd Place Reader Award

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Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® (OLSAT®)
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children® (WISC®)
Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence™ (WPPSI™)
Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT®)
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) / Talented and Gifted (TAG)
Florida State Assessment (FSA)
Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP)
WA Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
Connecticut Mastery Test (CTPIII)
Florida State Assessment (FSA)
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills® (ITBS®)
Primary Test of Cognitive Skills™ (PTCS)
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