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Introducing Conic Sections

Given a verbal description or a pictorial representation, the student will describe a conic section as the intersection of a cone and a plane.

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Graphing Conic Sections: Ellipses

Given an equation, the student will use parameter changes to graph an ellipse and to identify the changes in the graph of an ellipse.

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Graphing Conic Sections: Hyperbolas

Given an equation, the student will use parameter changes to graph a hyperbola and to identify the changes in the graph of a hyperbola.

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Using Logical Reasoning to Prove Conjectures about Circles

Given conjectures about circles, the student will use deductive reasoning and counterexamples to prove or disprove the conjectures.

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Generalizing Geometric Properties of Ratios in Similar Figures

Students will investigate patterns to make conjectures about geometric relationships and apply the definition of similarity, in terms of a dilation, to identify similar figures and their proportional sides and congruent corresponding angles.

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Determining Area: Sectors of Circles

Students will use proportional reasoning to develop formulas to determine the area of sectors of circles. Students will then solve problems involving the area of sectors of circles.

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Making Conjectures About Circles and Segments

Given examples of circles and the lines that intersect them, the student will use explorations and concrete models to formulate and test conjectures about the properties and relationships among the resulting segments.

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Determining Area: Regular Polygons and Circles

The student will apply the formula for the area of regular polygons to solve problems.

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Making Conjectures About Circles and Angles

Given examples of circles and the lines that intersect them, the student will use explorations and concrete models to formulate and test conjectures about the properties of and relationships among the resulting angles.

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Solving Problems With Similar Figures

Given problem situations involving similar figures, the student will use ratios to solve the problems.

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Making and Verifying Conjectures about Three-Dimensional Figures

Students will explore volume conjectures and solve problems by applying the volume formulas to composite figures.

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Constructing and Justifying Statements about Geometric Figures

Students will distinguish between undefined terms, definitions, postulates, conjectures, and theorems and investigate patterns to make conjectures about geometric relationships.

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Using Counter Examples to Disprove Statements That Are False

Given statements about a geometric relationship, the student will use counter examples to disprove statements that are false.

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Using Inductive Reasoning to Formulate Conjectures

Students will practice identifying the converse, inverse, and contrapositive of conditional statements.

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Using Logical Reasoning to Prove Statements are True

Given statements about a geometric relationship, the student will distinguish between the undefined terms, definitions, postulates, conjectures, and theorems to prove the statements are true.

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Using Properties of Transformations

Given examples of mathematics in the real world, the student will use properties of transformations and their composites to describe and perform transformations of figures in a plane.

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Developing Algebraic Expressions to Represent Geometric Properties

The student will investigate patterns to make conjectures.

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Developing Algebraic Expressions to Represent Geometric Properties of Polygons

Given numerical and/or geometric patterns that represent geometric properties of polygons, the student will develop algebraic expressions that represent the geometric properties.

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Developing Algebraic Expressions to Represent Geometric Properties of Angle Relationships in Polygons

Given numerical and/or geometric patterns that represent geometric properties of angle relationships in polygons, the student will investigate patterns to make conjectures about interior and exterior angles of polygons.

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Connecting Postulates, Definitions, and Theorems

The student will distinguish the difference between undefined terms, definitions, postulates, conjectures, and theorems.