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The Institute for Teaching Excellence: Geometry   

Participants will explore the most current perspectives of High School Geometry. Connecting algebraic and geometric thinking, the course will apply material from Algebra I and look to concepts covered in Algebra II and Pre-Calculus through a geometric lens. Topics will include the following: • Rate of change, functions, area under a curve, trigonometry, geometric means, areas of plane figures, areas and volumes of solids, coordinate geometry and transformations • Strategies to use throughout the year that allow for students to self-evaluate and work with others • Using manipulatives to develop geometric concepts before rigorous application • Implementing methods of discovery throughout the curriculum • Developing meaningful student projects throughout a geometry course • Assessment in geometry: Connecting geometric proof with justifying your answer and answering the question, “What makes my geometry test delving?” • Implications of the use of technology in geometry • Multi-representational approaches to teaching geometry • Classical construction problems • The unit circle • Transformations in geometry that lead to transformations of the graphs of functions • Extending geometry textbook problems in order to increase the rigor level for geometry students What participants should have to take course: • An electronic copy of your favorite lesson to share • Graphing calculator or comfort with using software from an electronic device • Ruler, compass, protractor, graph paper, paper, and scissors • Device to explore desmos and/or geometry applications that can access the web. A computer will allow participants to create the most sophisticated geometric models. This could be the same computer that is being used for the course.

The Institute for Teaching Excellence: Geometry

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Section Code: 24MPEITE008A

Dates: 6/24/2024 - 6/27/2024      Times: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Sessions: 4   Days: M Tu W Th

Instructor: Melissa Burkhead

Capacity Remaining: 19

Fee: $700.00



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