Planning Geometry Notes

I’ll be teaching Geometry for the first time this year. Actually, everything is for the first time this year, as I’ve never taught discrete high school math subjects before*. It feels like I’m starting from scratch with my planning.

I’ve already posted my list of Geometry units and skills, mapped to the new math standards that Oklahoma is introducing. (I’ve done my Algebra 2 units too. I really need to get around to posting those.) Recently, I’ve been working on filling out a bit more of the details of what I’ll be teaching. I don’t plan on making too much use of the textbook, but I still want a list of the definitions, postulates and theorems written out. So, that meant making the list myself.


To be clear, this is not a document I’m giving to my students. This is for me, to make sure that my students are getting all the background knowledge they need as we progress through the course. There are still the day-to-day decisions about how I’m going to introduce these concepts in class, and how we will take INB notes each definition and theorem. I am very keen, though, to have students proven many, if not most, of these theorems themselves.

I’m considering this a first draft. I tried my hardest to make sure that everything that needs to be there is, but I’m not guaranteeing it. I would love feedback about anything, whether something could be worded a little more clearly, or there’s a giant hole of content that I’ve missed completely. I know I’ll be revising this document throughout the year.

* You could read this post and change every ‘UK’ or ‘Britain’ to ‘Australia’ and get a pretty good idea of what I’m used to.

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