Course Level:             General

Credits:                       5

Grade Level:              10 - 11

Prerequisite:              Algebra I CP or Math Concepts and Applications

NJ Course Code:       02-072-G

This course focuses on visual, graphical, and spatial thinking, with particular attention to linking variables and shapes. Technology is used to model situations, make conjectures, implement experiments, and assist in interpretation and justification. Visual representations are a key to understanding mathematical symbols. Students in the course investigate contexts that involve shape, position, and measurement, using variables as a tool for reasoning. They also use diagrams as a tool to understand the uses of variables. The course is designed to encourage students to use diagrams, drawings, and spatial reasoning to reason about algebra. Students discuss mathematical reasoning to develop meanings for mathematical terminology. Activities in the course are chosen to motivate "why" questions that connect variables and shapes in a wide array of settings and contexts. By justifying their answers with deductive reasoning, students increase their capacity for logical and critical thinking in their daily lives and in later mathematics courses.

This course will cover the major topics detailed in Geometry CP. However, topics will be covered at a slower pace with major emphasis on student understanding.

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