Geometry introduces students to mathematics as a deductive science. It shows how a few simple assumptions about points, lines, etc., can lead to a substantial body of geometric theorems and the ability to solve problems involving the properties of various two- and three-dimensional geometric figures. For each chapter in the textbook, students start with a preview of the concepts covered and a self-evaluation of the prerequisite skills needed. The students engage study material both in their textbook and online, including games, other activities and animations. Checkpoints are provided each step of the way for students to practice their skills and problem solving with additional practice assigned in the event the student encounters difficulties.
In completing this subject students construct various types of proofs, including two-column proofs; apply postulate and theorems and explain their reasoning in solving geometric problems; and solve various types of problems using geometric and algebraic concepts and principles. Completion of Algebra 1 is a prerequisite for taking Geometry, and access to a hand-held or computer-based scientific or graphing calculator is required. There are 12 examinations in Geometry. Larson, Geometry, Holt McDougal.