•  GATE Honors Geometry aligns to the Geometry high school math standards. Students may earn high school credit upon completing the course sequence and meeting the requirements outlined in the Kyrene School District/Tempe Union High School District Articulated Agreement. Honors Geometry is a high school course that investigates topics in number & quantity and geometry. In addition to the mathematical content domains, there are eight Standards for Mathematical practice. The Standards for Mathematical practice apply throughout the course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations. In Honors Geometry, students will focus on five critical areas. Critical content areas are designated by the arrow shaped bullets.

    • Establishing criteria for congruence of geometric figures based on rigid motions.
    • Establishing criteria for similarity of geometric figures based on dilations and proportional reasoning.
    • Develop understanding of informal explanations of circumference, area, and volume formulas. Proving geometric theorems.
    • Solve problems involving right triangles.


    Module and Topic

    Quarter 1:


    Reasoning with Shapes

    ·       Using a Rectangular Coordinate System.

    ·       Composing and Decomposing Shapes

    ·       Rigid Motions on a Plane


    Quarter 2:


    Establishing Congruence

    ·       Congruence Through Transformations

    ·       Justifying Line and Angle Relationships

    ·       Using Congruence Theorems

    Quarter 3:

    Investigating Proportionality

    ·       Similarity

    ·       Trigonometry

    Connecting Geometric & Algebraic Descriptions

    ·       Circles and Volume

    Quarter 4:

    Connecting Geometric & Algebraic Descriptions

    ·       Conic Sections

    Making Informed Decisions

    ·       Independence and Conditional Probability

    ·       Computing Probabilities