Get the entire first unit of instruction for middle/high school Geometry! Guided notes on the left, practice problems on the right, and unit review/remediation at the end.
What is a Big Book?
After years of my students losing their worksheets and showing me their disorganized notebooks, I decided to put everything into one organized book. The Big Book contains an entire unit of study for high school geometry. On the left side of each page, there are guided notes that have really benefited my students (especially my many English Language Learners). On the right side, there are practice problems which I usually assign as classwork or homework. The final page is always for review and includes a space for students to write down questions that they would like to ask you, study tips, and extra resources.
Why the Big Book?
My first year using the Big Book, I saw a huge improvement in my class. They were more organized, more attentive, and more diligent in getting their work done. I was also more organized and more focused. The Big Book gave me an opportunity to focus on how I presented the material during class rather than worry about writing the notes and creating homework. When we returned to regular 2-column notes and worksheets, my students begged me to bring back the Big Book. And this project to create an entire curriculum began.
What is included?
Each Big Book includes:
- Student version of the Big Book to print for your students
- Teacher copy of the Big Book that has the guided notes completed
- Printing and assembly instructions
- Answer Key for the practice problems
- Word document version of the Big Book to modify for your class
What topics are covered in this Big Book?
The topics covered for Basic Geometry are:
- Basic Geometric Figures (point, line, plane, angle, etc.)
- Relationships Between Geometric Figures (collinear, coplanar, etc.)
- Constructions (copy segment, perpendicular bisector, copy angle)
- Midpoint Formula
- Distance Formula
- Types of Angles (acute, obtuse, right, supplementary, complementary)
- Angle Relationships (bisectors, vertical angles, etc)
- Segment Relationships (bisectors, segment addition, etc)
- Unit Review and Remediation