Phone: 281-577-2800 Ext. 5140
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Mr. Bryan Mottola
Welcome! My name is Bryan Mottola. I will be teaching Geometry this year at New High School. This is my 7th year teaching Geometry. I was born and raised on Long Island in New York. I went to a college in upstate New York and received a Bachelor of Science majoring in Adolescent Education: Mathematics.
I spent some time working at some school districts in New York and then made the move to Houston 7 years ago to be closer to my family.
For the last few years I have been running the Table Top club with Mr. Vick and I am excited to continue that again this year. I love teaching and math and I am looking forward to meeting all the new students this year.
In Geometry, students will build on the knowledge and skills for mathematics in Kindergarten-Grade 8 and Algebra I to strengthen their mathematical reasoning skills in geometric contexts. Within the course, students will begin to focus on more precise terminology, symbolic representations, and the development of proofs. Students will explore concepts covering coordinate and transformational geometry; logical argument and constructions; proof and congruence; similarity, proof, and trigonometry; two- and three-dimensional figures; circles; and probability. Students will connect previous knowledge from Algebra I to Geometry through the coordinate and transformational geometry strand. In the logical arguments and constructions strand, students are expected to create formal constructions using a straight edge and compass. Though this course is primarily Euclidean geometry, students should complete the course with an understanding that non-Euclidean geometries exist. In proof and congruence, students will use deductive reasoning to justify, prove and apply theorems about geometric figures.
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Phone: (281) 577-2800 ext: 5140
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