• Mathematics Extension 1
  • Year 11

Plane and Circle Geometry

approx. 16 hrs

8 topics

42 concepts

Develop mastery of Plane and Circle Geometry and maximise your HSC results in Mathematics Extension 1.

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This learning program covers the essential components of the Year 11 Mathematics Extension 1 Plane and Circle Geometry topic as outlined the NSW syllabus.  We help students gain competence in understanding congruence and similarity and its application to geometrical proofs. This includes providing deductive reasoning and geometrical justification for each step. In addition, we focus on selecting and applying appropriate circle theorems to solve geometrical proofs.

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 8 topics, broken down into 42 concepts.

  • Circle Geometry - Tangents and Intercepts 6 concepts

    1. Application of circle theorems

    2. Tangents from an external point are equal.

    3. The products of the intercepts of intersecting secants are equal

    4. The line joining the centers of two circles passes through their point of contact

    5. The products of the intercepts of two intersecting chords are equal, and conversely

    6. The Tangent-Secant Theorem

  • Circle Geometry - Arcs and Chords 5 concepts

    1. Equal chords subtend equal arcs on a circle, and conversely

    2. A line through the centre of a circle perpendicular to a chord bisects the chord, and conversely

    3. Equal arcs subtend equal angles at the centre of a circle, and conversely

    4. Chords equidistant from the centre of a circle are equal, and conversely

    5. Equal chords subtend equal angles at the centre and conversely

  • Circle Geometry - Angles in Circles 6 concepts

    1. Angles at the circumference in the same segment are equal, and conversely

    2. The angle between a tangent and a chord equals the angle at the circumference in the alternate segment

    3. A radius (diameter) of a circle is perpendicular to the tangent at their point of contact

    4. The angle at the circumference in a semi-circle is 90°, and conversely

    5. Equal arcs subtend equal angles at the circumference, and conversely

    6. The angle at the centre is twice the angle at the circumference standing on the same arc

  • Circle Geometry - Cyclic Quadrilaterals 4 concepts

    1. Proving Quadrilaterals are Cyclic

    2. The opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral are supplementary, and conversely

    3. The exterior angle of a cyclic quadrilateral equals the interior opposite (or remote) angle, and conversely

    4. Proving Concyclicity

  • Congruence and Similarity 9 concepts

    1. Prove and apply tests for quadrilaterals using similarity results

    2. Apply the intercepts and parallel lines properties to find unknown sides

    3. Solve problems involving similarity ratios and areas and volumes

    4. Apply similar triangle results to solve practical problems

    5. Application of congruent triangles to prove properties of special triangles and quadrilaterals

    6. Choosing a test for congruence (SSS test, SAS test, AAS test, RHS test)

    7. Write formal proofs of congruence of triangles, preserving matching order of vertices

    8. Write formal proofs of similarity of triangles, preserving matching order of vertices

    9. Tests for similar triangles

  • Pythagoras' Theorem 2 concepts

    1. Prove Pythagoras' theorem using similarity

    2. Converse of Pythagoras' theorem

  • Angle relationships 4 concepts

    1. Apply rule that if two lines are parallel to a third line then they are parallel to one another

    2. Use angle relationships to identify parallel lines

    3. Find angles at a point using angle relationships

    4. Use angle relationships of parallel lines to find the size of unknown angles, giving reasons

  • Angles of Polygons 6 concepts

    1. Apply Exterior Angle Sum of Polygons

    2. Apply the Interior Angle Sum of a Polygon formula

    3. Investigate and apply the exterior angle of a triangle property to find angles in a given diagram

    4. Investigate and use the angle sum of a triangle property to find angles in a given diagram

    5. Apply the triangle inequality rule

    6. Find unknown sides and angles in a given diagram by using the properties of special triangles and quadrilaterals

What you'll get

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  • A customised learning plan to suit your needs, adapting to your pace as you learn, progress and achieve mastery
  • All the content required to help you master the syllabus, including theory, worked examples, exam preparation and practice questions

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