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WHAT ARE WE DOING? #1

Welcome back! I think that we are on the verge of snow! Although it has been fairly warm lately, we are getting very close to Thanksgiving, which means snow is around the corner!

On a sadder note, my favorite spot, baseball, is done for the year. The Rangers lost, and the Mets didn't even make the Playoffs, but I guess there is next year!

One thing that hasn't stopped is Geometry Class! The First Quarter is over! Here is a brief summary of what we're doing in class:

1. Well, we just finished learning about supplementary, complementary, vertical and adjacent angle pairs. To start this quarter, we are learning about angle pairs formed by two lines and a transversal. A transferal is a line that intersects 2 other lines. When this happens, many different angles are created, and by using new theorems and postulates, we can decide which are congruent, which are supplementary, and even the measures of some pairs!

2. Sometimes we encounter a problem where they tell us some simple information, and then tell us to answer a question based off of that information. Usually, these problems are easy, but now , they require much more planning and thinking. As an addition to the new angles pairs, we have started Proofs. A Proof is a series of steps used to prove a concept or statement true. We have learned how to do Proofs in Paragraph Form and Column Form. We have been practicing Proofs on concepts we have already learned. This is difficult because when we are told that something is true, we never learn how to prove that it is true. We never even stop to think about the steps used to achieve the statement. I now have to do this, and although it is tough, I think I am getting the hang of it!

On another note, we have a few more units to go in this section, in which we will cover parallel line proofs, the angles in triangles and polygons, lines in the coordinate plane, parallel and perpendicular line slopes, and constructing parallel and perpendicular lines.

Well, that is what we have been doing in class lately!

Before I go, I have one thing to say to all the Patriots Fans out there who watched last Sunday's game:

SUPERBOWL 42 DEJA VU! HAHAHAHAHA!

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