Digital Unit Plan Template

Unit Title: Circle Geometry

Name: Tyler Smith

Content Area: High School Geometry

Grade Level: 9th/10th

CA Content Standard(s)/Common Core Standard(s):

9-12.G-C Circles
9-12. raiders
9-12.G-C.1 Prove that all circles are similar.

Similarity of circles (G-P.9)


9-12.G-C.2 Identify and describe relationships among inscribed angles, radii, and chords.
Arcs and chords (G-U.6)
Inscribed angles (G-U.9)

9-12.G-C.3 Construct the inscribed and circumscribed circles of a triangle, and prove properties of angles for a
quadrilateral inscribed in a circle.

Construct the circumcenter or incenter of a triangle (G-M.6)

Perimeter of polygons with an inscribed circle (G-U.8)

Angles in inscribed right triangles (G-U.10)

Angles in inscribed quadrilaterals (G-U.11)

Construct the inscribed or circumscribed circle of a triangle (G-U.16)

9-12.G-C.4 Construct a tangent line from a point outside a given circle to the circle.
Tangent lines (G-U.7)


Construct a tangent line to a circle (G-U.12)

Big Ideas/Unit Goals:
How do we understand circles?
What are the main methods of measuring circles?
How do we prove a theorem about circles in geometry?
How is the geometry of circles used in real life?

Unit Summary:
In this unit, you will explore, prove, and apply important properties of circles that include topics like arc length, radians, inscribed
angles, and tangents. First, it is important to make sure you're familiar with notation and key terms like radius, diameter, circumference,
pi, tangent, secant, and major/minor arcs before you dive into the rest of the circles content. We will utilize group work, flash cards,
homework, and in class activities to learn key vocabulary and concepts. Then we will begin solving equations with arcs, chords, and radii.
We will move on to solve problems using algebraic techniques and involving secant and tangent segments. There will be a focus on
understanding how to write proofs of theorems in this section, culminating in a project where students will create proofs on a poster. The
exam for this unit is comprehensive of all the content standards mentioned above. We will focus throughout the unit on real life
applications of circle geometry.

Assessment Plan:
1. Group Questions & Discussion on Circle
Geometry Terms

1. Flashcards on Unit Terms and
Formulas on Quizlet
2. Group Scavenger Hunt Race.
Groups of four will answer quiz

1. Exam- Understanding and Applying
Theorems about Circles
2. Create a Poster explaining the steps
for a Proof from the unit: such as the

questions placed around the room.
3. Bingo Equation and Terminology
4. Quiz on Definitions and Calculating
Arc Lengths

Lesson 1
Student Learning
1. Demonstrate
ability to
degrees and
radians on
quizzes identify
and describe
angles, radii,
and chords.
Lesson 2
Student Learning
1. Demonstrate

Acceptable Evidence
Students will take
weekly quizzes, answer
questions in class, and
work in groups to
complete assignments.

Lesson Activities:

Acceptable Evidence:
The student’s
participation will be
tracked, all students

Lesson Activities:

angle subtended at the
circumference by a semicircle is a
right angle

Students will engage in group discussion and complete several worksheets together.
There will be daily homework assignments and weekly short quizzes. Students will
create flashcards for unit vocabulary. Students will begin reading proofs using the
terms that they learn.

Students will begin practicing proofs and constructing various angles and inscribed
shape problems. There will be in class activities such as a Group Scavenger Hunt

knowledge of
inscribed and
angles by
proofs. Begin
calculating arc
Lesson 3
Student Learning
1. Demonstrate
understanding of proofs
on circle similarity,
tangent lines, and
angles in circles.

must answer a question
correctly on the white
board and actively
participate in group
discussion and

Race and a Bingo Equation and Terminology Game.

Acceptable Evidence:
There will be an exam
on Understanding and
Applying Theorems
about Circles. Project
creating a poster of a
student’s proof for a
theorem from this unit.

Lesson Activities:
Students will create a poster explaining the steps for a Proof from the unit: such as
the angle subtended at the circumference by a semicircle is a right angle. There will
be a summative final exam for the unit.

Unit Resources:
Geometry Student Edition 2012 CCSS; Hardcover; Author - McGraw-Hill Education
Interactive & Explorative Examples- On Math WareHouse you can view interactive images and videos covering topics such as arcs,
chords, and tangents.
Basic Reference for Circle Geometry- On Cool Math you can get a simplified summary of the definitions and formulas for the unit.
Definitions and Sample Problems- On Math Goodies you view examples of the unit terminology and complete sample questions with
Practice Questions with Answers- On this website there is a 20 question quiz that will prepare you well for the exam.
Geometry Problems with Answers- Another resource for reviewing the formulas and completing practice problems.
Circle Geometry Practice Problems and Application- This website provides many practice problems and explains real world explanation.

Track your progress on each standard- This website provides quizzes on each content standard and tracks you progress as you advance.
Interactive problems and video explanations- Explore, prove, and apply important properties of circles on where you
can test and track your progress on the unit.
Geometry Tutorial Video Playlist- This is a youtube video playlist by that has a large selection of video explanations on
circle geometry.
Online Tutoring Videos- This website requires payment but is a much cheaper option to private tutoring and covers the unit we are

Useful Websites: This website includes links to interactive pages on most topics covered in our unit. This website covers circle sectors and segments. This includes the basic five formulas
needed for working with angles in circles. Khan Academy is a great resource with
video explanation for