Geometry Course Outline
The goal of this class is for students to become proficient in Geometry and to prepare students for Algebra 2/Trig in high school. Students will engage in project-based learning throughout the school year. All students must take and pass a comprehensive math high school placement final at the end of the school year.
I believe it is the student’s responsibility to:
- Complete all assignments on time. All work must be shown.
- Study and achieve satisfactory quiz and test scores.
- Maintain high quality on daily work.
- Use class time wisely.
- Demonstrate cooperative behavior with fellow students and the teacher.
- Have regular attendance, with required materials.
- Ask questions and seek help when needed.
Textbook: Geometry Publisher: McGraw Hill
Please note: Fees will be assessed if textbooks or workbooks are lost or damaged.
- Tools of Geometry
- Reasoning and Proof
- Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
- Congruent Triangles
- Relationships in Triangles
- Proportions and Similarity
- Transformations and Symmetry
- Areas of Polygons and Circles
- Extending Surface Area and Volume
- Probability and Measurement
A variety of instructional strategies will be used to better reach all students. Emphasis will be given to algebraic computational skills, application skills, active learning, and problem solving.
Students are expected to come to class prepared to learn and work. Student binder reminder should be brought to class daily to log all homework assignments. It is also used as a means of teacher/parent communication. In addition, it is recommended that students bring to class:
- 2 spiral bound notebooks (one for each semester- to be used for math notes)
- Daily supply of lined paper or an extra 2 spiral bound notebooks (1 for each semester to be used for homework)
- Pencils (mechanical pencils preferred)
- Pens, including a red pen for correcting homework
- Scientific Calculator
- Colored pencils
- Glue sticks
Late Work: Late assignments may be completed for less credit and must be submitted before the next chapter test. Exceptions may be made for unusual circumstances, but only after parent/teacher discussion. If a student has an excused absence, they will be given the number of missed days to make up the work. Parents can call the office and request homework to be sent home or check your Aeries Portal here. Students need to write “Late” or “Absent” on the assignment and hand it in the late or absent folder.
Test Re-Take: If a student does poorly on a chapter/unit test, they may re-take a test. Each chapter test retake must be done before the next chapter test. Before re-taking the test, the student will be required to do practice work (textbook-chapter test even problems) and to turn that work in to me. If the practice work is done well (at least 80%), the student then may re-take the test. Re-take tests will be given either before school or after school as arranged by the student and myself. The student will be given the higher grade received on the test.
**Students who receive a C, D, or F on the test are highly recommended for a re-take.