Geometry Syllabus

Course Description

Course Description: Geometry is the second course in Mathematics for High School students. Within this course, students will have the opportunity to make conjectures about geometric situations and prove in a variety of ways, both formal and informal, that their conclusion follows logically from their hypothesis. The course includes the study of plane and three-dimensional figures. Logical thinking is explored through deductive and inductive methods. Topics include the geometry of points, lines and planes, properties of congruence and similarity, trigonometry, circles and spheres, coordinate geometry, area, and volume, and applications of probability.

Classroom goals: Students are expected to take away certain knowledge and acquire certain skills by the end of this course.

  • Understand and apply the properties of points, lines, and planes, including parallel and perpendicular lines and planes, and intersecting lines and planes.
  • Understand and apply the properties of angles in relation to parallel and perpendicular lines.
  • Identify angles formed by two lines and a transversal and the properties of parallel lines to find angle measures.
  • Identify relationships among geometric transformations (translations, reflections, and rotations), and tessellations (tiling/mosaics).
  • Identify, describe, compare, and classify plane and solid geometric figures.
  • Understand and apply the concepts of symmetry, similarity, and congruence.
  • Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.
  • Use Trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions to solve for the unknown measures.
  • Develop, understand, and apply a variety of strategies for determining the perimeter, area, surface area, angle measure, and volume.
  • Identify, describe, and relate properties of two and three-dimensional shapes; draw representations of them.
  • Use inductive and deductive reasoning to solve problems.
  • Solve real world mathematical problems using geometric models.

 

Course Assignments Weight (per school policy)

The below information illustrates the breakdown of how graded assignments will be weighed in proportion to one another. Details regarding specific performance tasks and applicable assessment criteria – particularly scoring rubrics – will accompany those assignments. Although the course may include many non-graded assignments, completion of those tasks is essential to successfully satisfying your responsibilities for any tasks that are graded.

 

Homework 5% includes, but is not limited to written assignments, work sheets, and other take home reinforcement activities as deemed necessary.

Class work/ Class Participation 20% includes, but is not limited to journal entries, do now’s, collaborative assignments, and formal discussions.

Quizzes 25% include, but are not limited to chapter/section quizzes, binder/notebook quizzes, and oral quizzes.

Projects/Performance 20% include, but are not limited to research papers/projects, multimedia presentations, formal speeches, debates, and other tasks as assigned.

Tests 30 % include, but are not limited to chapter tests, mid-term assessment, and finial exam

 

    • cell phone use during tests and quizzes is strictly prohibited. Any electronic devices (aside from a calculator) observed as in use by a student during a test will result in an automatic ZERO test grade

Course outline

Unit 1: Congruence and Constructions

Unit 2: Congruence, Similarity and Proof

Unit 3: Trigonometric Ratios & Geometric Equations

Unit 4: Geometric Modeling

 

Activities

  • Using hands-on approach to model and solve equations
  • Shrinking Triangles
  • Computer Lab
  • Projects, to be announced later

 

Classroom Procedures

  • Do Now Sheet/Activity
  • Take out homework/go over it
  • Teacher modeling/Notes/Class Activity
  • Guided practice / group work
  • Independent practice/ Pair-and-share practice time
  • Review/closure

 

Classroom Rules

Students are expected to:

  1. Report to class on time with your class materials (At the bell, you should be in your seat, with necessary materials, ready to work)
  2. Report to class FREE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE
  3. Listen Carefully (No talking while the teacher is talking!!!!!!!!!). Do not disrupt the class or teacher, or waste class time. (Talking, passing notes, or leaving your seat during quiet time or when the teacher is talking is disruptive and disrespectful. Don’t do it. Remain in your assigned seat during class unless given permission to move. Comments such as “This is boring” or “I don’t want to sit here” also waste time, disrupt, and take the class off task. Toys, magazines, cell phones, music players, make-up, and personal notes are distractions, and if seen during class, will be confiscated. You must not interfere with a classmate’s right to learn or the teacher’s right to teach.
  4. Work quietly. Do not disturb others who are working.
  5. No one is allowed to come to class with HAT, WAVE CAP, HEADBAND, HOOD, FOOD AND DRINK etc.
  6. Raise hand to speak and only one person speaking at one time.
  7. Be honest and respectful of ideas, of people, and of their property. (No put-downs, threats, or foul language. This room should a safe place to explore ideas and be who you are. Keep hands, feet, objects, etc. to yourself)
  8. Class dismissal is by the teacher when everyone is quiet and in their assigned seat. Stay seated and ready to work until dismissed by the teacher
  9. Clean your area before leaving the classroom

 

Student Responsibilities and guidelines for success

  • Each student must come to class on time, prepared to learn with required materials
  • Each student must follow the class rules.
  • Each student must complete his/her own homework assignments.
  • Each student must try before he/she gives up.
  • Each student must study for quizzes and exams and seek tutoring when necessary.
  • Each student must participate in class activities/discussions to receive classwork credit.
 

Required Materials

  • Scientific Calculator
  • Compass, Protractor and ruler
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Three ring binders with tabs for notes, homework, and quizzes & tests
  • Folders

 

How to find what the daily assignments are

Daily assignments are always posted on the bulletin board or you can log in to your power school account

 

Turning in assignments

For all assignments, you need to show all your work (step by step in writing) to receive full credits.

Homework will be assigned daily. It will be checked for completion upon entrance to class. For your own sake, do your own work! Mathematics must be practiced to achieve efficiency, and this practice will be achieved through homework assignments. You must submit your homework on the following school day or a minimum of 10 or more points will be taken away from your grade. Be neat. Do not copy from a friend/classmate. Copying from a friend is cheating, not learning

For class work, you must finish and submit it before leaving the class.

Late, missing, or incomplete assignments

No assignments will be accepted if they are two weeks late.

Ending class

Class dismissal is by the teacher when everyone is quiet and in their assigned seat. Stay seated and ready to work until dismissed by the teacher. Please return all the classroom supplies to the teacher before leaving. Please clean your area before leaving.

Additional Help

  • Students can utilize the SMART lunch schedule for extra help by attending the lunch hour extra help session.
  • After school help will be available upon request/scheduling with the teacher. Wednesday and Friday, I will be unavailable after school.
  • VIP tutoring will also be available after school.

Returning assignments to students

Your assignments will be returned to you once the teacher completes grading. You will need to revise your assignments if you receive the grade as incomplete.

 

Finding out grade status: You must keep track of your grades in Power School online grading system.

  • A major test will be given at the conclusion of each topic.
  • There will be at least three to five grades earned each full week. Assignments, class work, quizzes, notebooks, projects, etc. may be included according to the teachers’ classroom policy.
  • You are expected to track your grades yourself
  • You may schedule an appointment with teacher to discuss your grade

Students’ responsibility after an absence

  • When absent, each student is responsible for copying any notes missed from a classmate.
  • It is the student's responsibility to show all make-up work to the teacher.
  • In the event of an absence on a test or quiz day, students should schedule a make-up date with the teacher immediately upon return.
  • All assessments and due dates are posted in the classroom, announced daily, and available for mobile notifications through the website. Therefore, absence on a review day does NOT guarantee that a student will be able to skip the assessment the following day.

Tardy to Class

Tardiness is unacceptable; it is both rude to your classmates and teacher. It is disruptive to the learning process going on in the classroom. After the warning bell, students are considered late to the class

Consequences of Classroom Rule Violations

Consequences for unacceptable behavior:

  • school detention
  • student-teacher conference
  • referral to VP
  • call home
  • parent-teacher meeting
  • in school suspension
  • out of school suspension

 

Depending on offenses, consequences may not follow the order listed above

Students are expected to be here every day and on time. Should you be absent for any reason, an official note needs to be brought in from either parent or doctor for make-up work.

Consequences for a code of conduct violations

Students are expected to follow the school rules and expectation. Each student should treat each other and the classroom with respect. Tardiness, class cuts, and unexcused absences will not be tolerated. Students must attend the class regularly. Students should be dressed according to the school code. If any problem arises, students will immediately be sent to the disciplinarian office.

 

Communication procedures with parents and families

Please feel free to contact me by email (jlin@trenton.k12.nj.us) for any questions.

 

 

Websites of Interest

www.coolmath.com

www.figurethis.org

www.khanacademy.org

www.math.com

www.geometryonline.com

www.mathgoodies.com

https://www.edcite.com