Class Syllabus Download class syllabus to print Syllabus Geometry
Teacher: Pam Caba
Materials: Paper Notebook
Calculator (scientific calculator with sin, cos and tan is preferred)
No Cellphones: First offense – warning
Second offense – put in the paper bag
Homework (20% of grade)
There will be an assignment each day and each assignment is worth 5 points. In order to receive the entire 5 points the assignment must be complete, turned in on time, and have work shown. As we grade our papers in class, a paper with only answers, and no work shown, will not be accepted. Notes are part of the homework grade. Notes will be taken daily by students and handed in at the time of the test. There will be a warm-up at the beginning of each class. Warm-ups will be done on a warm-up sheet and collected every other Friday.
Exams (60% of grade)
An exam will be given at the end of each chapter, as well as a final comprehensive exam at the end of each trimester. One test per trimester may be retaken, with the exception of the final exam.
Quizzes (20% of grade)
There will be one or two quizzes throughout each chapter. No quizzes may be dropped; however, quiz scores can be improved based on your chapter test score. If your test score is higher than you quiz scores for that chapter, the quiz scores will be changed to reflect your test score. For example, if you earned a 50% on a quiz then an 80% on the test, your quiz score will be changed to an 80%. So please review your quizzes, ask questions, and practice!
Late work/Make-up work
All late work from a unit must be turned in up to one week after the unit test. Late work will earn reduced credit. Missed work or tests from excused absences will be made up upon your return to school. The normal time allowance for make-up work is one day per day of excused absence.
Grading: A: 100-93 A-: 92-90
B+: 89-88 B: 87-83 B-: 82-80
C+: 79-78 C: 77-73 C-: 72-70
D+: 69-68 D: 67-60
Tests= 60% H.W. = 20% Quiz =20%
Where to go for extra help
I am available in my room every day before school, during advisory and after school. If I am not available there are always other teachers who are around and willing to help.
First Trimester Topics
Tools of Geometry (Chapter 1) – Nets; Points, Lines, and Planes; Measuring segments; Measuring angles; Exploring Angle Pairs; Midpoint and Distance in a Coordinate Plane; Perimeter, Circumference, and Area. (7 days)
Reasoning and Proof (Chapter 2) – Counterexamples; Bi-Conditionals; Reasoning in Algebra and Geometry; Proving Angles Congruent. (5 days)
Parallel & Perpendicular Lines (Chapter 3) – Lines and Angles; Properties of Parallel Lines; Proving Lines Parallel; Parallel Lines and Triangles; Constructing Parallel and Perpendicular Lines; Equations of Lines in the Coordinate Plane; Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines. (9 days)
Congruent Triangles (Chapter 4) – Congruent Figures; Triangle Congruence by SSS and SAS; Triangle Congruence by ASA and AAS; Using Corresponding Parts of Congruent Triangles; Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles; Congruence in Right Triangles; Congruence in Overlapping Triangles (12 days)
Quadrilaterals (Chapter 6) – The Polygon Angle-Sum Theorems; Properties of Parallelograms; Proving That a Quadrilateral is a Parallelogram; Properties of Rhombuses, Rectangles, and Squares; Conditions for Rhombuses, Rectangles, and Squares; Trapezoids and Kites. (12 days)
Similarity (Chapter 7) – Ratios and Proportions; Similar Polygons; Proving Similar Triangles; Similarity in Right Triangles; Proportions in Triangles. ( 13 days)
Transformations (Chapter 9) - Translations; Reflections; Rotations; Dilations. (5 days)
It is important to me that you know what your child is doing in math. Please look over the syllabus, sign below and have your student return it to me by Monday December 3.
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