The focus of this course is to prepare your child for higher level mathematics courses by laying the foundation for a deeper understanding and application of geometric structure, geometric patterns and representations, dimensionality and spatial relationships, congruence and the geometry of size, and similarity and the geometry of shape. We will utilize the tools of Algebra 1 to help the student understand the structure of, and relationships within, an axiomatic system. The student will be capable of making conjectures based on life applications that involve finding unknowns. Using our various resources such as the textbook, workbooks, hands on activities, manipulatives, and technology; students will be able to grasp the various concepts of Geometry at a meaningful level.
There will be ten units that will be covered in the Fall and Spring Semesters: Essentials of Geometry; Parallel and Perpendicular Lines; Reasoning Proofs with Congruent Triangles; Relationships Within Triangles; Similarity; Right Triangles and Trigonometry; Properties of Polygons; Translations,
Nets, Surface Area and Volume; and Properties of Circles.
Supplies: 1 inch 3-ring binder with paper or spiral notebook, pencil – NO PENS, compass, protractor
All students are expected to complete all homework assignments.
Homework is practice necessary to build skills that are learned in class. It can help increase the ability of a student to do well in the class as a whole.
If a student knows he/she is going to be absent he/she needs to obtain homework assignments prior to
the absence. It is the student’s responsibility to make-up all missed work. The number of days given to make-up the assignment is equal to the number of days missed. The grade will be a zero until the
assignment(s) is turned in. Students will not be allowed to make-up the work for unexcused absences.
For PreAP classes, Projects will be assigned approximately every 6 weeks, and will count as an exam
I will be available for help Mondays and Thursdays 8:00-8:45.
Students are to be in their assigned seat when the bell rings. Any student arriving late must serve detention. Each tardy equals a 30 minute detention. If a student does not serve the tardy that day or the subsequent day, the tardy becomes an hour. Students arriving more than fifteen minutes late for class will be counted absent.