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```					                                  Geometry 216
Instructor: Ms Bunting
Email: bbunting@rvrhs.com
Phone: (609)267-0830
Extra Help: Mon – Fri during tutorial Room C109
or after school by arrangement.

You are going to participate in a new way to learn geometry. Instead of
listening to lectures and then practicing skills, you will be actively involved in
geometric investigations. You will plan and solve a variety of problems and while
doing this you will “discover” the major properties of geometry. You and your
classmates will actually teach yourselves!

You will learn to use the tools of geometry like the protractor, compass and
straight edge. You will learn to perform investigations on paper, on graphing
calculators and on computers. You will build geometric solids; learn to measure
buildings, discover why elephants have large ears and build a kaleidoscope. You
will also learn to work with your classmates to solve problems and accomplish

I will be here to guide and support you. When you are finished you will have
learned a vast amount about geometry and you will be able to thank yourself and

I am looking forward to a GREAT semester! Welcome!
Ms B
Required Materials and Tools

You are to have these things in class EVERYDAY!

   Your Notebook: You will need to take good notes and keep you assignments in order.
You will need the following for your notebook.
 One 3-ring binder (at least 1-½ inch wide, you will need the space)
 On the inside cover keep a list of the phone numbers of 3 classmates. These are
 A set of dividers in this order:
1. Definitions: Keep „em handy so you can find what you need.
2. Investigations: This is where your classwork goes.
3. Discoveries: These are the properties you discovered!
4. Daily Notes: Yes, sometimes I do have to teach you something.
5. Exercises: Homework and other practice work
 In the back keep your syllabus so that you can refer to it when needed.

   Your Textbook: Your book will be covered and brought to every class. We will often
use it. You may NOT leave your book in the classroom.

   Two sharpened pencils and a good eraser: All work is to be done in pencil. Please
make sure the pencils are sharp before the lesson begins. If you prefer a mechanical
pencil (as I do) make sure you have plenty of lead before coming to class.

* Being properly prepared is the foundation of good work *

Optional Equipment: protractor, ruler and compass
TI-84 Graphing Calculator – This is a good investment if you are going into higher
mathematics. If you do not have one, a calculator will be lent to you during class time.
Calculators cannot be borrowed over night.

Classroom Rules
Our class is a Triple A (AAA) class. We will give each other our full…

Attention: When I or a member of our class is speaking, we will all stop what we are
doing, look at the person and listen.

Acceptance: We are all equal members of the class. We may have different abilities
but each of us has equal value. We will speak to each with kindness and
treat each other with courtesy. Put downs and “teasing” are not part of a
professional work environment.

Appreciation: Everyone needs to feel that they and their work are appreciated. We will
make sure we show that we appreciate each other‟s efforts.

- Homework and Class Participation: 20 points possible each unit.
This includes your homework, daily preparedness, participation in class
activities and discussions, attitude, classroom manners and completion of
in-class assignments. Each homework assignment is worth 3 points.
Inappropriate classroom behavior or not completing classwork is 5 points.
Homework is graded for completion, not accuracy but it will not be accepted
late.
- Quizzes: Each quiz will be worth between 20-50 points
There will be at least 5 quizzes each marking period. Notebook checks will
carry the weight of a quiz grade.
- Tests: Each Test will be worth between 60-100 points
There will be at least 5 tests each marking period
- Projects: Projects will be worth between 20-100 points.

40% 1st marking period
40% 2nd marking period
20% Final Exam (or 10% mid-term and 10% final)

Tests and Quizzes:          These make up a large part of your marking period grade.

   There will be at least one quiz or test every week.
   If you are absent on the day of a test you will need to see me to schedule a make-
up test. You will receive a different version than the original.
You have one week to complete a make-up test or quiz.
   Tests will be announced and posted several days in advance. If you are absent
the day before a test and return on the day of the test you will be expected to take
the test with the rest of the class.
   Mark-up Tests: If you receive a poor test or quiz grade you may correct up to 2
problems on each quiz or 4 problems of each test for half credit. To so this you
must use an Aftermath correction page. Complete one side for each problem
being corrected.
You have one week to complete a mark-up test or quiz.

Progress Reports:
1. Parent Connect – I try to update at least once every two weeks.
2. Progress Report emails – Periodically I will send a report to your parents.
3. Progress Report on paper – I may require you to get a progress report signed.
Discovering Geometry 216
Timeline
First Half of Semester- 45 days (Chapters 1- 6)

Unit 1 (Chapters 1, 2, 3) 17 days

Chapter 1: Introducing Geometry – 6 days
Sections 1- 9 (5 days)
Quiz\Project 1: 1 day
Mini quizzes given as warm-ups through chapter

Chapter 2: Reasoning in Geometry – 7 days
Sections: 1 – 6: (1 day per section)
Quiz\Project 2: 1 day
Mini Quizzes given as warm-ups through chapter

Chapter 3: Using Tools of Geometry – 4 days
Construction Project: 2 days

Unit 1 Review and Test: 2 days

Unit 2 (Chapters 4, 5, 6) 26 days

Chapter 4: Discovering and Proving Triangle Properties – 9 days
Sections 1 – 8: (1 day per section)
Quiz\Project 4: 1 day
Mini Quizzes given as warm-ups through chapter

Chapter 5: Discovering and Proving Polygon Properties – 8 days
Sections 1 -7: (1 day per section)
Quiz\Project 5: 1 day
Mini Quizzes given as warm-ups through chapter

Chapter 6: Discovering and Proving Circle Properties – 7 days
Sections 1 – 6: (1 day per section)
Quiz\Project 6: 1 day
Mini Quizzes given as warm-ups through chapter

Unit 2 Review and Test: 2 days

Mid Term: 2 days
Second Half of Semester-45 days (Chapter 7 – 12)

Unit 3 (Chapters 7, 8, 9) 19 days

Chapter 7: Transformations and Tessellations
Project: 2 days

Chapter 8: Area – 8 days
Sections 1 – 7: (1 day per section)
Quiz\Project 8: 1 day
Mini Quizzes given as warm-ups through chapter

Chapter 9: The Theorem of Pythagoras – 7 days
Sections 1 – 6: (1 day per section)
Quiz\Project 9: 1 day
Mini Quizzes given as warm-ups through chapter

Unit 3 Review and Test: 2 days

Unit 4 (Chapters 10, 11, 12) 20 days

Chapter 10: Volume – 8 days
Sections 1-7: (1 day per section)
Quiz\Project 10: 1 day
Mini Quizzes given as warm-ups through chapter

Chapter 11: Similarity – 8 days
Sections 1-7: (1 day per section)
Quiz\Project 11: 1 day
Mini Quizzes given as warm-ups through chapter

Chapter 12: Trigonometry – 2 days
Sections 1, 2: (1 day per section)

Unit 4 Review and Test: 2 days

Final Review using Chapter 13 – 3 days
To the Parent/Guardians of My Students:

I have provided your student with a list of course expectations (which I encourage
you to review). In addition to the information contained therein, I would like you to be
aware that I will email a progress report home with your students at least once every
two weeks. This report will track all aspects of their grade -- homework, projects, tests,
and quizzes -- and this will be my primary means of communicating this information with
you. The report will also be posted on Parent Connect at the same time. If you do not
have access to a computer, I can provide your student with a paper copy. If you have
questions or concerns about a report that you would like to discuss, please do not
hesitate to contact me. Email is easiest (bbunting@rvrhs.com) but you can also reach
me by phone at 267-0830 ext. 3309 from 7-8 AM and 2:30-3PM most days.

Please fill out the form on the following page, sign it and return it with your
student so that I know you are aware of the information contained on this sheet and in
their Guidelines. (This counts as their first homework assignment!)

I look forward to meeting many of you at Back-to-School night!

Betsy Bunting
Mathematics Teacher
RVRHS
General Information Form

Student’s Name: _________________________________________________

Home Phone: ____________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian: _________________________________________________

Daytime Phone ___________________________________________________
(Where you can be reached during school hours):

Guidance Counselor _______________________________________________

_________________________________________________     _______
Parent/Guardian Signature                             Date

_________________________________________________     _______
Student Signature                                     Date

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