Boulder Valley School District Course Syllabus Course GEOMETRY Teacher: Jill Long, Room 402 Office Hours: 2nd period, 7th period, second lunch and tutor time Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://bvsd.org/schools/broomfieldhigh/Teachers/jlong Course Description Mathematics at the Geometry level focuses on geometric proofs, properties of circles and polygons, congruence, similarity, the Pythagorean theorem, and trigonometric ratios. Problem solving, representations, reasoning, communication, and connections within and outside of mathematics underline all of the teaching and learning at the Geometry level. Enduring Understandings Essential Questions • Mathematics can be used to solve problems outside of • Is your plan working? the mathematics classroom. • Do you need to reconsider what you are doing? • Mathematics is built on reason and always makes • How are solving and proving different? sense. • How are showing and explaining different? • Reasoning allows us to make conjectures and to prove • How do you know when you have proven conjectures. something? • Classifying helps us to build networks of mathematical • What does it take to verify a conjecture? ideas. • How do you develop a convincing argument? • Precise language helps us express mathematical ideas • Why do we classify? and receive them. • Why do we classify numbers, geometric objects and functions? • How do you make sense of different strategies? How do you determine their strengths and weaknesses? • How do you determine similarities and differences? Essential Learnings 1. Applies congruence and similarity correspondences and properties of the figures to find missing parts of geometric figures and provide logical justification 2. Uses algebraic, coordinate, and deductive methods to solve problems involving parallel and perpendicular lines and distance and midpoint formulas hgkfghfcv 3. Investigates and indentifies properties of polygons and circles 4. Solves practical problems involving right triangles by using the Pythagorean Theorem, properties of special right triangles, and right triangle trigonometry 5. Uses formulas to solve practical problems involving perimeter, area, surface area, and volume and uses appropriate units of measurement 6. Constructs and judges the validity of a logical argument consisting of a set of premises and a Conclusion 7. Uses the language of mathematics to express ideas precisely through reasoning, representations, and communication Boulder Valley School District Course Syllabus Grading Policy: Grades will be weighted into the following categories: Summative Assessments Formative Assessments 90% 10% Grades in this category reflect a student’s mastery of course Grades in this category reflect a student’s progress towards course standards as demonstrated through district benchmarks. standards as demonstrated through district benchmarks. These are Grades may be based on assignments such as: formative assessments-activities that inform the teacher about the learning progress of a student. Grades may be based on activities such as: Chapter Tests (60%) Homework/classwork Projects Pop quizzes Quizzes (15%) Final Exam (15%) Textbooks and Supplementary Materials: Textbook: Geometry. Holt, Rinehart, Winston. Materials Students should bring to class daily: Scientific Calculator, pencils, loose leaf notebook paper Supplementary Materials needed for the classroom: Box of Kleenex Homework Homework will be assigned daily. Assignments turned in on time, with work shown, and complete will be given full credit. Assignments turned in incomplete or late will be given half credit. My focus in homework is that all problems are attempted, work is shown, and effort is evident. NO credit will be given if work is not shown. Late homework from a unit will be accepted up to the day of the unit test. I will be putting homework scores into IC at the end of each week. Quizzes/Tests/Projects/Final Exam Quizzes will be given on a weekly basis. A culminating test and/or project will be given at the end of every unit. A final examination will be given which will cover the entire semester. Test Retake You may do a test retake for a higher grade if you have completed all homework in that unit before you’ve taken the original test and you complete a test corrections form. You will have 10 school days from the day the test is handed back to have this done. Absences If possible, get on the Broomfield HS Web Site and go to my webpage to check for the homework that you missed on the day of an absence. Otherwise, when you return from an absence, check the side board in the room for the assignment that you missed. It is your responsibility to pick up required worksheets and make-up quizzes and tests at appropriate times Tardies It is important to me that I start class on time. I expect you to come in quietly, take your seat and start on the daily opener as soon as possible. Excessive tardies will be dealt with on an individual basis. Technology Your cell phone must be turned off and put away while in class. If I hear or see your phone during class I will take it and give it to Mr. Barnes by the end of the day. Ipods, etc. must be put away. You may not listen to music while doing classwork because I will be expecting you to communicate with your partner/group about the math that you are working on. Expectations Be prepared. Come to class with a good attitude. Treat others with kindness and respect. Listen to whoever is talking to the class. Be on time. Start working on the opener as soon as the bell rings. Ask questions when you don’t understand. Try all of your homework problems. Work until the bell rings. Don’t pack up with 5 minutes of class left.
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