BVSD Course Syllabus by panniuniu


									                                        Boulder Valley School District
                                              Course Syllabus

Course      GEOMETRY
Teacher: Jill Long, Room 402
Office Hours: 2nd period, 7th period, second lunch and tutor time

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
                                                                 • How do you determine similarities and

 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
 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
 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 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.
        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
        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.
        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.
     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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