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					         Classroom Rules/Expectations - Geometry

Teacher: Mr. Spring

E-mail address:

Room: 305

Wilby’s Core Values and Beliefs:
        The students, faculty, staff, and administration of Wilby High School will work cooperatively with
families, members of the community, and the Board of Education to create a safe, welcoming, and academic
environment which embraces, challenges, and nurtures the diverse talents, interests, and learning styles of
every student. All students will leave Wilby High School with the self-respect, respect for others,
knowledge, and skills necessary to become independent, intellectually curious, and self-fulfilled members of

21st Century Learning Expectations:
Academic – Effective Reader           Effective Writer       Effective Problem Solver       Self-Directed
Social – Respectful Person            Collaborative and Cooperative Worker

Civic – Community Contributor

Every day
-   Come on time (1 tardy = one point of Marking Period grade)
      The majority of the time I’ll be waiting at the door for a few seconds after the bell rings, if you’re not
      in class when I close the door that is a tardy.
-   Come in dress code (please don’t make me write you up for wearing a hat)
      If you are out of dress code when you come to class, you get one warning from me to get in dress
      code, or you receive a detention. Wearing Ipod’s or headphones is out of dress code.
      Don’t forget….No cell phones!!!!
-   Come prepared (pencil, notebook, book, and anything else that’s needed)
      These 3 simple things are keys to succeeding in this class.
      If you need a pencil, I’m selling them for 1 point each (These points will be deducted from that
      marking period’s final grade.)
-   Don’t disrupt class
      All I ask is no talking while someone else (me or another student) is talking.
      Raise your hand if you have a comment or question. Coming late to class is HIGHLY disruptive.

60 % Quiz & Test Grades (40 Quiz & 20 Test)
- Pretty much every week there will be a quiz (usually on Fridays)
- Quizzes range from regular weekly quizzes to worksheets to in-class activities.
- Tests come at the end of a chapter or unit
- No makeup’s during class, only during a free period, after school or supervised study
- Occasionally a worksheet or section from the book will be collected and graded for a quiz grade. This
should be an easy A+!!!!
10 % Daily Grade
- For your daily grade, everyone starts with a 100. Every day time you miss one of the 4 everyday rules
(on time, prepared, working ALL period, and no disruptions) your Daily Grade will be effected.
- Our Daily Grade will come from the Respectful Person Rubric and you will get a grade every week on
this by combining your self assessment with my assessment.

10 % Homework
- Homework is assigned every day and checked every day
- If you miss only 2 homework assignments for the MP, you will get 5 points extra added to your final
marking period grade.
- % of homework done is your homework grade for the semester. Example: If you do 22 out of 25
assignments, your grade will be ______?
10 % Project
- A Math project or Research paper will be assigned each semester
- Any project that has been plagiarized will get an automatic 0 for a grade
-    If there is no project, this portion goes to the quiz and test grade portion.
10 % Benchmark Exams
- Each semester at the end of the term, there will be an exam that covers all the material we went over for
the previous semester.
- The exams for the 2nd and 4th marking periods will be the mid-term and final respectively.

- Everyone is expected to come to class on time, everyday.
- Remember….Minus one point off your MP grade for EACH tardy.
- If for some reason you’re absent for the whole day, come see me the next day and find out what you
missed, so you can get credit for the previous days work.
- If you are absent the day of a test or quiz, come see me as soon as possible to arrange a time to do the
makeup. Remember……no makeup’s in class!!!!

- Everyone will be assigned a book and a graphing calculator.
- Books and notebooks should be taken home and brought to class everyday.
- The textbooks must be covered by paper bags or book covers… This is important!!!
- Graphing calculators are all numbered and should be placed back in the towers 5 minutes before class

Our Classroom
- From day one, there will be randomly assigned seating.
- If a particular class has been very well behaved, then we may change the seating after the first marking
- I will work very hard to keep the room clean for all of us….
- So I expect you guys to do the same, please no food or beverages in the class.
- Don’t bring in your leftovers from lunch or breakfast in here…you will have to throw them out before
entering the class.
               Course Syllabus - Geometry
                  Goal: To use formulas of two dimensional objects
                          (reference chapters: section 7.1, chapter 8)
                                   8/29 to 9/16
1. Use ratio and proportions (section 7.1)               Apply proportional reasoning to solve
                                                          authentic problems at proficient level

2. Use formulas for perimeter                         
                                                  Calculating circumference and area of
   (circumference) and area of two                circles, at proficient level
   dimensional figures.                         Finding radius and diameter given either
           Circles                               circumference or area of a circle, at
           Triangles                             proficient level
           Rectangles                          Calculating perimeter and area of
           Squares                               polygons, at proficient level
           Parallelograms                      Calculating missing dimensions of
           Trapezoids                            polygons given the perimeter or area, at
                                                  proficient level
                                                Solving authentic problems involving
                                                  perimeter (circumference) and area, at
                                                  proficient level.
              Goal: To use formulas of three dimensional objects.
                            (text reference: Chapter 9)
                                   9/19 to 10/7
1. Use formulas for surface area and               Calculating SA and volume of three
   volume of three dimensional figures            dimensional figures, at proficiency
       Cylinders                                  Calculating missing dimensions of three
       Cones                                     dimensional figures given either SA or
       Square and rectangular prisms             volume, at proficient level.
       Square and rectangular pyramids            Solving real life problems involving SA
       Spheres                                   and volume (CAPT problems) at proficency
                  Goal: To learn the basics elements of geometry
                              (text reference: Chapter 1)
                                  10/11 to 11/4
1. Use patterns                                          Describing patterns and verifying
                                                          predictions and conjectures
2. Use inductive reasoning to problem                    Identifying patterns
   solve                                                 Making conjectures
                                                         Verifying conjectures
3. Use postulates and undefined terms                    Describing and using geometric terms
                                                         Define postulates
4. Use measuring instruments (Ruler and                  Measuring segments using a ruler in
   protractor)                                            expected and metric units
                                                         Measuring angles using a protractor
                        Goal: To use line and angle relationships
                          (text reference: Chapter 2 sections 1-4)
                                   11/7 to 12/2

1. Understand that properties of bisectors         Stating the geometric and numerical
       Segments                                     relationship that are present after
       Angles                                       bisecting
                                                    Applying the properties of segment and
                                                     angle bisectors to solve problems
2. Understand the relationships between            Calculate missing angles
   angles                                          Apply properties and solve problems
       Complementary
       Supplementary
       Vertical

     Goal: To use relationships related to parallel and perpendicular lines
                      (Test reference: Chapter 3 sections 1-6)
                                  12/5 to 12/23
1. Understand and apply properties of                Defining perpendicular
   perpendicular lines                               Verifying perpendicular lines by
                                                     Solving problems with perpendicular
2. Understand and apply properties of                Defining parallel lines
   parallel lines                                    Verify lines are parallel
       Transversal                                  Solving problems involving parallel lines
       Relationships of angles
                           Goal: To use triangle relationships
                                (text reference: Chapter 4)
                                    1/3 to 1/20
1. Classify triangles                              Identifying and naming triangles
       Angles                                     Comparing side lengths
       Sides                                      Comparing angle measures

2. Apply                                             Restating theorems
       The triangle sum theorem                     Apply theorems to find missing legths
       Pythagorean theorem and converse              and angles
       Properties of isosceles triangles            Solving problems involving triangles
       Properties of equilateral triangles          Apply Pythagorean theorem on a
       Properties of medians                         coordinate plane.
       Triangle inequality theorem

                           Midterm Review and Midterm Exam
                   Goal: To use properties of congruent triangles
                         (text reference: Chapter 5 sections 1-6)
                                    1/23 to 2/10
1. Use postulates and properties to prove            Defining congruence
   congruent triangles                               Apply postulate to verify and/or prove
       SSS                                           triangles are congruent
       SAS                                          Identifying corresponding parts of
       ASA                                           congruent triangles
       AAS/HL
2. Apply theorems                                  Solving problems using the two
       Angle Bisector Theorem                    theorems
       Perpendicular Bisector Theorem

                                       CAPT REVIEW
                                     2/14 to 3/2
                                       CAPT WEEKS
                                     3/5 to 3/16
                         Goal: To use properties of polygons
                               (text reference: Chapter 6)
                                    3/19 to 4/20
1. Name and classify polygons by:                  Identifying and naming polygons
       Number of sides and angles
       Length of sides and measure of
2. Use properties of quadrilaterals                Describing characteristics of a specific
       Parallelograms                               quadrilaterals
       Square                                     Identify specific quadrilaterals given
       Rectangles                                   certain properties
       Trapezoids
                      Goal: To use properties of similar figures
                                (text reference: Chapter 7)
                                    4/23 to 5/18
1. Understand similarity                             Define similarity
       Triangles and other polygons                 Apply proportional reasoning to find the
       Corresponding parts are                       missing measures
          proportional                               Determine similarity by comparing ratios
                                                     Calculate a similar ratio

                           Final Exam Review/Final Exams
                                     5/21 to 6/4

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