Classroom Rules/Expectations - Geometry
Teacher: Mr. Spring
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- 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.
REMEMBER…ONE POINT OFF FOR EACH TARDY!!!
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
- 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
Solving authentic problems involving
perimeter (circumference) and area, at
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
3. Use postulates and undefined terms Describing and using geometric terms
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
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
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
2. Apply theorems Solving problems using the two
Angle Bisector Theorem theorems
Perpendicular Bisector Theorem
2/14 to 3/2
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
Square Identify specific quadrilaterals given
Rectangles certain properties
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