Geometry

Geometry—Course Syllabus

Instructor: Mr. Cooper

Goals

The goals of this course are to help students develop a basic understanding of geometry and to show students how these concepts apply to real-world problems. Students will develop these skills through a variety of instructional strategies that will include, but not limited to self-study, class discussions, and hands-on activities.  


Teacher Contact

The best way to reach me is through email at [email protected]. My planning period is fourth block which is from 2:05 PM to 3:30 PM.


Materials

  • Macbook with charger

  • Pencil or other writing utensil 

  • 3-Ring Binder

  • Headphones/Earbuds

  • Textbook (Glencoe Geometry)

  • Calculator. A class set will be available while in class but these cannot leave the room.



Grading Policy

Assessments: 35%

-Unit Tests

-Projects

 

Class Performance: 40%

-Quizzes

-Performance Tasks

-Class assignments

Mastery Checks: 25%

-Homework

-Exit Tickets

-Individual computerized practice

 

Midterm Exam: 10% of the first quarter

 

Final Exam: 20% of the final course grade


Topics to be Covered

  1. Tools of Geometry

  2. Logical Arguments and Line Relationships

  3. Rigid Transformations and Symmetry

  4. Triangles and Congruence

  5. Relationships in Triangles

  6. Quadrilaterals

  1. Similarity

  2. Right Triangles and Trigonometry

  3. Circles

  4. Extending Area

  5. Extending Volume

  6. Probability



Make-up Work

Students are responsible for their make-up work. Students are required to complete any assignment within 7 days of the assignment’s due date. All virtual assignments are due the day they are assigned. After those 7 days, students can complete the assignment with 40 points deducted from the grade. Once the quarter ends, the assignment will lock permanently. Students are responsible for letting the instructor know that an assignment has been made up late.

Retake Policy

After a test is graded, a student may improve his/her score by correcting problems that were missed. The student will be awarded half of the points missed for each problem when it is completely corrected. This must be done within the time period specified by the teacher, on the student’s time, and in the teacher’s classroom.



After-School Tutoring

Tutoring will be available to students after school on Mondays until 4:00 PM.



General Class Rules

  1. Everyone has the right to learn. 

  2. Respect everyone and their belongings.

  3. Stay on task.

  4. Clean up after yourself.

  5. Believe!



Consequences for Violating Class or School Rules

  1. Verbal warning

  2. Parental Contact

  3. Discipline Referral



Class Procedures

  1. Class starts when the late bell rings. Sharpening pencils, using the restroom, or turning in homework should be done before the bell rings. 

  2. Class usually begins with a bellringer assignment. You should start on the assignment as soon as the late bell rings.

  3. Complete all assignments completely.  Partially completing an assignment will result in a partial grade. For example, doing half the work will get you a 50. 

  4. Be sure that you are aware of all homework assignments before you leave class. 

  5. All written work that is to be turned in on paper must be relatively easy to read. Erase all mistakes and do not just scribble over them. If your work is not legible for any reason (pen color, handwriting, etc.) I cannot give you credit for it.

  6. All work must be shown on assignments to receive full credit. 

  7. Personal electronic devices such as smart phones may NOT be used as calculators. 

  8. Be sure to return all classroom materials to their original place before leaving class.

  9. Do not begin packing up until I’ve let you know that we are finished for the day.