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Geometry Syllabus

 

Course Syllabus – Geometry

Credit: 1 required math credit

Teacher: Amanda Belknap

Email: amanda.belknap@usd257.org

 

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for more advanced mathematics courses and to gain a basic understanding of 2 and 3 dimensional shapes. We will use the Geometry makerspace to work through the engineering design process to create prototypes found in real world STEAM careers. We will also review and incorporate several Algebra 1 concepts.

 

Needed Supplies

Workbook, charged chromebook, pencils, headphones (Optional: scientific calculator)

 

Student Evaluation

The grading system for the Mathematics Department at Iola High School is as follows:

 
  • Chapter Tests, Engineering Projects, Midterm, Final


 
 

60%

  • Daily Work, Concept Checks, IXL, Notes

 

40%

     

Attendance Policy

If you are ill or told to quarantine, stay home. If you are well enough to still work from home, log in to Google Classroom to see the notes and assignment. If the entire school is quarantined, you will be responsible for logging in every day, staying caught up on practice problems, and submitting concept checks.

 

Classroom Expectations

We will follow the IHS PRIDE acronym in this classroom.

  1. PUNCTUALITY: Arrive to class on time prepared with your class materials.

  2. RESPECT: Respect your classmates and teacher. This includes words, tone, actions, etc.

  3. INTEGRITY: Be responsible for your actions and be the young adult you should be.

  4. DILIGENCE: Give your all, all the time. Work hard and it will pay off.

  5. EXCELLENCE: Ask questions if you don’t understand. No one is great at everything.

 

Class Policies

Most days will consist of class discussions, IXL practice, and/or practice problems to do in your math workbook. Other days we will be in the Makerspace working through engineering projects. When you believe you are ready for a concept check, let me know and I will prepare it for you. Try to stay caught up on these so that you don’t fall behind.

 

If you are having trouble with this class, come to me immediately and I can work with you OR you can ask another student for assistance, if you are more comfortable working with a peer.  If you wait until the end of the semester, it will be TOO LATE to save your grade.

 

To be exempt from the final each semester, you must follow the ‘Final Exemption’ policy in the student handbook. I also offer the ‘Automatic A’ for those students who fulfil the policy in the hand book AND HAVE NO ZEROS IN POWERSCHOOL FOR THIS CLASS.

Phone Policy

When you enter the classroom, you will put your phone in the phone holder at the front of the classroom. Make sure it is on silent mode. A few minutes before the bell, I will release the phones. If you are caught with your phone during class time, a detention will be given as per the student handbook. If it keeps happening, administration and parents will be notified. (There is an exception to this rule IF all your work is completed, I occasionally allow phones for those select students.)

 

Plagiarism, Cheating, and Academic Integrity

Plagiarism is the practice of copying words, sentences, images, or ideas without giving proper credit to the source. This includes copying another student’s math problems. Cheating is defined as the giving or receiving of answers on anything that has been determined by the teacher to be an individual effort. This includes ‘Googling’ answers on a concept check or assessment.  Both are considered serious offenses. Guilty parties will receive a zero and will be turned in to the office immediately. Please refer to the Student Handbook for additional information.

 

Methodology

Below is an overview of modules for this course. Please note: Time frame is subject to change and is an estimate.

 

Quarter

Modules/Chapters covered

1

  • Module 1: Tools of Geometry

 
  • Module 2: Angles and Geometric Figures

 
  • Module 3: Logical Arguments and Line Relationships

2

  • Module 4: Transformations and Symmetry

 
  • Module 5: Triangles and Congruence 

 
  • Module 6: Relationships in Triangles

3

  • Module 7: Quadrilaterals

 
  • Module 8: Similarity

 
  • Module 9: Right Triangles and Trigonometry

4

  • Module 10: Circles

 
  • Module 11: Measurement

 
  • Module 12: Probability

A more comprehensive layout of lessons is attached below:

https://ihs.usd257.org/396615_4

Contact Amanda Belknap