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Geometry Syllabus

31288-1&2 GEOMETRY

CCMS GEOMETRY

Campbell County Middle School

2015-2016

 

Instructor:  Faye L. Smith

Email: faye.smith@campbell.kyschools.us

Phone:  (859) 635-6077 ENTER EXT. 224                  Time of Plan Period: 12:38 – 1:26 PM

Grade level:  8th grade

 

Description:

Middle school Geometry is the second step to an AP Calculus or AP Statistics math course in Campbell County High School. (Step 1:  Students must have successfully completed the CCMS, or  an equivalent,  Algebra I course).  Per district policy, a student who completes this course with a B average will be awarded high school Geometry credit. 

 

Course Standards:

Students will:

  • Engage in Key 21st Century Skills including Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creativity.
  • Develop strong study habits that lead to success in assessment
  • Master the learning targets for the KY Common Core Standards for High School Geometry through rigorous mathematics content and activities
  • Build a deep understanding of the axiomatic system of geometry, refining their reasoning skills using both inductive and deductive logical thinking
  • Use technology to discover relationships, test conjectures, an solve problems.
  • Read, analyze & solve problems with real-world applications for triangles, quadrilaterals, regular polygons & circles
  • Read, analyze & solve problems with real-world applications for trigonometric functions 
  • Develop area formulas necessary for determining volumes of rotational solids in preparation for Algebra II and AP Calculus
  • Explore bivariate data and expand previous knowledge of probability to read, analyze & solve problems with real-world applications for conditional probability
  • Explain work clearly so that the reasoning process can be followed throughout the solution
  • Utilize reflection and self-assessment to improve learning

 

Textbook:

Springboard, Geometry

 

Materials Needed:

Scientific calculator with a viewing window is BEST—such as a TI-34II

3 Ring Binder with Dividers; Filler Paper (several packs)—college-ruled optional

1 pack quarter-inch graph paper

Pencils, erasers, 3-4 pens—blue/black & a contrasting color such as red.

3x5 note cards; 6-inch ruler/protractor

Highlighters and/or Colored Pencils (optional)

Paper and Pencils are required EVERYDAY

Clorox Wipes, Tissues and Hand Sanitizer –greatly appreciated – please give to Homeroom

 

Grading:

The following grade scale is used to convert percentage grades to letter grades:

A+ 99% or higher                 C 76% - 81%

A 95% - 98%                        C- 73% - 75%

A- 93% - 94%                       D+ 70% - 72%

B+ 90% - 92%                      D 67% - 69%

B 87% - 89%                        D- 65% - 66%

B- 85% - 86%                       F 64% or lower

C+ 82% - 84%

 

If a student has completed all homework assignments during the unit and has successfully completed the additional, assigned learning tasks in the identified areas of weakness, he/she may retake an assessment over those specific learning targets not yet mastered.

No bonus points or extra credit assignments will be offered or included in the grade.  If the student fails to complete and submit assignments as required and to teacher/school expectations, consequences such as teacher detention, teacher docs, etc. will be issued.

 

Participation & Attendance:

Daily attendance is expected. Students are responsible for making up both classwork & homework missed due to an absence. Upon returning from an absence, students should get any hand-outs from the classroom bins alongside the door, ask teacher for a copy of the daily notes, and complete the missed work. IF the student is absent on an assessment day, he/she should plan to take the test during the next class period. In the case of prolonged absences, arrangements need to be made to discuss & complete ALL work leading up to the assessment.  Then, arrangements need to be made to complete the assessment PRIOR or AFTER school so as not to miss any more instructional time.

All assignments are designed to give the student an opportunity to check his/her independent understanding of mathematics concepts. ALL assignments and projects are expected to be completed ON TIME so that students can keep up with the sequential development of ideas. Late work may be accepted with prior teacher approval.

General Outline (subject to change):

Students will master the learning targets for the KY Common Core Standards for High School Geometry through rigorous mathematics content and activities developed through seven units:

            1.  Introduction to Proof; Investigation of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

            2.  Transformations; Congruence in Triangles & Quadrilaterals

            3.  Similarity of Polygons; Expanding Right Triangle Rules to Trigonometry

            4.  Circles: Tangents & Chords; Arcs & Angles; Sectors; Coordinates; Constructions

            5.  3D Measurement: Lateral Area & Volume

            6.  Probability; Conditional Relationships

Additional Comments:

CCMS Geometry is a double-blocked class which will be given one grade. During the two bells each day, students will investigate rigorous problems meant to stretch their mathematical thinking and confidence.  Students are expected to actively engage in the classroom discussions, work independently to complete complex daily assignments, extend their knowledge through unit projects, and earn a B or higher on assessments.

GEOMETRY 2015-16

 

My student _______________________ is enrolled in the Advanced Geometry course.

I understand that my child is on an accelerated math track which will continue at Campbell

County High School.  This pathway includes Advanced Math Analysis (9), Honors Algebra II (10),

Pre-Calculus (11) and AP Calculus or AP Statistics (12). 

 

I have read and understand the expectations for the CCMS Geometry course for eighth grade.

 

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