Geometry Syllabus - Mrs. Siefken

Hours available: Tues. – Friday 7:45 – 8:15 am Website: stmarysmath.weebly.com

Mon. - Thurs. 3:40 – 4:30 pm Email: asiefken@stormlakecatholic.com

Materials Needed:

3 pencils 2 red pens loose-leaf paper graph paper

3-ring binder protractor compass ruler

binder dividers scientific calculator (TI 30XS recommended)

Course Description:

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that deals with the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces and solids. It is highly applicable to many areas of further study and a wide variety of technical careers. It has also been shown to be an excellent way to teach the skill of logical reasoning.

This course will involve problem-solving skills. The students will be presented with different situations, diagrams, and a set of tools to use. As they master each fundamental concept, they will be asked to progress to higher levels of understanding. The daily homework will have a range of problems from basic fundamentals, to challenging application problems, to possibly analysis of some combined concepts. Therefore, review will be needed along the way to ensure that concepts are not lost as they move to new units. Each student will need to set study time, daily, to work through the assignments on their own.

Throughout the school year we will be exploring many topics of geometry. Below is a quick list of the questions that will be answered as we cover each unit.

* What are the tools of geometry?

* How is reasoning used to draw conclusions?

* How are triangles proved congruent?

* How are the special relationships within triangles used in problem solving?

* What are the properties of quadrilaterals?

* How can area formulas be used in problem solving?

* What are the properties of similarity?

* How can the characteristics of right triangles be used to solve problems?

* How can surface area & volume formulas be used in problem solving?

My philosophy is that math is much like a sport. The daily homework is just like practice. I will expect to see the

Homework = 25% Quizzes = 30% Tests 45%

1st Quarter Grade: 40% 3rd Quarter Grade: 40%

2nd Quarter Grade: 40% 4th Quarter Grade: 40%

In order to make it the best environment for learning we need to maintain three important principles every day;

First we must be

Second we must be

Finally, we must have

Hours available: Tues. – Friday 7:45 – 8:15 am Website: stmarysmath.weebly.com

Mon. - Thurs. 3:40 – 4:30 pm Email: asiefken@stormlakecatholic.com

Materials Needed:

3 pencils 2 red pens loose-leaf paper graph paper

3-ring binder protractor compass ruler

binder dividers scientific calculator (TI 30XS recommended)

Course Description:

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that deals with the properties, measurement, and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces and solids. It is highly applicable to many areas of further study and a wide variety of technical careers. It has also been shown to be an excellent way to teach the skill of logical reasoning.

This course will involve problem-solving skills. The students will be presented with different situations, diagrams, and a set of tools to use. As they master each fundamental concept, they will be asked to progress to higher levels of understanding. The daily homework will have a range of problems from basic fundamentals, to challenging application problems, to possibly analysis of some combined concepts. Therefore, review will be needed along the way to ensure that concepts are not lost as they move to new units. Each student will need to set study time, daily, to work through the assignments on their own.

**Learning Outcomes:**Throughout the school year we will be exploring many topics of geometry. Below is a quick list of the questions that will be answered as we cover each unit.

* What are the tools of geometry?

* How is reasoning used to draw conclusions?

* How are triangles proved congruent?

* How are the special relationships within triangles used in problem solving?

* What are the properties of quadrilaterals?

* How can area formulas be used in problem solving?

* What are the properties of similarity?

* How can the characteristics of right triangles be used to solve problems?

* How can surface area & volume formulas be used in problem solving?

Grading Process:Grading Process:

My philosophy is that math is much like a sport. The daily homework is just like practice. I will expect to see the

__students’ logical attempts on each problem and their work clearly shown__. The quizzes and tests, however, are graded on accuracy. That is where I can tell if each of the students understands the concepts and can apply them. I am very specific and detailed when I grade those. Below is the scale I will use to weigh each category.Homework = 25% Quizzes = 30% Tests 45%

Semester GradesSemester Grades

**will be determined as follows:**1st Quarter Grade: 40% 3rd Quarter Grade: 40%

2nd Quarter Grade: 40% 4th Quarter Grade: 40%

__1st Semester Final: 20%____2nd Semester Final: 20%__**1st Semester Grade 2nd Semester Grade****Classroom Expectations:**In order to make it the best environment for learning we need to maintain three important principles every day;

**Readiness, Responsibility and Respect**.First we must be

**. Students will be in attendance daily. Regular attendance is vital to the success of all students. Students will also be in their seat before the bell rings and have all of their supplies with them. Book bags will be allowed in the classroom, on a trial basis, if they cause distractions then they will be banned.**__Ready for class__Second we must be

**That would mean that any assignment given should be completed on time with the following criteria included. Every problem must be completed fully. The assignment must be neat and legible. The assignment will have the name, date, and page labeled on it. The assignment will be date stamped in class on the day it is due and handed-in. An assignment that does not have a date stamp will be considered late and docked 20%, unless previously excused. Students will be given 2 days to make-up any assignments that they missed due to an unexpected absence. A student may make an appointment with me to go over the concepts outside of class time during my morning or afternoon available hours.**__Responsible for ourselves.__Finally, we must have

**. Geometry has many difficult concepts to cover and each student needs the best environment to be able to learn. Any behavior that disrupts that learning will not be tolerated.**__Respect for everyone__