MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT GEOMETRY I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as your son/daughter’s Geometry teacher and tell you how much I am looking forward to working with them this school year. The fundamental purpose of the course in Geometry is to formalize and extend students’ geometric experiences from middle school. Students will explore more complex geometric situations and justify geometric relationships, formally and informally. Some of the main topics include parallel and perpendicular lines, transformations, triangle relationships, triangle congruence, similarity, and volume/ surface area. This class can be challenging and it will require an ongoing commitment both in and out of the classroom. Students will be expected to take the Common Core Geometry Exam in June 2018. We will be preparing for this exam starting on day one. More detailed information about this exam will be provided throughout the school year. In order to be prepared, it is necessary that each of the following items are brought to class every day:
  • Binder with a section for math only OR a folder for math only
  • Pencil and pen
  • Graphing calculator (recommended, but not necessary)
Grades for the course will be regularly posted on for both parents/guardians and students to view. Please feel free to contact me on pupilpath throughout the school year with any questions or concerns you may have. I can also be reached via email at, or by phone at GAHS at (212) 253-7076 ext.7020. Please read both sides of this contract, sign in the appropriate places, and return the attached sheet only by Friday, September 14th. Sincerely, Ms. Brody Class Expectations
  • Show respect for yourself, your classmates, and your teacher.
  • Listen when others are speaking and raise your hand to speak.
  • Arrive to class on time and be prepared.
  • No acts of violence or derogatory language.
  • Respect the school discipline code.
  • Respect the school dress code.
  • Remain in your seat at all times. If you wish to get up at any time, to use the bathroom pass, etc., raise your hand for permission.
  • Cell phones, iPads, and all other electronic devices are prohibited.
  • No eating!
Consequences for failure to meet class expectations (not necessarily administered in order)
  1. Warning and a call to the parent/guardian. 2. Detention. 3. Referral to Dean for a 4-day classroom removal. 4. Referral to Dean for suspension.
Grading Policy 35% – Class work & Participation
  • This includes taking notes, asking/responding to questions, working on in-class assignments individually and in groups. A classwork grade will be entered every day on pupilpath.
10% – Homework
  • Homework will be assigned 4-5 days a week. It will be checked or collected on the following day. To receive full credit, all work must be shown and the correct homework # should be written on top.
55% – Quizzes, Tests, & Projects
  • A quiz or an exam will be given each week. If you are absent for an exam, it must be made up within 3 school days during lunch or after school.
Attendance/Absence Come to class! If you miss a class due to illness or an emergency, it is your responsibility to make up the work that you missed. Once you have made up all the work, you will earn 75% of the credit back. When you are not in class, you cannot participate, and therefore you cannot earn full credit for those days. If you know ahead of time that you will be absent, please let me know so I can give you the necessary work to ensure that you do not fall behind. Overview of the Common Core Geometry Standards Congruence
  • Experiment with transformations in the plane
  • Understand congruence in terms of rigid motions
  • Prove geometric theorems
  • Make geometric constructions
Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry
  • Understand similarity in terms of similarity transformations
  • Prove theorems involving similarity
  • Define trigonometric ratios and solve problems involving right triangles
  • Apply trigonometry to general triangles
  • Understand and apply theorems about circles
  • Find arc lengths and areas of sectors of circles
Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations
  • Translate between the geometric description and the equation for a conic section
  • Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically
Geometric Measurement and Dimension
  • Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems
  • Visualize relationships between two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects
Modeling with Geometry
  • Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations
Career Development & Occupational Studies Learning Standards: Standard 1: Career Development Students will be knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes, and abilities to future career decisions. Standard 2: Integrated Learning Students will demonstrate how academic knowledge and skills are applied in the workplace and other settings. Standard 3a: Universal Foundation Skills Students will demonstrate mastery of the foundation skills and competencies essential for success in the workplace. and Standard 3b: Career Majors Students who choose a career major will acquire the career-specific technical knowledge/skills necessary to progress toward gainful employment, career advancement, and success in postsecondary programs.
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