Course Syllabus

Geometry Honors                                                                                                                   2019-2020

Instructor: Ms. Alex Wohler                                                               Wellesley High School, Room 450

E-Mail: wohlera@wellesleyps.org

Course Expectations:

Be PREPARED…

  • Come to class on time each day with your binder, pencil(s) and calculator.
  • Take out your homework when you sit down.

Be ENGAGED…

  • Take notes daily in class.
  • Complete homework every night as assigned.
  • Be attentive and courteous when your classmates or teacher are speaking.
  • Show all work in solutions. This is helpful when doing homework problems, worksheets, not just on assessments. Writing out the process steps as a part of solutions helps learning. When written explanations are required for solution, complete sentences are to be used.

Be PROACTIVE…

  • Ask one classmate and check your notes before you ask the teacher for help
  • ASK questions if concepts or ideas are not understood. No topic related question is too unimportant to ask. Remember, the only bad question is the one not asked.
  • Seek extra help. Ask when you don’t understand something. Don’t wait until “nothing makes sense”. You can find me in room 450. I am available before and after school on most days but please let me know before to make sure I’m there.
  • Use the Math Lab in room 427 (computer lab room 452 during block 1). There are teachers there to help you with any questions you have! J
  • Check answers and work on Canvas.

Be PROMPT…

  • Come to class on time each day
  • Turn in assignments on their date due, during class. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to make up any missed assignments, quizzes, and/or tests as well as obtaining any handouts or missed notes from someone who was present. Please tell me in advance when you want to meet with me to discuss your make-up work.

 

The primary book we will use is the Big Ideas Geometry by Ron Larson and Laurie Boswell

Materials: Notebook – binders are preferred.

                Scientific Calculator – if you want to prepare for next year, TI-83 or TI -84 will be used in Algebra 2

                Pencils as well as separate other colors for corrections and proof help

Course Outline: Major Topics Covered (Order is subject to change)

  • Basics of Geometry
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Reasoning and Proofs
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
  • Triangles – congruency, similarity, right triangles
  • Quadrilaterals – congruency, similarity
  • Circles
  • Transformations

Evaluation:

Each term grade will be weighed as follows:

  • Homework – 10% of term grade
  • Quizzes – 35% of term grade
  • Tests - 55% of term grade

The terms will be weighted as follows:

  • Term 1: 22%
  • Term 2: 22%
  • Term 3: 22%
  • Term 4: 22%
  • Final: 12%

Course Summary:

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