Course Syllabus

Geometry Honors Syllabus

Mr. Miller ~ Rooms 429 & 430



Course Description: Honors Geometry will study Euclidean geometry with an emphasis on proof. This course will deepen a student’s understanding of plane figures and their properties. Students will generate conjectures based upon their observations. They will present convincing arguments using deductive reasoning to prove or disprove these conjectures and other propositions. Geometry and algebra will be integrated throughout the course.


Materials Needed: Three-Ring Binder with 4-5 dividers, Pencils, Ti-84 Graphing Calculator (recommended), Lined and Graph Paper


Classroom Values and Expectations: Students are expected to come to class prepared and ready to participate. All students must be respectful of each other and support each other’s learning. All school rules must be followed in class. If a student is absent from class, it is their responsibility to figure out what they missed and find time to make it up.


Student Support: Students are encouraged to work together and form study groups to support each other in their learning. Additionally, support is available in the math lab during most blocks (math lab schedule). I am available by appointment most days before and after school. 


Evaluation of Student Work (Grading):

Mastery 80% (tests, quizzes, projects, etc.)

Participation 20% (classwork, homework)


Tests (35%): Tests are summative assessments given to measure student understanding and mastery of learning objectives. Students should plan to spend sufficient time studying and reviewing for tests. 


Quizzes (20%): Quizzes will be given periodically to check for student understanding and mastery. As quizzes possess components of both formative and summative assessment, students will have the opportunity to do quiz corrections to earn back up to 50% of the points missed.


Projects and other mastery assignments (25%): Certain learning objectives will be measured through projects and other forms of assessment. These objectives will be graded based on a rubric for the assignment. 


Classwork (10%): Classwork consists of all the daily activities that students complete that do not fall into one of the above categories. In addition to completing all work assigned during class time, students are expected to be on time to class, be prepared with required materials and supplies, participate fully, respect others, and comply with all Wellesley High School rules and policies. By default, all students will receive full credit in this category, but will risk losing points if they do not follow the above guidelines. 


Homework (10%): Homework consists of assignments given to be completed outside of class to further student understanding. Homework is graded for completion, rather than for mastery. Homework assignments should be completed thoughtfully and thoroughly in order to receive credit for completion.