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    Geometry, Block 1: Log into your khan Academy account each day. Complete the assignments due that day. khanacademy.org. If you cannot log into your account, create a new account using the class code: 2APTH8GD

    Geometry, Block 4:  Log into your khan Academy account each day. Complete the assignments due that day. khanacademy.org. Create a new account using the class code: YSAGEE7W

  • CP Geometry Syllabus

    Teacher contact information:

    Mr. Jared Sawyer – Room B-204

    856-451-9400 x 379

    Sawyerja@crhsd.org

     

    Welcome to Geometry! I believe that all students can and will learn mathematics. Keep in mind that learning mathematics is not a spectator sport; you must participate to stay in the game.

     

    Course Description

    This course is designed to be the second course in the college prep strand and will be helpful in all fields, especially mathematics and science. The student will be expected to develop skills in proofs by using deductive reasoning. The content includes working with angles, triangles, parallelism, area, and volumes of polygons. A scientific calculator is required for this course. Geometry may be taken concurrently with Algebra 2. Students enrolled in this course will take the Geometry PARCC test.

     

    Course Objectives

    Students will use the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice to …

    1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
    2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
    4. Model with mathematics.
    5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
    6. Attend to precision.
    7. Look for and make use of structure.
    8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

     

    Required Materials

    A 1-inch binder for storing class notes. Pencil. Students will be provided a calculator in class but it is suggested for students to get their own calculator as one will be needed in all math courses and standardized tests.

     

    Major Assignments and Assessments

    Tests will be given at the end of each unit. Students will always be provided a review guide before each test. Solutions will be made available on the review guide before the test. Re-takes are not allowed, with exception to any accommodations necessary for a 504/IEP, as students are expected to know the material before testing.

    Quizzes will be given intermittently to check for understanding throughout a lesson. Not all quizzes will be announced. Students should reference their graded quizzes to prepare for unit tests.

    Classwork will be graded based upon student effort in class during an activity. This will include actively taking notes, completing worksheets, online work, group work, and participation.

    Homework will be assigned and checked regularly. It will be designed to reinforce the material learned during class. Not all homework will be reviewed each day. Any specific problem will be reviewed if a student asks in or before class.

     

     Classroom Rules of Conduct

    1. Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe
    1. Bring required materials every day, be organized and prepared for class
    2. Use polite speech and body language
    3. No food/candy or drinks
    4. All school rules in the CRHSD Student Handbook also apply at all times.

     

    Use of Electronics

    All unauthorized electronic devices (phones, ipods, etc..) should not be visible and are not allowed to be used during class time.  Students will not have earbuds or headphones in during class instruction or during exams.  Refusal to follow this policy will result in the following:

    1. A warning and a parent phone call on the first offense
    2. A referral and parent phone call on every offense after the first.

    Unauthorized electronic device use during assessments will result in a zero & a referral.

     

    Makeup Work Policy

    Students are expected to attend school every day and arrive on time. It is the students responsibility to contact me before/during/after an absence to inquire about any make-up work, quizzes, tests, etc. that you may have missed during an excused absence. If YOU do not do this, YOU will receive a zero! 

     

    Grades

    Classwork/Homework:  25%                 Quizzes:  35%              Tests:  40%

     

    Career Options with this Field of Study

    One of the benefits of studying mathematics is the variety of career paths it provides. Some popular career choices include…

    • Actuarial Science: Takes mathematics and statistics and applies them to finance and insurance
    • Computer Science: The study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems
    • Operations Research: Uses mathematical methods to arrive at optimal decisions to problems in maximizing or minimizes things like costs or profits
    • Biomathematics: Models natural and biological processes using mathematical techniques and tools
    • Finance: Studies and addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses, and organizations raise, allocate, and use monetary resources over time, considering the risks entailed in their projects
    • Cryptography: The practice and study of hiding information. Cryptography applications include the security of ATM cards and computer passwords
    • Engineering: Applies the properties of math to the creation of objects. These include structures such as buildings, bridges, and roads; Computer design; Automotive design; or biological structures.