__Geometry
Syllabus for 2018-2019__

Mr.
Naughton Rm. 301 Email:
randy.naughton@mpls.k12.mn.us Mr.
Salzer Rm. 316** **Email: joseph.salzer@mpls.k12.mn.us Ms. Zetah Rm.
321 Email: katherine.zetah@mpls.k12.mn.us Ms. Luken
(ESL) Rm. 311 Email: megan.luken@mpls.k12.mn.us
Mr. Flanders (Resource) Rm. 357 Email: adam.flanders@mpls.k12.mn.us

**Course
Description**

Roosevelt’s Geometry course is a college preparatory mathematics course. In this course, we will investigate the following units:

- Building Blocks
- Lines and Angles
- Triangles Part 1
- Triangles Part 2

- Quadrilaterals
- Polygons
- Circles
- Solids

In each unit, students will…

- Expand their academic math vocabulary.
- Build their mathematical skill toolbox.
- Investigate the properties of geometric objects and the relationships between them.
- Improve oral and written mathematical communication skills, including the fundamentals of writing mathematical proofs.
- Develop their algebra skills through applied geometric problems.
- Engage in exploratory and hands-on tasks to build deep understanding of geometry concepts.
- Build 2D and 3D visualization skills.
- Create projects that require connecting and applying diverse mathematical skills.

Geometry can seem a bit different from students’ previous math courses. Mathematical investigation, pattern seeking, and proof are cornerstones of this course.

__Some Expectations__

** GOOD ATTENDANCE**. Missing one day will often necessitate coming in
before or after school for help immediately after absence. Each day’s
instruction builds on the previous day's work. Absences without quick make-up
may very well result in frustration and poor results in class. If you are
absent more than four days in semester, you put yourself at risk of failure.
Tardies will be enforced per the school policy.

__Classroom
materials must be brought to class every day__

Pen or Pencil

Notebook

** **** Homework is given
daily**.

** **Geometry is a demanding course and
requires that practice (homework) be completed the day assigned. This course
is sequential and without mastering the daily work, a student can quickly
become frustrated and overwhelmed.

Students are expected to bring any questions related to homework to class.

__GRADING__

Your
grade will mainly be based on your mastery of geometry objectives. We will
work on the objectives in class. You will also have opportunities to practice
them and you will be assessed with a quiz, a test, or a project. Each of these
will be graded by objective. If you do not show mastery of an objective, you
will need to practice more (with help from me or any math teacher or tutor) and
then you can redo the assessment of that objective with me or a prearranged
math teacher. **Any make-up objectives must be done within two weeks of taking
the unit test, **subject to accommodation.** **

Your grade for this class will be based on a point system. You will earn points in the following categories (percentages are the weight of each category):

OBJECTIVES: 80% PRACTICE: 20%

Letter Grades will be assigned based on your percentage of points:

B+= 83 - 87% C+= 71 - 75% D+= 59 - 63%

A = 91 - 100% B = 79 - 83% C = 67 - 71% D = 55 - 59%

A- = 87 - 91% B- = 75 - 79% C- = 63 - 67% D- = 51 - 55%

** Behavior**

· Roosevelt tardy and electronics policies will be enforced.

· Students are expected to be responsible for their own behavior.

· No passes will be issued during the first or last 10 minutes of the class.

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__Math Resources__

· Khan Academy

· YouTube

- Minneapolis Public Libraries
- https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/plane-geometry.html

· http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/videos/algebra1

I am looking forward to a great year of mathematical growth!