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Geometry B

Spring 2009

Instructor Megan Golding E-mail mgolding@gmail.com

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“Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple


rules with meaningless marks on paper.”

--David Hilbert

Text

Geometry, An Integrated Approach (D. C. Heath)

Grading Procedures

Participation: daily contributions in class 20


%
Assessments: tests, experiments, and portfolio 50
%
Home Studies: graded for completeness and 20
effort %
Final Exam 10
%

Standards

The State of Georgia’s QCC standards for Euclidean Geometry cover the content for this course. The
complete standards list can be found at http://w3t.org/u/7yq7

Home Studies

I cannot emphasize how important home studies are. Please make every effort to complete them on
time. The school policy on late work is as follows:

• On time: you have an opportunity for full credit

• 1 day late: 10% penalty (best possible score is 90%)

• 2 days late: 20% penalty (best possible score is 80%)

• 3 days or more late: Attend an after school remediation class to complete the work.

Label all submitted work with your name, the assignment including section numbers, and the date.
Please use lined paper for all work you turn in to me.

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Portfolio

You will create a geometry portfolio throughout the semester and turn it in during finals week in May.
Portfolio items are listed on the calendar, below and include: 1) Astrolabe (p. 254), 2) Geometric kites
(p. 306 & Wikipedia: Kite_(geometry)), 3) Scale model floor plans, and 4) Indirectly measure the
heights of 5 Roswell landmarks (p. 460). The portfolio will count as an assessment; all assessments will
combine to ½ of your overall grade.

Category A B C F

Complete All assigned 80-90% of artifacts 70-80% of artifacts Fewer than 70% of
artifacts are solved are complete are complete artifacts are
completely complete

Correct All artifacts apply 80-90% of artifacts 70-80% of artifacts Fewer than 70% of
geometry correctly apply correctly apply correctly artifacts apply
correctly

Explanation All artifacts include Most artifacts Some artifacts No artifacts


an explanation of explained as explained as explained as
the reasoning described for “A” described for “A” described for “A”
involved.

Presentation All artifacts are Most artifacts Some artifacts No artifacts


presented neatly, presented as presented as presented as
with color, described for “A” described for “A” described for “A”

Conferences

Parent and / or student conferences will be held by appointment to assure I can give my full attention.
You may schedule by calling the office and leaving a message or sending email to me.

Class Website

http://axiomatics.wordpress.com

Supplies

In addition to standard items such as pencil and lined notebook paper, students need to provide:

• 3 ring binder

• Compass with a screw adjustment across the center

• Protractor

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Calendar

Date Topic Home Studies (subject to change but


these will always fulfill the requirement)

Week 1 (Jan. 5) Properties of Triangles (Ch. 5) Section 5.1 (p. 221) #11, 21-24

Parts of triangles, segments Section 5.2 (p. 227) #11-14, 22

Week 2 (Jan. 12) The Midsegment Theorem Section 5.3 (p. 236) #23, 25, 29

Assessment Review the mid-chapter self-test (p. 239)

Week 3 (Jan. 19) Inequalities in One Triangle Section 5.4 (p. 243) #16, 17, 24, 25-26

Week 4 (Jan. 26) Inequalities in Two Triangles Section 5.5 (p. 249) #15-18, 30-33

Constructions Portfolio: Astrolabe (p. 254)

Assessment Review the chapter review (p. 259)

Week 5 (Feb. 2) Polygons (Ch. 6) Section 6.1 (p. 270) #27-33

Angles, parallelograms Section 6.2 (p. 276) #13-14, 18-19, 31

Week 6 (Feb. 9) Properties of parallelograms Section 6.3 (p. 283) #19-22, 28

Assessment Review the mid-chapter self-test (p. 286)

Week 7 (Feb. 16) Proving quadrilaterals are Section 6.4 (p. 290) #14-17, 24-25, 31
parallelograms

Week 8 (Feb. 23) Special parallelograms Section 6.5 (p. 296) #21-24

Week 9 (Mar. 2) Trapezoids Section 6.6 (p. 302) #15, 27-30

Congruence and kites Portfolio: Geometric kites (p. 306 &


Wikipedia: Kite_(geometry))
Assessment
Review the chapter review (p. 313)

Week 10 (Mar. 9) Similarity (Ch. 8) Section 8.1 (p. 376) #19-22, 32-33, 37-40

Proportions Section 8.2 (p. 382) #15-16, 21-23

Architectural scale Portfolio: Scale model floor plans

Week 11(Mar. 16) Similar polygons Section 8.3 (p. 390) #14-16, 27-28, 32

Assessment Review the mid-chapter self-test (p. 393)

Week 12 (Mar. 23) Similar triangles Section 8.4 (p. 397) #7-9, 18, 22-23

Proving that triangles are similar Section 8.5 (p. 403) #7-9, 14-15, 18-19,
27-28

Spring Break (Apr. No school No school


6)

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Week 13 (Apr. 13) Proportions in similar triangles Section 8.6 (p. 409) #15-16, 23-26, 30-31

Assessment Review the chapter review (p. 419)

Week 14 (Apr. 20) Right Triangles (Ch. 9) Section 9.1 (p. 430) #20-23, 29, 32-33

Pythagorean Theorem Section 9.2 (p. 437) #12-15, 19-20, 23, 29

Week 15 (Apr. 27) Converse Pythagorean Theorem Section 9.3 (p. 444) #12-13, 16-18, 32-33

Assessment Review the mid-chapter self-test (p. 447)

Special right triangles Section 9.4 (p. 451) #13-14, 18-19

Week 16 (May 4) Trigonometric ratios Section 9.5 (p. 457) #12-13, 21-22, 27, 29

Hypsometers Portfolio: Indirectly measure the heights


of 5 Roswell landmarks (p. 460)

Week 17 (May 11) Solving right triangles Section 9.6 (p. 465) #21-22, 25-26, 31-33

Assessment Review the chapter review (p. 469)

Week 18 (May 18) Final exam on May 19 at 8am Review all of your assessments to date for
the written exam

Portfolio due

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