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    Welcome to Honors Geometry 
     
    This year we will be using the College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM) Geometry book , http://www.cpm.org .  Below are a list of the key concepts discussed in this this course.  CPM offers students the opportunity to learn by discovery and collaboration with peers.
     

    Key concepts addressed in this course are:

    -        Transformations(reflection, rotation, translation, dilation) And symmetry

    -        Relationships between figures (such as similarity and congruence) in terms of rigid motions and similarity transformations

    -        Properties of plane figures

    -        Prove geometric theorems (investigate patterns to make conjectures ,and formally prove them)

    -        Modeling with geometry

    -        Measurements of plane figures (such as area, perimeter ,and angle measure)

    -        Theorems about circles ,including arc lengths and areas of sectors

    -        Measurements of three dimensional shapes (such as volume and surface area)

    -        Tools for analyzing and measuring right triangles, general triangles ,and complex shapes (such as the Pythagorean Theorem ,trigonometric ratios ,inverse trigonometry, and the Laws of  Sines and Cosines)

    -        Geometric construction (with compass and straightedge)

    -        Algebra (with substantial review of writing and solving equations and multiple representation of functions)

    -        Probability(independence and conditional probability, compound events, expected value, and permutations and combinations)

     

    Honors Geometry (CPM Core Connections) Syllabus

    This page should be the first one in your binder!


    Teacher’s Contact Information

    Mrs. Regina Hukill-Brown

    hukillbr@hudson.k12.oh.us



    Goals

    • To build a strong foundation for the study of higher mathematics

    • To apply geometric concepts to real-world situations.

    • To communicate mathematical understanding effectively and formulate complete, logical arguments to support given conclusions.

    • Use algebra to formulate and solve equations arising from geometric situations.


    Your Math Grade

    • Your grades will be updated weekly online so you can track your current grade in math.  Grades are calculated and weighted using three types of grades:

    Summative Assessments – 70%

    • Individual Tests (cumulative) – one per chapter

    • Each individual test will be composed of approximately 40% new material and 60% review material.

    • If you are absent, you are expected to make it up the day you return to school unless previous arrangements have already been made

    Participation and Assessments with Resources– 10%

    • Team Reviews(cumulative) –one per chapter (approximately one week before individual test)  If you are absent from a group review, you will do the review individually with your book and notes as a resource, unless other arrangements have been made.

    • Participation quizzes

    • Team presentations

    Formative Assessment (homework, classwork, checkpoints, quick checks) – 20%

    • Some assignments will be collected and checked for completion.

    • Some assignments will be collected and checked for quality.

    • Late work is accepted but will not be given full credit. No late homework will be accepted from a chapter once the chapter test has been taken.

    • Quizzes – short assessments composed of new material. 


    This course is for High School credit, and your final grade will go towards your first quarter report card GPA in high school.  It is important that you maintain a B+ or higher average throughout this school year.


    Daily Required Materials : Please bring the following with you to class every day:  

    3-ring binder with dividers (we will define dividers in class together)

    Charged iPad

    Your calculator (graphing or scientific)

    Pencils with erasers

    Pen or highlighter for grading homework.



    Extra Help     Please seek help as soon as you are experiencing difficulty.

    • Team support, 6th period Focus or by appointment with Mrs. Hukill.

    • Cpm.org website: homework help and parent guide set up chapter by chapter with practice problems and answers

    • Ask a parent or friend – have a buddy you can contact at home with questions.


    Absent Work

    If you are absent, please check Google Classroom or check the calendar on my webpage to see what you missed.   It is YOUR responsibility to make up that work and turn it in the next day (or however many days you were absent).  If you have questions, ask a classmate or see Mrs. Hukill for extra help. 


    Classroom Expectations

    • Be ready to learn when the bell rings..

    • Be responsible for your own learning.  

    • Be patient and respectful of your teacher, classmates and the classroom.

    • Keep all personal electronics put away unless we are using them in class.


    Team Work Rules

    1. Talk about math.

    2. Do not talk to other groups.

    3. When you are stuck, ask everyone in your group before asking the teacher.

    4. Everyone should be working on the same problem at the same time.


    Suggestions for Success

    1. Have good attendance.

    2. Do homework daily.

    3. Work together, learn together.

    4. Stay organized.

    5. Treat others with respect.

    6. We are in this together.  Remember I am here for you!


    Hudson Math Grading Scale

    98-100

    A+

    87-89

    B+

    77-79

    C+

    67-69

    D+

    59 

    below

    F

    93-97

    A

    83-86

    B

    73-76

    C

    63-66

    D

    90-92

    A-

    80-82

    B-

    70-72

    C-

    60-62

    D-