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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)

     

     

     Syllabus

    CPM Honors Geometry Core Connections

    Teacher’s Contact Information

    Mrs.  Hukill-Brown

    hukillr@hudson.k12.oh.us

    (330)653-1316 ext 2273

     

    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.

     

    Math Grade

    Your grades will be updated weekly online.  Grades are calculated and weighted using three types of grades:

                Summative Assessments-60%

    • 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 for an individual test you are expected to make it up the day you return to school.

    • Checkpoints-short assessments composed of new material.

     

                Participation and Assessments with Resources –15%

    • Team Tests (cumulative) – one per chapter

    If you are absent from a team test you will do the test individually using your book and notes as a resource.

    • Participation quizzes

     

    Formative Assessment – 25%

    • Homework- late assignments are accepted one day late, but will not be given full credit.
    • Classwork
    • Presentation
    • Quick checks

     

    Daily Required Materials

    3-ring binder with 5 tabs,  2 graphing notebooks, CPM textbook, TI-84 graphing calculator, pencils with erasers, a pen, compass, ruler and a protractor.

     

     

     

    Extra Help

    PLEASE SEEK HELP AS SOON AS YOU ARE EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTY.

    • Team support
    • CPM’s website has solutions and hints to many of the homework problems. Use it as a tool.
    • Ask a parent or a friend-have a buddy you can contact at home with questions.

     

    Absent Work

    If you are absent, you need to check the class calendar for the assignment.  Assignments for that class will be located in Google classroom.  It is YOUR responsibility to make up missing assignments.  If you have questions, see a classmate or Mrs. Hukill for extra help.

     

    Classroom Expectations

    • Be ready to begin when the bell rings.
    • Do your own work: cheating is never acceptable. Be aware that “sharing” information about a test or quiz is a form of cheating.
    • Be patient and respectful of your group members.
    • Remain in your seat until the bell rings.

     

    Team Work Rules

    • Only talk about math
    • Do not talk to other groups.
    • When you are stuck, ask everyone in your group before asking the teacher.
    • Everyone should be working on the same problem at the same time.