Pre-AP Geometry Syllabus

PRE-AP GEOMETRY SYLLABUS

Kevin Fathi

2019-2020

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Required Materials

Textbook, pencils, 3 ring-binder, notebook paper, graph paper, ruler, and a Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS scientific calculator

Course Outline

1st Nine Weeks

Linear measure, Angle Measure, Inductive Reasoning, Deductive Reasoning, Postulates and Proofs, Proving Angle Relationships, Parallel Lines and Transversals, Angles and Parallel Lines, Slopes of Lines, Equations of Lines, Perpendiculars and Distance

2nd Nine Weeks

Classifying Triangles, Congruent Triangles, Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles, Congruence Transformations, Bisectors of Triangles, Medians and Altitudes of Triangles, The Triangle Inequality, Angles of Polygons, Parallelograms, Rectangles, Rhombi and Squares, Trapezoids and Kites

3rd Nine Weeks

Ratios and Proportions, Similar Triangles, Similarity Transformations, Scale Drawings and Models, Geometric Mean, The Pythagorean Theorem and Its Converse, Special Right Triangles, Trigonometry, Angles of Elevation and Depression, Vectors, Reflections, Translations, Rotations, Dilations, Symmetry.

4th Nine Weeks

Circles and Circumference, Arcs and Chords, Inscribed Angles, Secants, Tangents, and Angle Measures, Equations of Circles, Areas of Polygons, Circles and Sectors, Surface Area and Volume of Prisms, Cylinders, Spheres, Pyramids and Cones, Probability with Permutations and Combinations, Probabilities of Independent and Dependent Events, Probabilities of Mutually Exclusive Events

The above content correlates to the Alabama Course of Study and the College and Career Readiness Standards.

Tests: Tests can be expected approximately every 8 to 10 class days (generally 3 to 4 tests per nine-week grading period).

Classwork & Homework: Students can expect class activities and/or homework assignments daily; points assigned will vary. Assignments are expected to be complete when you come to class. If an assignment is turned in late, but within one day of its due date, half credit will be given provided the missing assignment was due to an excused absence.

Quizzes: Short quizzes may be given at any time, either announced or unannounced.  These should be no problem for those who are present, pay attention, and participate in class activities.

Notebook: Students are required to keep a notebook of all work done for this class.  A notebook test will be given at least once during the nine-week grading period. Notebooks must be neat, accurately completed, labeled with assignment numbers, and in order. A list of all assignments will be posted, as assigned, to help students keep notebooks current at all times.

Points: Tests and notebooks will generally count 100 points each. Points assigned for homework, classwork, or quizzes will vary. The nine-weeks grade will be based on total points earned divided by total points possible. If extra points are earned, the nine-weeks grade will not exceed 100 points, nor will extra points in one nine-week grading period be transferred to another nine-week grading period. Semester averages also will not exceed 100 points.

Progress Reports will be sent home at the midpoint of the nine-week grading period.  These will be given out to each student by their homeroom teacher and will contain grades for each class. These reports are to be signed by the student’s parent/legal guardian and returned for a homework grade. This ensures that parents are kept informed and know which areas may be in need of improvement

Digital Geometry Textbook - DXG9-CMKX-VMDW-7CQY