• CLASS SYLLABUS: GEOMETRY

     

    CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Mrs. Dawna D. Hairston

    Room: 20

    Planning Block: 2nd  block

    School Phone # (276) 629 - 1731

    Email: dawna.hairston@henry.k12.va.us

     

    COURSE MATERIALS:

    Text(s): Geometry: Virginia Edition, Prentice Hall-Pearson

    Materials Required: 3 ring binder, loose-leaf paper, pencils, and school-issued Macbook or iPad. (No calculator is required as we will be using Desmos, which is an online graphing calculator.)

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION and CONTENT:

    Geometry

    This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the standards for Algebra I. All students are expected to achieve the Geometry standards. The course includes an emphasis on developing reasoning skills through the exploration of geometric relationships including properties of geometric figures, trigonometric relationships, and mathematical proofs. In this course, deductive reasoning and logic are used in direct proofs. Direct proofs are presented in different formats (typically two-column or paragraph) and employ definitions, postulates, theorems, and algebraic justifications including coordinate methods. This set of standards includes emphasis on two- and three-dimensional reasoning skills, coordinate and transformational geometry, and the use of geometric models to solve problems. A variety of applications and some general problem-solving techniques, including algebraic skills, should be used to implement these standards. Graphing utilities (calculators, computers, and other technology tools) and dynamic geometry applications will be used to assist in teaching and learning. 

     

    SOLs Covered: G.1, G.2, G.3, G.4, G.5, G.6, G.7, G.8, G.9, G.10, G.11, G.12, G.13, G.14

     

    GRADING/EVALUATION:

    • Notes Check/Classwork/Activities/Practice/Homework (Count once)
    • Quizzes (Count 2 times)
    • Tests (Count 3 times)
    • Projects (Grading guidelines given at time of project)

     

    GRADING SCALE:

    A: 100-90    B: 89-80    C: 79-70    D: 69-60    F: 59 and below

     

    CLASSROOM RULES:

        1. Be respectful.

        2. Be responsible.

        3. Be prepared.

       *See your student handbook/code of conduct for all other HCPS rules and policies.