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Batavia High School Course Syllabus

Course Name: Geometry


Teacher: Ms. Samantha Vander Heyden Course Description: Geometry deals with two and three dimensional figures and their properties. Basic terms to polygons and solids, visualization, pictorial representations, technology, and hands-on discovery are emphasized. Attention is given to developing logical thinking processes through various forms of proof. Algebra is strongly integrated into this course. Realistic and relevant applications of concepts and logical thinking processes are made to real-life problem settings. Topics include the tools of geometry, reasoning and proof, parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent triangles, relationships in triangles, quadrilaterals, proportions and similarity, trigonometry, circles, area, surface area, and volume.

Teacher Contact Info: samantha.vanderheyden@bps101.net 630-937-8995 http://bhsvanderheyden.weebly.com/

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 & Intermediate Algebra

Required Materials: Pens, pencils, 3-ring binder, paper, index cards, calculator, and compass

Course Fee: none

Textbook Information: Geometry, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill 2008 website: www.geometryonline.com

Special Dates: Final Exams December 19th and 20th

password for online book: F5A3BC4773

Essential Learnings: By the end of Geometry students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas

Grading/Assessments: Types of Assessments: Short Answer Multiple Choice Grade Calculation: 10% Homework 15% Quizzes 40% Tests 5% PSAE/College Placement 30% Exams (Unit & Final) none 6:290 policy.bps101.net 6:280 policy.bps101.net

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Fundamental Concepts Parallel Lines Triangles Quadrilaterals Similarity Right Triangles Circles Area & Volume

Special Course Policies: BPS Homework Policy: BPS Grading Policy:

Learner Profile:
While students are graded on their academic achievement, students and parents also receive feedback on classroom behaviors and responsibility. While these behaviors are not graded, we believe that constructive feedback should be given. This feedback is called our Learner Profile. More information is available on the BHS website.

Extra Learning & Help Opportunities:


I am available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7:00-7:30. The tutoring center is available on Wednesday morning from 6:45 - 7:25 and Thursday morning from 7:30 - 8:15 during late start. They are also open after school on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2:45 - 4:00.

Student Expectations for this Course:


Students will participate fully during class and ask questions when they are unsure of something. They will work cooperatively with their classmates.

Characteristics of Successful Students in this Course:


Successful students set personal goals to keep a focus on improvement. They spend time learning new vocabulary and use homework assignments as

opportunities to practice their new vocab and skills.

Teacher Expectations for this Course:


I will be available for you both during class and outside of class when you have questions. I will push you to do the very best that you can do. I will provide feedback to you in a timely manner and help you to reach your goals.

Remediation Statement:
Students in Math classes at BHS will have the opportunity to remediate and reassess chapter tests. If a student wishes to remediate they will need to receive some additional instruction and support from the teacher. The teacher will provide further practice to be completed based on individual student needs. The student will then need to demonstrate comprehension of the material to the teacher prior to taking the reassessment. When the student takes the reassessment the new chapter test grade will fully replace the previous chapter test grade (either higher or lower). The entire remediation and reassessment process will need to be completed within two weeks of the return of the original assessment.