Gateway Regional High School
Mrs. Robyn Danza
856-848-8200 ext 536
Google Classroom: Period 4: xbdl3s
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Honors Algebra I - This course is a fast-paced course that allows students opportunities to take responsibility for learning. The Geometry curriculum is composed of the following major concepts or ‘Big Ideas’: (1) patterns and geometric figures; (2) inductive/deductive reasoning; (3) measurement in the plane; (4) reasoning with triangles; (5) circles; (6) trigonometry and right triangles; (7) measurement in space; and (8) transformations, coordinates, and vectors. While knowledge of content is being developed, students are engaged in hands-on and cooperative activities that encourage mathematical reasoning, problem solving, communicating, and making connections. Through these activities students utilize technology such as graphing calculators, computers, and calculator-based lab equipment. In addition, they are encouraged to think more critically through activities that involve investigations, explorations, and discovery. Finally, evaluation appears in several formats: tests, performance tasks, and long- and short-term projects.
Course Expectations and Assessments
- Google Maps Project
- Any & all assessments (including an end of the marking period benchmark) for the lessons between sections 1.2-2.5
- Popsicle Bridge Project
- Any & all assessments (including an end of the marking period benchmark) for the lessons between sections 3.1–3.4, 3.5, 3.7, 3.8, 9.1-9.3, & 9.6
- Any & all assessments (including an end of the marking period benchmark) for the lessons between sections 4.1–4.3, 7.1-7.3, 8.1-8.4, 10.6, 10.7, & 12.1-12.3
- Any & all assessments (including an end of the marking period benchmark) for the lessons between sections 12.4, 12.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, & 6.6
- You will be able to re-assess on test only up to one week after the original test was given. Re-assessments will happen afterschool or during study hall.
- In order to re-assess, you will have to complete all homework assignments prior to unit/chapter test.
Required and Recommended Materials
- Binder or folder
- Scientific Calculator
- If you are absent from class, whether it is due to an illness or a school related activity, you are accountable for the work you missed. It is your responsibility to get the assignments when you return. School Policy will be followed for the time period a student has to make up work. If you are absent on a test/quiz day, it is your responsibility to make up the test /quiz during your own time within one week of your return.
- I will be available for extra help by appointment only. Let me know when you are in need of help and we can work out a time to meet.
Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences
- Food and/or drinks do not belong in the classroom.
- No cell phones/iPods/ear buds should be out during class.
- Hats should be placed under your desk before class begins.
- Be prepared for class.
- Be on time = in your seat when the bell rings.
- Be respectful.
- First Offense = warning.
- Second Offense = phone call or email to parents/guardian.
- Third Offense = teacher detention.
- Fourth Offense = Administrative discipline.