Gateway Regional High School
Cynthia J. Valeski
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,
Course Expectations and Assessments
We are going to have around 2 or 3 major assessments every marking period and there will be about two minor assessments for every major assessment. During the Fourth Marking Period we are going to be doing more projects for the students such as a budgeting project.
There are no retakes for quizzes
In order to retake a test a student must have completed all the homework that would have been covered for that test.
Required and Recommended Materials
If a student needs extra help they may see me so we can set up a time to meet. There are also on-line sites that offer support.
Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences