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Posted on September 22, 2015

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Geometry Information

Mr. Campbell

Grading Scale, Syllabus, & Procedures

Grading Policy:

Quarter grades are based on the following:

·         45% Tests

·         35% Quizzes

·         20% Homework

 

Semester grades are based on the following:

·         40% 1st Quarter

·         40% 2nd Quarter

·         20% Semester Test

 

Grading Scale:

A letter grade will be assigned in accordance with the following scale:

90-100%  A 80-89%  B 70-79%  C 60-69%  D 0-59%  F

 

Homework:

Homework is given on a regular basis and is an important part of this course. Assignments will be collected randomly throughout each quarter. Not all assignments will be collected. If you are absent on a homework collection day, you will be expected to hand in your assignments on the day you return.

Late Work:

  • All tests and quizzes must be made up within five school days after returning from an extended absence. You’ll receive half-credit on any test or quiz that is not made up within this time limit.
  • If you are absent the day before a test or quiz is given, you are required to make it up on the first or second day that you return.
  • If you are only absent on the day a test or quiz is given, you are required to take it on the day that you return.
  • Homework will be accepted for full credit on collection days only. You’ll receive half-credit on any homework assignment turned in after this time limit. (Discuss a time extension with me if an emergency arises)

Classroom Expectations:

  1. Be Responsible
  • Have your notebook, pen, pencil, paper, and book in class every day.
  • Take notes every day and keep your notes organized in a notebook or 3-ring binder.
  • If you are absent, you are responsible for asking another student if you may copy their notes from the days that you missed.
  1. Be Involved.
  • Do your homework daily.
  • TRY!
  • Ask questions if you need help.
  1. Be Respectful
  • No profanity or disrespectful language.
  • You do not have the right to interfere in your classmates’ education.
  • Please be sure to turn off and put away any cell phones, iPods, etc… before class begins.

4. Be a Graduate

  • Take pride in your work.
  • Set a goal and go for it.
  • Pass this class.

Specifics:

  • I am available for extra help before school and after 6th period until 2:50. If you need extra help, please talk to me and we can arrange a time to meet. You must be working in class daily to qualify for extra help.
  • A graphing calculator is recommended, but not required, for this course. You will use this calculator in both your math and science classes throughout your high school years.
  • Cell phones, iPods, iPads, etc… are not allowed on tests and quizzes.
  • I do not offer any extra credit during any time of the year. Please remember this as we approach the end of each semester.

Course description:

Geometry is the second of a three-year sequence for all students and emphasizes a strong development of the ideas of Geometry. The course prepares students for geometric thinking and refines geometric, statistical, and problem solving skills. Students who successfully complete this course should take Algebra II.

 

  • The following topics will be covered throughout the 1st These correspond with chapters 1-4:

 

  • Review of Algebra Topics:
  • Writing and Graphing Linear Equations
  • Solving Systems of Equations
  • Solving Equations by Factoring, or using the Quadratic Formula
  • Investigating Polygons, Triangles, Circles, and Quadrilaterals
  • Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
  • Angle Relationships and Special Angles on Parallel lines
  • Constructing Perpendicular Bisectors and Angle Bisectors
  • Constructing Parallel Lines
  • Properties of Isosceles Triangles
  • Corresponding Parts of Congruent Triangles

 

  • The following topics will be covered throughout the 2nd semester. These correspond with chapters 5-7 and 9-12:

 

  • Interior and Exterior Angles of a Polygon
  • Kite and Trapezoid Properties
  • Properties of Midsegments and Parallelograms
  • Transformations and Symmetry
  • Combinations and Permutations
  • Probability and Odds
  • Tangent and Chord Properties
  • Arcs and Angles
  • Arc Length and the Circumference/Diameter Ratio
  • Pascal’s Triangle and the Binomial Theorem
  • Areas of Rectangles, Triangles, Trapezoids, Regular Polygons and Circles
  • The Pythagorean Theorem
  • Special Right Triangles
  • Volume of Prisms, Cylinders, Pyramids, and Cones
  • Surface Area and Volume of a Sphere
  • Similar Polygons and Triangles
  • Proportions with Area and Volume
  • Trigonometric Ratios and Solving with Right Triangles
  • The Law of Sines and Law of Cosines

 

 

  • Discovering Geometry by Michael Serra will be the textbook used throughout the course.

 

  • Supplemental materials (worksheets, study guides, review sheets) will be used to reinforce student learning.

 

  • Graphing calculators will also be used throughout the course, where applicable.

Geometry Assignments

For the week of 9/11/17:

9/11: Algebra Review #4

9/12: Algebra I Review Packet

9/13: Algebra I Review Packet

9/14: Algebra I Review Packet

9/15: Algebra Unit Test

For the week of 9/18/17:

9/18: Pg. 28 / 3-33 Odd

9/19: Pg. 37 / 2-40 Even

9/20: Pg. 47 / 1-9, 11-23 All, 29, 30

9/21: Pg. 52 / 1-24 All (skip 20)

9/22: Chapter 1 Quiz (1.1-1.4)

For the week of 9/25/17:

9/25: Pg. 58 / 1-7, 11-14, 17-21 All, 24

9/26: Pg. 62 / 2-13, 16-18 All

9/27: Pg. 68 / 1-12 All, 17

9/28: Review – Pg. 89 / 1-27 All, 29, 33, 35, 38, 41

9/29: ACT Aspire Test (for Freshman and Sophomores)

For the week of 10/2/17:

10/2: Review – Pg. 89 / 1-27 All, 29, 33, 35, 38, 41

10/3: Chapter 1 Test (1.1-1.8)

10/4: Pg. 102 / 1-15 Odd, 22, 31-40 All

10/5: Pg. 109 / 1-9 All (skip 7)

10/6: Pg. 121 / 1-10 All (skip 7)

For the week of 10/9/17:

10/9: Review – Chapter 2 Quiz Review Worksheet

10/10: Chapter 2 Quiz (2.1-2.4)

10/11: Pg. 134 / 1-10 All

10/12: Pg. 141 / 1-7 All, 9, 13-16 All

10/13: Review – Chapter 2 Test Review Worksheet

For the week of 10/16/17:

10/16: Review – Chapter 2 Test Review Worksheet

10/17: Chapter 2 Test (2.1-2.6)

10/18: Pg. 152 / 1-8 All and Practice 3.1 Worksheet

10/19: No School.

10/20: No School.

For the week of 10/23/17:

10/23: Pg. 157 / 1, 2, 7, and Practice Worksheet 3-2

10/24: Pg. 162 / 2, 4, 5, and Practice Worksheet 3-3

10/25: Pg. 166 / 3, 4, 5, 8, and Practice 3-4 Worksheet

10/26: Geometry Construction Worksheet

10/27: Pg. 171 / 2, 3, and Practice 3-5 Worksheet

For the week of 10/30/17:

10/30: Review – Chapter 3 Quiz Review Worksheet

10/31: Chapter 3 Quiz (3.1-3.3)

11/1: Construction Practice Worksheet

11/2: Practice Worksheet 3-8

11/3: Practice Worksheet 3-9

For the week of 11/6/17:

11/6: Review – Chapter 3 Test Review Worksheet

11/7: Chapter 3 Test (3.1-3.9)

11/8: Pg. 207 / 2-9 All, 16

11/9: Pg. 214 / 1-10 All, 14, 15

11/10: Pg. 223 / 3-12 All, 16, 17, 19, 20

For the week of 11/13/17:

11/13: Pg. 230  / 4-10 All, 12-18 All

11/14: Pg. 235 / 4-19 All

11/15: Review – Chapter 4 Quiz Review Worksheet

11/16: Chapter 4 Quiz (4.1-4.5)

11/17: Pg. 240 / 1-6 All, 14-16 All, 19

For the week of 11/27/17:

11/27: Pg. 245 / 1-5 All

11/28: Practice 4-7 Worksheet

11/29: Pg. 252 / 1-6 All, 13

11/30: Chapter 4 Flowchart Quiz

12/1: Pg. 264 / 1-14 All

For the week of 12/4/17:

12/4: Pg. 264 / 1-14 All

12/5: Pg. 269 / 1-9 All, 11

12/6: Pg. 278 / 1-13 All, 20 (skip 10)

12/7: Pg. 284 / 1-6 All, 11, 14

12/8: Review – Chapter 5 Quiz Review Worksheet

For the week of 12/11/17:

12/11: Pg. 292 / 1-16 All

12/12: Chapter 5 Quiz (5.1-5.5)

12/13: Pg. 301 / 2, 4, 5, 6

12/14: Pg. 307 / 1-8 All, 19

12/15: Review – Pg. 311 / 1-14 All, 16, 18, 26, 27

 

 

 

 

 

Honors Pre-Calculus Information

Mr. Campbell

Grading Scale, Policies, & Procedures

Grading Policy:

Quarter grades are based on the following:

·         45% Tests

·         35% Quizzes

·         20% Homework

 

Semester grades are based on the following:

·         40% 1st Quarter

·         40% 2nd Quarter

·         20% Semester Test

 

Grading Scale:

A letter grade will be assigned in accordance with the following scale:

90-100%  A 80-89%  B 70-79%  C 60-69%  D 0-59%  F

 

Homework:

Homework is given on a regular basis and is an important part of this course. Assignments will be collected randomly throughout each quarter. Not all assignments will be collected. If you are absent on a homework collection day, you will be expected to hand in your assignments on the day you return.

 

Late Work:

  • All tests and quizzes must be made up within five school days after returning from an extended absence. You’ll receive half-credit on any test or quiz that is not made up within this time limit.
  • If you are absent the day before a test or quiz is given, you are required to make it up on the first or second day that you return.
  • If you are only absent on the day a test or quiz is given, you are required to take it on the day that you return.
  • Homework will be accepted for full credit on collection days only. You’ll receive half-credit on any homework assignment turned in after this time limit. (Discuss a time extension with me if an emergency arises)

 

Classroom Expectations:

 

  1. Be Responsible
  • Have your notebook, pen, pencil, paper, and book in class everyday.
  • Take notes every day and keep your notes organized in a notebook or 3-ring binder.
  • If you are absent, you are responsible for asking another student if you may copy their notes from the days that you missed.

 

  1. Be Involved.
  • Do your homework daily.
  • TRY!
  • Ask questions if you need help.

 

  1. Be Respectful
  • No profanity or disrespectful language.
  • You do not have the right to interfere in your classmates’ education.
  • Please be sure to turn off and put away any cell phones, iPods, etc… before class begins.
  1. Be a Graduate
  • Take pride in your work.
  • Set a goal and go for it.
  • Pass this class.

Specifics:

  • I am available for extra help before school and after 6th period until 2:50. If you need extra help, please talk to me and we can arrange a time to meet. You must be working in class daily to qualify for extra help.
  • Cell phones, iPods, iPads, etc… are not allowed on tests and quizzes.
  • I do not offer any extra credit during any time of the year. Please remember this as we approach the end of each semester.

Course Description:

Honors Pre-Calculus is the third class in the sequence for honors students and emphasizes strong    development of the ideas of Advanced Algebra and Pre-Calculus. The course advances students’ algebraic, geometric, and statistical thinking. Students from Honors Math II or Algebra II may take this class. Students who are successful with this class should take Calculus for their next mathematics class.

 

  • The following topics will be covered throughout the 1st

These correspond with chapters 1 through 5:

 

Algebra Review Topics:

  • Writing and Graphing Linear Equations – slope-intercept and point-slope form
  • Writing Equations of Parallel and Perpendicular lines – using the slope and y-intercept
  • Graphing Linear Inequalities – using slope-intercept form

 

Algebra Topics:

  • Composition and Inverses of Functions (where the inverse exists)
  • Rational Functions – graphing and identifying limits
  • Rational Equations and Inequalities – solving equations and decomposing fractions
  • Factoring and Solving Polynomial Equations – polynomial long division and synthetic division

 

       Advanced Functions:

  • Complex Numbers – graphing, simplifying complex numbers
  • Exponential Equations – solving equations
  • Logarithmic Equations – solving equations, applications such as time value of money

 

       Trigonometry Topics:

  • Unit Circle and Special Angle Trigonometric Values – sine, cosine, tangent, secant, cosecant, cotangent
  • Trig Identities & Equations – verifying identities and finding exact trig values
  • Solving Trig Equations – using identities
  • Graphs of Trig Functions – including transformations
  • Modeling Harmonic Functions – sinusoidal functions

 

  • The following topics will be covered throughout the 2nd

These correspond with chapters 6 through 11.

 

Advanced Trigonometry Topics:

  • Vectors – dot and cross products, resultants, vector applications, navigation problems
  • Law of Cosines, Law of Sines – including ambiguous case
  • Parametric Equations – modeling motion

 

Matrix Topics:

  • Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Matrices
  • Evaluating Determinants and finding Multiplicative Inverses with and without technology
  • Solving 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional systems – using inverses and Reduced Row Echelon form

 

Analytic Geometry:

  • Circles, Parabolas, Hyperbolas, and Ellipses – Determine the standard and general forms of their equations
  • Rectangular Forms of Conics – Recognize conic sections in their rectangular form by their equations
  • Transformation of Conics – Find equations of conics that have been translated
  • Polar Coordinates – graphing, converting between polar and rectangular form

 

       Discrete Mathematics:

  • Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series – infinite series
  • Sigma Notation – finding the nth term
  • Introduction to Limits – convergent and divergent series
  • Binomial Theorem – expanding binomials, connections to Pascal’s triangle

 

  • Precalculus with Limits by Larson will be the textbook used throughout the course. Supplemental materials will also be used to reinforce student learning.

 

  • Graphing calculators will be used throughout the course, where applicable.

Honors Pre-Calculus Assignments

For the week of 9/11/17:

9/11: Pg. 47 / 11-17, 23-45 Odd, 51

9/12: Review – Pg. 82 / 9, 17, 29, 31, 33, 43, 57, 67, 71, 75, 99

9/13: Chapter 1 Quiz (1.1-1.4)

9/14: Pg. 56 / 19-25, 41-47 Odd, 51

9/15: Pg. 67 / 7-29 Odd

For the week of 9/18/17:

9/18: Pg. 77 / 19, 21, 22

9/19: Review – Pg. 86 / 1-20 All (skip 6)

9/20: Chapter 1 Test (1.1-1.7)

9/21: Pg. 96 / 17-23, 31-35, 39-43 Odd

9/22: Pg. 109 / 9-22 All, 29, 31, 37-43 Odd (a only)

For the week of 9/25/17:

9/25: Pg. 110 / 49-57 Odd, 69, 71, 77, 79

9/26: Pg. 124 / 11-17, 23-29 Odd

9/27: Pg. 125 / 45, 47, 53, 61, 63, 67

9/28: Review – Pg. 170 / 5, 9, 11, 15, 27, 43, 51, 57, 63, 65, 69

9/29: Chapter 2 Quiz (2.1-2.3)

For the week of 10/2/17:

10/2: Pg. 133 / 21-25, 35-39 Odd, 53, 55

10/3: Pg. 140 / 11-19, 41-53 Odd, 57, 59

10/4: ACT Aspire Test

10/5: Pg. 147 / 7, 9, 11-16 All, 17-29 Odd

10/6: Pg. 148 / 18-24 Even

For the week of 10/9/17:

10/9: Pg. 148 / 37-45 Odd

10/10: Pg. 157 / 9-21 Odd, 49, 51, 53

10/11: Pg. 158 / 65-71 Odd

10/12: Pg. 165 / 17, 18, 19

10/13: Review – Pg. 175 / 1-23 All

For the week of 10/16/17:

10/16: Review – Pg. 175 / 1-23 All

10/17: Chapter 2 Test (2.1-2.8)

10/18: Pg. 189 / 9-13, 21-31 Odd, 65

10/19: No School.

10/20: No School.

For the week of 10/23/17:

10/23: Pg. 190 / 67-73 Odd, 78

10/24: Pg. 199 / 7-21, 31-39, 45-49 Odd, 51-54 All

10/25: Pg. 200 / 61-89 Odd

10/26: Pg. 200 / 61-89 Odd

10/27: Pg. 207 / 5-19, 29-59 Odd

For the week of 10/30/17:

10/30: Pg. 208 / 67-85 Odd

10/31: Review – Pg. 244 / 5-11 All, 19, 23, 27, 38, 39, 51, 69, 73, 75

11/1: Review – Pg. 244 / 5-11 All, 19, 23, 27, 38, 39, 51, 69, 73, 75

11/2: Chapter 3 Quiz (3.1-3.3)

11/3: Pg. 217 / 13-17, 23-35, 55-61 Odd

For the week of 11/6/17:

11/6: Pg. 217 / 37-45, 93-107 Odd

11/7: Pg. 228 / 7-12 All, 13, 15, 21, 23, 25

11/8: Pg. 229 / 25, 27, 44, 45, 48(a), 49

11/9: Pg. 238 / 13, 31, 33

11/10: Review – Pg. 248 / 1-28 All

For the week of 11/13/17:

11/13: Review – Pg. 248 / 1-28 All

11/14: Chapter 3 Test (3.1-3.6)

11/15: Pg. 262 / 25, 27, 43-81 Odd

11/16: Pg. 262 / 83-103 Odd, 111, 113

11/17: Pg. 270 / 13-24 All

For the week of 11/27/17:

11/27: Pg. 280 / 9-15, 21-35 Odd

11/28: Pg. 281 / 37-53, 59-65, 75-79 Odd

11/29: Pg. 289 / 11, 19-31, 39-61 Odd

11/30: Pg. 290 / 67-73, 79-89 Odd

12/1: Review – Pg. 340 / 3, 8, 13, 15, 19, 36, 37, 69, 73, 83, 85, 95, 103

For the week of 12/4/17:

12/4: Review – Pg. 340 / 3, 8, 13, 15, 19, 36, 37, 69, 73, 83, 85, 95, 103

12/5: Chapter 4 Quiz (4.1-4.4)

12/6: Pg. 299 / 9, 10, 11-19 Odd, 43, 45, 47, 57

12/7: Pg. 299 / 21-27, 49-53 Odd, 71, 75, 77

12/8: Pg. 299 / 21-27, 49-53 Odd, 71, 75, 77

For the week of 12/11/17:

12/11: Pg. 311 / 5, 6, 9-13 All

12/12: Pg. 311 / 17, 19, 41-46 All

12/13: Pg. 322 / 5-13 All, 19-31 Odd

12/14: Pg. 323 / 45, 47, 59-72 All

12/15: Pg. 332 / 5, 7, 9, 15, 19, 23

 

 

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