SYLMAR HIGH SCHOOL
“Building on Excellence”
Geometry AB
Fall and Spring 2008

90 C. Fuentes
The whole course of geometry is completely based from the essential learnings topics that the
geometry group has developed. Th
e goals of these essential learnings are: Each student will
have a mastery of each lesson by passing each test with a C or higher; Each student will be
prepared for Algebra 2 and other higher math classes; Each student will pass the CST test and
increase
the schools API scores. It covers nine very relevant topics that are all covered by the
California Standards as enumerated below.
Course Syllabus
Representative California
Standards
Unit
Instructional Focus
1.0 Students demonstrate
understanding by id
entifying
and giving examples of
undefined terms, axioms,
theorems, and inductive and
deductive reasoning.
2.0
Students write geometric
proofs, including proofs by
contradiction.
3.0 Students
construct and judge the validity
of a logical argument and give
counterexamples to disprove a
statement.
Foundations of
geometry
Geometric
reasoni
ng
Identify and give examples of
undefined terms, axioms,
theorems, inductive and
deductive reasoning.
Construct
and judge the validity of a
logical argument and give
cou
nterexamples to disprove a
statement.
Write geometric
proofs, including proofs by
contradiction
4.0 Student prove basic
theorems involving
congruence.
5.0 Students
prove that triangles are
congruent and they are able to
use he concept of corresponding
pa
irs of congruent
triangles.
7.0 Students prove
and use theorems involving the
properties of parallel lines cut
by a transversal.
Parallel and Perpendicular
Lines
Triangle Congruence
Prove basic theorems involving
congruence and
similarity.
Prove and use
t
heorems involving the
properties of parallel lines cut
by a transversal, the properties
of quadrilaterals. and the
properties of circles.
12.0 Students find and use
measures of sides of interior
and exterior angles of triangles
and polygons to classify fi
gures
and solve problems.
13.0
Students prove relationship
between angles in polygons by
using properties of
complementary, supplementary,
Polygon and
Quadrilaterals
Similarity
Find and use measures of sides
and of interior
and exterior
angles of triangles and polygons
to classify figures and solve
problems.
Prove and solve
problems regarding
relationships among chords,
secants, tangents, inscribed
angles and inscribed an
vertical and exterior angles.
circumscribed polygons of
circles.
(Continues on ba
ck)
Geometry AB Spring 2010 Mr. C. Fuentes
Grade To Include:
1.
Essential Learning Test

70 %
2.
CW, HW, Test, Final Test, Notes, Projects

30 %
Grading Scale
A =
90
—
1
B‽
8
0
—
89
C =
68
—
70
D =
63
—
67
F =
0
—
64
School Policies.
All school policies regarding student attendance and behavior apply to this class.
Students are expected to behave in a manner conducive to learning. Students are required
to
adhere to the school dress code. Students found cheating on tests or assignments will be subject
to the school’s cheating policy. Students are expected to be in class daily and on time. Students
are expected to bring necessary learning materials (no
tebooks, pens, paper, etc.), and any
assigned textbooks to class each day. Textbooks must be covered and maintained in the condition
in which they were issued.
Required textbooks.
Holt, Geometry
Student Materials
. Notebook, ruler, compass, calculator
Tutoring:
Tutoring is available in the Library after school daily except on banked Tuesdays.
Homework:
Assigned regularly with very few exceptions.
Assessments (Tests):
Essential Learning Tests, Chapter Tests, Final Test
Make

up Work:
Accepted following
an excused absence.
Behavior:
On their seat and ready to work at the bell. Be respectful of other student’s property
and opinions. Quiet and request permission to stand or speak when appropriate. Inappropriate
behavior will not be tolerated. No food a
nd drinks in class. CD, cell phones and electronic
devices will not be used in class.
How to help your child succeed:
Help your child set a consistent block of time aside each day
to work on homework and other class assignments. Provide a quiet study
area in which your
child can study uninterrupted. Encourage him or her to form study partners or study groups with
other students in his or her classes. Should your child fall behind in one or more of his or her
classes, encourage your child to attend t
he after school tutoring that is available in the Sylmar
School Library. Please feel free to contact the school or instructor should you have any questions
or concerns about your child’s educational progress or learning needs.
Parents Conferences:
Parents
are encouraged to schedule conferences with teachers if the have
questions or concerns.
My conference time is from 8:00

8:50 & 9:57

10:47 AM, Monday thru Friday, except Tuesdays.
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