Geometry

  • If you are looking for class notes or homework assignments, they are located in Google Classroom.

    Extra copies of the notes can be found at emathinstruction.com

    Overview

    This course is Geometry and will cover properties of geometric figures with reasoning to justify conclusions.  Students in this class will learn about the topics outlined in the learning standards set forth by the State of New York.  Every student will take the Geometry Common Core Regents in June which will count for 20% of their final grade.  Throughout the year, we will cover the following chapters:

    Essential Geometric Tools and Concepts

    Transformations, Rigid Motions, and Congruence

    Euclidean Triangle Proof

    Constructions

    The Tools of Coordinate Geometry

    Quadrilaterals

    Dilations and Similarity

    Right Triangle Trigonometry

    Circle Geometry

    Measurement and Modeling

    Organization

    Each day, you are expected bring the following materials to class:

    • Compass
    • Protractor
    • Ruler (smaller than 12” is fine)
    • Looseleaf Paper
    • Binder w/5-tab Dividers
    • TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator (home use)
    • Laptop (School Provided)

    Grading Policy

    • Homework – 25%
    • Tests & Quizzes – 50%
    • Quarterly Exam - 20%
    • Participation - 10%

     

    • Homework will consist mainly of watching instructional videos that are about 20 minutes in length. You should watch and listen to the videos in regular speed.  You will also be completing assignments on IXL.com throughout the course.
    • Quizzes are given multiple times throughout each chapter and unit tests are given at the end of each unit. After each test, students will have an opportunity to make corrections and earn back a third of any lost points for each test.  If you earn less than a 70% on the test and wish to do corrections, you must do them with me.
    • Participation/preparedness is evaluated daily and will be based on your general performance in the classroom. If you generally do your homework on time and actively participate in your group discussions in class, you will earn 100% here.
    • Quarterly Exams are given near the end of each quarter and will consist of old regents questions that you should be able to answer based on the content that we have covered in the class thus far. We may or may not review for these.

    Classroom Expectations

    1. Be Prompt

    Students should be seated and ready to begin working when the bell rings.  40 minutes is not very much time, so we need to maximize what little time we do have.

    1. Be Prepared

    Students should come to class each day with the materials listed under “Organization”.

    1. Be Polite

    Math is a subject where students need to be comfortable in testing ideas and making mistakes.  Together with Mr. Jagoda, it is the students’ responsibility to help create and maintain this culture for themselves and their peers.  That being said:

    • Respect each other
    • Respect yourselves
    • Respect Mr. Jagoda

    Any rudeness, cruelty towards others, bullying, etc. will not be tolerated.  Disruptive behavior, or any behavior that takes away from the learning environment could result in a student being removed from the classroom for the remainder of the period.

    Disciplinary Consequences

    A student that is being disruptive or off-task in Mr. Jagoda’s room will be dealt with as follows:

    1. Verbal warning
    2. Seating change
    3. Sent to ISS for the remainder of the period and call home.
    4. Sent to principal’s office and completion of a disciplinary referral form

    As the teacher, I reserve the right to skip consequences 1 through 3 for behavior that warrants a harsher consequence.

    Absences

    If you are absent, it is your responsibility to ask about what you missed and to complete it within 2 days for each day absence, as stated in the student handbook.

    Extra Help

    Geometry is a difficult class.  Please do not hesitate to ask me questions in or outside of class.  I am available for help regularly after school – please let me know ahead of time if you would like to come in.