Particular Topics in Geometry

  • Particular Topics in Geometry is a self-paced, mastery-based course that will help students learn a variety of geometry skills at their own speed.  Students will take a final exam at the end of the course.This course 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.  

     

    A copy of the syllabus is below.  For assignments, students should log into Google Classroom and check the classwork section.

     

    Particular Topics in Geometry (PTG)

    Syllabus

    Frewsburg MS/HS

    Mr. Jagoda

    Overview

    This course 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.  Throughout the semester, 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

    Dilations and Similarity

    Right Triangle Trigonometry

     

    Organization

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

     

    ____ Loose-leaf Paper (small pack)

    ____ Binder (1.5 inch should be adequate)

    ____ Laptop and stylus (School Provided)

     

    • Mastery Checks available to students once they have completed the packet (notes, practice, and application) for a specific lesson.  Students must earn an 80% or higher to move on the next topic.
    • A chapter test will be available for students who have mastered all of a chapter’s lessons and completed a review for the chapter.
    • A cumulative final exam will be administered at the end of the course.

     

     

     

     

     

    Grading Policy

    Mastery Checks – 30%

    Chapter Tests – 70%

    Final Exam – 20% of your final grade

     

     

     

    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.