• Geometry is a different realm of math than most students are used to. It is very visual and spatial rather than being heavy in numbers and computations (though we still will use them). The moment something is confusing or becomes difficult, stop me. Ask questions. Think critically. Be creative in what you try. If you are struggling, talk to me, let me know. Come to my free periods or math labs. Stay for 9th-period help.

    The skills learned in geometry have implications in many various fields including law, art, architecture, engineering, and more. Geometry can come easier to people that may not define themselves as traditional "math people". Athletes with good spatial awareness, mechanics that understand engines and can visualize parts that they can't necessarily see, artists with unique perspectives, etc. They tend to have a better time understanding the theoretical side of our class conversations and how those ideas are applied to our 2D and 3D in-class problems. Though, it can still be difficult for some. We do use a lot of algebra and apply it to our geometric ideas and problems, so no matter which topic you struggle with, algebra or geometry, take ownership of your education and ask for help when you need it.
    You are all capable of success in this class. I will do everything I can to help you along the way to mature into responsible and respectful young adults and superb students (even more so than you already are).

    Goals: By the end of this course all students will be able to

    ·         Perform constructions of geometric figures given a compass and straight edge

    ·         Apply properties of similar and congruent figures

    ·         Write/defend geometric proofs of theorems

    ·         Perform and apply theorems about transformations (rotate, translate, reflect, dilate)

    ·         Use trigonometry to solve for missing variables

    ·         Calculate area and volume of 2D and 3D figures

    ·         Apply theorems of Polygons (triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons…)

    ·         Apply theorems of circles

    Guidelines for Success:

    1.       Be responsible and on time

    6. Try again

    2.       Treat everyone with respect

           7. If you fail, see number 6.

    3.       Do the homework

    8. Don’t give up (that implies you stop trying)

    4.       Be open to new ideas

           9. Come to 9th period when something

    5.       Try

               doesn’t make sense


    Classroom Rules:

    ·         No food or open drinks please (except water otherwise keep it capped)

    ·         Respect yourselves (respect yourself enough to try, try the homeworks, ask questions, don’t cheat, study, succeed, etc.)

    ·         Respect your peers (No bullying, don’t be rude, don’t touch/steal their things, be kind, etc.)

    ·         Respect me (Listen to directions, follow school rules, try, don’t talk during class, etc.)


    If you disrupt your peers’ education or show blatant disrespect/break school rules, you will be after for a 9th-period with me. If it persists it will be a write-up. I call home often for both good things and bad things. Make sure I’m calling for good.

    Late Assignments:

    Late homeworks lose half credit (unless excused absence). You have 3 days to make up a test/quiz