Basic Course Information
Course Name: Geometry
Semester: Spring 2019
Location: HS Room 218
Instructor Information
Instructor: Wayne Cook
Email: wayne.cook@coloradoearlycolleges.org
CECFC Web Site: https://fortcollins.coloradoearlycolleges.org/
Course Website: https://cecfc914my.sharepoint.com/personal/beth_gillespie_coloradoearlycolleges_org/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx?id=%2Fpersonal%2Fbeth_gillespie_coloradoearlycolleges_org%2FDocuments%2FGeometry%2FGeometry%20for%20Team%2F2018%20FALL%2FHW_assignments_S18%2Epdf&parent=%2Fpersonal%2Fbeth_gillespie_coloradoearlycolleges_org%2FDocuments%2FGeometry%2FGeometry%20for%20Team%2F2018%20FALL&slrid=7a09b49e30ca70005850ea335d9d1dde
Office Hours: 7^{th} period MF; 3:00 – 4:00 M,W,TH; 3:003:30 T,F
Course Materials
Textbook: Prentice Hall Geometry: Foundations Series, Pearson (2011) – ISBN: 9780785469407
(Students will be issued a copy of the text and will be responsible for it for the semester)
Student Provided Materials:

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 Calculator (must have square root, cube root, sin, cos, tan)
Ti84 is recommended and will be used in Algebra II, but is not required for this course. Cell phones are not allowed to be used during class, even as calculators.  A protractor, straightedge/ruler, and a compass
 Pencils
 Dry erase markers and eraser (23 markers)
 Lined paper (can be in a notebook/binderwhatever you need to stay organized)
 Colored pencils/pens/highlighters may be helpful
 Facial Tissues (Kleenex, Scotties, Puffs, etc.) for the classroom
Course Description
Geometry begins the exploration of math as an art. In this course, students will learn to identify and construct various geometric figures and prove theorems associated with them. Principles of reasoning will be learned to aid in making conjectures and proving theorems, as well as applications of those theorems in a Euclidean geometry setting. To allow students to begin to appreciate some of the subtle beauties of mathematics, the course will introduce concepts by exploratory means where possible.
Course Learning Outcomes
 Tools of Geometry (Ch 1): To understand basic terms and postulates of geometry; to find and compare lengths of segments and measures of angles; to identify special angle pairs and use their relationships to find angle measures; to make basic constructions using a straightedge and compass; to use the midpoint and distance formulas in the coordinate plane; to find the perimeter and area of basic shapes
 Reasoning and Proof (Ch 2): To use inductive reasoning to make conjectures; to recognize conditional statements and their parts; to write converses, inverses, contrapositives, biconditionals; to use the Law of Detachment and the Law of Syllogism; to connect reasoning in algebra and geometry; to prove and apply theorems about angles
 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines (Ch 3): To identify relationships between figures in space and relate parallel and perpendicular lines; to identify angles formed by two lines and a transversal; to prove theorems about parallel lines and use them to find angle measures; to determine whether two lines are parallel; to prove the TriangleAngleSum theorem and use it to find measures of angles in triangles; to construct parallel and perpendicular lines; to graph and write linear equations and relate slope to parallel and perpendicular lines
 Congruent Triangles (Ch 4): To recognize congruent figures and their corresponding parts; to prove two triangles congruent using the SSS, SAS, ASA, AAS, and HL conditions; to use triangle congruence to prove that parts of two triangles are congruent; to use and apply properties of isosceles and equilateral triangles; to identify congruent overlapping triangles; to prove two triangles congruent using other congruent triangles
 Similarity (Ch 7): To write ratios and solve proportions; to identify similar polygons and use the AA~ postulate and the SAS~ and SSS~ theorems; to use similarity to find indirect measurements; to find and use relationships in similar right triangles
 Right Triangles and Trigonometry (Ch 8): To use the Pythagorean theorem and its converse; to use the properties of 454590 and 306090 triangles; to use the sine, cosine, and tangent ratios to determine side lengths and angle measures in right triangles
 Polygons and Quadrilaterals (Ch 6): To find the sum of the measures of the interior and exterior angles of a polygon; to use relationships among sides, angles, and diagonals of parallelograms; to define and classify quadrilaterals; to use properties of diagonals of rhombuses, rectangles, trapezoids, and kites; to classify polygons and prove theorems using figures in the coordinate plane
 Area (Ch 10): To find the area of triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons; to find the perimeters and areas of similar polygons; to find the areas of regular polygons and triangles using trigonometry; to find the measures of central angles and arcs; to find circumference and arc length; to find the areas of circles and sectors
 Surface Area and Volume (Ch 11): To recognize polyhedra and their parts; to visualize cross sections of space figures; to find the surface area of a prism, cylinder, pyramid and cone; to find the volume of a prism, cylinder, pyramid and cone; to find the surface area and volume of a sphere; to compare and find the areas and volumes of similar solids
 Transformations (Ch 9): To perform translations, reflections, and rotations of points and polygons in the coordinate plan; to recognize reflectional and rotational symmetry
Course Overview
Graded Instructional Activities
Activities  Contribution to Overall Grade 
Effort/Homework  15% 
Quizzes  20% 
Test 1  15% 
Test 2  15% 
Test 3  15% 
Final Exam  20% 
TOTAL  100% 
Effort:
Includes attendance, promptness, preparedness, inclass assignments/warmups, practicing in class with whiteboards, discussing, actively listening/participating, etc.
Homework:
Homework will generally be assigned daily because practice is important in math and class time is not enough. Homework is graded for completion because, in this course, the primary purpose of HW is to practice previously covered concepts AND to build problem solving skills by struggling with new variations of problems.
Homework Expectations:
 HW must be neat and orderly or no credit will be given
 HW must be clearly labeled with the assignment at the top
 The problems must be labeled and in numerical order
 Adequate work for each question must be shown
 Answers with no work will not receive any credit
Quizzes:
The quizzes will generally be given in class and cover a single chapter. Time given for the quizzes will vary, but will be less than the amount of time given for Tests.
Tests:
The tests will be given in class and will generally cover 3 or more chapters.
Final Exam:
The Final Exam will be given in two parts. Students will complete the parts on two separate days.
Grading Scales and Standards
Students are expected to regularly check grades on Infinite Campus and address any discrepancies or questions within a week of the grade posting date.
Passing grades must be a C or higher
Letter Grade  Range 
A  90 – 100% 
B  80 – 89% 
C  70 – 79% 
F  69% and lower 
Late Policy
 Up to 24 hours late: 50% of original points
 Over 24 hours late: 0 points
Absence and Tardy Policy
As per the CECFC Handbook: “All CECFC students are expected to attend school daily and to arrive punctually. Frequent absences undermine the sequential and incremental nature of the CECFC curriculum for the student; in addition, they place burdens on the teachers who must arrange for makeup work. Late arrivals disrupt the classroom.”
Students are permitted 5 unexcused absences per course, per semester penalty free, if they are not “skipped” classes. More than 5 unexcused absences will result in a course grade reduction of 5%. Each additional unexcused absence will incur an additional 1% grade decrease.
Students are permitted 2 tardies per course, per semester penalty free. Upon incurring a 3^{rd} tardy, the late instances will turn into an unexcused absence. Every 3 tardies afterward will count as an unexcused absence at the end of the semester and calculate into the grade deduction mentioned above.
Any absent student (excused or unexcused) should check the academic website to find out what they missed and what was assigned. The HW will be posted on my staff page and the student should read through the section of the textbook that precedes the HW assignment. They should then try to complete the HW (using online resources could be helpful) and hand it in when they return to school. Whatever was missed is due when the student returns to school. Effort/Participation points will not be awarded during unexcused absences unless the student follows the steps above.
In certain special situations, extra time or other arrangements may be made by the instructor
A student must contact the instructor if they are going to miss a quiz or exam.
If a student is absent on the day of a quiz/test, the student is responsible for contacting the instructor and scheduling a time to make up the quiz/test.
General Course Information
Culture of Responsibility and Workforce Readiness
Students should read and be familiar with these school policies found on the CECFC website. Behavior contrary to these expectations will be dealt with through my classroom conduct plan outlined below.
This class is the prerequisite for college courses. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that shows this college readiness in the following ways:
 The student communicates questions or concerns with the teacher directly (in person or via email) and not through a third party such as a parent.
 The student notifies the teacher of absences and communicates needs or confusion over makeup work
 The student consistently engages respectfully and professionally in the classroom with all individuals.
Academic Honesty
Students are expected to conduct themselves ethically in all courses and assume full responsibility for the content and integrity of the academic work they submit. The guiding principle of academic integrity will be that a student’s submitted work, examinations, reports, discussions, and projects must be that of the student’s own work and unique to the course. Consequences will follow any of the following actions:
 Represent the work of others as their own (this includes copying material from the Internet for discussion postings or other assignments without proper citation)
 Use or obtain unauthorized assistance in any academic work.
 Give unauthorized assistance to other students.
 Modify, without instructor approval, an examination, paper, record, or report for the purpose of obtaining additional credit.
 Misrepresent the content of submitted work.
Collaboration. Unless otherwise instructed, all work submitted is to be done individually by the student. This means you should not be working in pairs or in a group to complete assignments or take quizzes and other assessments unless specifically asked to do so by your instructor.
Plagiarism / Dual Submission. Plagiarism, whether intentional or accidental, is academic dishonesty and may incur disciplinary action ranging from receiving a zero on an assignment or failing a course to more severe consequences. Plagiarism means
 Using someone else’s ideas and not correctly citing that use. This means that if you put someone else’s work into your own words, put it in your work, and do not correctly document it, the idea is plagiarized.
 Using someone else’s words without quotation marks and not correctly citing that use.
 Using someone else’s images or other works (such as from the Internet) without correctly citing that use.
 Submitting work that has been turned in for credit in another class or at another institution unless specifically permitted by your instructor.
Tutoring
Tutoring is available through the Student Success Center and highly encouraged for students at all levels needing or wanting to improve. Visit the Students Success Center in person or on the CEC website to make an appointment.
Other
Restroom Policy:
Students are to use the restroom during passing period. Students who ask to leave during class will either lose effort points or be told they cannot go.
Audio/Video Recording:
Except where a student is entitled to make an audio or video recording as an accommodation determined through the student’s interactive process with disability services, a student may not record lectures, classroom discussions, or classroom activities unless written permission from the class instructor has been obtained and all students in the class, as well as guest speakers, have been informed that audio/video recording may occur.
Course Plan
Week  Date  Topic  Homework/Read  To Do 
Week 1  01/07 – 01/11  Syllabus, tutor policy, Alg Review 12: Points, lines, planes 13: Segment lengths 14: Angle Measures 15: Angle Pairs 17: Midpoint & Distance 
See academic website  
Week 2  01/14 – 01/18 
18: Perimeter, Circumference, Area 21: Patterns & Inductive Reasoning 22: Conditional Statements 23: Biconditionals 24: Deductive Reasoning 
21: 13,5,7, 19,22,30,31
22P1: 1,4,5,1420,2528 22P2: 1,2,4,8,9,1518 23: 2,3,9,11,13,15, 17,24,27,41 Finish Worksheets 23 & 24 
QUIZ: Chapter 1 
Week 3  01/22 – 01/25  25: Reasoning in Alg. & Geom
26: Proving angles congruent 
25: 16,8
26:13,7,8,12 
QUIZ: Chapter 2 
Week 4  01/28 – 02/01  31: Lines and angles
32: Properties of Parallel Lines 
31: 121
32: 14,14,15 

Week 5  02/04 – 02/08  33: Proving Lines Parallel
34: Parallel & Perpendicular Lines 35: Parallel Lines & Triangles 37: Equations of Lines 
See academic website  
Week 6  02/11 – 02/15  38: Slopes of Para & Perp Lines
36 & 16: Constructions 
See academic website  TEST: Ch 13 
Week 7  02/19 – 02/22  41: Congruent Figures
42: Triangle Congruence 43: Triangle Congruence 44: CPCTC 45: Isosceles & Equilateral Triangles 
See academic website  
Week 8  02/25 – 03/01  46: Congruence in Right Tri
47: Congruence in Overlapping Tri 71: Ratios and Proportions 
See academic website  QUIZ: Chapter 4 
Week 9  10/01 – 10/05  72: Similar Polygons
73: Proving Similar Triangles 74: Similar Right Triangles 75: Proportions in Triangles 
See academic website  QUIZ: Chapter 7 (Take Home) 
Week 10  10/08 – 10/12  81: Pythagorean Thm. & Converse
82: Special Right Triangles 83: Trigonometry Basics 
See academic website  TEST: Ch 4,7,8 
Week 11  10/1510/18  61: Angles of Polygons
62: Properties of Parallelograms 63: Proving Parallelograms 
See academic website  
Week 12  10/22 – 10/26  64/65: Rhombus, Rec, & Squares
66: Trapezoids and Kites 67: Polygons in Coordinate Plane 68: Applying Coordinate Geometry 
See academic website  QUIZ: Chapter 6 
Week 13  10/29 – 11/02  101: Area of Parallelograms & Tri
102: Area of Trap,Rhom,Kites 103: Area of Reg. Polygons 104: Perimeter&Area Similar Fig. 105: Area with Trig 
See academic website  
Week 14  11/05 – 11/09  106: Circles and Arcs
107: Area of Circles and Sectors 112: S.A. Prisms/Cylinders 113: S.A. Pyramids/Cones 
See academic website  QUIZ: Chapter 10 
Week 15  11/12 – 11/16  114: Volume of Prisms&Cylinders
115: Volume of Pyramids/Cones 116: S.A. and Volume of Spheres 117: Area/Volume Similar Solids 
See academic website  TEST: Ch 6,10,11 
Week 16  11/1911/23  Thanksgiving!  
Week 17  11/26 – 11/30  91: Translations
92: Reflections 93: Rotations 94: Symmetry 
See academic website  QUIZ: Chapter 9 (Open Note) 
Week 18  12/03 – 12/11  Review
Final Exam Part 1 Final Exam Part 2 
See academic website 
I reserve the right to modify details in the Syllabus/Schedule. All changes will be announced either in class, in writing, or through email.