This course exposes students to a formal, deductive

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Geometry Honors (222)
Full year; 5 credits
SYLLABUS
2014-2015
Justine Hebert
Somerville High School
Course Description:
This course exposes students to a formal, deductive system of mathematics, while
integrating the algebraic properties of real numbers. Instructional time will focus
on five critical areas:
[1] Establish criteria for congruence of triangles based on rigid motions
[2] Establish criteria for similarity of triangles based on dilations and
proportional reasoning
[3] Informally develop explanations of circumference, area, and volume
formulas
[4] Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to the coordinate plane
[5] Prove basic geometric theorems
The course is fully aligned with the Common Core and includes the Standards for
Mathematical Practice. Students will be exposed to a variety of standardized testtaking skills and strategies to prepare for the MCAS and other types of
standardized tests. Performance assessments are regularly taken to ensure that
students complete the course with the appropriate knowledge of concepts and
skills that will help prepare them for college and future careers.
Class Website:
Our class website can be accessed at http://www.mshebertmath.com
The website contains information about the course, grading, assignments, links to
math tools and reference materials, and other information.
Textbook:
Each student will be loaned a copy of the textbook: Pearson Geometry Common
Core, (1st edition), 2012
Materials:
The following materials should be in class with you each day:
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Pocket folder (2 pockets) or other organizational notebook that can hold
loose paper
graph paper and lined paper
pencils and erasers
scientific calculator
Online Grades:
All grades are posted online on the district’s X2 system. Each student has been
issued a userid and password for access to the X2 system:
https://studentdata.k12.somerville.ma.us
Grading:
Grades will be calculated according to the following category weightings:
Category
Tests
Quizzes
Assignments
Classwork, Participation,
Presentations
Weighting
40%
25%
25%
10%
During terms 2 and 4, the midyear and final exam will account for 25% of the total
grade, with the above 2 categories comprising 75% of the total grade.
Office Hours and Contact Info:
Unless otherwise posted, I am available in room 107 each day immediately after
school, and Tuesday and Thursday until 3:30. With an appointment, I can be
available other times.
Email address: [email protected]
Syllabus
Geometry – Hebert
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