Course syllabus


GEOMETRY                           2016 – 2017







TEXTBOOK: Geometry: Integration, Applications, & Connections by Boyd, C., Burrill, G., Cummins, J., Kanold, T., & Malloy, C. Glencoe McGraw-Hill, 2001.


CONTACT INFO:  E-mail: & Work Phone: 541-895-6031


OFFICE HOURS: 7:45 – 8:15 AM (Before School), 12:43 – 1:31 (Prep Period), & 3:15 – 3:45 (After School)






Geometry – is a portion of mathematics concerned with questions of size, shape, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. Geometry is also considered one of the oldest sciences that include finding lengths, areas, and volumes.


At Creswell High School, Geometry is a part of a three-year, college-prep mathematics program that integrates and spirals through topics in both Algebra and Geometry.  This course covers coordinate geometry, reasoning & proof, angle measurement, parallel & perpendicular lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, similar and congruent figures, special right triangles, trigonometry, and circles. Furthermore this course also includes finding length, perimeter and area of polygons, surface area and volume of polyhedrons, and the use of transformational geometry.  Students are required to do work outside of class time in the form of homework and study to prepare for success on quizzes and tests.





            Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to do the following:


  1. Verify segment and angle relationships by measuring and proving
  2. Identify, find angle relationships and measures created by parallel lines and a transversal
  3. Triangles: find missing angle measurements, classify, and prove two triangles congruent
  4. Identify, describe, and find missing measure of sides & angles of quadrilaterals
  5. Find missing sides and angles of triangles using trigonometry
  6. Classify parts of a circle, and find circumference and area
  7. Find perimeter & area of polygons
  8. Find surface area & volume of polyhedrons and spheres
  9. Transform polygons




88 – 89    B+              78 – 79   C+               68 – 69   D+               0 – 59 F

93 – 100  A                83 – 87    B                73 – 77   C                 63 – 67   D

90 – 92    A-               80 – 82    B-               70 – 72   C-                60 – 62   D-



(a)  Quizzes will be taken midway through a chapter.

(b)  Tests will be taken at the conclusion of each chapter


During quizzes and tests students will follow these guidelines:

(a)No communication between students.  Cell phones need to be off and stored away.  If you need clarification, raise your hand and I will make my way to your desk.

(b)When finished, grab a worksheet, and stay quiet until last person is done.

(c)    Any sort of cheating will result in a  ZERO!

(d)   A quiz or test missed will be made up within 2 days – before school, lunch, open class period, or after school.


RE-WORKS & RETAKES are available on all quizzes and tests except for the FINAL EXAM.  Re-Works & Retakes need to be accomplished within 2 days of receiving the original quiz or test back. A student wishing to re-work their quiz or test must correctly demonstrate proficiency by writing down the problem, correctly showing any and all work step-by-step, and  displaying  the correct answer.  Students will be given ½ credit for each problem correctly re-worked.



(a)  Assignments need to be finished and complete before the next day of class.

(b)  A Homework Packet (3 – 5 pages) will be turned in before quizzes/tests.

(c)  Late Homework Packets after the designated time on Turn-In Day will be penalized  :             10% – 50% depending on the lateness of the packet.




WARM-UPS  10%    (DAILY)

(a)  Be in your seat working on the warm-up problems by the time the bell rings.

(b)  Warm-ups will be collected once a month (after 15 – 20  school days).


LCC Credit:  Students are required to earn at least a 70% C- grade to earn Lane Community College Mathematics Credit.  Geometry – Recommended for juniors and/or seniors only.




Students must attend class regularly and be to class on time.


Tardy:  Student’s arriving to class after the ‘start of class bell’ will be considered tardy.  The third tardy in a grading period will result in an after school detention and every tardy thereafter.


Absent:  Those students not in attendance or arriving later than 15 minutes into the class period will be considered absent.  Students who have excused absences will be given extra time to complete missing assignments and make-up quizzes or tests.



Teaching Methods:


Students will gain valuable knowledge and learn from multiple approaches in class that include:

  1. Cooperative Learning
  2. Think-Pair-Share
  3. Modeling (I Do), Guided Practice (We Do), & Independent Practice (You Do)
  4. Differentiated Instruction (Objectives, Scaffolding, Visuals, Graphic Organizers, and etc.)
  5. Class Discussion including some random question and answer sessions.




Semester 1


Points, Lines, Planes, and Angles – coordinate plane, measuring segments,   angle relationships CH. 1 14
Connecting Reasoning and Proof – inductive reasoning and conjecturing, conditional if-then statements, proofs in algebra, verifying segment relationships, verifying angle relationships CH. 2 15
Using Perpendicular and Parallel Lines – parallel lines and transversals, angles and parallel lines, slopes of lines, proving lines parallel, parallels and distance CH. 3 15
Identifying Congruent Triangles – classifying triangles, measuring angles in triangles, exploring congruent triangles, proving triangles congruent, analyzing isosceles triangles CH. 4 16
Applying Congruent Triangles – special segments in triangles, right triangles, inequalities for sides and angles of a triangle, triangle inequality CH. 5 12
Exploring Quadrilaterals – parallelograms, rectangles, squares, rhombi, kites, trapezoids CH. 6 14


Semester 2


Connecting Proportion and Similarity – using proportions, similar polygons, similar triangles, parallel lines and proportional parts, fractals and self-similarity CH. 7 14
Applying Right Triangles and Trigonometry – Pythagorean Theorem, geometric mean, special right triangles, angles of elevation and depression, law of sines, law of cosines CH. 8 15
Analyzing Circles – exploring circles, angles and arcs, arcs and chords, inscribed angles, tangents, secants, special segments in circles, equations of circles CH. 9 16
Exploring Polygons and Area– polygons, tessellations, area of parallelograms, area of triangles, rhombi, and trapezoids, area of regular polygons and circles, geometric probability, networks CH. 10 15
Investigating Surface Area and Volume – exploring three-dimensional figures, nets and surface area, surface area & volume of prisms, cylinders, pyramids, cones, and spheres CH. 11 13
Transformations – reflections, translations, rotations, dilations CH. 13 11




Hints & Suggestions

  1. When in doubt, Show Work.
  2. If you come across a problem that’s giving you trouble, then you should:

(a)  Look at your notes for help                              (c)  Ask a fellow classmate for help

(b)  Look in the book for examples just like it    (d)  Put a   ?   by it and skip it for now


  1. Do the REVIEW, it can be used for help on the quiz/test and turned in for extra-credit.
  2. Stay up, not catch up.  Turn Homework Packets in on time! (If late, turn in ASAP)
  3. Always be ready to answer the Warm-up problems. (EXTRA-CREDIT! if you answer a question in class)


Materials Needed :  You are required to bring these materials to class every day.

1.   GEOMETRY Textbook                          4.   Notebook and/or Binder/Folder

2.   Warm-up Book                                       5.   Protractor

3.   Mechanical Pencil with an eraser      6.   Scientific Calculator

You need a Scientific Calculator to be successful in this class!  Trust Me!





It is Lane’s goal that learning experiences be as accessible as possible.  If you anticipate or experience physical or academic barriers based on disability, please let me know immediately so that we can discuss options.  You may contact Disability Resources to discuss potential accommodations: (541) 463-5150 (voice); 711 (relay); Building 1, Room 218; or (e-mail). Please be aware that any accessible tables and chairs in this room should remain available for authorized students who find that standard classroom seating is not usable.