GEOMETRY: FOR CREDIT
The Geometry is a mathematics course that is designed to give students a foundational view of the Euclidean study of measurement in the natural sciences. This course focuses on the development of problem-solving skills and the acquisition of mathematical vocabulary and symbols. Topics covered in the course are: reasoning and proof, lines and their relationships, triangles and their relationships, polygons and quadrilaterals, similarity, right triangles, properties of circles, properties of transformations, and area and volume. Students will both focus on the main topics of each unit and gain an appreciation for the structure of geometry; thus, developing more intuition of spatial visualization.
Credit bearing classes are high school level courses and may earn credit toward your child’s high school graduation. Please check with your child’s high school regarding its policy about transferring credits. Upon successful completion, you will receive a transcript that you may submit to your child’s high school.
Students are expected to be in attendance at each class session each day. A student will not be granted credit if absences are excessive. As summer courses are condensed, excessive absences are defined as missing more than four (4) class sessions within a given session.
WHAT HAPPENS IN CLASS
Most classes will be similar in structure allowing for simple, predictable transitions from synchronous to asynchronous mode and vice-versa to minimize confusion. Additionally, for each class, students should expect to:
- Complete a 5 to 10 question mini-quiz assessing the learning target(s) of the previous class.
- Complete warm-up(s) directly related to the upcoming lesson target(s) as it should be a review of the previous class as well. It will be counted as participation.
- Be prepared to discuss the warm-up and or homework solutions with the class synchronously (on video) or asynchronously (through online discussion board). It will be counted as participation.
- Take notes based on the direct instruction given whether it be through synchronous or asynchronous means.
- Be prepared to both show documentation of these notes and the ability to clearly explain the mathematical content covered on the notes.
Classwork should be completed asynchronously and independently. Classwork will either be online, in document form for printing, or part of a discussion board.
Students should expect to spend 10 - 15 minutes daily on homework. As preparation for each class mini-quiz, it is essential that students are consistently completing homework for memory consolidation.
The students will always have access to all of their current grades in the Google Classroom gradebook. In addition, teacher feedback will occur very frequently in the following ways:
- Mini-Quizzes: After daily grading, the students will receive written feedback on their online quizzes as to why their performance is accurately reflected by their grade.
- Warm-Ups & Notes: Students will either receive an email denoting their weekly participation grade (if it is below an 80%) or an email stating to check the participation grades for the week.
- Classwork: Students will either receive an email denoting their weekly participation grade (if it is below an 80%) or feedback on their online classwork as to why their performance is accurately reflected by their grade.
- Tests: After grading, the students will receive feedback within a week’s completion.
In addition to the pre-assessment and the final exam, the students will have the following assessments:
- Mini-Quizzes - online
- 5 Open Book Unit Tests that will be documents/Google Forms
- Print & Complete - Returned by assigned due date