• Geometry Course Syllabus-Classroom Code: xbnzlzc

    Summer 2021 Dates
     All classes to be held on campus
         100 Tehcnology Drive
         Edison, NJ, 08837 
      July 6-8th
      July 13-15th
      July 27-29th
      August 3rd Review and Final Exam


    Instructor:  Michelle Gomes, Room 211

    Email:  gomesm@mcvts.net

    General  Information:

    This course can be identified in terms of several broad goals for the students:

    1. To offer an experience rich in mathematical investigations and applications.
    2. To improve the ability to think and reason, using mathematics as a valuable tool.
    3. To learn how to express ideas, concepts, and relationships in mathematical terms.
    4.  To learn and practice the essential life skill of working with others.
    5. To learn and use modern Technological tools (Geo Software) and use it in geometric discoveries.
    6. To practice using construction tools and tools of Geometry.

    Student Materials:

         Ine the event of a virtual class day, a printer/scanner will become imepritive to share work, in addtion a working camera/microphone will assist in daily communication. Many activities will be repetitive therefore a sheet protector and white erase markers can reduce the copies required for practice.  Lined, blank, transparent and graph paper will be used throughout the course. Compass, protractor and straightedges are the constrcution tools utilized during the course.

    *Compass- From past experience traditional 2 legged compass tend to loose accuracy very quickly, therefore tools with a tightening screw tend to remain accurate for the length of this course. However, I would suggest a second tool perhaps a plastic safety compass.

    Text Book:

    Discovering Geometry. An Investigative Approach, 5th edition, by Michael Serra; Flourish/Kendal Hunt, ©  

    The textbook is available online at Flourish/Kendall Hunt for homework assignments. Students will use the hard copy of the textbook in class. Each student will share his/her textbook with a student from another Geometry class and must return the textbook at the end of the class. Each student is responsible for his/her assigned textbook and is expected to reimburse/order new one if it is lost.

    Geometry NJ Edition. Prentice Hall- Each student will use a hard copy of the text


    Topics will include: Centers, Circle, Congruency, Construction, Nets, Notation, Parallel, Perpendicular, Polygons, Postulates, Proportion, Proofs, Quadrilaterals, Reasoning, Similarity, Surface area, Symbolism, Theorems, Transformation, Trigonometry, Triangles, Vocabulary, and Volume


    Our on-line resources will include texbook manufactures, Khan Acadmey, DeltaMath and Awwapp.com. Addtional resources will be included as needed. Some will requre registration in order to join a class and recived feedback and grades

    Calculators :

    Geometry problems usually do not require complex calculations. The scientific calculator will be used for this course only when appropriate, and only with the permission of the Instructor.



    The practice of doing homework is perhaps the most important aspect of your learning the material for this course. Keeping up with the daily homework assignments will enable you to best understand the ideas presented in class. It will also enable you to filter out those questions that give you the greatest difficulty and that need to be discussed in class.  Some time at the beginning of each class will be devoted to reviewing and answering homework questions. Homework will always be assigned for your benefit, and it is important that you do it. When an assignment is to be handed in for a grade, this will be clearly announced in class. Homework (when it is collected) will be due promptly at the beginning of class.


    Quizzes /:

    Every class there will be either an opening or closure quiz or assessment.  An assessment of previous material taught in class will be graded, where questionaires of prior knowledge are ungraded.  Always be aware - you will be required to show your work on all assignments.



    Since this is an abbreviated course a unit test will accompany each chapter. You will need to be well prepared for each test. If you have kept up with doing and understanding your daily homework, then studying for the test should not be difficult. Each test will be written under the assumption that you have practiced many problems of a similar type and can therefore work efficiently during the test.  Your ability to do problems in a timely manner could affect your test score.


    Attendance / Participation:

    You are required to attend every class and to be on time, should you miss a class, it will be the decision of administration whether or not the absense is excused. You are expected to be visible(camera on) during our virtual meets, and particpate via written comments, oral discussion and presenations . You are responsible for everything that goes on in class, and success in this class cannot be expected without regulalar attendance. Although daily material will be uploaded to the Classroom page, the interaction and questions during live interaction cannot be duplicated.



    The grades will not be discussed and the graded work  will not be compared in class – it takes time away from the learning process and creates unhealthy atmosphere.If you disagree with the grade – make an arrangement to see me in private, and will discuss your grade and review your work.

    Grading Policy:

    In-class tests/Long term Projects                   50% of the grade

    Quizzes / Mini-Projects                                  30% of the grade

    Graded Homework/ /Participation                   20% of the grade

    Grading Scale:

        A+       98-100

        A     92-97

        A-     90-91

        B+     86-89

        B     82-85

        B-     80-81

        C+     76-79

        C     72-75

        C-     70-71

        D     65-69

        F     Below 65


    Academic Honesty:

    All cases of academic dishonesty will be reported to the School Administration.  There will be no tolerance for cheating.