Thursday, December 17, 2015

Friday 12-18-15

In-Class:
Truth Value of Conditional Statements
Truth Tables

Homework:
No homework. Enjoy winter break!

Thursday 12-17-15

In-Class:
Intro to Conditional Statements
Finish Test

Homework:
#54
Worksheet
- Conditional Statements


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tuesday 12-15-15

In-Class:
Test Review

Homework:
No homework. Study for test. Don't forget about the vocab!

Monday 12-14-14

Test moved to Wednesday (11/16)

In-Class:
Proofs Review
Test Review

Homework:
#53
Worksheet
- Test Review Packet


Friday 12-11-15

In-Class:
Triangle Practice and Notes
Test Review

Homework:
#52
Worksheet - Test Review Packet


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thursday 12-10-15

Triangle Quiz Tomorrow
Module Test next Tueday

In-Class:
Vocab
Triangle Practice and Notes

Homework:
#51
Worksheet
Problems 14-31


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wednesday 12-9-15

In-Class:
Triangle Practice and Notes
Make sure to add these words to vocab sheet:
- Orthocenter
- Incenter
- Circumcenter
- Centroid

Homework:
#50
Worksheet
Problems 1-13


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tuesday 12-8-15

Quiz on triangles this week

In-Class:
5.8 Continued
- Kara’s Notes

Homework:
#49
Pg. 46
Problems 11-24


Monday 12-7-15

In-Class:
5.8 Continued
- Kolton's Notes


Homework:
#48
pg. 46
problems 8-10

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Thursday 12-3-15

Quiz tomorrow on properties of quadrilaterals (parallelograms)

In-Class:
Quadrilateral Practice
Quadrilateral Notes

Homework:
#46
Worksheet
- You choose half of the problems on each page to complete. You do NOT have to complete every problem on the packet.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Wednesday 12-2-15

In-Class:
5.7 Guess my Parallelogram
- Modeling of different quadrilaterals

Homework:
#45
Pg. 40
Problems 9-14


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tuesday 12-1-15

In-Class:
5.6 Parallelograms Continued
- went over proof on board

Homework:
#44
Worksheet

Monday, November 30, 2015

Monday 11-30-15

Quiz on Friday 12/4 over parallelograms and their properties

In-Class:
Transversal Theorems - Notes
5.6 Parallelogram Conjectures and Proof

Homework:
#43
Pg. 37
Problems 7-19


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday 11-25-15

In-Class:
CSI Geometry Packet

Homework:
#42 
CSI Geometry Packet

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tuesday 11-24-15

In-Class:
Quiz
Round Table Proofs

Homework:
#41
Scene 1 and 2 of CSI Geometry Packet

Monday, November 23, 2015

Monday 11-23-15

Quiz tomorrow will be on proving theorems we have previously seen and used in class.
- Alternate Interior Angles Theorem
- Alternate Exterior Angles Theorem
- Same Side Interior Angles Theorem
- Vertical Angles Theorem
- Exterior Angle (of a triangle) Theorem

In-Class:
Round Table Proofs

Homework:
#40
Pg. 36
Problems 4, 5, and 6

Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday 11-20-15

Quiz moved to Tuesday

In-Class:
Proofs Around the Room

Homework:
#39
Proof Worksheet

NOTE: Problem 2 on the assignment does not use the correct reasons, it is a good choice to re-write the proof on notebook paper and ignore the reasons that are on the worksheet. Sorry!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday 11-19-15

Quiz next Monday (11/23)
- Geometric Proof

In-Class:
Module 5.5 
- Conjectures and Proof
- Poster Proofs
- Gallery Walk

Homework:
#38
Worksheet - Proofs using triangle congruence theorems

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday 11-18-15

In-Class:
Module 5.5 
- Conjectures and Proof
- Proof Posters

Homework:
#37
Pg. 32
Problems 17-28


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday 11-17-15

Quiz this Friday, next Monday on geometric proof

In-Class:
Module 5.5 
- Conjectures and Proof

Homework:
#36
Pg. 31
Problems 8-16


Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday 11-16-15

Start of 2nd Quarter
Quiz this week

In-Class:
Finish 5.4
Euclid's Parallel Postulate Video

Homework:
#35
Pg. 25
Problem 7

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

Monday 11-9-15

In-Class:
Quiz
Module 5.3 

Homework:
#33
Pg. 19
Problems 1-6

Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday 11-6-15

In-Class:
More Geometric Properties
More Geometric Proofs

Homework:
#32
Last page of proof packet
- Two proofs need "reasons"
- Flowchart proof is a challenge

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thursday 11-5-15

In-Class:
Geometric Properties
Geometric Proofs

Homework:
#31
Worksheet
-   Find the value of the variable
-   Justify your steps when possible


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tuesday 11-3-15

In-Class:
Collect Homework
Algebraic Properties
Algebraic Proofs

Homework:
#30
Algebraic Proof Worksheet

Monday 11-2-15

In-Class:
Number Talk
Finish Module 5.2
- Do you see what I see?

Homework:
#29
Correct Test Problems
- Can earn up to 1/4 of your points back


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tuesday 10-27-15

In-Class:
Number Talk
Finish Module 5.1 
- How do you know that?
Begin Module 5.2
- Do you see what I see?

Homework:
#27
Pg. 12
Problems 1-14


Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday 10-26-15

In-Class:
Finish Test
Module 5.1 
- How do you know that?

Homework:
#26
Pg. 5
Problems 2-5

Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday 10-23-15

In-Class:
Module 6 Test
- extra time will be given in class on Monday

Homework:
No homework. Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Module 6 Test

What do I need to know for the module 6 test?

Experiment with transformations in the plane
1. Know precise definitions of angle, circle, perpendicular line, parallel line, and line segment, based on the undefined notions of point, line, distance along a line, and distance around a circular arc.
2. Represent transformations in the plane using, e.g., transparencies and geometry software; describe transformations as functions that take points in the plane as inputs and give other points as outputs. Compare transformations that preserve distance and angle to those that do not (e.g., translation versus horizontal stretch).
3. Given a rectangle, parallelogram, trapezoid, or regular polygon, describe the rotations and reflections that carry it onto itself.
4. Develop definitions of rotations, reflections, and translations in terms of angles, circles, perpendicular lines, parallel lines, and line segments.
5. Given a geometric figure and a rotation, reflection, or translation, draw the transformed figure using, e.g., graph paper, tracing paper, or geometry software. Specify a sequence of transformations that will carry a given figure onto another.

Understand congruence in terms of rigid motions
6. Use geometric descriptions of rigid motions to transform figures and to predict the effect of a given rigid motion on a given figure; given two figures, use the definition of congruence in terms of rigid motions to decide if they are congruent.
7. Use the definition of congruence in terms of rigid motions to show that two triangles are congruent if and only if corresponding pairs of sides and corresponding pairs of angles are congruent.
8. Explain how the criteria for triangle congruence (ASA, SAS, and SSS) follow from the definition of congruence in terms of rigid motions.

Make geometric constructions
12. Make formal geometric constructions with a variety of tools and methods (compass and straightedge, string, reflective devices, paper folding, dynamic geometric software, etc.). Copying a segment; copying an angle; bisecting a segment; bisecting an angle; constructing perpendicular lines, including the perpendicular bisector of a line segment; and constructing a line parallel to a given line through a point not on the line.
13. Construct an equilateral triangle, a square, and a regular hexagon inscribed in a circle.

Tuesday 10-20-15

In-Class:
Number Talk
Finish Module 6.13
Module 6.14

Homework:
#25
Pg. 88
Problems 5-15

Monday, October 19, 2015

Monday 10-19-15

Reminder: Test on Friday 10/23

In-Class:
Number Talk
Module 6.13

Homework:
#24
pg. 84
problems 6-8

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Thursday 10-15-15

In-Class:
Number Talk
Module 6.12
Work on construction packet

Homework:
#23
pg. 76
problems 5-8

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wednesday 10-14-15

In-Class:
Finish Module 6.11
Work on construction packet

Homework:
- Finish #21 and #22
- Finish Construction Packet

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tuesday 10-13-15

Substitute in class today

In-Class:
6.11 Under Construction
Constructions Packet

Homework:
#22
pg. 70
problems 6-9

Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday 10-12-15

In-Class: 
Collect Progress Reports
Number Talk
Module 6.11

Homework:
#21
pg. 68
problems 3-5

Friday, October 9, 2015

Friday 10-9-15

In-Class:
Number Talk
Module 6.10
- Notes on Reflexive Property

Homework:
#20
Pg. 63
Problem 3-5

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Thursday 10-8-15

In-Class:
Number Talk
Quiz
Module 6.10

Homework:
#19
pg. 62
problems 1-2

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wednesday 10-7-15

Quiz tomorrow on:

  • Angle measures in polygons
  • Symmetry
  • Properties of quadrilaterals
  • Series of transformations


In-Class:
Number Talk
Continue Module 6.9
Triangle Congruence Worksheet

Homework:
#18
pg. 57
problems 4, 6, 8, and 8

Tuesday 10-6-15

In-Class:
Number Talk
Module 6.9

Homework:
#17
pg. 57
problems 3, 5, 7, and 9

Monday, October 5, 2015

Monday 10-5-15

Be ready for a quiz on Wednesday.

In-Class:
Number Talk
Module 6.8 continued
Worksheet

Homework:
#16
pg. 51
problems 7-10

Friday, October 2, 2015

Friday 10-2-15

In-Class:
Number Talk
Module 6.8

Homework:
#15
pg. 50
problems 4-6

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thursday 10-1-15

In-Class:
Finish MAP test
Modeling polygons using technology

Homework:
Work on vocab and finishing any modules

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wednesday 9-30-15

In-Class:
Number Talk
6.7 Quadrilaterals

Homework:
#14
pg. 46
problems 5-12

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesday 9-29-15

In-Class:
Number Talk
6.6 Symmetries of Regular Polygons

Homework:
#13
pg. 39
problems 5-8

Monday 9-28-15

In-Class:
Number Talk
Finish 6.5 Symmetries of Quadrilaterals
6.6 Symmetries of Regular Polygons

Homework:
#12
pg. 39 
problems 4, 9, 11, 13, and 15

Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday 9-25-14

In-Class:
Number Talk
Quiz
6.5 Symmetries of Quadrilaterals

Homework:
#11
pg. 32
problems 3-8

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuesday 9-22-15

In-Class:
MAP Testing

Homework:
None. Get a good night's sleep and eat some breakfast!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday 9-21-15

In-Class:
Number Talk
6.4 Leap Year - Part 2
- small group discussions

Homework:
#8
Pg. 25
Problems 10 and 11

Friday, September 18, 2015

Quiz and MAP Testing

Reminder: There will be a quiz next week on transformations.

We will be MAP testing on Tuesday 9/22. Be sure to get good sleep and eat breakfast before school.

Friday 9-18-15

In-class:
Number Talk
6.4 Leap Year - Part 1
Vocab

Homework:
#7 
pg. 24
problems 7-9

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thursday 9-17-15

In-Class:
Discussions on defining "degree"
Begin 6.4 Leap Year
Vocab Sheet

Homework:
#6
Page 24
Problems 1-6


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Grading

Homework is always out of 4 points. Students who score between 75% and 100% correct on their work will earn a 4. Scores between 50% and 74% will earn a 3. Scores between 25% and 49% will earn a 2. Scores less than a 2 should really be reworked for understanding and completion. Missing assignments earn a 0. 

Homework that is turned in late, even due to an absence, will be graded after all other assignments have been graded. This means that the assignment will be marked as 0 and missing in Skyward until I have time to correct it. This may take up to two weeks. 

Quizzes will usually be worth 10 points. Quizzes may or may not be announced in advance. There are no quiz retakes.

Tests will be worth 50-100 points. Tests will always be announced in advance. There are no test retakes.

I do not offer extra credit. Students need to come to class prepared every day with all assigned work completed. Fully studying for tests and quizzes needs to occur before the test as this is an essential skill for your education. 

Students are always welcome in my classroom after school to get any extra support they may need or to have a quiet place to work. 



Wednesday 9-16-15

In-Class:
6.3 Leap Frog + discussion

Homework:
#5
pg. 18
problems 7-10

(If you would like extra review, you can choose to complete pg. 18 problems 11-19)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tuesday 9-15-15

In-Class:
New Perpendicular Definiton
6.3 Leap Frog

Homework:
#4
pg. 18
problems 3-6 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Monday 9-14-15

In-Class:
Module 6.2 Is it Right?
Library with Mr. Cimino

Homework:
#3
pg. 13
problems 5-10

Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday 9-11-15

In-Class: 
Finished Module 6.1 Leaping Lizards!
Perpendicular Talk
Graphing/Transformations Review

Homework:
No homework. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Thursday 9-10-15

In-Class: 
Continued Module 6.1 Leaping Lizards!

Homework:
#2 - Pg. 7 problems 7 and 8

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Wednesday 9-9-15

In-Class: 
Syllabus/Procedures 
Module 6.1 Leaping Lizards!

Homework:
#1 - Getting to Know You Handout

Please bring back the signed Classroom Expectations sheet by Friday 9-11-15.
Every student needs a compass, protractor, and a ruler.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Welcome!

Welcome to Geometry

First Day of School - September 9th
Supply List

I want to welcome you and your family to Jefferson Middle School.  I am looking forward to working with you and your student this year.  Our math program is student centered, hands-on, and offers many opportunities for meaningful discussions.  The students at Jefferson who are most successful in this class have four strategies in common:  they care about their learning, they fully participate in class, they do quality nightly homework, and they attend school each day.

To help students be even more successful with math, we provide after-school help in the Library, Monday through Thursday 2:30 - 3:30pm. 

Feel free to contact me at azieske@osd.wednet.edu or stop by room 26 before or after school.