Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wednesday 9-30-15

Number Talk
6.7 Quadrilaterals

pg. 46
problems 5-12

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesday 9-29-15

Number Talk
6.6 Symmetries of Regular Polygons

pg. 39
problems 5-8

Monday 9-28-15

Number Talk
Finish 6.5 Symmetries of Quadrilaterals
6.6 Symmetries of Regular Polygons

pg. 39 
problems 4, 9, 11, 13, and 15

Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday 9-25-14

Number Talk
6.5 Symmetries of Quadrilaterals

pg. 32
problems 3-8

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuesday 9-22-15

MAP Testing

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

Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday 9-21-15

Number Talk
6.4 Leap Year - Part 2
- small group discussions

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

Number Talk
6.4 Leap Year - Part 1

pg. 24
problems 7-9

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thursday 9-17-15

Discussions on defining "degree"
Begin 6.4 Leap Year
Vocab Sheet

Page 24
Problems 1-6

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


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

6.3 Leap Frog + discussion

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

New Perpendicular Definiton
6.3 Leap Frog

pg. 18
problems 3-6 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Monday 9-14-15

Module 6.2 Is it Right?
Library with Mr. Cimino

pg. 13
problems 5-10

Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday 9-11-15

Finished Module 6.1 Leaping Lizards!
Perpendicular Talk
Graphing/Transformations Review

No homework. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Thursday 9-10-15

Continued Module 6.1 Leaping Lizards!

#2 - Pg. 7 problems 7 and 8

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Wednesday 9-9-15

Module 6.1 Leaping Lizards!

#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 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 or stop by room 26 before or after school.