Geometry (2017-2018)

Hello!  Welcome to Geometry for the 2017-2018 school year.  In order to view the exact learning targets for this year, please see the Portland Public Schools link for the Learning Targets.  We will be following those targets throughout the year.

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Final Exam:

The final exam will cover each learning target from the second semester.  Each day, starting on May 25th, students will take a small assessment on a learning target.  Each of these are the final assessments for each learning target.



-Circles (Naming/Properties, Arc Length/Sector Area, and Equations of Circles)



Day 77:  May 23rd.  Objective:  Students will analyze completed trigonometry problems and find errors.  Warm-Up:  G4-WarmUp Assignment/Homework:  G4FinalReview

Day 76 (part 2)  May 21st.  Objective:  Students will review trigonometry to prepare for the final exam.  G4FinalReview

Unit 10:  Probability

G10a.  I can calculate probabilities with unions and intersections

G10b. I can calculate conditional and independent probabilities

Day 76:  May 21st.  Objective:  Students will prove their knowledge on conditional and independent probabilities by completing a group test.  Group Test Today!

Day 75:  May 17th.  Objective:  Students will calculate conditional and independent probabilities.  Investigation:  G10-6Investigation Homework:  G10-6Worksheet

Day 74:  May 15th.  Objective:  Students will prove their knowledge on probability.  Test Today!

Day 73:  May 11th.  Objective:  Students will review unit material to prepare for a unit test.  Test on Tuesday!  Warm-Up:  G10-6WarmUp Review:  G10-Review(1)

Day 72:  May 9th.  Objective:  Students will use venn diagrams and two-way tables to calculate probabilities.  Notes:  G10-5Notes Homework:  G10-5Practice

Day 71:  May 7th.  Objective:  Students will calculate probabilities with unions and intersections.  Notes:  G10-4 Investigation Unions and Intersections Homework:  G10-4Worksheet

Day 70:  May 3rd.  Objective:  Students will calculate the probabilities with unions and intersections.  Notes:  G10-2Notes(Part2) Completed Notes: G10-3Notes(Part2)Key Homework: G10-2Assignment

Day 69:  May 1st.  Objective:  Students will calculate the probability of multiple events.  Notes:  G10-2NotesTreeDiagram Homework:  G10-2Assignment

Day 68:  April 27th. Objective:  Students will determine what information is important in solving real world models.  Activity: Starbursts  Homework:  G10-1 Probability

Unit 9: Volume

G9a. I can calculate the volume of a prism, cylinder, cone, pyramid and sphere.

Day 67:  April 25th.  Objective:  Students will summarize their understanding of volume and complete a unit test.  Test Today!

Day 66:  April 23rd. Objective:  Students will review for a test.  Note:  Due to the interruption of the Smarter-Balanced Assessment, we will postpone the test for Wednesday and Friday of this week.  Students will review Volume in class while all Juniors take the Smarter-Balanced Assessment.

Day 65:  April 19th.  Objective:  Students will work collaboratively to find the volumes of irregular solids.   Homework:  G 9-3 Spheres Test will be on Monday!

Day 64:  April 17th.  Objective:  Students will find the volume of pyramids and cones.  Homework:  10-Volume of Pyramids and Cones

Day 63:  April 12th.  (2nd half of lesson)  Objective:  Students will apply volume formulas to find the volume of solids.  Toolkit/Notes:  Volumes toolkit Completed Toolkit:  G9ToolkitComplete Homework/Practice:  10-Volume of Prisms and Cylinders

Unit 8: Modeling and Constructions

G8-1a – I can apply geometric concepts in modeling situations

G8-1b – I can use tools and methods to create constructions

Day 63:  April 12th.  Objective:  Students will apply geometric concepts using a compass and straightedge.  Test:  G8-1Tessellations

Day 62: April 10th.  Objective:  Students will apply geometric concepts with a team in order to build a tower and design a sidewalk.  Lesson Overview:   Part 2: G8-1Tessellations

Circles – Part 3

I can find the center and radius of a circle given its equation.

Important Concepts:  Completing the square, factoring, graphing points, and solving equations.

Day 61:  April 6th.  Objective:  Students will prove their knowledge on circle equations.  Test Today.  

Day 60: April 4th.  Objective:  Students will find the center and radius of a circle given its equation.  Notes:  G7-7CompleteTheSquare Filled in Notes:  G7-7CompleteTheSquareCompleted We corrected these: G7-7NotesFixComplete Practice Test:  G7-PracticeTest(Part3)

Day 59:  April 2nd.  Objective:  Students will find the center and radius of a circle given its equation.  Notes:  G7-6Notes Homework:  G7-6Assignment

Circles – Part 2

I can calculate the area of a sector and arc length

Vocabulary Words: Circumference, Arc Length, Sector, and Area.

Day 58:  March 22nd.  Objective:  Students will prove their knowledge of arc length and sector area by completing an individual test.  Notecard:  G7-SectorNoteCard

Day 57:  March 20th.   Objective:  Students will summarize their understanding of arch length and sector area by completing a group test.  Warm-Up:  G7-GroupTestWarmUp   Group Test: G7-GroupTest  Group Test Key:  G7-GroupTestKeyIndividual Test on Thursday 3/22/18

Day 56: March 16th.  Objective:  Students will calculate the area of a sector in a circle.  Notes:  G7-5Notes Completed Notes: G7-5NotesComplete Homework:  G7-5

Day Π (55)  March 14th.  Objective:  Students will discover the value of Π by measuring the circumference and diameters of circular objects.

Day 54:  March 12th.  Objective:  Students will apply the formulas for circumference given the diameter or radius. Notes:  G7-4Notes Homework:  G7-4

Circles – Part 1

I can apply the properties of angles within circles

Vocabulary Words:  Central Angles, Inscribed Angles, Tangent Line, Arc, Chord, Vertex, Radius, Diameter, Minor Arc, Major Arc, and Semicircle.

Day 53:  March 8th.  Objective:  Students will apply their knowledge on properties of circles by completing a unit test.

Day 52:  March 6th.  Objective:  Students will remember key vocabulary words in order to construct a review poster.  Unit Review:  G7-Review

Day 51:  March 2nd:  Objective:  Students will apply properties of angles within circles.  Notes:  G7-3Notes Notes Key:  G7-3NotesComplete Homework:  G7-3Assignment

Day 50:  February 28th.  Objective:  Students will investigate properties of circles and apply them to solve problems.  Investigation Link:  What is the relationship that you see between the angles here?    Investigation and Notes:  G7-2InvestigationAndNotes Notes Key:  G7-2NotesComplete Homework:  G7-2Assignment

Day 49:  February 26th.  Objective:  Students will familiarize themselves with new vocabulary for circles.  Warm-Up:  CirclesWithLabels        CirclesWithNoLabels  Notes:   G7-1GlueIn Completed Notes: G7-1NotesKey Homework:  G7-1Assignment  Introduction to Circles Link:  Circles  and Central Angles and Arcs


Day 47/48:  February 20th and 22nd:  Objective:  Students will complete a work sample problem.

Day 46:  February 15th:  Objective:  Students will complete a review for a work-sample trigonometry problemClass work:  Students worked in groups to solve word problems and create posters demonstrating understanding of how to solve and explain their work.

Day 45: February 13th. Objective:  Students will prove their knowledge on trigonometry by competing a unit test.

Day 44:  February 9th. Objective:  Students will review unit material to prepare for a test.  Review:  G4-TrigReview Extra Notes for A-Level/B-Level problems:  G4-6NotesComplete

Day 43: February 7th.  Objective:  Students will use clinometers to measure the angle of elevation to an objects highest point in order to determine the height.  Hints:  ClinometerHints  Assignment:  G4-5Clinometer Homework:  G4-5 Trig word problems

This is a Clinometer.  It is used to measure the angle of elevation.

Day 42:  February 5th.  Objective:  Students will use inverse trigonometry to construct solutions given a right triangle. Notes:  G4-4InverseNotes Assignment and Homework:  G4-4Inverse

Day 41:  February 1st.  Objective:  Students will use special right triangles to determine the side lengths of right triangles.  Investigation and Homework:  G4-3Investigation

Day 40: January 30th.  Objective:  Students will use trigonometry and special right triangles to solve for missing sides. Notes: G4-3Notes Class work:  G4-2Practice Investigation and Homework:  G4-3Investigation

Day 39:  January 25th.  Objective:  Students will use the pythagorean theorem to solve for missing sides in a right triangle.  Students will use the vocabulary words hypotenuse, adjacent, and opposite in referring to sides of a triangle.  Notes:  G4-1Notes Assignment:  G4-1TrigInvestigation

Semester 1 Final Exam:

Schedule: JanuaryCalendarFinals (Subject to changes)

Day 38: January 23rd.  Objective:  Students will prove their knowledge on coordinate geometry by taking a final exam.  Homework:  None!

Day 37: January 19th.  Objective:  Students will review coordinate geometry material regarding perimeter and area.  Homework:  G6-FinalReview

Day 36:  January 17th:  Objective:  Students will prove their knowledge on congruent triangles and parallelograms.  Homework:  Prepare for coordinate geometry assessment next week. Review:  G6-ReviewReflection

Day 35:  January 12th: Objective:  Students will show that two triangles are congruent using a two column proof.  Old Quizzes: G5-OldQuizzes

Day 34: January 8th: Objective:  Students will prove their knowledge on lines and angles.  Similarity Review:  G3FinalReview

Day 33: January 4th:  Objective: Students will prove their knowledge on transformations and symmetry.  Students will review theorems, postulates, and definitions about lines and angles.  Lines and Angles Review:  G2-FinalPractice

Day 32:  January 2nd: Objective:  Students will review symmetry and transformations in preparation for their final exam. Review Activity:  G1FinalPractice Homework Review Practice:  G1FinalReview

Maker Space Activity:

Day 31:  December 12th.  Objective:  Students will make a clinometer using a protractor, string, weights, tape, and other resources.  Clinometer


Unit 6:  Coordinate Geometry

Day 30.  December 8th.  Objective:  Students will prove their knowledge on coordinate geometry.  Review:  G6-Review

Day 29.  December 6th.  Objective:  Students will find the area of a triangle given its vertices on a coordinate plane.  Notes:  G6-4NotesKey Assignment/Homework:  G-4Assignment

Day 28.  December 4th.  Objective:  Students will use the distance formula to find the perimeter of a figure.  Warm-Up:  WhichPointIsCloser?   Assignment/Homework:   G6-3(Part2)

Day 27: November 30th.  Objective:  Students will use the distance formula to find the perimeter of a figure.  Desmos Visual:  Distance Formula Kahoot:  Distance Formula Kahoot Notes:  G6-3Notes Key:  G6-3Part1NotesKey Formulas:  G6-3Formulas Key: G6-3Part2NotesKey Assignment/Homework:  G6-3Assignment

Day 26:  November 28th. Objective:  Students will review linear equations from a graph.  Act 1,2,3: Notes:  G 6-2Notes Assignment/Homework:  G6-2Assignment

Day 25: November 21st.   Objective:  Students will make test corrections.  Students will find the area of triangles and parallelograms as well as find the midpoint between two given points.  Notes:  G6-1Notes Assignment/Homework:  G6-1Assignment

Unit 5:  Congruent Triangles and Parallelagrams

Day 24: November 17th.  Objective:  Students will prove their knowledge by completing a chapter test.

Day 23: November 15th.  Objective:  Students will review congruence by completing a unit review.  Warm-Up:  G5-ReviewWarmUp Unit Review:  G5-Review Homework:  Finish the review, make a notecard for the test, and study to prepare for the test.

Day 22:  November 13th.  Objective:  Students will prove properties of quadrilaterals using congruent triangle conjectures.  Warm-Up:  G5-3WarmUp Parallelograms Toolkit:  ParallelogramsKey Assignment/Homework: G5-3Assignment  TEST ON FRIDAY!

Day 21:  November 6th. Objective:  Students will show that two triangles are congruent.  Warm-Up:  G5-2WarmUp Assignment/Homework:  G5-2Assignment

Day 20:  November 1st.  Objective:  Students will learn the congruency requirements for two triangles being congruent. Video: Neil Degrasse Tyson on Knowledge vs. Thinking Notes:  G5 Tool kit student version Key:  G5-ToolkitKey Assignment/Homework:  G5-1

Unit 4:  Similarity

Day 19:  October 30th. Objective:  Students will make test corrections on the similarity unit.  Students will use a ruler and protractor to draw a congruent triangle.  Homework: none.

Day 18: October 26th.  Objective:   Students will prove their knowledge about similar triangles.  TEST TODAY!

Day 17: October 24th.  Objective:  Students will prove triangles are similar, solve for missing sides in similar triangles, and apply real world problem solving using similar triangles.Warm-Up:   G4-5WarmUp Review:  G4-Review B-Level/A-Level Problems:  B-Level and A-Level Problems

Day 16:  October 20th.  Objective:  Students will review solving proportions and solve A Level problems.  AGENDA:  G4-ExtraDay

Day 15:  October 18th. Objective:  Students will use SSS, SAS, and AA similarity criterion to determine if two triangles are similar.  Notes:  G4-3Notes Filled In Notes:  G4-3NotesFilledIn Assignment:  G4-3Assignment A-Level Problems:  G4-3ALevelProblems

Day 14:  October 16th.  Objective:  Students will identify proportions with similar triangles and use them to solve for a missing side.  Notes:  G 4-2Notes Filled In Notes: G4-2NotesFilledIn Assignment:  G4-2

Day 13:  October 9th.  Objective:  Students will perform a dilation on the coordinate plane with the center of dilation centered at (0,0).  Notes:  G4-1Notes Filled In Notes:  G4-1NotesFilledIn Assignment:  G4-1Work

Unit 3:  Lines and Angles

Unit Notes:  G3-Unit Notes Completed

Day 12.  October 3rd.  Objective:  Students will review concepts to prepare for a chapter test.  Review:  G3-Review

Day 11. September 28th.  Objective:  Students will find the angle measures given a figure using Alternate Interior Angle, Same Side Interior Angle, and Corresponding Angle properties. Glue In:  G3-4Notes Assignment (Homework):  G3-4Work

Day 10.  September 27th.  Objective:  Students will identify, draw, and label complementary angles, supplementary angles, linear pair angles, and vertical angles.  Notes:  G3-2ABGlueInCompleted

Day 9.  September 25th.  Objective:  Students will name angles, and mark congruent lines and angles correctly.  Students will use the correct notation when naming angles and describing their measure.  Notes:  G3-2ANotes  and G3-2B Homework:  G3-2Work

Day 8: September 21st.  Objective:  Students will name lines, line segments, and ray’s.  Students will identify the midpoint of a segment and define vocabulary words. Notes:  G3-1Notes Assignment:  G3-1Work

Unit 2: Transformations

Here are the unit’s completed notes:  G2-GlueInsCompleted

Day 7:  September 19th.  Objective:   Students will prove their knowledge on transformations.

Day 6:  September 15th.  Objective:  Students will review transformations and prepare for a unit test.  Review:  G2-4Review

Day 5: September 13th.  Objective:  Students will use coordinate rules to rotate figures clockwise and counter-clockwise 90, 270, and 360 degrees.  Group Stations:  G2-3GroupProblems Glue In Notes:  G2-3GlueIn Assignment:  G2-3Assignment

Day 4: September 11th.  Objective:   Students will translate and reflect figures. Warm-Up:  2-2WarmUp Glue In Notes:   G2-2GlueIn Assignment:  G2-2Assignment

Day 3: Objective:  Students will prove their knowledge by completing an assessment on symmetry.  Students will explore various types of transformations. Glue In Notes:  G2-1GlueIn Assignment: G2-1Assignment

Introductory Unit:  Symmetry

Where do you see symmetry?  It seems that these items attempt to be symmetric, but are merely an approximation of an exact symmetry.  Your daily assignments are listed below the pictures.




Day2:  Objective:  Students will learn some classroom rules and summarize learning on symmetry.  Presentation on Rules: G0-1andRules Glue In Notes:  G0-1Part2GlueIn  Homework (FRONT ONLY):  G1-1Assignment

Day 1:  Welcome!  Objective:  Students will learn class routines, collect materials necessary for learning, familiarize themselves with other students and explore methods for learning.  Notes:  G0-1 Assignment:  In-Class activity.