• Geometry 1-2

    Mrs. Perez 

    Email  candice.perez@dvusd.org  

    Course Description:

    This course is aligned with Arizona College and Career Ready Standards and/or national content standards and supports school-wide efforts to increase student achievement.

    Course Objectives:

    By the time the student completes this course of study, the student will know or be able to:

    Common Core Objectives:

    • Understand congruence in terms of rigid motions

    • Prove geometric theorems

    • Make geometric constructions

    • Understand similarity in terms of similarity transformations

    • Prove theorems involving similarity

    • Define trigonometric ratios and solve problems involving right triangles

    • Apply trigonometry to general triangles

    • Understand and apply theorems about circles

    • Translate between the geometric description and the equation for a conic section

    • Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically

    • Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems

    • Visualize relationships between two dimensional and three-dimensional objects

    • Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations

    Classroom Rules and Consequences:


    • Be in your seat, ready to work at 3:45 pm

    • Do not talk when the teacher is talking.

    • Come to class prepared (i.e. materials).

    • No gum, food, or drink in classroom.

    • Electronic devices, other than a calculator, are not to be visible or used in the classroom.

    • Show respect for teacher and classmates (Golden Rule)


    1. Warning

    2. A phone call home and an after school detention with instructor.

    3. A phone call home and a referral written.

    • Instructor will go directly to step 3 when deemed appropriate.


    Assessments (formative/summative assessments, quizzes, projects) ........70%

      Classwork, practice ...........................................................................30%

    Grading Scale:

    90-100% A

    80-89% B

    70-79% C

    60-69% D

    0-59% F

                 *grading software rounds up

    Report Cards

    In an effort to conserve resources and harness the capacity of our electronic grade reporting program (PowerSchool) district schools will no longer print hard copies of report cards unless requested by individual parents.  To receive your PowerSchool login, please stop into the office with a valid photo ID. 

    Power School Online Access:

    Grades and attendance may be accessed 24 hours a day online with your Power School access code.  You may check student progress regularly on the PowerSchool site using the same login for one or more students. 

    Test Retake Policy:

    Students may retest each chapter exam. 

    Late Assignments Policy: Any missing assignments/exams/quizzes must be completed and submitted no later than February 23rd. 


    • Block A begins at 3:00pm and ends at 5:45pm, More than 10minutes late will count as an ABSENCE for the day!

    • Attendance will be taken daily by me, the teacher

      • Students are provided two (2) absences

      • On the third (3rd) absence student is subject to withdrawal

      • Students greater than 10 minutes late to class will be charged an absence

    Recommended Supplies for this Course: 

    • Notebook and folder for math

    • Scientific calculator/Graphing calculator (TI83-TI84 Plus recommended)

    • Compass and protractor

    • Pencil (No pen)

    Suggestions for Success:

    • Keep a great notebook with extensive notes

    • Complete all assignments

    • Ask questions

    • Get extra help – before or after school tutoring

    • Do not miss class

    Technology: Technology is integrated into the curriculum to reinforce learning, and may include the use of personal cell phones. Proper usage of technology will be modeled for students before its use. If a violation of school policy occurs while using a cell phone for a curricular purpose, consequences will be enforced in accordance with the Mountain Ridge Student Handbook.

    Daily Device Use (iPads)

    Students should come to school with their iPads/laptops charged and ready to use in each class every day.  Within each classroom, there are three possible technology environments. Teachers will identify for students the environment expected during their class period. These environments are described below:

    Devices may not be used to record or take photos of other people without their consent.  Consequences for classroom disruptions and misuse of devices will follow a progressive discipline model, beginning with a phone call home and progressing to office referrals for repeated or more serious offenses. Students who have devices out during testing, may lose credit on their test or quiz.  See the Student Rights and Responsibilities consequence chart in the handbook for more specific descriptions of infractions and consequences.

    Math/Science Calculator Policy: Due to district policy students will not be allowed to use cell phones as a calculator on assessments.