Geometry emphasizes similarity, right triangle trigonometry, congruence, and modeling geometry concepts in real life situations. Students build upon previous knowledge of similarity, congruence, and triangles to prove theorems and reason mathematically. This course also introduces students to geometric constructions and circles. Students show a progression of mastery and understanding of the use and application of surface area and volume.
The major work of Geometry is from the following domains and clusters:
o Understand congruence in terms of rigid motions.
o Prove geometric theorems.
Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry
o Understand similarity in terms of similarity transformations.
o Prove theorems involving similarity.
o Define trigonometric ratios and solve problems involving triangles.
Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations
o Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically.
Modeling with Geometry
o Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations. Supporting work is from the following domains and clusters:
Congruence o Experiment with transformations in the plane
. o Make geometric constructions.
Circles o Understand and apply theorems about circles. o Find areas of sectors of circles.
Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations
o Translate between the geometric description and the equation for a circle.
Geometric Measurement and Dimension
o Explain volume and surface area formulas and use them to solve problems.
Also go to Mr. Daniel O'Dineal's webpage page for Geometry B
Algebra I Pacing Guide including state standards for each 9 weeks. Also go to Mr. Tommy Blevins web page
I-A 1st 9-weeks
I-A 2nd 9 weeks
I-B 1st 9-weeks
I-B 2nd 9 weeks
Block 1st 9-weeks
Block 2nd 9-weeks
Explain each step in solving an equation as following from the equality of numbers asserted at the previous step, starting from the assumption that the original equation has a solution. Construct a viable argument to justify a solution method.
Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems.
Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, including equations with coefficients represented by letters.
Rearrange formulas to highlight a quantity of interest, using the same reasoning as in solving equations.
Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations with two variables on coordinate axes with labels and scales.
Understand that the graph of an equation in two variables is the set of all its solutions plotted in the coordinate plane, often forming a curve (which could be a line).
Explain why the x-coordinates of the points where the graphs of the equations y = f(x) and y = g(x) intersect are the solutions of the equation f(x) = g(x); find the approximate solutions using technology. ★
- Course Syllabus and Expectations
9 week course
Personal Finance is required for graduation.
Personal Finance is a foundational course designed to inform students how individual choices directly influence occupational goals, future earning potential, and long term financial well-being. The standards in this course cover decision-making skills related to goal setting, producing income, budgeting, saving, borrowing, managing risk, and investing. The course helps students meet the growing complexities of personal financial management and consumer decision making. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will understand how their decisions will impact their future financial well-being.
Financial Responsibility and Personal Decision Making
1) Define the concept of personal finance. Consider how personal finance concepts fit into key life events or stages and explain the importance of personal financial planning using information sources such as instructional materials, news articles, blogs from reputable sources, personal narratives, and industry publications.
2) Write short term (a year or less), mid-term (1 – 5 years), and long term (over 5 years), personal financial goals, defining desired education, career, and earning milestones, and saving and spending plans. Evaluate factors that may influence the goals, including family responsibilities, individual values, financial factors, and economic conditions.
Education, Careers, and Income
3) Complete one or more career aptitude surveys, analyze the results, and relate how the identified career aptitudes align with the student’s strengths and interests. Evaluate education and training path options to prepare for identified jobs or careers of interest.
4) Using the career focus identified in standard 3, create an annotated chart, table, or graphic to evaluate: a. Education and training including admission requirements and tuition requirements b. Available positions c. Salaries d. Cost vs. benefits of educational/training e. Potential lifetime earning f. Employer benefits g. Possible need for relocation to advance
5) Explore and evaluate options for financing postsecondary education. Demonstrate an understanding of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) requirements to apply for postsecondary education financial aid by completing an application. Identify strategies for reducing the overall cost of postsecondary education, including the impact of scholarships, grants, work study, and other assistance and the application process
6) Explain the impact borrowing money to finance college could have on future financial stability and security. Research multiple viewpoints that support or question the use of student loan debt in paying for postsecondary education. Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence presented support the author’s claim. Citing specific textual evidence, craft an argumentative essay that either supports or opposes the use of student loan debt, developing both claim(s) and counterclaim(s) fairly.
7) Describe factors affecting take-home pay such as tax withholdings, benefits (e.g., insurance, 401k), and plan payroll deductions. Complete a 1040 and a W-4 Employee’s Withholding Allowance paperwork, and analyze the W-2 Wage and Tax Statement for federal income tax purposes.
Planning and Money Management
8) Using money management tools such as online computer-based budgeting tools, cost of living calculators, or hardcopy forms, create a personal balance sheet, determine assets and liabilities, and calculate net worth for an identified career.
9) Using research from local sources (such as newspapers, chambers of commerce, local government, and company websites), create a monthly personal budget that reflects household living expenses, taxes, potential savings, and an emergency fund. Develop a saving/spending plan for a week and track actual spending for comparison.
10) Understand the availability of consumer protection laws, agencies, and resources. Investigate the availability and reliability of resources to assist consumers in making buying decisions (include national, state, and local resources, as appropriate).
11) Research a variety of financial institutions including digital financial services. Compare and contrast services and products such as checking accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposits, etc. Identify one service that best supports the student’s personal financial goals and craft an argumentative essay supporting the choice. Using a banking transaction scenario, demonstrate an ability to: a. Reconcile an account b. Write a check c. Verify account accuracy Credit and Debt
12) Evaluate the various sources and types of consumer credit, such as student loans, auto loans, store credit cards, flex loans, consumer installment loans, title loans, and payday loans. Draw conclusions about the types of credit best suited for financing and/or purchasing various goods and services, defending claims with specific textual evidence. Explain how taking on debt early in life may affect financial stability and security later in life.
13) Examine credit reporting agencies in addition to Equifax, Experion, TransAmerica, and federal organizations to describe credit reports and credit scores. Describe the relationship between consumers and credit reports/credit scores, discussing their importance and citing specific textual evidence from research. Analyze a sample credit report and interpret how the contents may affect the credit score. Explain how the credit score may impact borrowing opportunities and the cost of credit. Summarize specific activities used to maintain a good credit score.
14) Citing evidence found in credit applications, compare and contrast various types of credit and calculate the real cost of borrowing. Explain factors that can affect the approval process associated with each type. Identify typical information and procedures required in the credit application process. Analyze factors associated with the purchase of an automobile and defend a specific buying decision, including: a. Define and understand factors most often included in negotiations (such as cash vs. financing, inclusion of trade-in, etc.). b. Evaluate costs and benefits of different service contract and/or warranty options. c. Compare and contrast available financing options based on consumer characteristics and size of down payment. d. Discuss the differences in owning vs. leasing a car (such as down payment, terms, and contracts).
15) Differentiate the benefits and costs associated with various types of insurance, such as health, life, property, and auto. Describe the risks associated with a lack of appropriate coverage in specific situations. Determine the role of insurance in personal financial planning to preserve and build wealth with financial stability and security.
16) Conduct assessments of various types of identity theft situations and scams, then determine strategies and present a plan to safeguard and protect against identity theft. Design and present a plan to significantly lower and protect against risks. Determine steps that should be taken by a victim of identity theft to report the incident and re-establish identity.
Saving and Investing
17) Explain how saving and investing contribute to financial well-being, building wealth, and helping meet personal financial goals. Compare and contrast saving and investment strategies, such as savings accounts, certificates of deposit, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, employer sponsored savings plans, physical assets, and commodities. Design a diversified saving and investment plan that includes strategies compatible with personal goals. Include time value of money and compound interest calculations in analysis.
- paper for notes, folder for keeping worksheets
- pencil for quizzes , pencils or pens for daily work
- Bring chromebook or tablet or laptop daily to school and also will need these at home
- For creating charts, tables and graphics students may bring coloring pencils or markers to improve the quality of their projects. Scissors and glue at home Due to Covid-19, no sharing of material will be allowed.
EVERFI financial web based computer program
50% Everfi modules/Money Moves modules/other computer modules