Attached you will find your Writing Performance Task on Constructions. Answer each question in full sentences. You may choose to type your answers or attach your own looseleaf. … [Read more...]

## The Six Basic Constructions

This week in Geometry we will be using a compass and straightedge to perform the six basic constructions: 1) Copying a line segment 2) Copying an angle 3) Creating a perpendicular bisector 4) Creating an angle bisector 5) Creating parallel lines 6) Creating a perpendicular line through a given point When creating a perfect construction no numbers are involved. We do not measure, but rather we mark off distance by creating arcs (or congruent circles) using a compass. There are many videos on you tube that demonstrate each construction. For an animated tutorial: Click here or go to http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/constructions.html … [Read more...]

## Geometry Assignments: Transversal

For the last few days we have been exploring special angle relationships formed when two parallel lines are cut by a transversal. Remember their names and where these angles are located (as the diagram may be different). If two parallel lines are cut by a transversal, then their alternate interior angles are congruent. If two parallel lines are cut by a transversal, then their alternate exterior angles are congruent. If two parallel lines are cut by a transversal, then their corresponding angles are congruent. The worksheet is due Monday. The performance packet is due Tuesday. … [Read more...]

## Daily Extra Credit: 9/27

Each (school) day I will pose an extra credit question for all my students. Email your answer to me at terraferma@whsad.org. Make sure you include your name and Question # in the subject line. All extra credit will be added at the end of the marking period. Here is Question #2 for Friday 9/27 *You are looking for a two-digit number. *One third of the number is 7 more than one fourth of the number. *The first digit is twice the second digit. *The sum of the digits is a two-digit number. You can answer the questions at any time...just in separate emails. Remember the marking period ends on Friday Oct 11th … [Read more...]

## Geometry Performance Task: Walking in the Rain

How do we use inductive reasoning to put pictures in the proper sequence? Your task is to rearrange the 8 tiles to create a "logical" story about Mr. Brown's journey. The first panel (A) is the labeled for you. Use the clues in the pictures and the given facts to create the correct sequence. Then, in full sentences, complete the reflection questions. This assignment is worth 20 points and is due on Tuesday, September 17th. … [Read more...]

## If you are in Geometry, then bring in $2 for your Regents Review Books

Students in Ms. Terraferma and Ms. Wilson's Geometry classes should bring in $2.00 for their Regents Review and Test Booklets by Monday April 8th. Students will be using these books in class and to complete homework assignments. The Regents exam is on June 19th!!! These books have proven to boost regents scores. Ask former students. Junior Josh Cepeda says "the books were awesome and helpful, I wouldn't have passed without them". … [Read more...]