Lesson Plans: Final Week

SOL testing will begin this Wednesday, May 20.  They will continue through Tuesday, May 26.

On Monday and Tuesday, we will be concluding our SOL review.  Look through your review materials and circle, mark, highlight anything you need to go over again.  The more prepared you come, the more progress we will make to get everyone’s questions answered.

Homework:  continue your jLabs.  Three (3) sets of 40 questions are due the night before the day of your SOL.  Continue to go back over all of your review materials.  Don’t forget the SOL study guide that I gave everyone 2 weeks ago.  I will attach another one here – please review all of the formulas, definitions, theorems, etc.  Most of these formulas are not on the SOL formula sheet.

Geometry SOL Study Guide

My SOL Schedule and Testing Locations:

Wed, May 20 – D2B1 (C-143) & D2B3 (E-163)

Thurs, May 21 – D1B3 (K-224)

Fri, May 22 – D2B2 (LMC)

Tues, May 26 – D1B2 (K-224) & D1B4 (I-211)

Lesson Plans: Week of May 11

We are on the final stretch of the year.  SOLs begin on Wed, May 20.  Please come to class prepared and ready to review as we strive to do our best on these tests. Effort now can mean less stress later.

We will continue to review past concepts and practice with past SOL questions.

Homework will center around finishing any classwork started in class and completing 3 sets of 40 questions each on the Jefferson Lab website.  These sets are due by the date of your SOL.  There are hundreds of questions, so keep doing these questions until you get the scores that you want.  Email me your scores, and I will put them in powerschool.  You can not practice too much – your effort will be rewarded.  You will or already have received instructions for this assignment – complete with the website address and directions to set up these sessions.

My email: eflaig@glnd.k12.va.us

Lesson Plans: Week of May 4

We finished all new material last week, and after our post-test and Ch 11/12 test, we will be in full SOL review mode.  All classes were given a SOL study guide this past week in class.

Mon/Tues, 5/4 & 5/5 – Geometry post-test

Wed/Thurs, 5/6 & 5/7 – Ch 11/12 test


Mon/Tues - study for Ch 11/12 test.  You will get a Ch 11/12 study guide – complete the problems (answers are posted here on my blog).  Remember you have your chapter notes and your SOL study guide to help you prepare for the test.

Wed/Thurs - Strand 3

Fri -  complete a set of 40 questions in JLab.  Instructions for this homework will be handed out this week.  Review the symbols mainly in Chapters 1 & 2 for a quiz during the week of May 11.  Be studying all of the definitions and formulas on the SOL study guide.


Lesson Plans: April 27 – May 1

This week we will be finishing up with all new material for this year.    We will finish Chapter 11 on Tues/Wed by discussing the standard equation of a circle and will discuss Chapter 12 on Thurs/Fri by reviewing symmetry and transformations.  Friday we will have a short quiz on geometry symbols – congruent, lines, points, implies, therefore, etc.

Next week (Mon/Tues, 5/4 & 5/5) we will take our post test and review Ch 11/Ch 12 concepts for the Ch 11/Ch 12 test on Wed/Thurs, 5/6 & 5/7.

Details: Week of April 27

Lesson Plans: April 20 – 24

This week we will begin Ch 11 on circles.  Keep up with the homework as we will be approaching our last test of the year at the end of this chapter and a quick review of Ch 12.

I have begun after school tutoring on Mondays and Wednesdays in preparation of the SOL.  On Monday we will be reviewing parallel lines and transversals and will be reviewing the interior and exterior angles of polygons.  There will be no tutoring on Wednesday this week due to the scheduled monthly faculty meeting.  All after school sessions will end at 4:30 pm and will be in my class room I-202.  Please make sure that your child has a ride home for the days they stay after school.

Details: Week of April 20

3-D Volume Fun

Given:  1) a cone and a cylinder with the same radius of the base and height of the solids, and 2) a square pyramid and a cube with the same base and height of the solids.

Question:  How many cones of water would it take to fill its corresponding cylinder and how many square pyramids of water would it take to fill its corresponding cube?

Do you know?  Ask your Geometry student.  They know the answer.  (Hint:  the formula to find the volume of the cylinder and cube is V= Bh, whereas the formula to find the volume of the cone and the square pyramid is V=1/3Bh.)

Enjoy the pictures of my classes as they explored these formulas.

Lesson Plans: Mar 9 – 13

On Monday, 3/9 the Day 2 class will be taking their Ch 8 test.  You were given the study guide last week and remember the answers to the study guide are here on my blog – “Ch 8 Study Guide Answers” – posted last week.

We will be discussing Ch 9 and trigonometry this week.  This chapter will not take long to complete.  Since trig applies only to right triangles, your Ch 9 quiz will also include the Pythagorean theorem  and special right triangles.  Start going back over these sections (7.2 & 7.3) by reviewing notes, worksheets, and homework assignments for these sections.  The tentative date for this quiz is Th & Fri, 3/19 & 3/20.

MP3 ends Friday, 3/20 so turn in all missing work by Tues & Wed, 3/17 & 3/18.