Saturday, June 27, 2009

How to Take My Exams

taking testThe following are tips for taking my exams. My exams are easy if you always attend my class, and actively join in our discussions.
  1. Review your notes and not your textbook. I gather information from many sources, so the lessons that we have discussed and you took note in the classroom are the most likely materials that will come out in my exams.
  2. The list of postulates, theorems, and corollaries is the bible of our geometry class. Always remember and understand what each statement means and how to demonstrate it.
  3. Always bring a ruler, protractor, pencil, compass, pen, and lots of papers.
  4. Check the number of pages of the test papers and ask for the missing copy from the proctor or test administrator if they are incomplete.
  5. Answer the easiest test items first. Handle the not easy ones later. Do not spend too much time on one item if you don’t know the answer.
  6. Ask for some clarification from the proctor if the test items are vague or are not clear to you. But don’t ask for the answers :-)
  7. If you have enough time—review your answers. Do not pass your paper(s) in a hurry. Remember, in my exams, you don't get additional points for passing early.
  8. Finally an advice for you—PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The True Representation of a Point

The following is the correct representation of a point, say point A.
point A
errorThe following is not the correct representation of a point.
not a Point
A point has no circle around it.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Journey through Geometry

This is how we are going to deal with our Geometry subject. First, we will discuss points, lines, planes, and space (we already did). Then, we will discuss the basics of polygons and triangles.

With this introduction to triangles, I will walk you through the introduction to Two-Column Proofs. Then, we will discuss parallel and perpendicular lines, and continue to plane and solid geometry. The illustration below summarizes our topics and lessons for the school year.


Our projects will focus through the real-world applications of Geometry; one project for the first grading period, another one for the second and third grading period which is about origami; the project for the fourth grading period is about creating tessellations.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Welcome to Geometry Class

Welcome 3rd year students and parents to Colegio de Sta. Teresita's Geometry class! My name is Arnel Dy and I am your teacher in Geometry III-St. Augustine.

It is my goal to provide you educationally challenging, yet fun, experience in our classroom. We will learn the wonderful world of Euclidean Geometry and apply your learning in real-world situations. In addition, it is also my goal to make you a productive, able, and responsible citizen of the community.

I have high expectations for all my students and we should work together to maintain those expectations. I encourage you to attend my class every day so you can learn and practice the lessons I have prepared for you each day.

I believe it is important that we should have a clear and open line of communication so we can work together for our students' progress. If you have questions and concerns, please feel free to visit me at school. I am available from 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. and from 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

I am thrilled to learning about who my students are and I hope that you come to school with an open mind and a determination to perform well in my classroom.