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Math Strategies Course II- Geometry

Patrick Henry High School

Math II-Geometry



Leah L. Woods

Room 323



Course Description:

The Life Skills Program is a Minneapolis Public Schools Citywide Special Education program for high school students whose transition needs require special education services for the majority of their school day. The program serves students with severe learning/language disabilities and various developmental disabilities from throughout the Minneapolis school district. Students enrolled in the program are ages 14 to 18 in grades 9 through 12. Each classroom is comprised of a special education teacher and one special education assistant. A modified curriculum appropriate to the abilities and needs of the students in the program is provided. In addition to the curriculum in the Life Skills program, students may also have access to general education courses, vocational experiences, other related special education services, and community-based instruction as determined by the student’s IEP team.

Course Objective:

Students will continue to develop understanding and application of basic math concepts and make connections to geometry and other higher order math skills.

Class Expectations:

Be on time

Use the bathroom before class

Stay in assigned seat

No electronics

Water only

Class Consequences:

Nonverbal cue/ proximity

Verbal cue

Phone call home/ case manager

Removal from class


  • Assessments

Pre and post

  • Class work

Warm up

Exit slip


  • Homework

Weekly assignments

Grading Scale:
100-90% A
89-80% B
79-70% C
69-60% D
59% or lower F

Academic Standards: -Construct logical arguments, based on axioms, definitions and theorems, to prove theorems and other results in geometry. Use technology tools to examine theorems, make and test conjectures, perform constructions and develop mathematical reasoning skills in multi-step problems. The tools may include compass and straightedge, dynamic geometry software, design software or Internet applets. Know and apply properties of parallel and perpendicular lines, including properties of angles formed by a transversal, to solve problems and logically justify results.

Academic Support:

Set up time with Ms. Woods