Shirley Garner

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Shirley Garner


I am a native of Millington, TN and a graduate of Woodstock High School and the University of Memphis. I have a  degree in counseling from Western Kentucky University.  When my husband retired from the military, we returned HOME.  I have taught Mathematics at Millington High School for 18 years.

 2016-2017 Schedule:

1A Bridge Math
2A Bridge Math
3A         Geometry
4A Bridge Math

1B   Geometry
2B Planning
3B School Services
4B Bridge Math

    I am available for tutoring Tuesday through Thursday from 2:10pm until 3:10pm.

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. I am looking forward to working with our Millington students this year.  It is very important that we get off to a good start and that we stay focused throughout the year.

Suggested materials:

  1. Textbook
  2. Lined paper
  3. Pencil
  4. Protractor
  5. A scientific calculator
  6. 1 box of tissue
  7. A pocket folder or 3-ring binder

Students are expected to:

  1. Be on time (in seat when the bell rings)
  2. Be prepared and bring appropriate materials to class
  3. Stay on task—Complete assignments daily
  4. Follow instructions the first time they are given.
  5. Respect self and others!

Grade Computation:


Homework---------------10% (any work not completed in class becomes HOMEWORK)




During the first nine weeks of the semester, we will be working on Units 1and 2. Students are expected to keep all work neatly organized in a folder or binder. This will enable the parent to see what the student is doing in Geometry on a daily basis. This notebook will be checked at the end of the nine week grading period.  Extra credits points will be given for this effort.

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Geometry     1st Nine Weeks   


G.CO.A.1, 3, 4, 5 Experiment with transformations in the plane. G.CO.B.6, 7, 8 Undertand ongruence in terms of rigid motions G.CO.D.12 Make geometric constructions.
G.MG.A.1 Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations. G.CO.C.9, 10, 11 Prove geometric theorems.

G.GPE.B.5 Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically.


-Know precise definitions of angle, circle, perpendicular line, parallel line, and line segment, based on the undefined notions of point, line distance along a line, and distance along a line, and distance around a circular arc
- Make formal geometric constructions with a variety of tools and methods (compass and straightedge, string, reflective devices, paper folding, dynamic geometry software, etc.). Copying a segment; copying an angle; bisecting a segment; bisecting an angle; constructing perpendicular lines, including the perpendicular bisector of a line segment; and constructing a line parallel to a given line through a point not on the line.

-Use geometric shapes, their measures, and their properties to describe objects (e.g. modeling a tree trunk or a human torso as a cylinder).
-Identify the shapes of two-dimensional cross-sections of three-dimensional objects, and identify three-dimensional objects generated by rotations of two- dimensional objects.

Prove geometric theorems about lines and angles. Theorems include: vertical angles are congruent; when a transversal crosses parallel lines, alternate interior angles are congruent and corresponding angles are congruent; points on a perpendicular bisector of a line segment are exactly those equidistant from the segment's endpoints.

-Prove the slope criteria for parallel and perpendicular lines and use them to solve geometric problems (e.g., find the equation of a line parallel or perpendicular to a given line that passes through a given point).page1image25152page1image25472


-segment length and midpoints
-angle measures and angle bisectors
-representing and describing transformations -reasoning and proof
-translations, reflections, rotations
-investigating symmetry
-sequences of transformations
-proving figures are congruent using rigid motions -corresponding parts of congruent figures are congruent -angles formed by intersecting lines
-transversals and parallel lines
-proving lines are parallel
-perpendicular line
-equations of parallel and perpendicular lines


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-exploring what makes triangles congruent -ASA triangle congruence
-SAS triangle congruence
-SSS triangle congruence

Major Assignment/s

Pre-assessments; ongoing module assessments to measure understanding; unit assessment


Instructional Materials


Computer; manipulatives; geometers sketch pad; projection screen; laser printer; KUTA software; HRM AGA resources; dry erase boards; HRM textbook; protractor; compass; ruler


Field Trip/s

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Bridge Math

Nine Week








W-VM3 Use several angle properties to find an unknown angle measure

W-VM6 Use mathematical grammar and symbols to represent contextual situations

W-SM4 Model a variety of problem situations with expressions

W-GM9 Use Algebra and Geometry to solve problems involving midpoints and distance

M-SD 4 Investigate the properties of plane figures

M-SD5 Apply a variety of strategies using relationships between perimeter, area, and volume

M-SV1 Explain, solve, and/or draw conclusions for complex problems using relationships and elementary number concepts.

M-NG2 Use appropriate technology to generate the equation of a line from a set of data, and, if appropriate, use it to make a prediction.







  1. Review Algebra and Geometry concepts needed to be successful in Bridge Math
  2. Provide opportunity for remediation
  3. Extend college and career readiness
  4. Provide ACT preparation
  5. Extend topics from previous courses
  6. Place emphasis on real-world context








1. Properties of rational, irrational, real, and complex numbers

2. Points, lines and planes

4 Simple and compound interest

5. Right Triangle Trigonometry (sine, cosine, and tangent)

6. Area, volume, and circumference

  1. Measurements
  2. Distance and midpoint
  3. Triangle Congruence (SSS, SAS, ASA, and AAS)
  4. Ratios and proportions
  5. Linear equations in One variable
  6. Percent, (Sales tax, income tax, markups)


Major Assignment/s


Pre-assessments, quizzes, unit test, mid chapter and chapter test

Students will complete a project about “The Golden Ratio” and present their conclusions to the class using different types of representation.


Instructional Materials

Textbook, computer, calculator, graph paper, protractor, compass, dry erase markers and boards, internet resources.

Field Trip/s



Students are allowed to redo assignments to show mastery of an objective. The student will need to make arrangements with the teacher to redo assignments before or after school.


            Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  The school telephone number is 873-8100.