This course is intended to prepare students for AP and IB Courses and carries honors credit; therefore, the workload is of an honors course. This course will emphasize the following topics: building blocks of special and Euclidian geometry, proofs, congruent triangles, lines, planes, figures and their relations, polygons, the Pythagorean Theorem, circles, area, surface area, and volume. Be prepared to work at a high level all year.Classroom Expectations
1. Respect other’s rights, person and property; rudeness will not be tolerated. Choose to be polite and kind; using common sense and common courtesy
2. The classroom is a learning environment
I. Students are responsible for their learning
II. Students are to be positive, active learners, contributing to the learning process in classIII. Students will help maintain a learning environment by being positive, on-task and participating.
3. Follow all rules and procedures outlined in the student handbook.
4. Food and beverages are not allowed in the classroom, except bottled water.
5. All electronic devices (cell phones, ipods, ear buds, etc…) are not allowed to be used in class.
Consequences will be based on the action. Depending on the severity of the action, the following actions will occur:
1. Speak to the student
2. Contact a parent/guardian3. Write a referral to AdministrationGrading
Each quarter you will earn a grade for this class. Your final semester grade will be calculated using the quarter grades (40% each) as well as your final exam (20%). You are responsible for keeping track of your own grade and you can access your grades through Infinite Campus online, contact your counselor for login and password.
Grade break down for the class:
Tests 55%Quizzes 25%Assignments 20%
Grades are based on the following:
1. Tests – Tests will be given at the end of each unit.
Test Retake Policy: Students who earn a test score below a 75% are eligible for a test retake. To be granted a test retake, a student must first complete assigned tasks given by the teacher. The score on the retake will replace the score of the first assessment if the score is higher. If not, then the original score remains. However, the maximum grade that will be recorded for a retake is a 75%. Students get one retake per unit. Certain assessments may not be available for retakes. Retake requests will not be granted the last two weeks of each quarter. *This policy is valid for only the first semester.
2. Quizzes – Quizzes will be given throughout each unit. The number of quizzes will vary depending on the length of the unit.
3. Assignments (points vary) – Homework/Classwork will be given daily. Assignments may either be graded on accuracy or based on participation. Students have up to the day of the unit test to hand in late assignments from that unit only.4. Final Exam – The final exam is cumulative and is 20% of the entire semester grade.
TutoringTutoring is available every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 – 3:15 in room 406. If tutoring schedule changes, students will be informed. Transportation is available if you stay after school. Late Bus leaves at 4:00 pm Monday – Thursday.Materials
You are expected to have these materials available either at home or in the classroom.
1. A three-ring binder, divided into two sections: Notes and Assignments
2. Calculator: Graphing Calculator (e.g. TI-84) or a scientific calculator (e.g. TI-30XS)
3. Geometric Tools: compass, ruler, and protractor
4. Pencil and paper
5. Textbook: Students have online access to the textbook. Log-in information below.
Username: S + Student ID + @cusd (example: S123456@cusd)
Password: s + Student ID + ! (example: s123456!)
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