• Trout Lake School

    Class Expectations for Geometry

    Mrs. Fink

    j.fink@tlschool.net

     

    Course Description

    This course is designed to help students understand the basic structure of Euclidean geometry and apply geometric concepts and skills in problem solving. The course demands the acquisition of geometric vocabulary and symbols as well as the understanding and application of postulates and theorems to create rational arguments.  Students will gain an appreciation of the structure of geometry and develop powers of spatial visualization. Topics include reasoning and proof, lines and their relationships, triangles and their relationships, polygons and quadrilaterals, similarity, right triangles, properties of circles, properties of transformations, and area and volume.

     

    Units of Study:

    Unit 1: Tools of Geometry                                   Unit 7:  Right Triangles & Trigonometry

    Unit 2:  Reasoning, Proof, and Constructions         Unit 8:  Transformations & Area

    Unit 3:  Parallel & Perpendicular Lines                  Unit 9:  Surface Area & Volume

    Unit 4:  Triangles                                               Unit 10: Circles

    Unit 5:  Polygons & Quadrilaterals                       SBAC Review & Test

    Unit 6:  Similar Figures

     

    Supplies to bring to class daily

    -One section in a 3 ring binder with dividers.                    -3-5 Graph paper notebooks

    -TI-84plus Graphing Calculator with batteries/charger       -Pencils and extra erasers          

    -Book Cover (Books may be assessed up to $98 for damage/replacement if a student is careless.)

    -Chromebook

     

    Grading

    Grades will be determined by a cumulative point system.  To calculate your grade, simply divide the total points the student earned by the total possible points. 

    Unit Tests = 100 points each                  

    Quizzes = 10 – 50 points each, depending on length and difficulty.

    Homework = 5 points each (if checked only for completeness)

    Unit Progress Tracking/Reflection – 10 points each           

    Other Assignments,SAT Practice = 5 -100 points. 

    Midterm and Final Exams = 200 points

                                                                            

    Grading Scale

                94 – 100     A                 80 - 82        B-               60 – 69       D               

                90 – 93       A-               78 - 79       C+               Below 60     F

                88 – 89       B+              73 – 77      C                

                83 - 87        B                70 – 72      C-                                       

     

    Homework/Assignment Policy

    To receive credit for a homework assignment the student must:

         1) Complete the entire assignment (in pencil).

         2) Show work for problems as demonstrated in class.

         3) Have the assignment completed and in class when it is due.

         4) Maintain a homework log to be turned in for a grade after 5 assignments. (1 point will

             be deducted if the student doesn’t have the log with him/her during class.)  Although

             homework is usually graded for completeness, it is left to the teacher’s discretion to

             collect HW (or other assignments) and assign a grade based on correctness.

    *Please note:  If a student is earning an average of less than 80% on HW Logs, the teacher may assign lunch detention so that the student may come in and complete the missing assignments.  He or she will not earn credit for these assignments, as I do not accept late work.  The detentions will cease once the student establishes and maintains good HW habits.

     

    Make Up Work

                Students should email me when they are absent to request the makeup assignment(s) and notes. The student is required to make up all classwork and homework.  The assignments are due the next class day unless other arrangements are made with me.  It is the student’s responsibility to obtain any missed notes from another student as well as to come in for help before/after school or during lunch to receive any necessary assistance from me.  Quizzes and tests must be made up upon the day of return unless other arrangements have been made. It is very important that students do not fall behind in math class because it is extremely difficult to catch up!!

                For extended absences, such as family vacations, it is very important to notify the office and teachers as soon as possible.  It takes a great deal of time and effort to gather notes and assignments for students who are going to absent for an extended period of time.  All work should be completed when you return to class.  I can answer questions and send answer keys via email to help absent students stay caught up with the class.

     

    Attendance and Unexcused Absences

                Good attendance is crucial in all mathematics courses.  Often, the material learned during a lesson is needed for the following lesson.  Any students who are absent more than twelve times, for any reason, in a semester will lose credit for the course.  It is the parent’s responsibility to request a hearing as outlined in Policy 3313.

                Many students may be absent due to a field trip or an extra-curricular activity, such as a sporting event. It is that student’s responsibility to turn in any assignments and take any quizzes or tests before leaving for the activity.  It is also the student’s responsibility to obtain the notes and assignment for that day.  Failure to do any of these things will result in a zero for all of the activities.

     

    Tardy Policy

                A student is tardy to class if they are not in their assigned seat when the bell rings.  Students will receive a warning for the first unexcused tardy.  On the second unexcused tardy, he or she will receive a detention.  Any more than two tardies per marking period will result in an administrative referral.  Please keep in mind that three tardies are equivalent to one class absence. A student who is tardy also risks having any grades that are recorded during their absence entered into the gradebook as a zero.

     

    Extra Help

                Extra help will be available in the mornings from 7:50 to 8:15 or in the afternoons from 3:05 until 3:35.  Students may also seek help during their lunch period, if I am available.  It is the student’s responsibility to check with me before coming (to make sure that I am available at that time) as well as arrange the necessary transportation to or from school.  I am not available while I am teaching other classes.

     

    Student Conduct

                Students are expected to follow all rules, regulations, and procedures in the Student Handbook at all times. Students should always use self-discipline and show utmost respect to the teacher and their classmates. Students are always expected to be prepared for class, participate in all activities and complete all assignments. Email should be checked twice daily for copies of notes, worksheets and announcements.  Failure to comply will result in appropriate disciplinary action such as a call or email home, detention, or referral to an administrator.

    Cell Phones/Electronics Policy

                Cell phones and other electronic devices are to be placed in the hanging organizer by the door to my room when they come in for class. The phone must stay in the organizer for the entire class period unless a student receives my permission to retrieve and use their phone. Any violations of the policy will result in confiscation of the device and an administrative referral.  Students may use their Chromebook during class to use their e-textbook or when given permission to check email, Skyward, or listen to music.

     

    Cheating

                Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated.  Any student who gives or receives unauthorized help on any assignment, quiz, or test, or turns in an assignment that is not entirely their own will receive a zero for the activity. Students who habitually cheat on assignments will be referred to an administrator and may risk losing credit for the course.