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Honors Geometry Syllabus

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 Honors Geometry
2017-2018 Semester 2
Mrs. Stewart

Course Outcome and Objectives

Honors Geometry is a two-semester course designed to challenge the students’ thinking and communication skills by connecting algebra and geometry concepts.  Some of the key topics covered are:  structures and language of Geometry, congruence, quadrilaterals and coordinate geometry, similarity and right triangle trigonometry, circles and probability and statistics. The honors class will focus on precision of language, multiple strategies, and organization of thoughts and evidence to support arguments.

Required Materials

It is important that students are prepared EVERYDAY by bringing the following to class:

  • Sharpened pencils
  • Notebook and Folder or Binder-This can be a composition book, spiral, portion of multi-subject notebook or binder
  • Calculator-It is highly recommended that students have a graphing calculator, TI-83 or newer.  (Please avoid Casio brand graphing calculators.)  At least a scientific calculator is required.
  • Geometry tools- Protractor with ruler base or separate ruler with both inches and centimeter markings
  • Awest issued Chromebooks (or approved personal device) charged

Classroom Structure

Students are expected to:

  • Use electronics responsibly and for educational purposes only as directed by the teacher.
  • Bring only water into the classroom and save all other food or drink for the commons. 
  • Turn in all assignments to in-box or online by the due date. 
  • Respectfully participate in all parts of the class and be sure that your actions do not interfere with anyone’s education

Student-Centered Classroom

There will be a considerable amount of group work in this class. It is important that you are comfortable interacting with all other students in the classroom in an academically appropriate and respectful manner.  The teacher will provide structure for students to discover and construct their own meaning of math concepts and guide students with purposeful and thoughtful questioning and support.  

Grading Procedures

Final term grades will be a combination of tests, projects, quizzes, and classwork/homework. 

65%: Summative Assessments

15%: Homework
10%: Classwork/Participation
10%: Final
100%

A= 90%-100%
B= 80%-89%
C=70%-79%
D=60%-69%
F<60%

Missing assignments due to absences will receive full credit when completed following the return to school in accordance with school policy. Other missing work turned in late will receive partial credit.

IMPROVING GRADE

If you find yourself in a situation where you would like to improve your grade, my suggestions are to follow this action plan:

  1. Stay on top of current and future assignments. Getting full points on assignments and being successful on upcoming graded work will improve your grade. Don’t sacrifice current learning by only focusing on past work.
  2. Get any missing assignments turned in. All assignments are uploaded or documented on the website and it is your responsibility to access them.
  3. Retake quizzes. I replace quiz grades when you retake them so you should aim for 100% average on quizzes.  These can be taken during office hours, on an off-block, or after school by appointment. 
  4. When all of these things have been done and you still want to improve your grade, make an appointment for an individualized success plan.

ONLINE RESOURCES

With best intentions, the class website (accessible from the Arvada West website) will have up to date announcements, lessons, and homework assignments. Please check the site every day. In the case of an absence, it is the student’s responsibility to get any make-up work from the website and be prepared for the next class and any scheduled assessments on the calendar. It is important to understand that not all learning experiences can be recreated by make-up work. I will try to provide extended deadlines or make-up assignments based on the individual situation. 

OFFICE HOURS

Office hours will be Monday, Tuesday, and Friday morning 7:15-7:55. There will be a schedule posted for any updates to office hour schedule.

CONNECTIONS TIME (Thursdays)

Connections will allow students three opportunities to travel to teachers for academic support. A schedule will be posted with times and rooms for content specific workshops based on student needs as well as general content questions like homework help. 

Availability

I will be available in room N125 during office hours, Connections, and afterschool by appointment.

Parent Communication

Parents are invited and encouraged to call or email at any time to discuss their child’s progress or voice any concerns they are having. Personal conferences may also be arranged.

Thank you,

Regina Stewart

regina.stewart@jeffco.k12.co.us

303-982-1267