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Geometry Syllabus 2016-2017

Angela Nonno
Office: Tech 2 Down
(440) 746-8279
anonno@cvccworks.edu 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed for students who have passed Algebra I. Topics include the relationships between points, lines and planes; the axiomatic system; logical thinking and proof-writing; measurement, including area and volume; congruency; similarity; two and three dimensional geometric figures; parallel and perpendicular lines; and the coordinate plane. Applications and activities will be used to strengthen communication and problem solving skills.

MATERIALS

It is each student’s responsibility to come to class prepared. Therefore, I expect the following items to be brought to class each day:

  • Loose leaf paper
  • Binder, preferably 1 ½ inch
  • 4 dividers
  • Pencil with eraser (only work in pencil will be accepted)
  • Calculator (optional): You will be permitted to use calculators at the instructor’s discretion. A scientific calculator that has sin, cos, tan, square, square root and exponent keys is recommended.
  • CVCC provided Chrome Book.

ABSENCE

  • Any assignments missed during an unexcused absence earn a zero and cannot be made up for a grade. -

- You will not be permitted to make up quizzes or tests missed due to an unexcused

absence.

  • Assignments missed during an excused absence can be made up. It is YOUR responsibility to make-up the work. The deadline for submitting missed work is equal to the number of days missed.

- With an excused absence, you may make up a quiz or test. If you are absent on the

day of a quiz or test, you will be expected to take it on the day you return.

- If you are absent on a review day, you will still be expected to take the test or quiz

on its assigned day.

  • Work assigned prior to an absence is due the day of return from absence.
  • Google Classroom will be utilized. Assignments, notes, and additional resources can be found on my Google Classroom page.

TARDIES

  • You will be considered tardy if you are not in your seat at the assigned class start time.
  • To gain admittance to class you will either need a pass from the instructor/administrator that delayed you OR you will need to go to the attendance desk and get an unexcused tardy pass.

HALL PASS

  • These are a privilege, not a right. If I feel these are being abused, I will refuse/revoke your passes.
  • You will receive four passes per quarter.
  • No hall passes may be used during the first or last 10 minutes of the period of my class.
  • Any unused hall passes at the end of each quarter will earn 5 points of homework extra credit.

LATE WORK

  • Late work will be accepted for 70% credit.
  • No late work will be accepted after three weeks have elapsed from the date the missed assignment was due.

HOMEWORK

Homework will be assigned and collected almost daily and need to be completed in pencil. Math is a cumulative subject. The concepts and skills covered in each lesson must be practiced to be mastered. You need to plan to spend time every day on your homework. Time at the end of class will often be given to begin the assignment. This is a great opportunity to ask questions! Please ask questions if you do not understand the material!

Homework is due at the start of the next class meeting and will be graded on effort and completeness only. The goal of math is not simply right answers but learning processes and logic. Therefore, each math problem must be written on the paper, the calculations and formulas written out showing the logic, and the answers circled. Papers with just answers on them will NOT be accepted.

Homework will consist of both paper and online assignments. Online assignments will be accessed via an online program called Math XL. Students will be able to access this program through the Internet at www.mathxlforschool.com. The use of this online program provides students with the ability to access interactive study aids, stepped out examples, video tutors and animations. They will also receive immediate feedback.

TESTS/QUIZZES

  • Quizzes and/or tests will be given in both paper and online formats.
  • Multiple quizzes will be given during each chapter, typically at least once a week. They may or may not be announced ahead of time.
  • Tests will follow each chapter, will be announced at least three days ahead of time and will be worth 100 points each.
  • Students scoring a 90% or higher on tests or quizzes will earn a homework pass. Unused homework passes, can be turned in at the end of any quarter for 5 points of homework extra credit.
  • All students have the opportunity to make test corrections. Students can earn ½ point back for each correction that is made accurately. Students scoring below a 70% are REQUIRED to complete test corrections.
  • In addition to chapter tests, a midterm will be given in January and a final exam in May. The midterm and final exam will count as 20% of the semester grade calculations. A Growth Assessment will also be administered at the beginning of the year and in March.
  • AIR – students will be required by the State of Ohio to take the AIR exam for Geometry this year.

BINDER

Each student is required to keep a binder throughout the year. The binder should be well organized and contain four sections.

  • 1st Divider –COURSE NOTES: this section includes notes and examples from class.
  • 2nd Divider – COURSEWORK: ALL paper assignments are to be kept in here for each unit.
  • 3rd Divider – TESTS AND QUIZZES
  • 4th Divider – PROJECTS/ACTIVITIES
  • Binder checks will be announced at least two days in advance.

PROJECTS

· Projects may be added throughout the year as determined by the instructor.

· Projects will require time outside of class to complete.

WARM-UPS/EXIT TICKETS

  • Warm-ups and Exit Slips: These will be administered through the use of online software. Students will login to www.socrative.com at the beginning of class to respond to a warm-up question. Additionally, they will have to rate their learning, explain a concept they learned and respond to an Exit Prompt before leaving each day.

PARTICIPATION

  • Participation: You have the opportunity to earn 3 participation points each day. Points are deducted for unexcused absences, tardies, coming to class unprepared, excessive talking/disruptions, having food/beverage in class, not being in uniform, using electronic devices and sleeping. These points cannot be made-up.

EXTRA HELP

  • I encourage you to seek additional help, as it becomes necessary. Math continuously builds upon itself and if you have not mastered the current concepts, you will continue to fall behind.
  • I am available at 7:30 am and after school until three (later by appointment). Please schedule a time with me in advance.
  • The STAR room is also available daily for students needing extra help.

GRADING POLICY

· All CVCC teachers are using the Progress Book grading system. You can view your grade in this class, online, at any time.

Grade Calculation Grading Scale

· Tests / Quizzes 50% 90 – 100% A

  • Homework/classwork/Activities 30% 80 – 89% B

Projects 70 – 79% C

  • Warm-ups/exit tickets/ 20% 60 – 69% D

Binder/Participation 59% and below F

CLASS EXPECTATIONS

I adhere to all CVCC rules, guidelines and procedures, as outlined in the student handbook.

  • BE PROMPT: Please be ready and in your seat by the start of class.
  • BE PREPARED: Bring all supplies to class each day.
  • BE A RESPONSIBLE CLASSROOM CONTRIBUTOR:

- Be respectful at all times (towards me, your classmates, and other faculty). I will respect you.

- Failure to wear uniform will result in ISR.

- Always do your homework.

- Bring a positive attitude and a smile every day.

- Be an active participant by listening and sharing.

- Ask questions when you do not understand.

- Take notes.

- Absolutely, NO food or drinks.

- Cell Phones, IPADS, IPODS, or other personal electronic devices should remain unseen and unheard unless I give you permission to use them.

- Chrome Books will be used daily throughout the class period. When not in use, they need to be closed.

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – unknown

“If there were one word that could be used to describe a successful person, that one word would be ATTITUDE.” – Bart Starr

August 20, 2015

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

I feel that it is important that you are familiar with my classroom expectations and policies. My goal, with your help, is for every student to be successful and to pass this course. If we; student, teacher and parent, can make a commitment to work together than this will be an obtainable goal. Your questions and comments are always welcome. Please feel free to call or email me and I will respond as quickly as possible. You will also be able to monitor your son or daughter’s grades through Progress Book.

Please fill out, sign and return the bottom portion of this page to acknowledge that you have received this information and are aware of the policies and expectations of this course. This is the first assignment and must be returned to me by Thursday, September 1, 2016. I would also appreciate it if you would please take a few moments and tell me a little bit about your son or daughter to introduce them to me. Feel free to handwrite on the back of this form or email me at anonno@cvccworks.edu.

Thank you very much and I look forward to a great school year!

Sincerely,

Angela Nonno

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