Math II Honors Rules and Procedures

GEOMETRY HONORS

Mr. Hord

CLASS RULES AND PROCEDURES

loren.hord@bcsemail.org

 

Welcome to Honors Geometry class!  In this course we will discover and apply many different geometric concepts while integrating information learned in previous math classes.  We will be using the third edition of Discovering Geometry and the new Core Plus Mathematics Course 1 and 2 books.  The curriculum involves using many tools to investigate on the concrete level before moving on to the abstract concepts of mathematics.  My goal for this course is to teach students how to think incrementally, mathematically and pictorially. 

 

Since this is an honors class, you should expect the workload to be significant.  There will be homework most nights.  It is your responsibility to keep up with the work.

 

Grading

Your grade will be a combination of tests, quizzes, homework, projects, in class assignments and notebook grades.

 

Tests: Tests will always be announced and worth 100 points each. We will have a test covering each unit and these will always be preceded by two review days.  You must complete a review assignment for each unit.  This is due the day of the test and will count as part of your test grade.

 

Quizzes: Quizzes can be announced or unannounced and are worth 20 to 30 points each.  You should expect at least one quiz every week.

 

Homework: Homework will be assigned most days and reviewed the next day in class.  Each problem is different so you are expected to try each one.  It is your responsibility to correct all homework problems in your notebook for homework quizzes.  These quizzes will be taken at random.  The quiz questions will direct you to certain problems in your notebook to be transferred to your quiz paper.  This will be done without the book or calculator so be sure to label all assignments carefully.  You must show your work –no work, no credit!!  I consider it cheating if you copy someone else’s homework.

 

Projects: There will be many different projects assigned throughout the year.  You will complete these at home, but they will give you a chance to be creative! 

 

In Class Assessments: This includes in class participation, exit slip questions, classroom investigations, games and mini-projects.

 

Notebook: You must keep a separate Geometry notebook.  This notebook will be collected close to the end of each nine weeks and counted as a test grade.  It will be graded for neatness, completeness, and organization. The notebook needs to be a three ring binder and should be divided into the following sections:

  1. Notes
  2. Homework
  3. Tool Kit(properties and rules)

 

Nine weeks grades are based on a numeric average which will be used to calculate the final course grade. Students must take a teacher made final exam which is 25% of the final Geometry grade average.

 

 

 

 

Make – Up Work

Please remember that mathematics is a challenging course.  One topic builds upon another and class attendance is essential to your success.  If you miss less than five days and your absence is excused, quizzes do not need to be made up.  Missed homework must be completed by test day.

It is YOUR responsibility to get any assignments after YOUR absence. Homework is written on the homework wall every day and must be checked – see me for any worksheets or other materials you may have missed.

 

Extra Help

I am available to provide extra help and answer questions before and after school almost everyday.   Please let me know in advance so that we both can make the necessary arrangements.

Communication

Report cards will be sent home with the student each nine weeks and progress reports every three weeks.  Students will take home the progress reports home to be signed by a parent/guardian and return to me the next day for a homework grade.   

 

Classroom Management

You should be in your seat ready to begin class when the bell rings.  When I am speaking to the class, I expect you to listen and not speak.  When I am not addressing the class, you are free to move around the room as necessary (to sharpen pencils and so forth).  Respect others and the learning environment at all times.   You are not to leave the classroom without my permission and a pass. You will be given four hall passes per semester.  The passes you do not use can be used as extra credit at the end of the nine weeks (no more than 2 pass may be redeemed per grading period). All school rules apply.

                                                           

Discipline Plan

 

All discipline will be handled in accordance with the TC Roberson discipline policy.

 

 

I believe every student can learn and be successful.  I will be glad to help – but you must ask! The responsibility for your success depends on you.

 

Please sign your name on the next page indicating that you have read and understand the rules of the class.  Take this home and have at least one of your parents/guardians sign indicating that she/he has read these rules.  Keep these rules in the front of your notebook all year – it will be part of your notebook grade!