**GSE**

**Geometry Syllabus**

**Instructors: Mr. Michael Day Room 1021**

**mday@paudling.k12.ga.us**

**Mr. Philip Delgado Room 1021**

*pdelgado@paulding.k12.ga.us***Course Overview:**

Geometry is the second course in a sequence of four required high school courses designed to ensure career and college readiness. The course represents a discrete study of geometry with correlated statistics applications.

**Course Outline:**

This course will consist of the following 6 units:

Unit 1: Algebraic Connections

Unit 2: Transformations in the Coordinate Plane

Unit 3: Congruence

Unit 4: Similarity & Proofs

Unit 5: Right Triangle Trigonometry

Unit 6: Circles

Unit 7: Volume

Unit 8: Applications of Probability

**Supplies:**

- 3 Ring Binder
- TI-36 Pro or TI-84 Graphing calculator
- Spiral Notebook
- Graph paper
- Pencils/Pens
- Dry Erase Markers
- Highlighters (2-3 colors)

**Tests/Quizzes:**

- Quizzes and tests will be given throughout each unit to assess learning.
- There will be no sharing of calculators on quizzes and tests. If you wish to use a

*you may not use your cell phone calculator*)

- Talking during quizzes and tests constitutes cheating. Use of cell phones during quizzes and tests constitutes cheating. You
**WILL RECEIVE A ZERO!**

**Grading:**

- Semester grades consist of the following:

Formative (quizzes/warm-ups/graded homework)

Informal (daily assessments/daily homework)

- Tests, quizzes, daily classwork, and homework 80% of your overall grade

**( Note: Extra Credit is not considered an option for making up work)**

**Georgia Milestone End-Of-Course:**

- The EOC is a state-mandated test that counts 20% of the overall class average.

**Mathematics Department Mastery Plan:**

- Students will have an opportunity to show mastery
**(RETEST)**on one unit test per semester. - To take advantage of this, students must satisfy the following:
- must have attempted the original assessment
- prepare for and attend at least one tutoring session with their teacher
- complete all assignments that support the instruction of the assessment

- Students have the opportunity to
**RETAKE**a summative assessment on which they score below a 70. The highest score that can be earned on the retest is 70. Students must schedule retests with the teacher within one week of the original assessment being given back. Retests must be completed before the next summative assessment. Prior to taking the retest, students must complete a remediation process as determined by the teacher. *If a student does not take a scheduled Unit Test within the given open-window time frame, students can exercise the***RETAKE**option after the Test Window has closed but their maximum score from this attempt is the 70% mark as stated in the above mentioned paragraph.**Any assessment where cheating has occurred is exempt from this opportunity**

**Notebook and Binder:**

- It is imperative each student keep an organized notebook.
- Students must keep all unit tasks, unit packets, homework, class work, warm-ups, quizzes, and tests in a binder.
- If you are absent, it is your responsibility to get notes from a classmate to copy.

**Tutoring: Tutoring is offered at specific times throughout the week. Coach Day will be**

**available on**

__Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 8:00am-8:25am__with**a pass. Coach Delgado will be**

**available on**

__Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00am-8:25am__with**a pass. Additional tutoring is offered by other math teachers and can be found**

**on the NPHS website or posted outside my door.**

- We are willing to assist any student who feels the need for extra help. However, if a student has not utilized class time wisely or is not utilizing tutoring time wisely, then the student will be asked to leave.

- Please come to help sessions prepared with specific questions.

**Make-Up Work:**

- Make up work is the responsibility of the student. I will NOT remind you!

- Make up work will not be completed during class. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule a time for make up tests and quizzes with teacher.

- A student who misses one day of class the day before a scheduled test (review day) will take the test in class as scheduled.

**Textbook Used:**none

**Classroom Expectations:**

**#1**

*Be in your seat when the bell rings*…this means that you are in your assigned

seat working on our warmup when the bell rings

**#2**

*You are to be working at all times on current math material*…you are not to work

on another class assignment or sleep in class.

**#3**

*Be prepared for class*…Bring all materials necessary to be successful in class.

This includes but is not limited to your notebook, pencils, paper, and calculator

**#4**

*Be respectful*…This includes myself, each other and the classroom environment.

Nobody will be allowed to take away from the educational opportunities of others.

**#5**

*No food or drink*

*please*... (bottled water is the exception)

Headphones, ipods, cell phones, and/or any electronic devices are not allowed.

Please use pencil for homework and a pen to check your assignment.

**Classroom Entrance/Dismissal:**

When students enter the classroom, they should immediately be seated, take out their

homework and begin working on today’s warmup. Students should be in their seats when the

bell rings. Students are to remain in their seats until we dismiss the class (not the bell).

Students will wait until the instructor has completed the day’s work to begin packing up materials.

**Homework:**

Homework is defined as specific tasks assigned by teachers to be completed on non-school hours. The purpose of homework may be practice, preparation and/or extension of instructional objectives aligned to our curriculum. The homework will be assigned at a level that students can complete independently whether done at home, a library, or other educational setting. The student MUST show the steps used (as modeled in class) and not just an answer.

Students are expected to complete all homework before the next class period.

**Hall passes:**

Passes may not be used the first fifteen or last fifteen minutes of class. In addition, passes

will not be used during instructional time.

**I believe:**

**In Mastery Learning**

**In student lead classrooms**

**In varied instruction: discovery, pair-share, collaboration, math talk**

**In respect, readiness and responsibility among all….. myself, students, and parents.**

**You are ultimately responsible for your learning in this class. I will always be here to support you, but I cannot do it for you. You must take ownership of your own learning in order to be successful.**