Student Name:  ______________________________________  Period:  _____  Date:  ____________________

    Hardin High School

    Mathematical Models Syllabus


    Dr. Tommy H. Tucker

    Room 119

    E-mail is ttucker@hardinisd.net

    Remind app:  81010  then @99eeh9

    Parent conference time is 1:05-1:50 p.m.

    Tutoring before school on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 a.m. 

    Math Models Google Classroom code to join is: 

    Second Period:  ewzdvqi


    August 13 – August 31 Schedule


    *Virtual learning during a shut down if necessary

    7:30-8:00 a.m. Tutoring

    8:00-9:00 a.m. Teacher Planning

    9:00-11:30 a.m. Class

    11:30-12:00 Lunch

    12:00-3:30 p.m. Class

    3:30-4:00 p.m. Tutoring



    Course Description

    This course encompasses a review of, correction of misconceptions about, and/or initial development of knowledge and skills associated with the study of Algebra and Geometry. Included in the course will be developing knowledge and skills related to the use of integers and variable expressions, solving linear equations, equations with slope and intercept, inequalities and polynomials as well as knowledge of geometry such as parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent triangles, relationships within triangles, polygons and quadrilaterals, similarity, right triangles and trigonometry, circle measurement, area, surface area and volume, and probability.  This course is challenging and may require work to be completed outside of class time in order to successfully complete it. Tutoring will be available if needed.

    Requirements for Class

    You will need a compass, protractor, notebook paper, pencils, and a 2” loose-leaf binder notebook in which to keep bell-ringer activities, daily notes, assignments, quizzes, and tests.  A major grade will be assessed each six weeks for the notebook.

    A textbook will be available for classroom reference use. It is imperative that notes be taken daily and that daily practice assignments be completed.

    Write assignments in pencil.  Use red, green, or other colors for corrections only.

    Homework, classwork, quizzes, and tests are to be placed on the teacher work table according to your class period when required to be turned in.

    Classroom Procedures

    A seating chart based on alphabetical order of the class roster will be in effect on the first day of class.  The seating chart will be subject to change as necessary as schedules are adjusted.  Be in your assigned seat with all necessary materials and begin to work on the bell-ringer activity when the tardy bell rings.

    Whatever the class activity (lecture, discussion, reading, taking notes, watching a film clip, etc.), be engaged in the activity.  Your comprehension and acquisition of knowledge will expand and your grades will reflect your class participation.

    Be respectful to your classmates, your teacher, and yourself.  In regard to other subjects mentioned in class, do not repeat gossip or hearsay or refer to another student in a derogatory manner. 

    The study of Mathematical Models requires thoughtful consideration of information presented, notetaking, sharing of understandings, memorization of new vocabulary specific to mathematics and geometry, and practice with mathematical calculations.  

    Late work, make-up, and retest guidelines are presented on the high school web page under the Parents tab.

    Requests to leave class should be minimal.  A pass will be given for emergency trips to the restroom.  However, emergencies do not occur daily.  Requests to leave class are a disruption to others, to the teacher, and to you and should not occur regularly.  Going to another class will be with a request from that teacher.  Hall passes will not be issued during the first 30 minutes. Requests to go to the nurse or to the counselor should also be rare and supportable.

    In a learning environment, there will be discussion and movement.  However, noise and activity should not rise to such a level that there is a disruption of neighboring classes.

    Telephones, earbuds, music players, etc. are not to be visible in class and are to be silenced.  Keep them in your backpack, purse, or pocket.






    1. Be in seat on time.
    2. Bring necessary school supplies daily.
    3. Keep hands, feet, and materials to oneself.
    4. Be respectful to others.
    5. Follow directions.

    Positives (no consequences for six weeks, student chooses one to receive)

    1. Drop lowest daily grade during the six weeks.
    2. Add five points to lowest test grade.
    3. Receive five free pencils.


    1. Warning (student name is placed in behavior log by the teacher)
    2. Verbal warning. Conference with teacher at the end of class. Parent contact
    3. Loss of privilege. Last to leave the classroom.
    4. Lunch detention with teacher. Parent contact
    5. Administrator (office referral) with Parent contact



    There are two types of grades.

    Daily grades include homework assignments, quizzes, and notebook entries.  There will be two or three daily grades every week.

    Major grades include tests, binder notebook, and research/project assignments.  There will be at least two major grades every six weeks.

    Grades are calculated as follows:

    Six Weeks

    Daily grades                                       50%

    Major grades                                     50%



    1st Six Weeks                                      28.3%

    2nd Six Weeks                                     28.3%

    3rd Six Weeks                                     28.4%

    1st Semester Exam                           15.0%

                    1st Semester Average   100.0%                    50%


    4th Six Weeks                                     28.3%

    5th Six Weeks                                     28.3%

    6th Six Weeks                                     28.4%

    2nd Semester Exam                        15.0%

                    2nd Semester Average  100.0%                    50%


                                                                    Final Grade       100%


    Year at a Glance Mathematical Models Topics


    1st Six Weeks

    Geometry Basics

    Angle Basics

    Parallel Lines and Transversals


    2nd Six Weeks

    Triangle Basics

    Angles of Polygons



    3rd Six Weeks

    Right Triangles

    Congruent Triangles

    Similar Triangles

    Area and Perimeter


    4th Six Weeks

    Integers and Variable Expressions

    Solving Linear Equations

    Applications of Linear Equations


    5th Six Weeks

    Using Proportional Reasoning

    Functions and Equations

    More Linear Equations


    6th Six Weeks

    Equations with Slope and Intercept

    Systems of Equations

    System Applications


    I look forward to teaching this class in the coming school year.  My personal goal is that you will expand your understanding of mathematics and geometry and how they are used in our daily lives.  I am glad to have you in my classroom and hope that you will look forward to learning as much as I look forward to teaching you.

    Dr. Tommy H. Tucker

    Mathematics Teacher


    Please sign below and return.

    Student Signature: _______________________ Parent Signature:  _______________________ Date: ________