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    Hardin High School

    Honors Geometry Syllabus

    2020-21

    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.

    Honors Geometry Google Classroom code to join the class:

                    First Period:  pmotnlg

                    Fourth Period:  qohgsbf

     

    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 developing knowledge about the tools of geometry, reasoning and proof, parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent triangles, relationships within triangles, polygons and quadrilaterals, coordinate geometry, transformational geometry, similarity, right triangles and trigonometry, circle measurement, theorems about circles, area, surface area and volume, and probability. The knowledge and skills developed in the Algebra I class will be utilized in this class. This course is challenging and will 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 Honors Geometry requires thoughtful consideration of information presented, notetaking, sharing of understandings, memorization of new vocabulary specific to 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.

     

     

     

     

    Discipline

    Rules

    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.

    Consequences

    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. Removal of privilege. Last to leave the classroom. Parent contact.
    4. Lunch detention with teacher. Parent contact
    5. Administrator (office referral) with Parent contact

     

    Grades

    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 at least one research/project assignment each semester.  There will be at least two major grades every six weeks.

    Grades are calculated as follows:

    Six Weeks

    Daily grades                                       50%

    Major grades                                     50%

     

    Semester

    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 Honors Geometry Topics

     

    1st Six Weeks

    Geometry Basics

    Angle Basics

    Parallel Lines and Transversals

    2nd Six Weeks

    Triangle Basics

    Angles of Polygons

    Quadrilaterals

    3rd Six Weeks

    Right Triangles

    Congruent Triangles

    Similar Triangles

    4th Six Weeks

    Area and Perimeter

    Transformations

    Prisms

    5th Six Weeks

    Pyramids

    Circle Basics

    Circles and Angles

    6th Six Weeks

    Area and Sectors of Circles

    Inscribed Angles Formed by Secants and Tangents

    Cylinders, Cones, and Spheres

     

    I look forward to teaching this class in the coming school year.  My personal goal is to provide an enjoyable study of Honors Geometry to you and to guide you to an appreciation of how we use geometry 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

     

     

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