Ms. Wahle and Ms. Viscel
TEXTBOOK: "Big Ideas" Math
Houghton Mifflin-Harcourt 2014
WHAT WILL WE LEARN THIS YEAR?
Geometry is a course primarily approached from a Euclidian point of view. Coordinate geometry, solid geometry and transformational geometry are explored. Emphasis will be on inductive and deductive reasoning and logical problem-solving. Algebra skills will be applied as students explain their geometric thinking and analyze diverse problems. Each unit provides occasions to develop deeper understanding of mathematics coupled with gaining procedural skill, fluency and application as outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Major topics of study include congruence, similarity, right triangles (with trigonometry) and circles.
THINGS TO KNOW:
-Our classroom is a place of learning. You should enter the room quietely, prepared and ready to work. Be in your seat by the bell.
-No food or hats are allowed in our classroom. Cellphones must be silent and placed in your assigned pocket holder at the door.
-Come prepared daily (charged chromebook, binder, folders, graphing calculator, pencils/erasable pens (FRIXION))
-Participate and Respect what others have to say. We can all learn from eachother.
-Make-up missed work (read below)
-DO YOUR OWN WORK and Check the PORTAL and GOOGLE CLASSROOM daily. If you don't know how to access the portal, see the front office.
-Given 3-4 times a week and checked randomly for 2 points (complete with effort and work shown), 1 points (partially complete) or zero (incomplete/answers only without work). Any student who completes 100% of the checked homework throughout the marking period receives an extra credit point at the end of the marking period.
-Odd numbered problems must be checked at the back of the book and corrections made BEFORE coming to class.
-Active participation in all class activities is expected. "Speaker Power" means we will all respect what each other has to say and be quiet while listening actively.
* MISSED WORK POLICY*
- It is your responsibility to get the missed assignment from someone and/or check the portal and google classroom for missed assignments.
-Work due or homework checked on the day of your absence is due the next day our class meets. You must hand it directly to me.
-If you are absent the day BEFORE a test, you are to take the test with the class on the day you return.
-If you miss a test day, you must take the test the day you return or discuss with me if you have multiple tests to make up. (even if our class doesn't meet on that day). Makeup tests can be taken during your study hall period or lunch and are found in tutorial. Tutorial takes place in the back room of the library every period except lunch when it is in C28.
-Make-up work for extended absences needs to be discussed with me. School rule is “one day for every day out, not to exceed one week.”
Grades will be determined by points accumulated on homework, classwork, tests, quizzes, projects , and extra credit. Check your grades and make-up work frequently on the online portal.
Tutorial in the Media Center- during your study periods (media center) or lunch (C28).
I am available before or after school in Room B16B or during lunch.