Course Guidelines Advanced Geometry
I hope you enjoyed your summer and welcome to my math class!
I will be available for extra help in room 313
- After school on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
* Three ring binder with folders
* TI-84 or TI-83 graphing calculator
* Lap top charged
Assessments: Will be worth about 90% of your grade
Classwork/Homework/IXL: Will be worth about 10% of your grade. It will be graded with a specific rubric deemed appropriate for the assignment. For information specific to an assignment, please see the instructor.
Absent: It is your responsibility to make-up any missed assignment(s) and to be prepared when you return to class. Consult One Note for assignments. If absent the day an assignment was collected or an assessment taken then you will be expected to submit the assignment or complete the assessment the day you return. If absent for a period of time then you will be given an additional day for each day you are out leading to the assignment/assessment. Otherwise, you will receive a 0 on the work.
Tardy: You need to be in class on time to participate! You must sign in to the login book. School policy: First offense-teacher detention, second offense-teacher detention and parents notified, third offense-administration referral.
Cuts: If your absence becomes a cut in the computer system then you will receive a ‘0’ for the cut class. All points earned that day on assignments and/or assessments are a zero.
- Be in seats, homework on desk and ready to start class when the bell rings.
- All work will be neatly executed.
- Raise your hand to be recognized. Please do not call out.
- Be considerate of others’ feelings and possessions.
REMEMBER....MATH IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT...
Classwork Grading Rubric
Does Not Meet Expectations
Level of Engagement
Student proactively contributes to class by offering ideas/ asking questions/ volunteering answers each class.
Student often contributes to class by offering ideas/ asking questions/ volunteering answers in class.
Student infrequently offers ideas/ asks questions/ volunteers answers in class.
Student does not offer ideas/ ask questions/ or volunteer answers.
Quality of Contributions
A substantial majority of the student's contributions are relevant and reflect understanding of mathematics, provides insight regarding the material, build upon remarks of another student, or demonstrate critical thinking skills.
Most of the student's contributions are relevant and reflect understanding of mathematics, provide insight regarding the material, build upon remarks of another student, or demonstrate critical thinking skills.
Some of the student's contributions are relevant and reflect understanding of mathematics, provide insight regarding the material, build upon remarks of another student, or demonstrate critical thinking skills.
Many of the student's contributions are not relevant or do not reflect understanding of mathematics or critical thinking, or my contributions are so infrequent that there is no basis for judgement of quality.
Student actively and respectfully listens to his/her peers and the teacher, maintaining full engagement throughout the class.
Student listens to his/her peers and the teacher, maintaining engagement throughout the class.
Student rarely fails to pay attention/ respectfully listens to peers and the teacher.
Student does not pay attention / respectfully listen to his/her peers or the teacher.
Student is always prepared for class with class materials out and ready to go at the bell.
Student is nearly always prepared for class with class materials out and ready to go at the bell.
Student is usually prepared for class; but may not have materials out and ready to go at the bell.
Student is often unprepared for class without class materials out and not ready at the bell.
Student actively seeks and suggests solutions to problems.
Student improves on solutions suggested by others.
Does not offer solutions, but is willing to try solutions suggested by other in class.
Does not try to solve problems or help others solve problems.
Homework Grading Rubric
Homework is done in a fairly neat and organized fashion.
Work is shown for all problems.
All diagrams / graphs are drawn well.
Homework does not meet criteria for neatness / organization.
A number of problems are missing.
There are answers, but not a lot of work shown.
There is room for improvement.
Work is sloppy and/or disorganized.
More than half of the problems are not done.
A list of answers with no work.
Significant improvement is needed.
Homework is missing or not shown when it is checked.