Course: Geometry is a much more word oriented course than Algebra. An understanding of the terminology and notation is crucial for success in the course. Topics will include study of lines, planes, circles, polygons, triangles, the coordinate plane, quadrilaterals, transformations, geometric proof and right triangle trigonometry.
Grading: Grading is on a total point system. Tests will be worth 100 points. Quizzes will vary, but will usually be worth between 20 and 50 points. Homework assignments are usually worth one point each. There will be a number of independent projects assigned each term.
Homework: Homework will be checked most days. Each assignment should be labeled with the assignment number and the problems. Some homework assignments will be collected. To receive full credit for homework, work must be shown. Late homework will receive half credit. Homework for a specific chapter will not be accepted after the day of the chapter test. Please see me for any special circumstances.
Make-up work: If you are absent, plan to find out what you missed from a classmate. You may also check the online calendar. You need to check with me the day you return to arrange for making up any quizzes or tests. School policy allows one day of additional time for each day missed to make up work. If you are absent the day before a quiz or test, but have been in class when the work was presented, you are expected to take the quiz or test with the class on your return.
Extra help: I will be available for extra help before and after school in room 134. I am also available during my study F block on days 1, 3, 4, 5, 7.
I check my email at least twice a day. You do not need to schedule extra help time; but if you plan to come in for extra help, it is helpful if you let me know, just in case I have another meeting scheduled and will not be available.
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