Teacher: Ms. Aleta Kandle
Phone Number: (503) 668-8011 ext. 269
Home Base: room 73 (portable)
This course is for those students that have successfully (minimum grade D) completed Algebra 1. This course incorporates both plane and solid geometry. Included in the course are units on parallelism, congruent figures, similar figures, triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, and constructions. Algebra skills are reviewed and correlated to geometry problems. Inductive and deductive reasoning are used throughout the course. Proofs are in this course, but they are not the major focus. Scientific calculator required. A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is highly recommended.
Students will further develop algebra, geometry and problem-solving skills. In class discussions, activities, assessments and projects will allow for the students to explore in-depth geometry topics will expand the knowledge of applications to real world situations.
Required Course Materials:
The following is a list of required materials that is to be brought to class everyday:
Discovering Geometry(Key Curriculum Press)
Your textbook is required and must be brought EVERYDAY to class with you.
No one will be released to go get a textbook out of his or her locker.
Your grade for this class will be determined by how you do on tests, projects quizzes (both announced and unannounced) 60% , homework 30%, and notes and warm-ups 10%.
Homework is the most important method for students to acquire math skill and hence will be a major facet of this course. Each daily homework assignment is worth up to 5 points, 4 points for completed work and 1 point for correcting it. Answer notebooks are available in the back for student to check each assignment. Homework will be collected on Wednesday each week. Notes and warm-ups will be graded during tests. You may be allowed to use notes on certain quizzes.
Each student must complete at least 60% of his/her homework to be eligible to pass the class. This is an entire math department policy.
NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED!!
Individual circumstances could be considered in exceptional homework situations.
H.1G Geometry: Apply properties of two-dimensional figures.
H.2G Geometry: Apply properties of three-dimensional solids.
H.3G Geometry: Transform and analyze figures.
Assessments and Projects:
Students will be assessed with a variety of different methods to allow for several opportunities to demonstrate learning. One 3 X 5in. index card may be allowed on some tests. School makeup policy applies to all missed tests.
Tardiness is unacceptable. Students are expected to come to class on time prepared to learn. A student is considered to be tardy if they are not in their seat when the second bell rings. Students will sign in as being tardy and school tardy policy will be followed.
A no tolerance cheating standard will be followed. If cheating (defined as copying, forging, plagiarizing, etc.) is suspected, a zero grade will be given to the assignment/test/quiz/project in question until proven otherwise. If a student is caught cheating a zero grade will be assigned with no possible make-up. Parents will be notified.
A limited number of passes will be given for student to leave the room. Abusing the privilege may result in the loss of said priviledge. Miss Kandle reserves the right to allow/not allow a student to leave the room.
Rules/Norms of the Class:
1) Students will come to class on-time, ready, and prepared to learn.
2) Students will not disrupt the learning of others.
3) Respect will be demonstrated to peers, high school staff, and school property.
4) NO cell phones, MP3 players, headphones, etc. in the classroom.
5) All students are responsible for their own actions and will strive to be positive, life long learners.
School discipline policy will be upheld and followed in necessary situations.