Acc. Geometry/Geometry, Class Syllabus
Mrs. Dawn Baker
(270) 384-2751 (work) ext. 6203
(270) 384-2109 (home)
Geometry is a two semester course that covers the following topics:
Unit 1 – Radicals Unit 2 – Geometry Basics
Unit 3 – Parallel/Perpendicular Lines Unit 4 – Congruent Triangles
Unit 5 – Relationships in Triangles Unit 6 – Similar Triangles
Unit 7 – Quadrilaterals Unit 8 – Trigonometry
Unit 9 – Transformations Unit 10 – Circles
Unit 11 – Volume/Surface Area
Each day students are expected to bring paper and pencil to class. At the beginning of each unit students will be given a unit packet that contains all of the notes pages and assignment pages for the unit (this does not include in-class activities). Students are expected to complete this packet during the course of the unit. Students will be required to complete flashbacks at the beginning of each class, take notes, complete daily work, quizzes, and tests. Reading and writing will be embedded in our geometry curriculum throughout each unit. Students’ grades will be determined as follows:
Completing daily work for practice is essential in learning mathematics. I will check daily work and the students will receive one quiz grade every three weeks for the average of their daily work during that time period. Flashbacks will be graded weekly for a weekly quiz grade.
Final Grade Calculations:
Final grades will be calculated as follows: 1st 9 weeks = 20%; 2nd 9 weeks = 20%; 3rd 9 weeks = 20%; 4th 9 weeks = 20%; End-of-Course Exam (Final) = 20%.
90 – 100 A
80 – 89 B
70 – 79 C
65 – 69 D
Below 65 F
Attendance and Make-up work Policy:
Students are expected to be in class on time every day. If circumstances come up where a student misses class, it is that student’s responsibility to ask for the work that was missed. Work can be made up only for excused absences. Back work must be turned in the day after the student has returned to class, unless other accommodations have been discussed with the teacher. (Geometry lessons build on each other; if an early lesson is missed, then students will not know how to do the later lessons.) If several days are missed in a row, an agreement can be reached with the teacher about when back work will be due.
I am sure we will have an excellent year but in case discipline issues occur in the classroom know that consequences will follow as outlined in the school handbook. Please go over the handbook and make sure you understand the consequences for breaking the rules of our school.
Cell Phone Policy:
Cell phones have become a liability in our classrooms within the last few years with cyber bullying, cheating, and general distractions. Therefore, there will be a no cell phone policy in my classroom unless we are working on a specific project. I have a wall pouch hanging in my room for the students to place their cell phones in when they enter the room and when class is over they may pick them up again. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact me.
Students and parents will be given the opportunity to sign up for free text messaging service for updates regarding classroom assignments, deadlines, and test dates. To register, follow the instructions below for your particular class period. Remind will then message you the remaining steps you must take in order to compete your registration. Your number will not be visible, only the name you enter.
1st period Text @dbaker1st to 81010
2nd period Text @dbaker2nd to 81010
3rd period Text @dbaker3rd to 81010
4th period Text @dbaker4th to 81010
6th period Text @dbaker6th to 81010
I welcome the opportunity to have your child in class this year and hope it will be a great benefit to their learning experience. I hope to stay in contact with parents throughout the year to let you know how your child is doing. It seems the older the students get, the more we get away from parent/teacher conferences. I know as a parent I enjoy hearing what the teacher has to say about my own children and I want to help you as much as possible. Please fill out the information below with name, phone number, and e-mail address if possible. Feel free to call me at school, at home, or e-mail me at anytime. I will be glad to talk to you.