Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus

 

Course Syllabus for Geometry, Honors Geometry, and Algebra II  is the following:                                                                                              

Your grade each quarter will consist of five different parts:  “Do It Now Problems”, notebook, projects, class activities, homework assignments, quizzes, and tests/benchmark test.  The way your grade is determined is described below.

 

  1. “Do It Now Problems”/Homework/Class Activities/Projects:  At the beginning of every class there will be Work Keys Applications, SAT, or ACT problem(s) on a handout/whiteboard. You will need to complete the problem with an explanation in your DP section of your notebook.  The highest possible “Do It Now Problem” grade is 100. Students must complete a certain percentage of problems in order to receive full credit so be present and on time.  The “Do It Now Problems” will be worth 5% of your quarter grade. Students will complete at least two projects during a semester. Each student will be required to spend some outside class time completing his/her project.  Homework assignments will be given on a regular and consistent basis.  You will be required to do all of your homework on notebook paper.  On any given day I will give you a quiz consisting of homework problems.  You will be allowed to use your notebook on some quizzes.  This will allow me to check that your homework is complete.  If you are absent and miss homework, your homework must be turned in at the beginning of the class the day you return. Any homework that is not turned in on the due date must be completed after school and will not be accepted after the test for the given unit.  Class Activities/Homework Assignments/ Projects will be worth 25% of your quarter grade.

 

 

  1. Notebook:   Your notebook will be graded at the end of each unit. The work completed in your notebook will be checked for completeness and accuracy.   To receive full credit your notebook work must be in a 3-ring binder and the class notes, class examples, and assignments must be complete and in order.  The notebook will be worth 20% of your quarter grade.

 

  1. Tests/Quizzes:  You will have at least one short quiz within each unit. Quizzes will be worth 20% of your grade. Tests will be given at the end of each unit.  You will spend the class before the test reviewing.  IF YOU MISS THE REVIEW CLASS, YOU WILL STILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE TEST ON THE TEST DAY.  Students will be given benchmark test each semester. Tests will be worth 30% of your quarter grade.

 

 

 

 

Make-up Work

I will be available on Monday-Thursday for class activities and homework corrections, and quiz and test make-ups.  If you miss a quiz or test, you are required to make arrangements with the teacher for make-ups. If it is not made up on the arranged day, it will be recorded as a zero

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geometry will be taught using the following South Carolina College- and Career- Ready Standards for Mathematics listed below:

 

Course Description

 

Geometry is the mathematical study of shapes, their properties, and their relationships. The course competencies are presented as a one-year traditional or one-semester block course that meets the state geometry standards. Emphasis is placed on student discovery and exploration and on formulating and defending conjectures. Geometry includes an in-depth study of reasoning, polygons, congruence, similarity, right triangles, circles, area, volume, and transformations. Students will use a variety of approaches, such as coordinate, transformational, and axiomatic systems. They will also develop an appreciation for the connections between geometry and other disciplines such as art and architecture.

 

Students are expected to use technology throughout the course, particularly interactive, dynamic software.

 

Recommended Prerequisites

 

Students entering this course should have successfully completed Algebra 1 or its equivalent, having mastered the state-mandated Algebra 1 South Carolina College- and Career- Ready Standards for Mathematics.

                                         

 

 

 

 

Geometry Honors will be taught using the following South Carolina College- and Career- Ready Standards for Mathematics listed below:

 

Geometry Honors

 

Course Description:

Geometry is the mathematical study of shapes, their properties, and their relationships.  The course competencies are presented as one-semester block that meets the state geometry standards.  Emphasis is placed on student discovery and exploration and on formulating and defending conjectures.  Geometry includes an in-depth study of reasoning, polygons, congruence, similarity, right triangles, circles, areas, volume, and transformations.  Geometry Honors will also include the study of conditional statements, truth tables, converse statements, inverse statements, contrapositive statements, law of sines, law of cosines, and geometric mean. 

 

The concepts in Geometry Honors will be taught at a faster pace and in greater depth and difficulty at the level.  Students are expected to use technology through out the course, particularly graphic calculators (TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus) and interactive software.

 

Recommend Prerequisites:

Students entering this course should have successfully completed Algebra 1 Honors having mastered (85% or above) the state-mandated Algebra 1 South Carolina College- and Career- Ready Standards for Mathematics

Goals/Standards.

 

  

 Algebra II will be taught using the following South Carolina College- and Career- Ready Standards for Mathematics listed below:

 

Some Algebra 2 standards are intended to cover many parts of the content outline, if not the entire course, and, as such, are listed in several places in the outline.

 

Course Description

 Algebra 2 course competencies are presented for a one-year traditional or one-semester block course that meets the state Algebra 2 standards.

 

 Algebra 2 contains an in-depth study of functions, patterns, relations, and concepts of number systems. This includes linear, quadratic, exponential, absolute value, radical, and rational functions. Conic sections are also addressed.

 

The course consists of

  • the identification of appropriate domains and ranges of functions;
  • the collection and organization of data, recording results, and graphical representations;
  • the use of symbolic reasoning to represent algebraic situations;
  • the expansion of functions for mathematical modeling to develop a versatile and powerful means for analyzing  

      and describing their world; and

  • the understanding of properties that govern the use of symbols in expressions, equations, and inequalities.

 

In Algebra 2, handheld calculators are required as part of instruction and assessment. Students should use a variety of representations (e.g., concrete, numerical, algorithmic, graphical), tools (e.g., matrices, data), and technologies to model situations to solve meaningful problems. Technologies include, but are not limited to, powerful and accessible handheld calculators, as well as computers with graphing capabilities.

               

Recommended Prerequisites

Students entering this course should have successfully completed Algebra 1 and Geometry or its equivalent, having mastered the state-mandated Algebra 1and Geometry South Carolina College- and Career- Ready Standards for Mathematics.