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Acc Geometry B/ Alg2 Syllabus

Wheeler High School

GSE Geometry Course Syllabus Spring 2019

Ms. Alexander-VanEaton

B.S. Mathematics/Certified Gifted Mathematics Teacher


School Website

http://www.cobbk12.org/Wheeler/

My Email

Pamela.Alexander-VanEaton@cobbk12.org

My Website

https://alexanpa.educatorpages.com/

School Phone

(770) 578-3266

My Remind

Text @MsAsGeo to 81010

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Course Description

Accelerated Geometry B/Algebra II is the second in the sequence of mathematics courses designed to ensure college

and career readiness.  The course focuses on in-depth studies of higher-level algebra and geometry concepts, in addition

to continuing with previously learned probability skills.  Successful completion of this course helps ensure that students

are prepared to move on to higher level mathematics courses during their high school career, including Advanced Placement

Calculus AB, Advanced Placement Calculus BC, and Advanced Placement Statistics.  Incorporated into the curriculum are

the concepts problem solving, communication, organization, and teamwork. 

 


Topics and percent breakdown                               

Unit 1 – Circles and Volume

12%

Unit 2 – Geometric and Algebraic Connections

7%

Unit 3 – Applications of Probability

6% 

Unit 4 – Extending the Number System

5% 

Unit 5 – Quadratics

10%    

Unit 6 – Exploring Polynomials

5%       

Unit 7 – Polynomial Functions

10%   

Unit 8 – Rational and Radical Relationships

10%   

Unit 9 – Exponentials and Logarithms

10%      

Georgia Milestone End of Course Assessment

20%

Miscellaneous (Summer Packet, EOC Review, etc)    

5%         


Textbook           

Georgia Accelerated Analytic Geometry B, Advanced Algebra. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2014.

 

These are relatively new textbooks, so students are encouraged to leave them at home and take good care of them.  Absolutely no writing in the textbooks will be permitted - many of the concepts in this class will involve pictures and figures, all of which must be drawn on your own paper in order to help complete the work. 

Students will also have access to the online version of this textbook, as well as the Analytic Geometry textbook.  Login information will be provided.


Supplies

  • Compass, protractor, and ruler
  • Loose leaf  paper and graph paper
  • Pencils, colored pencils or highlighters, and erasures
  • TI-36 XPro Scientific Calculator TI83 or TI 84 Grapghing Calculator
  •   3 ring binder recommended with dividers; otherwise, folders to keep notes and handouts



 

 


Classroom Expectations             

Behavior Expectations:

  • Be on time, sitting in your assigned seat BEFORE the tardy bell sounds.
  • Arrive with Interactive notebook, pencils, homework and notes.
  • Quietly enter room and immediately pull out your homework and materials and begin working.
  • Exercise respect and courtesy for teachers, other students and their property at all times.  Keep your hands to yourself and speak appropriate language.
  • Raise your hand/ask for permission to speak or to leave your seat, even to sharpen you pencil or throw away something, or ask a friend for help.
  • Remain actively involved in class until dismissed by the teacher. You are required to take notes in class and work on assignments during class time. Use class time wisely: No sleeping or playing with cell phone/electronic devices!
  • Dress appropriately; adhere to dress code policy.
  • No personal grooming.
  • Food and drinks should not be consumed in the classroom.
  • No perfume, body spray, or fragrant lotions is allowed in the classroom.
  • Clean up any trash on/around your desk, disposing of it as you exit.
  • Admin. referral will be given to students who abuse the bathroom policy.

   Academic Expectations:

  • Students are expected to arrive in class with the necessary tools and prepared for learning.  
  • Supplies must be brought to class every day. 
    • Strongly recommended: A TI-36X Pro  calculator (under $20 at many retail stores), will be used in class. I strongly recommend that each student purchase a calculator for their individual use as student’s will not be able to borrow calculators for use at home! You may use the online calculator www.desmos.com at home if you do not own a calculator.
    • Required: 3 ring binder,  dividers, loose-leaf notebook paper, graph paper, pencils with erasers,
    • Optional: calculator, folders, colored pencils/highlighter.
  • Meet all deadlines for assignments.  LATE WORK MAY NOT RECEIVE FULL CREDIT (Only exception is an excused absence). Assignments left at home or in the locker are not excused. No homework will be accepted for after the unit test/retest has been given.
  • Do your best work at all time.  Your work should be neat, well organized and labeled with your name or it will not be graded.
  • Credit will not be given for work that is incomplete and does not show the process used to derive the answer; No Work = No Credit!
  • Be honorable.  Do your own work.  Get help when you need it.

**CELL PHONE / MP3 PLAYER POLICYAny cell phone or electronic that is in use is disruptive to the classroom / school environment and thus will result in an email or call home and a discipline referral / write up without warning for repeat occurrences if a student uses a phone during class without permission. Phones should remain in students’ pockets or bags at all times.  Any cell phone use during assessments will be considered cheating and will result in a grade of zero.


Daily Work

 

The key to mastering mathematics is practice and practice correctly. Therefore, classwork and homework will be assigned every day and its completion is necessary for your success in this class.  You must always copy the problem, draw any necessary diagrams/figures, and show all work, when applicable, in order to receive credit for having completed the assignment. 

Assignments may have a time constraint and will be graded for completion and on occasion for accuracy. No homework will be accepted after the completion of each unit!! You will have an opportunity each day in class to ask questions regarding homework. Remember you may not receive credit for late work unless your absence is excused.

 

**Classwork and Homework will be graded as a daily grade and are typically graded for completion but may also be checked for correctness.  Assignments are graded on a 5 point scale. (0 pt did not complete or incomplete, 1pt no work shown or inaccurate assignment, etc. see rubric). Homework and classwork grades may be added together on quiz/test days. Example: a 20 point grade = 4 assignments total. **


Academic Honesty

 

Cheating is not tolerated.  A zero will be given on any alignment or assessment on which a student is caught cheating or helping another student cheat.  Students are not allowed to photograph or copy test questions.  This will also result in earning a zero for that test grade and disciplinary action. Please se handbook for more info.

 


 

 

 

 

 


Absences and Grades                      

A grade of zero (0) will be given for all missed work.  If you are absent, it is your responsibility to get what you need from the makeup folder, via email, blogs, or message me on REMIND to receive a copy of an assignment.  It is your responsibility to talk to me within two days of your absence to schedule any make-up quizzes or tests. Being absent before a test/quiz does not exempt one from taking it.  If you are present, you will take the quiz or test since a calendar of dates has been provided.


Tests, Quizzes & Skills Checks

Quizzes and skills checks will be given frequently. Quizzes will be announced, but skills checks may not be. There are no retakes; however, students who earn Below 75% on a quiz or do not take the quiz can replace this grade with the end of unit test grade of up to 75%.  Students with a quiz grade higher than a 75% may not have their quiz grade replaced with their test.  **Quiz scores will only be replaced by a test score if test grade is higher than the original quiz grade. Daily checks do not get replaced**

 

There will be at least one test each unit. If a student earns Below 75% on a test: Students must have completed all the homework for that unit and must complete test corrections in order to take the recovery test for that unit/section. This recovery grade will replace the test score up to a 75% (students will receive at most a 74.old grade) **Recovery scores will only replace test scores if they are higher than the original grade ** 75 and above: Not eligible to participate in recovery.


Final Exam

Students do not take a final and therefore may be excused from class on final exam day.  *Please note the EOC replaces the need for a final exam and will be counted as 20% of your final grade.


Help Sessions

Please do not hesitate to ask for help.  Do not wait; it will only hurt you in the long run.  Although there may not be enough time in class to get assistance, there are other means available to you.  Help will be available Tuesdays and Thursday after school from 3:45-4:45 in the Café via Learning Links.  I will be available for tutoring after school by appointment.  Tutoring times will be announced in class and on my webpage. There may be changes to availability due to school activities, so please be sure to sign up and also check online weekly for updated times. 

 


 

 


Make-up Work               

Attendance is an extremely important part of this class.  Your success in Geometry (as well as any other class), is contingent upon your being here.  You cannot be successful if you are absent frequently.  If you are absent at any time, you will follow the school’s policy for make-up assignments (number of days absent plus one additional day).  It will be YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to get the handouts, notes, and/or assignments that you may miss.  Work with a partner in class to get the answers to the notes, or check with me for a printed copy of notes as well as any other handouts that may have been distributed.    If you miss an announced test or quiz, you are expected to schedule to make it up upon your return or receive a zero for quiz or test.


Grade Breakdown

Tests and quizzes                     75%

Warmups, HW, CW &EOC review      5% 

 End of Course Assessment(EOC)       20%

 There will NOT be a final exam as the EOC fulfills that requirement.


Grading Scale:  

90 – 100%          A           

80 – 89%             B

74 – 79%             C

70 – 73%             D

69 & below        F


*Any item on here may change with prior announcement.  Please ask if you are unsure!*


CHEATING    (as specified by 2018-2019 Student Handbook)

The following are considered scholastic dishonesty in schoolwork and will be disciplined. Some offenses may be criminal in nature, and will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

  1. Taking information of any form into a test situation for the purpose of responding to test items
  2. Plagiarism – Using the ideas or words of others without proper documentation
  3. Copying the work of others when the copied material will count as part of the semester grade. This includes the copying of computer disks.
  4. Communicating test information to others in or out of class
  5. Taking test questions (complete test, answer key, teacher’s edition) to provide assistance in later test situations
  6. Selling, buying, or using papers written by another party
  7. Talking, communicating, or displaying cell phone during testing

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES WHEN CHEATING IS DISCOVERED

  1. Individual teacher handles situations A, B, C, D and G above. Mandatory actions by teachers will include the following:
    1. Assignment of a zero for that particular grade
    2. Teacher/student conference
    3. Parent notification
    4. Misconduct form to be filed in student’s disciplinary file
  2. Teacher refers situations E and F to the appropriate administrator. Disciplinary action will include the following:
    1. Assignment of a zero for that particular grade
    2. Student/administrator conference
    3. Teacher/parent conference
    4. Assignment to ISS for a minimum of two days

Once a cheating incident has occurred and the teacher has discussed the matter with the student, the teacher should refer the student to the appropriate administrator so that it can be determined if a previous cheating incident has occurred. After the first offense, all subsequent offenses must be directed immediately to the appropriate administrator for action. National Honor Society and other organizations do not allow membership by students who have cheated. Incidents of cheating are cumulative over the student’s high school enrollment.

 

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