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Pre-AP Geometry Syllabus

Pre-AP Geometry Syllabus
TABS High School
Instructor: Lisa Hamiter
 Email: lisa.hamiter@fwisd.org
Course Description:  Geometry is the branch of mathematics that deals with the measurement, properties and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids. The word means (geo) earth and (metry) measure. Geometry also deals with logic.  Using inductive and deductive reasoning is an integral part of geometric thinking.  Geometry is closely connected to other branches of mathematics such as Algebra, Logic, Probability, and Trigonometry.  Real life applications of geometry will be evident throughout the course.
Teacher Introduction:  Lisa Hamiter, 32nd Year to Teach Secondary Math, B.S. – Texas Wesleyan, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – UTA
1st 6 Weeks
v  Unit 1: Proof, Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
2nd Six-weeks
v  Unit 2: Transformations, Triangles and Quadrilaterals
3rd Six-weeks
v  Unit 2: Continued
v  Unit 3: Similarity and Trigonometry
4th Six-weeks
v  Unit 3: Continued
v  Unit 4: Circles, Coordinates, and Constructions
5th Six-weeks
v  Unit 4: Continued
v  Unit 5: Extending Two Dimensions to Three Dimensions
6th Six-weeks
v  Unit 6: Probability

Classroom Expectations:
ü  Be in your assigned seat working on the “Bellringer” when the tardy bell rings.

ü  Bring materials to class. You will need your laptop every day. 

ü  Follow directions and stay focused.

ü  Treat each person in this room with respect and dignity.

ü  Follow all procedures and policies as outlined in the student handbook.

             ***Keep cellphones in a pocket, purse or backpack at all times except when asked by me to use         it as an educational device. ***You may bring water to class.

Materials Needed
  •          Graphing Paper Notebook for note taking.
  •          Folder with pockets to keep notebook paper and graded material.
  •          Pencil
  •          Notebook paper
  •      Kleenex
  •      Tape
Grading Procedures:
Ø  30% Class Assignments/Notes/Participation/Homework
Ø  30% Quizzes
Ø  40% Tests/Projects

Absent Policy:
            If a student is absent, it is the student's responsibility to ask the teacher what was missed. The student has one day for each absence to turn in the make-up work.

Late Work Policy:
             If a paper is turned in late, the highest grade that can be made on that paper is a 70. Assignments cannot be turned in more than one day late.

Redo Assignments or Retake Test Policy:

Students can make corrections on any assignment that is below a 70. The paper must be turned in the next class period after receiving it. The highest grade will be a 70. A student may not redo a late assignment. If a student makes below a 70 on a test, he/she has one week to take a retest. The student must do corrections on the test before retesting. 

 Springboard Login Information for Students: (Our textbook/curriculum)

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Password: fwisdttm

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