Math 2 Syllabus

Overview

Math 2 (Geometry) is an introduction to plane geometry concepts including angles, congruency, polygons, circles, area, volume and right triangle trigonometry. It is designed to teach and strengthen skills in logical reasoning. Inductive and deductive reasoning skills are emphasized. Students will also review the basic mathematical concepts covered in Math 1 (Algebra). The topics to be covered include:

Geometry

Algebra Review

Classroom Expectations

For for those of you who need specific classroom rules, we will begin the year with the following (very simple) Classroom Code.  We can update it as necessary throughout the year.

  1. Be On-Time
  2. Come Prepared to Listen, Think, Participate & Ask Questions
  3. Treat Each Other with Respect, Fairness and Honesty
  4. No drinks or food - except water.

Grading Approach

Your quarter and semester grades will be determined as follows:

Quarter Grade   Semester Grade
Tests
75%
 
1st Quarter Grade
40%
Quizzes
10%
 
2nd Quarter Grade
40%
Assignments
15%
 
Semester Final (1)
20%
TOTAL
100%
 
TOTAL
100%

 

Your letter grade is based on a standard 100 point scale. Additional information related to grading is included below.

(1) Students with a semester percentage grade of 80% or better prior to the final have the option to not take the Semester Final. However, if they do choose to take the final (to improve their grade) the score on the final cannot lower their grade - it can only help! To have this option, students must also meet the following criteria for the semester:

Class Notebook

Students are required to keep a Class Notebook for class notes and assignments. You may use your notebook on all tests/quizzes (unless I tell you otherwise ahead of time), so keeping it up-to-date and organized is a good idea.

Projects & Assessments

Projects will be assigned throughout the class. Assessments will consist of in-class and take-home tests & quizzes.

Assignments

Assignments (classwork & homework) will typically be given EVERY day. Typically, time will be given in class to complete most, if not all, of your assignment if you use your time wisely. See the HW Rubric & Sample for more details on how HW assignments will be graded.

Late/Missed Work

All work is due on the scheduled date or, in the case of excused absences, consistent with PHS Absence Policy. The only exception to this rule is when a request to complete work at an alternate time has been discussed with me ahead of time.  In this case, I will typically be quite flexible.

Calculator/Computer

Students will occasionally use a calculator or computer in this class.  Personal calculators/computers are not required but are recommended. If you do not have a calculator/computer one will be provided during class.

You can check out a calculator for overnight use from the library. NOTE: If something happens to the calculator while it is in your care you are responsible for the replacement cost ($90).  Please let me know as soon as possible if your calculator is missing.