Math 2 Syllabus: 200809
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:
Inductive & Deductive Reasoning
 Proof via Deductive Reasoning
Plane Geometry
 Geometric Definitions
 Geometric Properties
 Triangle Properties
 Circle Properties
 Polygon Properties
 Area & Volume
 Pythagorean Theorem
 Similarity
Trigonometry
Algebra Review Topics
 Linear Equations & Inequalities
 Exponential Equations
 Polynomial Equations
 Quadratic Equations
 Systems of Equations
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.
 Be OnTime
 Come Prepared to Listen, Think, Participate & Ask Questions
 Treat Each Other with Respect, Fairness and Honesty
 No drinks or food  except water.
Grading Approach
Your quarter and semester grades will be determined as follows:
Quarter Grade  Semester Grade  

Projects & Assessments 
90% 
1st Quarter Grade 
40% 

Homework 
10% 
2nd Quarter Grade 
40% 

Semester Final (*) 
20% 

TOTAL 
100% 
TOTAL 
100% 
Your letter grade is based on a standard 100 point scale. Additional information related to grading is included below.
*  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:
 No more than 1 unexcused absence.
 Less than 5 tardies.
 No disciplinary actions associated with my class (detentions, etc.)
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 uptodate and organized is a good idea.
Projects & Assessments
Projects will be assigned throughout the class. Assessments will consist of inclass and takehome tests & quizzes.
Assignments
Assignments (homework) will typically be given each day. All assignments should be completed in your class notebook. Typically, time will be given in class to complete most, if not all, of your assignment.
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.