Geometry (MA 210) SYLLABUS
Instructor: Mr. Moesch
I. COURSE MATERIALS
A. Text: Bass, et al. Geometry – Tools For a Changing World. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1993.
B. Student Supplies
2. Three-ring binder with at least five dividers and loose-leaf paper
4. Book Cover
5. Calculator Required (TI 30 or better)
II. ASSIGNMENTS, QUIZZES, AND TESTS
A. A set of written exercises usually will be assigned for each class period. It should be completed by the beginning of the next class period. As often as possible, class time will be given to begin assignments. They should be completed before the next session. Homework assignments will typically be worth five points. Extra help is available upon request.
B. Homework papers must be done on loose-leaf paper, done neatly, and done using a pencil. Quizzes and tests should also be done in pencil. The student’s name, class period, and a listing of the assignment should be at the top of each paper turned in for grading.
C. Projects will potentially be assigned during each semester. They will be done by groups with each individual receiving a grade for the work completed. The projects will involve work outside of class to gather information, complete work, or to prepare a presentation.
D. Periodically an extra credit assignment will be given in addition to assigned homework. Also, extra credit will occasionally be included on quizzes and tests. Extra credit will typically be available before student help days.
E. Quizzes will be given as appropriate. Retakes will be available by correcting the mistakes on a separate sheet of paper, showing the teacher the corrections, and scheduling an appointment for another quiz. The highest score possible on a retake is a B. If a student does not receive a 77% or higher on a quiz, he/she will be required to retake the quiz before the test on that particular unit.
F. Test will be given at the end of each unity of study. There are NO retakes of tests.
III. COURSE EVALUATION
A. The following scale will be used to determine grades.
B. Grading Scale:
89% - 91% B+
80% - 82% C+
71% - 73% D+
95% - 100% A
86% - 88% B
77% - 79% C
68% - 70% D
0% - 64% F
92% - 94% A-
83% - 85% B-
74% - 76% C-
65% - 67% D-
C. Online Grades:
1. Homework will be posted within two to three days.
2. Quizzes/Tests will be posted within one week.
IV. CLASS PROCEDURES
A. Students are to show RESPECT to the teacher and to the other students in the class at all times.
B. Students are expected to have the correct textbook, a calculator, three-ring binder, loose-leaf paper, and a pencil each day.
C. Be prepared for class when the bell rings. A student is tardy if he/she is not in his/her seat when the bell rings. On the third tardy of the six weeks period, the student will be given a detention form, and the detention will be served on a Saturday.
D. Students must have their ID worn correctly to class. Male students must have their shirts tucked in and pants worn appropriately. On the third violation of the six weeks period, the student will be given a referral.
E. If incomplete homework becomes a problem, the following actions will be taken: 1) student receives a verbal warning, 2) student receives an academic citation and parents are contacted, 3) student may be removed from class.
F. When absent the student will be responsible for the work missed. The student must get the notes that were missed from a fellow, organized classmate. For planned absences, (ex. Field trip, family vacation, etc.) the student must find out the work that will be missed and turn it in upon returning to class.
G. If a student is cheating on a quiz or test, the student will have to make up the assessment and receive a reduced score. The student will suffer the consequences outlined in the Academic Integrity Policy. If a student is caught cheating on a homework assignment, the student will receive a zero on the assignment and will suffer the consequences outlined in the Academic Integrity Policy.
H. A maximum of four pass passes will be given a semester. The may be used any time the student wants to use them and permission is granted by the teacher. Once they are used, the student may not leave the room unless it is an emergency.
V. TEACHER AVAILABILITY
I will typically be available for extra help or other questions/concerns before school or by appointment. I have 6th and 8th periods free. I am typically available Tuesdays-Friday at , and I am available during student help times. I can be reached at (414) 461-6000 X277 or by e-mail at email@example.com.