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This course is Geometry and will cover properties of geometric figures with reasoning to justify conclusions. Students in this class will learn about the topics outlined in the learning standards set forth by the State of New York. Every student will take the Geometry Common Core Regents in June which will count for 20% of their final grade. Throughout the year, we will cover the following chapters:
Essential Geometric Tools and Concepts
Transformations, Rigid Motions, and Congruence
Euclidean Triangle Proof
The Tools of Coordinate Geometry
Dilations and Similarity
Right Triangle Trigonometry
Measurement and Modelling
Each day, you are expected bring the following materials to class:
____ Compass (very important!!!)
____ Ruler (smaller than 12” is fine)
____ Loose-leaf Paper
____ Binder w/5-tab Dividers
____ Laptop (School Provided)
- Homework will be assigned almost nightly and will be checked for completion the following class. Homework is typically to watch instructional videos and take notes, although occasionally there will be worksheets and/or other online assignments.
- Quizzes will be given multiple times throughout each chapter (almost daily) and unit/chapter tests will be given at the end of each chapter. After each test, students will have an opportunity to take a retest. While corrections may be required, they do not earn any points back on the original test itself. On occasion, corrections may be accepted for credit.
- Work Habits will be evaluated on an ongoing basis and will be entered in the gradebook a few times each quarter. This grade will reflect the student’s general performance and will consider the following: doing assignments on time, working hard in class, staying attentive and productive. This is essentially a summary of your performance in my class versus what it takes for you to reach your maximum potential in my course.
Homework – 15%
Tests & Quizzes – 50%
Work Habits – 15%
Mid-term Exam – 20% of the first half of the course
Regents Exam – 20% of your final grade
- Be Prompt
Students should be seated and ready to begin working when the bell rings. 40 minutes is not very much time, so we need to maximize what little time we do have.
- Be Prepared
Students should come to class each day with the materials listed under “Organization”.
- Be Polite
Math is a subject where students need to be comfortable in testing ideas and making mistakes. Together with Mr. Jagoda, it is the students’ responsibility to help create and maintain this culture for themselves and their peers. That being said:
- Respect each other
- Respect yourselves
- Respect Mr. Jagoda
Any rudeness, cruelty towards others, bullying, etc. will not be tolerated. Disruptive behavior, or any behavior that takes away from the learning environment could result in a student being removed from the classroom for the remainder of the period.
A student that is off-task or disruptive to the learning environment in Mr. Jagoda’s room will be disciplined as follows:
- Verbal warning
- Seating change
- Sent to ISS for the remainder of the period and call home.
- Sent to principal’s office and completion of a disciplinary referral form
As the teacher, I reserve the right to skip consequences 1 through 3 for behavior that warrants a harsher consequence.
If you are absent, it is your responsibility to ask about what you missed and to complete it within 2 days for each day absence, as stated in the student handbook.
Mr. Jagoda is available for extra help almost every day after school. Please take advantage of this if needed – just let me know ahead of time if you plan on staying.