Homework Schedule and Chapter Targets
Teacher: Ms. Urquhart
I want to welcome you to Geometry A! Geometry is intended for students who wish to develop their thinking processes, as well as for those who intend to pursue a career directly related to the use of mathematics. The student must successfully complete Algebra 1 before beginning Geometry.
I have made a commitment to you that with a positive attitude, I will do my best each and everyday to be prepared and do my best in order to for you to succeed. It is my desire for you to make the same commitment to yourself that you will do all you can to ensure your success.
Any question you have is a good question, so please ask away. My classroom is a warm and accepting environment. Together, with both of our commitments, we will certainly have a fantastic trimester!
Standards taught in Geometry A:
Students will demonstrate the skills, properties, applications, and representations associated with
- Essentials of Geometry
- Reasoning and Proof
- Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
- Congruent Triangles
- Relationships within Triangles
- Right Triangles and Trigonometry
- Properties of Circles
- Measuring Length and Area
- Surface Area and Volume of Solids
- Folder or 3-ring binder
- Notebook paper
- Tests 60%
- Assignments 15%
- Quizzes 15%
- Notebook 5%
- Participation 5%
A test will be given at the end of each chapter we cover. The test dates will be announced at the start of each chapter, so you will have plenty of time to prepare. The tests will cover what was covered during the chapter. At some point throughout the chapter, you will receive a review sheet that you may use to prepare for the test. You will be allowed 30 minutes for the test.
Assignments include homework, projects, or any other assignment throughout the trimester. You will be expected to turn in homework daily. You must turn in the assignment on the correct due date in order to receive full credit. It will be checked for completion, not for being right/wrong.
You must remain organized in your notebook, that way you can keep track of any assignment. All returned homework must remain in your notebook for collection on test days.
Quizzes will be given daily. They will cover the material learned the previous lesson. They will usually take 5 to 10 minutes to complete, depending on the material. If you are absent, you are excused from the quiz that day. The next day you are back you will attempt the quiz from the lesson you missed, but it will not count towards your grade. At the end of each chapter, each quiz, whether you were there for it or not, needs to be in your notebook.
You will be required to turn your notebook in at the beginning of each test day. You will need to keep all of your notes, homework, quizzes and journals in the notebook. For each item, you will earn 1 point. The total number of points for each notebook equals the total number of items in that notebook. No notebook on test day equals an automatic 0 for that notebook grade.
Each student will receive 100 out of 100 points at the beginning of the trimester. You will lose 10 points per violation of the following:
A referral is sent in for inappropriate behavior such as being disrespectful to other students and the teacher, arguing, disruptive behavior, not following directions, playing calculator games, listening to music devices, not sitting in your assigned seat, leaving your seat before the end of class, lining up by the door, not working productively during class time, and more to be determined by the teacher.
Late and Make-up Policy:
- Assignments: When students return to class after being absent, they must turn in any assignment that was originally due on the day they missed. Students will be given an extended due date for any work that was assigned on the day(s) they were absent. That due date will be determined by the teacher.
- Tests: For tests, students must schedule a make-up test with the teacher ASAP.
1. Students will speak and act respectfully at all times. (Teacher/student property, interruption of class, dismissal time, restroom, etc.)
2. Students will give their best effort each day of class.
3. Students will have all necessary materials (listed previously) each day of class.
4. Students will not cheat on any assignment, test or quiz. Cheating will result in an automatic
zero on that particular work and a referral.
5. Students will comply with Bishop Canevin’s Code of Conduct.
**If you follow these expectations, there’s no need to worry!**
I am very excited about our semester together. I am confident it will be a great experience for us all.
Homework Schedule and Chapter Targets