Enriched Geometry Syllabus ’15-‘16 (Zahn)

COURSE DESCRIPTION (from the curriculum guide):  Enriched Geometry is an abstract approach of the geometric concepts that will prepare students for high school calculus.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  In this course, students will…

  1. learn and apply geometric concepts
  2. develop reasoning abilities
  3. continue to develop problem solving skills
  4. maintain algebra skills by applying them to geometric problems

Tests:  Chapter tests will be given at the end of each chapter.  Tests will generally range from 40 to 60 points.  There will usually be 2 tests per grading period.  A semester and final exam will be given.

Quizzes:  Quizzes will be given approximately every 3 sections.  Quizzes will generally range from 20 to 30 points.  There will usually be 2 quizzes per chapter. 

**all tests and quizzes will be made up as specified by the student handbook

Homework:  Homework should be looked at as practice for tests and quizzes.  Successful students will do every homework assignment.  Homework will be checked frequently.  Each student will begin each grading period with 60 points for their homework grade.  During a homework check, if the student has done little or no homework, up to 3 points will be deducted from the homework points.  Homework will be assigned most days.

**all homework will be made up as specified by the student handbook

STUDENT CONDUCT:  To ensure all students a maximum learning environment, a certain amount of discipline must be maintained.  Students are expected to obey the rules and regulations as set forth in the student handbook.  Some of my specific rules are that students must…

  1. show respect for fellow students and teacher.
  2. not cheat.
  3. not use profanity.
  4. be on time for class.
  5. stay in their seats.  Students are not to congregate around the door at the end of class.
  6. utilize time in class.
  7. raise their hands to ask/answer questions.
  8. not write on desks or in books.
  9. not eat or drink in class, with the exception of water.

Students who cause problems in class will be asked to leave the class.

NECESSITIES:  All students should bring the following to class:

  1. Notebook – many notes will be given during class
  2. Textbook
  3. Calculator (preferably scientific) – calculators will not be loaned.
  4. Pen or pencil – these will not be loaned.

hall pass policy:  Each student will get up to 3 hall passes every six weeks.  If you have used your 3 and ask to leave the room, a tardy will be issued.  (forgetting to bring your book counts as a pass)

 

extra help:  I will be available to any student seeking extra help before or after school.

 

grading scale:                 A                     93-100                                B                     83-92                                   C                     71-82          D  61-70

 

**school website:      www.lexington.k12.oh.us.                                   My conference period is 1st (7:40-8:30)

 

I am looking forward to teaching you this year.  I am confident that this will be a rewarding learning experience for each and every person in this class.

 

 

Geometry Syllabus ’15-‘16 (Zahn)

COURSE DESCRIPTION (from the curriculum guide):  The course is designed to “learn by doing.”  You will learn to use the tools of geometry and technology to perform investigations and discover properties of plane and solid geometric figures.  You will also investigate introductory concepts in trigonometry.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  In this course, students will…

  1. learn and apply geometric concepts
  2. develop reasoning abilities
  3. continue to develop problem solving skills
  4. maintain algebra skills by applying them to geometric problems

Tests:  Chapter tests will be given at the end of each chapter.  Tests will generally range from 40 to 60 points.  There will usually be 2 tests per grading period.  A semester and final exam will be given.

Quizzes:  Quizzes will be given approximately every 3 sections.  Quizzes will generally range from 20 to 30 points.  There will usually be 2 quizzes per chapter. 

**all tests and quizzes will be made up as specified by the student handbook

Homework:  Homework should be looked at as practice for tests and quizzes.  Successful students will do every homework assignment.  Homework will be checked frequently.  Each student will begin each grading period with 60 points for their homework grade.  During a homework check, if the student has done little or no homework, up to 3 points will be deducted from the homework points.  Homework will be assigned most days.

**all homework will be made up as specified by the student handbook

STUDENT CONDUCT:  To ensure all students a maximum learning environment, a certain amount of discipline must be maintained.  Students are expected to obey the rules and regulations as set forth in the student handbook.  Some of my specific rules are that students must…

  1. show respect for fellow students and teacher.
  2. not cheat.
  3. not use profanity.
  4. be on time for class.
  5. stay in their seats.  Students are not to congregate around the door at the end of class.
  6. utilize time in class.
  7. raise their hands to ask/answer questions.
  8. not write on desks or in books.
  9. not eat or drink in class, with the exception of water.

Students who cause problems in class will be asked to leave the class.

NECESSITIES:  All students should bring the following to class:

  1. Notebook – many notes will be given during class
  2. Textbook
  3. Calculator (preferably scientific) – calculators will not be loaned.
  4. Pen or pencil – these will not be loaned.

hall pass policy:  Each student will get up to 3 hall passes every six weeks.  If you have used your 3 and ask to leave the room, a tardy will be issued.  (forgetting to bring your book counts as a pass)

 

extra help:  I will be available to any student seeking extra help before or after school.

 

grading scale:                 A                     93-100                                B                     83-92                                   C                     71-82          D  61-70

 

**school website:      www.lexington.k12.oh.us.                                   My conference period is 1st (7:40-8:30)

 

I am looking forward to teaching you this year.  I am confident that this will be a rewarding learning experience for each and every person in this class.

 

Applied Math '15-'16 (Zahn)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed for seniors who have passed Algebra 2, and do not plan to major in a technological field such as medicine, engineering, computer science, and math, among others.  The concepts will be covered in a non-sequential fashion.  These concepts are similar to ones that would be taught in an introductory college math course.  They include graphing, systems of equations, matrices, linear programming, and mathematics of finance that deal with applications to biology, business, economics, and other social science.

Quizzes will be given roughly every week covering that week's material.  They will count approximately 30-40 points.  A semester and final exam will be given.

Classwork will be done daily and will count for 60 points for the six weeks.