**Course Syllabus: Geometry A Teacher: Mr. Baumgart**

**Textbook: Holt Geometry ****tbaumgart@lapeerschools.org**** **

**Course Description: **

The focus of Geometry A is Chapters 1- 4.2 . Focal topics of this course include: foundations of geometry,midpoint/distance, transformations, basic logic, properties of parallel/perpendicular lines, geometric proof, and triangle classification. Geometry is a “building-block” course, therefore, knowledge of the above topics is crucial to success in Geometry B/C.

**Course Expectations: **

You are expected to….

- Come to class on time and prepared.
- Bring a positive attitude to class.
- Put forth your best effort.
- Take notes and participate during instruction.
- Study for assessments such as quizzes and tests.
**Get help as soon as it is needed.**After school help days for each weekare posted on the board.

**Classroom Rules:**

- Be respectful.
- Raise your hand when you wish to speak.
- Keep you language clean and appropriate.
- Do not interfere with my ability to teach or others’ ability to learn!
- Abide by the remaining Lapeer East High School Classroom Norms

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**Materials Needed/Notebook Organization**

- 3 ring binder full of paper
- 5 notebook dividers with tabs labeled: 1) “FAs” 2) “Notes” 3) “Assignments” 4) “Quizzes” 5) “Practice Tests”
- Pencil; We will do in class grading using red pen. These are provided, but you may bring your own if you wish.
- You will be issued a T1-83 graphing calculator for the trimester.

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**Course Structure/GradingPolicies**** **

Your trimester grade will be weighted according to the percentages shown next to each heading below.

**Assignments (30%)**: Assignments are anything handed in for a grade. Typically, these will be homework assignments; however, any collected in class work such as WarmUps, Homework Quizzes, or any additional formative assessments are included in this category.

**Quizzes (30%):** Quizzes are given every 2-4 sections. You will know in advance when these are coming.

**Tests (40%): **** **Tests are given at the end of each chapter.

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**Late Work/Assessment Retakes**

- Absent students have 1 day per day of absence to complete an assignment.

- There is no penalty for late work or missing assignments, however, students must come in after school and complete the work in front of a math teacher.

- Quizzes and Tests may be retaken once all assignments related to the assessment are completed. The student will earn the better of the two scores.

**District Grading Scale:**** **

A 100-93 B- 82-80 D 66-63

A- 92-90 C+ 79-77 D- 62-60

B+ 87-89 C 76-73 F 59-0

B 86-83 D+ 69-67

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