Geometry is a very language intensive math class. As a result, students will be expected to maintain a list of vocabulary terms, a list of postulates, and a list of theorems. We will be writing almost every day!
Grades are based on the following percentages: 10% for daily assignments, 90% for quizzes and tests.
The grading scale is as follows:
A: 93.00% - up A-: 90.00% - 92.99%
B+: 87.00% - 89.99% B: 83.00% - 86.99% B-: 80.00% - 82.99%
C+: 77.00% - 79.99% C: 73.00% - 76.99% C-: 70.00% - 72.99%
D+: 67.00% - 69.99% D: 60.00% - 66.99% F: below 60%
If your student has internet access at home, they can access the online textbook on a computer, which will eliminate the need for them to bring their book home (and it eliminates the excuse of "I forgot my book"!). Here is the access information:
Username: geometry 427
The online textbook is not only an exact copy of the regular book, it has video lessons with Dr. Burger (one of the authors of the book), which explain the concepts of each section.
I also have a Geometry class group set up on the Edmodo website. Students may join the group (it's not mandatory), which provides a place to discuss Geometry topics of all sorts (yes, even homework assignments). The interface looks similar to Facebook. I will post things there from time to time that may be of interest, like test dates and the preparations for Pi Day. Here's a link to join the group:
Or, if you already have an Edmodo account, you can use the code: mdakci to join my group.