• Geometry Syllabus – Mr. Durham

     

     

    GEOMETRY COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Geometry follows Algebra 1 and incorporates all conceptual levels of Geometry: visualization, analysis, informal reasoning and deduction.  Algebraic and geometric models are used to model a variety of real-world situations.  Special emphasis will be placed on problem solving to help prepare students for future math courses.  New concepts such a geometric structure, geometric patterns, dimensionality and the geometry of location, congruence  and the geometry of size, similarity and the geometry of shape will be taught. 

    MATERIALS NEEDED

    1-three inch Binder or 2-one and a half inch Binders, Dividers (5), Pencils, Eraser, Notebook Paper, Book Cover

    1st, 4th and 5th periods bring a box of Kleenex.               3rd, 6th and 7th periods bring red grading pens.

    Students may also want to have their own ruler, compass and protractor, but all students will have access to these during class.  TI-83 graphing calculator: (These may be checked out from the library.  The first set of batteries is provided, but after that, the students will need to supply their own.  They take four AAA batteries.)

    CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

    Abide by all school rules

    Respect others and their property.

    Bring required supplies when requested.

    Be in your seat with pencils sharpened ready to work before the tardy bell begins to ring.

    Show your work in pencil – NO pens are allowed on ANY homework assignments.

    GRADING PROCEDURES

    Please refer to student handbook: 40% - homework and 60% - major exams. All students are required to maintain their individual averages on their table of contents.

    EXTRA CREDIT

    During a six week grading period, students may speak with me about bonus assignments.  These can replace zeros or increase the running total values listed in the students table of contents sheet.  Check lesson plans for due dates.  Also, after each major exam when time allows, progress reports are sent home with each student.  If these reports are returned the next day signed by a parent/guardian, five (5) points will be added to the exam grade.

    LATE WORK POLICY

    All late work is discouraged, and points will be deducted from the assignment as stated in the student handbook.  If the homework has been graded, thirty (30) points will be deducted on the first day late.  If you know in advance (extra-curricular activities) that you will be missing a class, please come by my room and pick up your assignment for the day(s) you will be missing.  Please refer to the student handbook.  The weekly lesson plans are written on side white board by end of class most Mondays.

    HOMEWORK HELP: Before school 7:30 a.m., 8th period Study Skills, and 30 minutes after school (most days).  Email tdurham@industrialisd.org or call school phone: 361-284-3226.

     
     
     
     

    College Algebra Prep Syllabus – Mr. Durham

     

     

    COLLEGE ALGEBRA PREP COURSE DESCRIPTION

    The course description is provided below.

    MATERIALS NEEDED

    1-three inch Binder or 2-one and a half inch Binders, Dividers (5), Pencils, Eraser, and Notebook Paper

    1st, 4th and 5th periods bring a box of Kleenex.               3rd, 6th and 7th period bring red grading pens.

    Students are only allowed the use of a scientific or 4 function calculator in this course, and this will need to be provided by the student.  However the use of a calculator will not be allowed during some of this class in order to help them with the foundations of Algebra.

    CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

    Abide by all school rules

    Respect others and their property.

    Bring required supplies when requested.

    Be in your seat with pencils sharpened ready to work before the tardy bell begins to ring.

    Show your work in pencil – NO pens are allowed on ANY homework assignments.

    GRADING PROCEDURES

    Please refer to student handbook: 40% - homework and 60% - major exams. All students are required to maintain their individual averages on their table of contents.

    EXTRA CREDIT

    During a six week grading period, students may speak with me about bonus assignments.  These can replace zeros or increase the running total values listed in the students table of contents sheet.  Check lesson plans for due dates.  Also, after each major exam when time allows, progress reports are sent home with each student.  If these reports are returned the next day signed by a parent/guardian, five (5) points will be added to the exam grade.

    LATE WORK POLICY

    All late work is discouraged, and points will be deducted from the assignment as stated in the student handbook.  If the homework has been graded, thirty (30) points will be deducted on the first day late.  If you know in advance (extra-curricular activities) that you will be missing a class, please come by my room and pick up your assignment for the day(s) you will be missing.  Please refer to the student handbook.  The weekly lesson plans are written on side white board by end of class most Mondays.

    HOMEWORK HELP: Before school 7:30 a.m., 8th period Study Skills, and 30 minutes after school (most days).  Email: tdurham@industrialisd.org or call school phone: 361-284-3226.

     

     Course Description of College Algebra Prep Class