Welcome to College Prep Geometry! I will introduce you to College Prep Geometry and our classroom. If you have any questions during my presentation, please raise your hand and wait to be called on.
All About Me My background I grew up in Melvindale I attended Melvindale High, and attended MSU (2yrs), U of M-Dearborn and Wayne State University U of M-Dearborn Bachelors of Science degree in: Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering Master’s Degree in Secondary Education in math and computer science Specialist Degree in Math Curriculum and Instruction Soon to be pursuing Doctorate degree at U of M-Dearborn I’ve been teaching for 6 years. I have also Algebra 2, Algebra 2 CA and Computer Apps but Geometry is my favorite.
My Family My Huband Edward My children Tyler Kendyl Our pets Buster and Sadie Conrad
My Goals To give you the academic and social skills you need to progress successfully through high school and college To provide a supportive, safe and fun classroom environment. To help you make new friends and discover new interests.
Class Rules Our classroom is a community. In our community, we have rules to help us get along with each other. Our class rules are: Be respectful and responsible. Be organized and follow directions. Be on time. Be prepared.
Absences & Tardiness If you aren’t in the classroom by the time the bell rings, please check in at the school office before coming to class. If you are tardy four times, your parents will be contacted If you are absent then your assignment is due the day you come back. If you are absent for a test then you will take the test the day you return! If you are absent for an extended period of time then your will get as many days as you were absent to complete the assignments and assessments.
There are many resources at your disposal in this class. Class website: steltersmath.weelby.com Video tutorials Online assessments to assess yourself Helpful websites: www.mathforum.com. This online community includes teachers, students, researchers, parents and educators who have an interest in math and math education. The site includes Ask Dr. Math, Problems of the Week, discussion groups and much more. www.AAAmath.com. Customized by grade level and topic, AAA Math features explanations of various mathematical topics, practice problems and fun, challenging games. www.coolmath.com. This fully interactive site and allows the user to sharpen basic math skills, play games and explore new math concepts. www.figurethis.org. Created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this site helps families enjoy mathematics outside school through a series of fun and engaging challenges. www.mathcats.com. Math Cats provides playful explorations of important math concepts through games, crafts and interactive projects. Includes a magic chalkboard and an art gallery. www.easymaths.org. This South African Community website for teachers, parents and students is complete with lessons, tests, exams, worksheets, study skills and much more. Help is available
Lined paper 3 ring binder Pencil Red Pen Protractor Compass Calculator (preferably the TI-84 Plus) Materials
Notes will be taken nearly every day. You will need to copy the notes from the overhead. Use these notes to assist you with your homework. Notes quizzes will be giving once every chapter. You will need all your notes organized and with you in order to complete this quiz. You are NOT allowed to use your book or another students notes. If you are found doing so you and the person whose notes you have will receive a zero. If you don’t have your notes with you, you will have to come after school to make up the notes quiz. Notes
Homework I will assign about 45 minutes of homework every night. Show work and Circle/Highlight answer Put name, date and hour in upper right hand corner of paper. No Name, No credit! Your homework assignment is due the following class. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to check the class calendar for missed homework, download worksheets, view notes and videos to get caught up. If you need extra help with your homework, you can go to after school tutoring with NHS everyday after school except on Tuesdays. Be sure to sign in because I will be keeping a record of the students that attend tutoring. You will grade your paper with a red pen and only a red pen. You will need to correct your answers and fill in any work on problems that you skipped. 10 points all work shown on ALL problems and work is 60% or better correct. 8 points for all work shown on ALL problems but assignment is less than 60% correct. 1 point will be given for late work
Tests, Quizzes and at least 1 project 1 Test per chapter 1 Content quiz per chapter 1 Notes quiz per chapter 1+ Project(s) per trimester Assessments