Welcome to Honors Geometry
1. How can we earn extra credit?
Extra credit is never awarded at the last minute, nor is it given in big chunks. Extra credit is occasionally offered in class, and is even awarded for coming to extra help.
2. How is my grade determined?
Every assessment has a specified point value. Each marking period, the total points earned is divided by the total points possible, to determine the marking period grade. The approximate weight for each type of assessment is as follows:
70 % Tests
15 % Homework and Journals
15 % Projects
Will there be homework every night?
How is my homework graded?
Every once in a while there will be an open notebook pop quiz. Some of the problems will come directly from the homework. Others will be similar enough that you should be able to follow your own examples!
What is the best way to do my homework?
Have a calculator, pencil and lots of paper handy. Copy the diagrams and write neatly, so that you can follow your own logic. After each odd numbered problem, check the answer key in the back of the book. This way you’ll know whether or not you’re on the right track, before you move onto the next problem. Don’t be afraid to look in the text for an example just like the problem you’re trying to solve. Call or I.M. a friend and ask for a hint. If you’re still not sure, ask the next day in class, or come for extra help.
What tools will I need to bring to class every day?
A three-ring binder with folder pockets, paper, a pencil, an eraser, your text book, and a calculator (if possible).
What tools will I need at home?
A ruler marked both with centimeters and inches, a protractor, a compass, a calculator, a large binder for the papers you shouldn’t throw out but don’t need to carry with you, and all of the same tools you need to bring to class.
When can I clean out my notebook?
After each chapter test, you may wish to move all materials from this chapter to a notebook that you keep at home. Do NOT discard any graded papers until after you’ve received your report card. Save ALL tests and quizzes to prepare you for the midterm and final exams.
What if I am absent?
Check the website or your syllabus for HW assignments. Ask a classmate to show you what happened in the classroom (but don't ask during class!) The next day you come to class, pick up any handouts you missed and turn in any papers that would have been collected. For each day you are absent, you have one day to make up missed work without penalty. Plan to come for extra help.