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					                                   GPS Geometry
                              Ms. Heather Ozinsky
                          Roswell High School – Fall 2011


Course Description:
Use right triangle trigonometry to formulate and solve problems; discover, justify and apply
properties of circles and spheres; use sample data to make informal inferences about population
means and standard deviations; and fit curves to data and examine the issues related to curve
fitting; investigate properties of geometric figures in the coordinate plane; prove, and apply
properties of polygons.

Textbook:
       Mathematics 2, McDougal Littell, 2008; Replacement cost: $ 72.00
The textbook is available online at www.classzone.com/cz/index.htm. Select High School
Mathematics, Georgia, then find book. Our book is High School Mathematics 2.
The online textbook access code is 2550987-40.



Calculator Options:
TI-30XS MultiView: This calculator costs approximately $15. It is
usable on the End of Course Test. It does almost everything a graphing calculator does
(except graph). I strongly recommend that you purchase this calculator. Students who
have this calculator will have a great advantage over those who don’t.




Grading Schemes:
        Major tests will be given approximately every two weeks. Homework will be given on a
regular basis and reviewed with the class. It is imperative that students show work in order to
receive credit for the assignment. A cumulative final exam will be given at the end of first
semester and an End of Course test will be given in place of the final exam for 2 nd semester. The
final grade will be determined as follows:

       Major Tests                    50%                    A       90   and above
       Quizzes/Projects/Tasks         20%                    B       80   - 89
       Final Exam/EOCT                15%                    C       70   - 79
       Homework                       15%                    F       69   or below

Notebook/Tasks & Special Projects/Activities:
        All students should keep a notebook (3 ring binder) for notes, homework, hand-outs, and
tests/quizzes. All work should be done in pencil only. A colored pencil or pen will be helpful when
checking/correcting homework. Please be sure to always have extra paper and graph paper in class.
In the event a project is assigned, it will count as a quiz grade.
Provision for Improving Grade:
Opportunities designed to allow students to recover from a low or failing cumulative grade will be
allowed when all work required to date has been completed and the student has demonstrated a
legitimate effort to meet all course requirements including attendance. Legitimate effort is
defined as completion of ALL homework assignments as well as seeking extra help from the
teacher. You should be your own advocate in this process by contacting the teacher for recovery.
All recovery work must be directly related to course objectives and must be completed ten school
days prior to the end of the semester.

Extra Assistance:
Extra assistance is available most mornings before school except Fridays from 8:00 – 8:25 AM.
Please consult teacher for additional opportunities for help.

Absence Make-Up Procedure:
Upon returning to school following an absence, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the
teacher to request make-up work. Make-up work must be completed by the student within the time
specified by the teacher. (The student will be given the same amount of time to make up the work
as the student was absent unless other arrangements are mutually agreed upon.) The student will
receive the actual grade on the make-up work if the absence was “excused”. Make-up work for
“unexcused” absences may be reduced by 10 %. Make-up work submitted late will receive a zero. If
a student is absent only 1 day when a test/quiz is given, the student should be prepared to complete
the test/quiz in class upon his/her return to class. If a student is absent due to a school trip, the
student must make arrangements for assignments prior to the trip and it is expected that the
homework and other assignments will be completed upon returning to school.

Classroom Procedures and Expectations:
       1.     Be on time
       2.     Be prepared for class (book, paper, pencil, homework)
       3.     Show courtesy and respect for himself/herself, others and property
       4.     Follow instructions and school rules
       5.     No cell phones, iPods, or other electronic devices out during class
       6.     Accept responsibility for his/her actions

Discipline Guidelines & Consequences:
        1st Offense: Teacher Warning
        2nd Offense: Teacher Conference with student
        3rd Offense: Parent Contact
        4th Offense: Referral to Office
In the event there is a recurring situation, I may request parent assistance in resolving the issue.
Students are expected to follow all school and Fulton County behavior guidelines.

Academic Dishonesty:
Academic dishonesty (copying, cheating, etc.) will not be tolerated. If you let someone copy your
homework, both you and the person who copied will get a zero. Cheating on a test or quiz will result
in a zero.

Parent/School Communication:
Methods of communication between parent and school include grade reports, conferences, and
email. Parents are welcome to contact me at any time if you have a question or concern.
Email: Ozinsky@fultonschools.org ; Website: http://www.fultonschools.org/teacher/ozinsky
Classroom Supply “Wish List”:
As we begin a new school year, we wanted to send home a wish list of math supplies for the
upcoming year. Just as the economy has affected many people in this country, it is also affecting
our supply budget for our schools. If you are financially able and wish to donate a few items, the
following list has some of our greatest needs.

       Packages of color copy paper

       Dry-Erase Markers

       AAA batteries

       Pencils

       Tissues

       Paper Towels

       Hand Sanitizer

       Disinfectant wipes/ spray




Classroom Supply “Wish List”:
As we begin a new school year, we wanted to send home a wish list of math supplies for the
upcoming year. Just as the economy has affected many people in this country, it is also affecting
our supply budget for our schools. If you are financially able and wish to donate a few items, the
following list has some of our greatest needs.

       Packages of color copy paper

       Dry-Erase Markers

       AAA batteries

       Pencils

       Tissues

       Paper Towels

       Hand Sanitizer

       Disinfectant wipes/ spray
                                   Student Information

Please return this completed form as receipt that you received the syllabus. The email address
you use will go in my file for parent communication and receipt of calendars or other course
information. Please include any additional email address you would like me to use.

Student (Print Full Name):                               Student Nickname (if applicable):



Guardian 1 Name (Print):                                 Guardian 2 Name (Print):



Guardian 1 Relationship to Student (Print):              Guardian 2 Relationship to Student (Print):



Languages Spoken (circle all that apply):                Languages Spoken (circle all that apply):

English   Spanish   Portuguese    Other_________         English   Spanish   Portuguese Other__________

Guardian 1 Contact Information                           Guardian 2 Contact Information

Home Phone:                                              Home Phone:

Work Phone:                                              Work Phone:

Cell Phone:                                              Cell Phone:

Email (Please print legibly):                            Email (Please print legibly):


Guardian 1 Signature:                                    Guardian 2 Signature:




Students,
Please tell me what you remember about last year!

Name of math course:______________________
1st semester grade:___________  2nd semester grade:___________

Is there any additional information you would like to share with me?

				
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