Presentation on theme: "Welcome to ACP Mrs. Rife’s Geometry Class. A lot of changes this year Academic Lab ◦Monday, Tuesday, Friday ◦Develop organization and good study habits."— Presentation transcript:
A lot of changes this year Academic Lab ◦Monday, Tuesday, Friday ◦Develop organization and good study habits Homework ◦Fewer problems that require deeper understanding ◦Have to think! ◦Do your homework on a separate paper ◦Show all work/steps ◦Must be complete and accurate ◦If a graph is required, attach a graph grid ◦Lunch detention!
Cornell Notes The ACP-O math department requires all students to use Cornell notes in class each day. ◦Notes should be clear and easy to read ◦Skip a line between “thoughts” ◦Main ideas, problems, vocabulary to the left ◦Solutions, explanations, definitions, etc to the right ◦End each day with a summary If we run out of time to write the summary, complete as part of your homework
Geometry Not like algebra! Think like a detective to follow the “clues” Relationships within geometric figures Work cooperatively No partner left behind!
Classroom Rules Respect others with your words & actions Help each other learn Use your time wisely Listen and follow directions Be on time! ◦4 minute passing periods ◦In your seat when tardy bell rings
Classroom Procedures Entering class – line up outside the door Drink – must sign out and take a pass Bathroom – must sign out & take a pass Sharpen pencil Agenda board Community shelf Warm ups ◦Assigned each Monday ◦Due the following Monday ◦Review for state test
Handouts Syllabus ◦Important class information ◦Grading policy ◦Expectations ◦Read over carefully with your parents! ◦Need parent signature Cut off the very bottom slip Keep the rest of the paperwork for reference Due by Wednesday!
Supplies 2-pocket folder with prongs Large supply of notebook paper ◦College or wide ◦Needed for every class! Calculator – scientific or graphing (see syllabus for specifics) Grading utensil in the “red family” Lots of pencils
Help days Available most days before school except Monday Will announce available days weekly Come with questions ◦I don’t get it doesn’t work ◦Bring notes and related materials ◦No private tutoring
You can do it! Sounds overwhelming, but there is a lot in place to help you succeed ◦Homework help with Mrs. Rife before school ◦Success hour (after school homework help) ◦Academic lab to get organized and learn study skills ◦Success Maker program (to fill skill gaps) ◦Conference period I want you to be successful!