• Honors Common Core Geometry
    This course is for students who have completed Honors Algebra.  
    Syllabus & Supplies: 
    Class Policies & Procedures


    The fundamental purpose of the course in Geometry is to formalize and extend students’ geometric experiences from the middle grades. Students explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments.   The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout each course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.



    2” 3 ring binder
    2-Pocket folder with name and period on top right corner

    3x5 index cards on a ring
    Texas Instrument Graphing Calculator (TI-83, TI-83+, TI-84 or TI-84+)
    Compass – a better quality compass can be tightened (has a wheel or a screw)and a pencil can be utilized rather than lead refills

    Grading Policy

    Quarter averages are based on the following:
    Homework:  20% (daily)

    Quizzes:  30% (usually one per unit)

    Tests:  50% (after every unit)  

    The final assessment in this course will be the New York State Common Core Geometry Exam.  This exam is the first of two components needed for an Advanced Regents Diploma.  It will also count as 20% of your final course average.


    Homework Policy
    You will be given homework on a daily basis in order to reinforce what we have gone over in class and review old material.  Homework is expected to be complete at the beginning of the period.

    Assignments will be checked daily for completeness. Students will earn from 0 to 4 points on an assignment based on all questions being completed and the appropriate work and diagrams 
    Periodically homework assignments could be collected for a grade. You will not know ahead of time when it will be collected.
    When we go over homework in class you are expected to check your answers, ask questions for clarification, and fix any mistakes on your assignment.
    I do not accept late assignments!


    It is very important that you be present in class each day.  I take careful attendance each day and will follow up with the attendance office.  School policy with regards to class absences will be strictly followed (please refer to planner).

    ABSENCE FROM CLASS DOES NOT EXCUSE YOU FROM MATERIAL AND WORK COVERED. When you are absent from class, get notes you missed from one of your classmates during the time we are going over homework.  I will also be using com to send notes. If you missed a test or quiz, you will make it up when you come back or very soon thereafter.  It is also YOUR responsibility to show your teacher ALL homework you owe by handing it in following your return to class. If you are absent during review for a test, you will still be required to take the test on its scheduled day.  Review on your own at home!
    If you are absent due to a music lesson, field trip, or situation that you are aware of in advance, please notify your teacher by filling out an absence form. Notes will be provided so you can complete the homework. Prolonged absences will be dealt with on an individual basis.

    Appropriate Behavior

    Instead of listing rules there is a single quote that sums up what is expected of each student.

    “Do those things which support your learning and the learning of others!”

    No cell phone use in class unless there has been prior approval by the teacher. Your cell phone should not be heard or visible to anyone during class time.  Place cell phones in holder at the start of class each day. Otherwise the teacher will confiscate the phone.
    All school policies and rules as stated in your planner will be strictly enforced in class, this includes, tardiness to class, and cheating.
    Failure to comply with these expectations will result in a warning, parent phone calls, teacher detention, and school referrals.

    Extra Help

    Whenever you get confused – get help immediately.  Do not wait until the day before the test to ask for extra help.  Also use homework time in class to get your questions clarified.  This is one reason that time is provided.

    I am available for help after school most everyday (except an for an occasional faculty or department meeting).
    If you earn below an 80% on a unit test, you must come in to go over your mistakes with me one-on-one during a study hall, lunch, or afterschool.
    If you would like extra assistance during my work period, you must make an appointment at least a day in advance as I may have a meeting or other commitments that I must schedule around. My work periods are: 
    The Learning Center has a math certified teacher available for help.


    Communication with the Teacher

    By phone: 686-3255x9710, email: dlute@lancasterschools.org (preferred), or through Remind.com


    Homework Assignments can be found on assignment board in classroom weekly. Tentative dates for quizzes and tests are posted in the classroom.

Last Modified on June 27, 2019