• For 1st Block

    Stratford High School                                                                 Micki Andrews

    CP Geometry Syllabus                                                                       Room 506

     

    Course Description:   

    This course is designed to prepare students for higher-level mathematics courses in high school and college through the study of geometric relationships and logic using deductive reasoning.  Students will study points, lines, planes, angles, polygons, and solids, and apply geometric principles to real-life situations. 

     

    NOTEBOOK:

    Each student is required to keep an organized 3-ring notebook to hold all notes, activities, practice work, and other handouts.  In this class, your notebook is essential.  It will be used like a textbook.  If you miss a day, it is your responsibility to catch up on the notes.  They will be posted on my website.  They should be printed out BEFORE you return to class.  The notebook grade will be worth 10% of your total quarter grade.  It will be due four times – the week before each progress report and the week before each report card.  I will be checking for exact copying of all of the notes and all of the examples.

      NOTEBOOK REQUIREMENTS

    5 pts       3 ring binder - 1” or more

                                    4 dividers

    5 pts       Specs/Syllabus taped in binder

    10 pts      WARM UP section -

    50 pts     NOTES section -

    10 pts      ASSIGNMENT section -

    20 pts     FACTS section -

     

    All sections complete and in order by date

     

    -10 points               any papers not on rings

    -10 points               all in binder not Geom

     

    REQUIRED Materials:

    Students must have a Scientific calculator.  I have a set of TI 30X IIS calculators for the students to use in class.  Each student will sign the calculator agreement stated below.  I also have a class set of TI-84’s to make available to students during class this semester if you choose with a donation of a sealed 4-pack of AAA batteries.  Along with the battery donation, each student will sign the calculator agreement stated below.  I recommend that each student buy a TI 30X IIS for use at home.  They cost about $11 at Walmart.

     

    Other required materials include PENCILS, notebook paper, notebook dividers, eraser, graph paper and ruler.  I recommend that students have more than one pencil at all times as I do NOT accept any work that is not in pencil.  The notebook is the only exception.  I encourage color coding, high lighting, etc. for the notebook.

     

    Calculator Agreement:

    By signing below, students and parents agree to be responsible for the use and care of the assigned calculator, to use only the calculator issued to you, and to return the calculator to the appropriate space in the caddy at the end of each class period.  If the calculator is damaged, destroyed, or lost while in your care, you agree to replace it with a new TI calculator of equal or better level.  If appropriate care of the calculator is not taken, or a student is found using a calculator not signed out to him/her, calculator privileges may be revoked.

     

    Grading Policy:

    50% Tests                                                                    45%  First Quarter

    30% Quizzes/Projects                                                  45%  Second Quarter

    10% Assignments/10% Notebook                                  10%  Exam

    It is my policy to increase each unit’s quiz grades to the test grade for that unit if it is higher than the quiz grade since the student has clearly shown me that the material has been mastered.  Also, each test may be retaken ONCE during the quarter it was given.  I will record the better of the two scores.

     

    RULES                                     J CONSEQUENCES                     L CONSEQUENCES

    *    Be on time.                                           *    Stickers                                          1st   Warning

    *    Be respectful.                                       *    Occasional Prizes                           2nd Detention

    *    Come prepared.                                     *    More opportunities to                    3rd Parent Conference

    *    Remain seated.                                           work together                                 4th Referral

    *    Follow directions.                                 *    Star Cards

    *    Ask for clarity.

    *    Grooming and sleeping prohibited.              **   Extreme misbehavior or classroom disruption will

    *    No food or drink in the room                                  result in immediate administrative referral.  **

     

    The Tardy Policy (as stated in the school handbook) will be followed.

     

    As Geometry is a subject that requires abstract thought, it is essential that all students are QUIET while I am teaching.  It is important that you and others are not distracted while you take in new information and that everyone is always able to catch everything presented during the explanations.  There will be time to help explain things to other students after the lesson.

     

    Extra Help / Tutoring / Guidance Information:

    Extra help is available after school from 3:35 – 4:15 in my room on Monday, Thursday and Friday.  (Check with me to see if I will be here for any other time.)

    Geometry tutoring will also be available some mornings.  These will be posted.

     

    Units of Instruction:

    These will be the units of instruction we will be covering in Geometry. 

     

    Unit 1 – Properties of Lines and Angles

    Unit 2 – Transformations and Congruence

    Unit 3 – Polygons

    Unit 5 – Similarity and Trigonometry

    Unit 6 – Circles

    Unit 7 – Perimeter, Area, and Volume

    Final Exam – Counts 10% of Semester Average

     

    Late Work Policy:                    

    Work must be turned in the day it is due at the beginning bell for the class or the grade will be recorded as a zero.  They go in the hanging folder for the class at my desk.  My normal procedure is to count back from 5.  Any assignments not in when I reach 0 are LATE, and I will NOT accept them.  It is best to have it ready to turn in when you come into the class. 

    The only exception is for an absence.  Students who are absent are required to make up the missed work within 5 school days.  The daily assignments will be in the “Geometry” notebook by my desk.  Make-up tests and quizzes need to be scheduled with the teacher. 

    Teacher Contact Information:

    Please feel free to contact me at any time with any concern.  (I am best with email.)

    Phone:  843-820-4000 ext.5506  If I am unavailable my voice mail will pick up.

    Webpage:  http://berkeley.schoolwires.net/Page/10632

    If at any time parents wish to have a conference, please contact the school guidance department to schedule an appointment: 843-820-4031.


    For 2nd and 3rd block
     

    Stratford High School                                                            Micki Andrews

    Everyday Statistics Syllabus                                                          Room 506

     

    Course Description:

    This course provides students the opportunity to study up-to-date statistical topics and techniques that are needed to understand consumer-oriented statistics encountered daily in newspapers and other publications.  Activities will involve students collecting, organizing, displaying, and interpreting real data.  Students will analyze data using simple formulas and concepts.  Graphing calculators and computer software will be used to produce charts and graphs.

     


      NOTEBOOK REQUIREMENTS

     

    5 pts     3 ring binder - 1” or more

                            4 dividers

    5 pts     Syllabus first on rings

    10 pts    WARM UP section -

    50 pts   NOTES section -

    10 pts    ASSIGNMENT section -

    20 pts   DATA section -

     

    All sections complete and in order by date

     

    -10 points          any papers not on rings

    -10 points           all in binder not Stat

    Notebook                                                          

    binder/dividers                                    _______

    syllabus                                               _______

    warm ups by date                                  _______

    assignments by date                              _______

    work by date                                        _______

    data section                                         _______

    papers not on rings                               _______

    papers not Stats                                    _______

    Required Materials:

    Each student is required to keep an organized 3-ring notebook to hold all notes, activities, practice work, and other handouts.  Your notebook is essential.  It will be used like a textbook.  If you miss a day, it is your responsibility print out the notes you missed BEFORE the next day.  They will be posted on my website at http://berkeley.schoolwires.net/Page/10632.

    Students will need a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator.  Teachers have class sets of graphing calculators to make available to students during class throughout the semester with a donation of a sealed 4-pack of AAA batteries.  Along with the battery donation, each student will sign the calculator agreement stated below.  Batteries and/or personal calculator is due by Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

    I recommend that students have more than one pencil at all times as I do NOT accept any work that is not in pencil.  Notes are the only exception.  I encourage color coding, high lighting, etc. for the notes.

     

    Grading Policy:

    40% Tests                                                                    45%  Third Quarter

    30% Quizzes                                                                45%  Fourth Quarter

    20% Homework/Classwork                                            10%  Exam

    10% Notebook

     

    ***It is my policy to increase each unit’s quiz grades to the test grade for that unit if it is higher than the quiz grade since the student has clearly shown me that the material has been mastered.  Also, each test may be retaken ONCE during the quarter it was given.  I will record the better of the two scores.

    Calculator Agreement:

    By signing below, you agree to be responsible for the use and care of the assigned calculator, to use only the calculator issued to you, and to return the calculator to the appropriate space in the caddy at the end of each class period.  If the calculator is damaged, destroyed, or lost while in your care, you agree to replace it with a new TI calculator of equal or better level.

     

    RULES                                                 :) CONSEQUENCES                                     :( CONSEQUENCES

    *    Be on time.                                        *    Stickers                                              1st   Warning

    *    Be respectful.                                     *    Occasional Prizes                                 2nd Detention

    *    Come prepared.                                  *    More opportunities to                          3rd Parent Conference

    *    Remain seated.                                           work together                                   4th Referral

    *    Follow directions.                                *    Star Cards

    *    Ask for clarity.

    *    Grooming and sleeping prohibited.         **   Extreme misbehavior or classroom disruption will

    *    No food or drink in the room                               result in immediate administrative referral.  **

    The Tardy Policy (as stated in the school handbook) will be followed.

     

    Units of Instruction:

    These units of instruction are for the Prentice Hall Elementary Statistics text. 

    2.2 Graphs and Displays

    1.1 Overview of Statistics

    1.3 Experimental Design

    2.1 Frequency Distributions and Graphs

    2.5 Measure of Position

    2.3 Measures of Central Tendency

    2.4 Measures of Variation

    9.1 Scatter Plots and Correlation

    9.2 Linear Regression

    3.1 Basic Concepts of Probability

    3.4 Counting Principles

    3.3 Addition Rule

    3.2 Conditional Probability

    4.1 Probability Distributions

    4.2 Binomial Distributions

    5.1 Introduction to Normal Distributions

    5.2 Standard Normal Distribution

    5.3 Finding Probabilities with Normal Distributions

    5.4 Finding Values with Normal Distributions
    Confidence Intervals (optional)

     

    Hypothesis Testing (optional)

     


     

    Late Work Policy:                    

    Work must be turned in the day it is due at the beginning bell for the class or the grade will be recorded as a zero.  They go in the hanging folder for the class at my desk.  My normal procedure is to count back from 5.  Any assignments not in when I reach 0 are LATE, and I will NOT accept them.  It is best to have it ready to turn in when you come into the class. 

     

    The only exception is for an absence.  Students who are absent are required to make up the missed work within 5 school days.  The daily assignments will be in the “Geometry” notebook by my desk.  Make-up tests and quizzes need to be scheduled with the teacher. 

     

    Teacher Contact Information:

    Please feel free to contact me at any time with any concern.  (I am best with email.)

    Email:  andrewsmi@bcsdschools.net

    Phone:  843-820-4000 ext.5506  If I am unavailable my voice mail will pick up.

    Webpage:  http://berkeley.schoolwires.net/Page/10632

    If at any time parents wish to have a conference, please contact the school guidance department to schedule an appointment: 843-820-4031.

     
    For 4th Block

    Stratford High School                                                                                                   Micki Andrews

    CP Probability & Statistics Syllabus                                                                                         Room 506

     

    Course Description:

    This is a course in which students learn the fundamental principles of probability and statistics and apply these principles to data analysis.  Students will summarize the results of statistical analyses, use counting methods and probability formulas to evaluate the likelihood of events, and apply probability and statistical tests as decision-making tools in hypothesis-testing applications.  Students will utilize calculators throughout the course.

     

    NOTEBOOK:

    Each student is required to keep an organized 3-ring notebook to hold all notes, activities, practice work, and other handouts.  Your notebook is essential.  It will be used like a textbook.  If you miss a day, it is your responsibility print out the notes you missed BEFORE the next day.  They will be posted on my website at http://berkeley.schoolwires.net/Page/10632.

     

    The notebook is an assignment grade that will be worth 10% of your total quarter grade.  It will be due four times – the dates are on my calendar on my website.  I will be checking for exact copying of all of the notes and all of the examples.

     


      NOTEBOOK REQUIREMENTS

     

    5 pts     3 ring binder - 1” or more

                            4 dividers

    5 pts     Syllabus first on rings

    10 pts    WARM UP section -

    50 pts   NOTES section -

    10 pts    ASSIGNMENT section -

    20 pts   DATA section -

     

    All sections complete and in order by date

     

    -10 points          any papers not on rings

    -10 points           all in binder not Stat

    Notebook                                                          

    binder/dividers                                    _______

    syllabus                                               _______

    warm ups by date                                  _______

    assignments by date                              _______

    work by date                                        _______

    data section                                         _______

    papers not on rings                               _______

    papers not Stats                                   _______


     

    Required Materials:

    Students must have a TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator.  I have a class set of TI-84’s to make available to students during class this semester with a donation of a sealed 4-pack of AAA batteries.  Along with the battery donation, each student will sign the calculator agreement stated below.  Batteries and/or personal calculator is due by Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017.  There will be assignments requiring the use of the calculator outside of class.  Links to apps for phones, tablets and the computer will be posted on the calendar on my website at http://berkeley.schoolwires.net/Page/10632.

     

    Other required materials include PENCILS, notebook paper, notebook dividers, eraser, graph paper and ruler.  I recommend that students have more than one pencil at all times as I do NOT accept any work that is not in pencil.  The notebook is the only exception.  I encourage color coding, high lighting, etc. for the notebook.

     

    Calculator Agreement:

    By signing below, students and parents agree to be responsible for the use and care of the assigned calculator, to use only the calculator issued to you, and to return the calculator to the appropriate space in the caddy at the end of each class period.  If the calculator is damaged, destroyed, or lost while in your care, you agree to replace it with a new TI calculator of equal or better level.  If appropriate care of the calculator is not taken, or a student is found using a calculator not signed out to him/her, calculator privileges may be revoked. 

     

    Grading Policy:

    50% Tests                                                                     45%  First Quarter

    30% Quizzes/Projects                                                    45%  Second Quarter

    10% Assignments/Projects                                               10%  Exam

    10% Notebook

     

    It is my policy to increase each unit’s quiz grades to the test grade for that unit if it is higher than the quiz grade since the student has clearly shown me that the material has been mastered.  Also, each test may be retaken ONCE during the quarter it was given.  I will record the better of the two scores.

     

    Extra Help / Tutoring / Guidance Information:

    Extra help is available after school until 4:15 in my room on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  (Check with me to see if I will be here for any other time.)  Math department tutoring will also be available some mornings.  These will be posted.

     

    Projects:

    Projects will be graded based on individual project rubrics. 

     

    RULES                                             J CONSEQUENCES                           L CONSEQUENCES

    *     Be on time.                                             *     Stickers                                             1st   Warning

    *     Be respectful.                                        *     Occasional Prizes                                 2nd Detention

    *     Come prepared.                                      *     More opportunities to                          3rd Parent Conference

    *     Remain seated.                                             work together                                     4th Referral

    *     Follow directions.                                    *     Star Cards

    *     Ask for clarity.

    *     Grooming and sleeping prohibited.                   **   Extreme misbehavior or classroom disruption will

    *     No food or drink in the room                                      result in immediate administrative referral.  **

     

    The Tardy Policy (as stated in the school handbook) will be followed.

     

    *** As Statistics is a subject that is full of brand new material and requires abstract thought, it is essential that all students are QUIET while I am teaching.  It is important that you and others are not distracted while you take in new information and that everyone is always able to catch everything presented during the explanations.  There will be time to help explain things to other students after the lesson. ***

     

    Units of Instruction:

    These units of instruction are for the Pearson Stats in Your World text. 


     


    Chapter 2:  What Are Data?

    Chapter 3:  Stories Categorical Data Tell

    Chapter 4:  Exploring Quantitative Data

    Chapter 5:  Stories Quantitative Data Tell

    Chapter 7:  A Tale of Two Variables

    Chapter 8:  What’s My Line?

    Chapter 10:  Samples

    Chapter 13:  Let Me Count the Ways

    Chapter 14:  What Are the Chances?

    Chapter 15:  Probability Rules!

    Chapter 6:  What’s Normal?

    Chapter 18:  Surprised?  Testing Hypotheses

    About Proportions*

    Chapter 19:  Inferences About a Mean*


     

    Late Work Policy:                          

    Work must be turned in the day it is due at the beginning bell for the class or the grade will be recorded as a zero.  It goes in the hanging folder for your class at my desk.  My normal procedure is to count back from 5.  Any assignments not in when I reach 0 are LATE, and I will NOT accept them.  It is best to have homework ready to turn in when you come into the class. 

     

    The only exception is for an absence.  Students who are absent are required to make up the missed work within 5 school days.  The daily assignments and any handouts will be posted on my website at http://berkeley.schoolwires.net/Page/10632Make-up tests and quizzes need to be scheduled with the teacher. 

     

    Teacher Contact Information:

    Please feel free to contact me at any time with any concern.  (I am best with email.)

    Email:  andrewsmi@bcsdschools.net

    Phone:  843-820-4000 ext.5506  If I am unavailable my voice mail will pick up.

    Webpage:  http://berkeley.schoolwires.net/Page/10632

    If at any time parents wish to have a conference, please contact the school guidance department to schedule an appointment: 843-820-4031.