UMHS COURSE SYLLABUSGeometry v21 Carnegie Unit 
Instructor Information: 
Instructor Name
Hi! I am Ashley BryanSummers, and I have taught every possible math course from 8th grade to AP Calculus since 2008. I have a Master's degree in Mathematics from Mississippi College, and I currently teach at Warren Central High School in Vicksburg, MS in addition to my classes with UMHS. I am a mom/stepmom of 3 awesome kiddos and in my (very rare) spare time I love to cook, read, and make jewelry. 
Contact Information: 
If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link on the main Lessons page or in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Replies to your emails will go to your go.olemiss.edu email account, so be sure to check it frequently.  

Course Description: 
The fundamental purpose of the course in Geometry is to formalize and extend studentsí geometric experiences from the middle grades. Students explore more complex geometric situation and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments.
Textbook Information: 
Required Textbook:
Geometry Common Core by Pearson, ISBN13: 9780133281156 
It is your responsibility as a student to order your textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.
You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.
Course Objectives: 
Click this Course Standards link for a full list of the standards covered in this course.
Course Outline: 
This course consists of 5 instructional units and 12 chapters. Note every subsection of each chapter will be used. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.
Units
 LESSON  Reading Assignments 
Due for Grades


Start Here 
Syllabus and Orientation folder. NOTE: Once you complete the syllabus and orientation quiz, the rest of the lessons will become available to you. 
Quiz


1

Chapter 1 
Sections 1.2  1.7, Lecture Presentations, Practice Questions 
Chapter Assignment, Quizzes

Chapter 2 
Sections 2.5  2.6, Lecture Presentations, Practice Questions 
Quizzes


Chapter 3  Sections 3.1  3.3, 3.5, and 3.8, Lecture Presentations, Practice Questions  Chapter Assignment, Quizzes  
Unit 1 Test  Proctored exam covering the required sections in chapters 13. Be sure to complete all previous assignments before taking this exam. Any assignments not completed before the exam is taken may receive a grade of zero.  Proctored test  
2

Chapter 4 
Sections 4.1  4.6, Lecture Presentations, Practice Questions 
Chapter Assignment, Quizzes

Chapter 5 
Sections 5.1, 5.2, and 5.4, Lecture Presentations, Practice Questions 
Chapter Assignment, Quiz


Chapter 6  Sections 6.1  6.7, Lecture Presentations, Practice Questions  Chapter Assignment, Quiz  
Unit 2 Test  Proctored exam covering the required sections in chapters 46. Be sure to complete all previous assignments before taking this exam. Any assignments not completed before the exam is taken may receive a grade of zero.  Proctored test  
3

Chapter 7 
Sections 7.2  7.5, Lecture Presentations, Practice Questions 
Chapter Assignment, Quiz

Chapter 8 
Sections 8.1  8.4, Lecture Presentations, Practice Questions 
Chapter Assignment, Quiz


Chapter 9  Sections 9.1  9.3 and 9.5  9.7, Lecture Presentations, Practice Questions  Quiz  
Unit 3 Test  Proctored exam covering the required sections in chapters 79. Be sure to complete all previous assignments before taking this exam. Any assignments not completed before the exam is taken may receive a grade of zero.  Proctored test  
4

Chapter 10 
Sections 10.1  10.3 and 10.6  10.7, Lecture Presentations, Practice Questions 
Chapter Assignment, Quiz

Chapter 11 
Sections 11.1  11.7, Lecture Presentations, Practice Questions 
Chapter Assignment, Quiz


Unit 4 Test  Proctored exam covering the required sections in chapters 1011. Be sure to complete all previous assignments before taking this exam. Any assignments not completed before the exam is taken may receive a grade of zero.  Proctored test  
5

Chapter 12 
Sections 12.1  12.3 and 12.5, Lecture Presentations, Practice Questions 
Chapter Assignment, Quiz

Final Exam  Proctored comprehensive exam covering the entire course. Complete all previous assignments before taking this exam. Any assignments not completed before the exam is taken will receive a grade of zero.  Proctored test 
Grading: 
GRADING SCALE
93  100% = A
85  92% = B
75  84% = C
70  74% = D
Below 69% = F
GRADING INFORMATION:
The grading in this course is comprised of 3 elements: quizzes, tests, and the chapter assignments. The majority of the final grade will come from quizzes and tests.
Quizzes ñ 40%  Each chapter has one or two quizzes. They will cover a small amount of material and be graded when submitted. You may use your notes and textbook as needed, but study and be prepared before you start. Each quiz may only be taken ONCE. 
Chapter Assignments ñ 10%  Most chapters have an assignment at the end that will allow you to demonstrate knowledge of the chapterís content. Each of these assignments will have you work specific problems in the textbook and submit your work. EMAIL your instructor once you are finished with each so they can be graded as quickly as possible. 
Unit Tests ñ 30%  Tests will be at the end of every unit. These tests will cover all concepts in the unit, but skills from previous units may be needed to complete the problems. Each Unit Test may be taken up to TWO times and the average of the two attempts will be used. Unit Tests must be PROCTORED. You may use basic calculators, but text programmable calculators are not allowed to be used during exams. 
Final Exam  20%  The final exam is comprehensive and may be taken up to TWO times and the average of the two attempts will be used. The final exam must be PROCTORED. You may use basic calculators, but text programmable calculators are not allowed to be used during exams. 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 
Materials Required:
 Scientific or Graphing Calculator (scientific is recommended as they are much cheaper and there is no need for graphing capabilities) NOTE: Text programmable calculators are not allowed to be used during exams.
 Textbook (see above)
Students are expected to complete each lesson, activity, quiz, and test in the order that they appear. Note that each lesson covered in this class is taught through PowerPoints. However, you are still required to read the textbook, look at examples presented in the textbook, and work the practice problems assigned. Practice problems will follow every lesson. While they will not be collected, they are still considered mandatory coursework. Questions very similar to those in the practice problems will appear on tests and quizzes.
In an Independent Study course, a student's reading comprehension and written communication skills become even more important than in traditional lecture courses because they are the student's primary means of receiving knowledge and demonstrating mastery of that knowledge. Accordingly, reading comprehension and written communication skills are necessary for success in this course.
Internet Access  You must have access to the Internet, preferably high speed, for the duration of this course. You'll need speakers or headphones and the download capacity to watch short videos.
Start Here:
You must get at least 80% on the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for your lesson materials to appear.
Lessons: All of the course work will appear on the Lessons page as soon as you have achieved 80% or higher on the syllabus quiz in the Start Here area. You must complete the assignments in the order they appear. You may not skip quizzes, tests, or projects. Once you complete each final chapter assignment, the next chapter folder will appear. In other words, continuing on to the next folder is contingent on completing the ones before it.
Quizzes: You have one try at the quizzes. You can see your attempt(s) by accessing the quiz as you did while taking it, then clicking the attempt and then the score.
Chapter Assignments: These will be uploaded to Blackboard dropboxes. To submit your assignment, click on the title of the dropbox and choose the Browse My Computer button to navigate to your saved file and select it.
Unit and Final Exams: these are closedbook assignments to be completed in the school office or in the presence of your proctor. You will need to study to prepare for the exams. You may not use your textbook or any other resource except a during the exam except a basic calculator. Text programmable calculators are not allowed to be used during exams. The exam on the Lessons page is a locked assignment. Your proctor will be given the access code to allow you to enter the exam.
To take an exam, please contact your proctor or our staff in the school office. You can email UMHS@olemiss.edu for any questions about scheduling an exam. Our staff will help you set up exam times, will help you arrange a proctor for your exams, and will give your proctor the codes for the exams.
ADA and Student Disability Services: 
The University of Mississippi is committed to the creation of inclusive learning environments for all students. If there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that result in barriers to your full inclusion and participation or to accurate assessment of your achievement, please contact the course instructor as soon as possible. Barriers may include, but are not necessarily limited to, timed exams and inclass assignments, difficulty with the acquisition of lecture content, inaccessible web content or the use of noncaptioned or nontranscribed video and audio files. Students must also contact Student Disability Services at 6629157128 so that office can:
 provide you with an Instructor Notification form
 facilitate the removal of barriers
 ensure you have equal access to the same opportunities for success that are available to all students
For more information, please visit their website at http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/sds.
M Book: Academic Dishonesty / Plagiarism: 
Academic Dishonesty is expressly prohibited by The University of Mississippi. See The University of Mississippi's M Book. This includes plagiarism and selfplagiarism. Plagiarism is not only prohibited by the university but it could also be a legal offense (ex: copyright, infringement, fraud, etc.).
 Selfplagiarism is defined as reusing a paper written for another class and submitting it in whole or part for credit in another class, without obtaining permission from the instructor prior to the submission of the paper.
 Plagiarism is harder to define, but it boils down to representing someone else's ideas as your own.
To be absolutely clear, copying from the Internet or your textbook or working with another person to answer questions is unacceptable. If it is determined that any student has violated this policy, the instructor will take the appropriate steps under The University of Mississippi's Academic Dishonesty policy. These range from failing the course to being suspended from The University of Mississippi High School.
If you have any questions about plagiarism please consult the web links below or contact the UMHS office.
 The Online Writing Lab at Purdue has a great site on Plagiarism, including a checklist for students: http://owl.english.purdue.edu
 Another good website is How Not to Plagiarize by Margaret Procter, Coordinator of Writing Support, University of Toronto. http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/usingsources/hownottoplagiarize
 See "Plagiarism in Colleges in USA" by Ronald B. Standler at http://www.rbs2.com/plag.htm for more information about potential legal issues.
Suggestions For Online Students: 
Set aside a regular time for studying and preparing your lessons.
 Submit the lessons at regular intervals.
 Review constantly. Do not merely submit new material and permit the old to stagnate.
 Note carefully the comments and corrected errors on the assignments that are returned to you. If you have difficulty understanding the corrections, never hesitate to ask for help.
 Do not hesitate to contact your instructor about any difficulties you may have or any phase of the work you may not understand.
You can contact your instructor in one of these ways:
 Contact your instructor directly via the Email Your Instructor link in the top left of the page and on the Lessons page.
 Contact your instructor indirectly by sending a written message or email message to UMHS@olemiss.edu for the instructor. Your message will be promptly forwarded to the instructor.
Do not let unanswered questions keep you from getting the maximum out of each lesson.