Castor, Matthew

MR. CASTOR'S WEBSITE

CONTACT INFORMATION:
EMAIL: MACASTOR@EPISD.ORG
PHONE: 915-236-2200



Mr. Castor's Schedule
Tutoring Hours:  Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 8:35,
At Lunch (by request) 12:00am to 12:30pm, 
                                           After School (not Available-Baseball Coach)

Franklin High School Bell Schedule:
1st/5th 8:45 - 10:15
2nd/6th 10:20 - 11:55
Lunch 11:55 - 12:40
3rd/7th 12:45 - 2:15
4th/8th 2:20 - 3:50


Mr. Castor's Class Schedule: (2016-2017 School Year)
    Purple Days
        
    1st Period: Geometry
        
    2nd Period: Geometry
        
    3rd Period: Geometry
        
    4th Period: Conference (Baseball)
    Silver Days
        
    5th Period: Geometry
        
    6th Period: Conference
        
    7th Period: Geometry
        
    8th Period: Geometry
                  (after school: Baseball)


Grade Scale:(Formatted by whole Math Department)

    Daily Assignments/Quizzes: 50%
   
    Major Assessments: 50%

    100 - 90 : A
    89 - 80 : B
    79 - 75 : C
    74 - 70 : D
    69 - Below : F


Can always access your grades through Parent Portal/Student Portal
https://teams.episd.org/selfserve/EntryPointHomeAction.do?parent=true

Expectations: YOU are expected to:
  • come prepared for class every day
  • participate in class every day
  • do the daily homework which is assigned
  • work together cooperatively in your groups
  • formulate and ask questions
  • have some fun
  • expect some difficulty 

Daily Routine:
  1. Class begins the minute the bell rings.
  2. Daily Lesson: investigations, discussions, and formula derivations
  3. Homework Assignment: each day you will be given problems to work on
  4. Time to work: you will be given time to work on the homework assignment
  5. Class Ends: when the bell rings....no sooner, and certainly, no later!!

Geometry Chapters to be covered in the Syllabus
1st nine weeks:
     Unit 1: Basic Geometry
     Unit 2: Reasoning and Proofs
     Unit 3: Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
2nd nine weeks:
     Unit 4: Triangles and Congruence
     Unit 5: Relationships with Triangles
     Unit 6: Similarity
3rd nine weeks:
     Unit 7: Polygons and Quadrilaterals
     Unit 8: Right Triangle Trigonometry
     Unit 9: Perimeter and Area
4th nine weeks:
     Unit 10: Surface Area and Volume
     Unit 11: Rigid Transformations
     Unit 12: Circles
     Unit 13: Probability

Throughout the class we have access to 3 resources:
Geometry Workbooks (Class set)
Geometry Textbooks (Hard-cover/ class set)
Online Textbook from Ck-12.org (similar to hardcover textbook but not exact, problems are different but concept the same) 

(go to ck-12.org, create a free student account. Search for "EPISD Geometry" in the search bar. At the top, a new tab comes up. Please click on the tab that says "Community Contributed". The Textbook is called,"EPISD Geometry 2015-2016". Save the textbook to your library for easy access. The Curriculum follows the online textbook.)
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If you have any questions regarding the class please Do Not Hesitate to Contact me.

Thank you

Mr. Castor
Math Teacher