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Dodie Boyd

  • Seminole High School Math Teacher
  • Email
  • conference 11:25-12:10
  • Bachelor of Science University of the Southwest
  • Master's of Arts Mathematics-Texas Tech University
As a teacher, my goal is to make sure my students learn everything they need to be successful for the next level of math that they will be pursuing. I love teaching and love to experience life everyday with my kids. I'm so blessed to have the opportunity to teach at Seminole High School.
Below you will find all the classes that I teach. Please scroll down to find the information that you need for the following classes: Honors Algebra 2, Precalculus, Fall 2018 Dual Credit College Algebra and Spring 2019 Dual Credit College Trigonometry.
  • Honors Algebra 2 & Precalculus - 

    Dodie Boyd                                                                                               School Phone # 432-758-5873

    Conference Time: 11:25 – 12:10                                                                   E-mail: dboyd@seminoleisd.net

    Supplies – 3-Ring Binder (2in. or bigger), Pencil, Colored Pen (not black)

    Math Help  - I am here to help you please let me! You may come in each morning and check your homework for a 100. If you are caught copying off the key, you will loose this privilege.

    Tutorials - Room 107 (Daily) 7:45 - 8:00 am, 12:15 – 12:35 pm  &  Edmodo

    Edmodo – Edmodo is a secure social learning network for students, parents and teachers. Students will use this website regularly in this class. Assignments, activities, notes and videos of lessons will be posted on this website for students to access. Parents may also access our edmodo site.

    Edmodo URL: www.seminoleisd.edmodo.com                    

    Daily Work 50%

    Tests 50%

    Daily grades will be taken on homework assignments and unit quizzes. Failed homework papers can be corrected up to a 70. Failed Quizzes cannot be corrected or retaken.

    Test grades will be taken on all major tests, unit quizzes averaged and projects. There will be at least 3 curriculum tests given every six weeks but no six weeks test.  Any make-up tests must be completed during a scheduled time by the teacher and student or parent. There will be retests offered on all major tests. If a retest is taken and shows improvement, the test grade and retest grade are averaged. Honor students are only allowed to retest if the test is failed and will receive a grade no higher than a 70.

    Students may be required to complete projects throughout the year.  You are expected to provide your own supplies and complete the project as assigned, outside of class.  He/She will receive a test grade for each project assigned.

    Cheating on homework papers, tests, projects, etc. will result in the students receiving a zero (0) grade for the assignment.

     

    All papers will be graded on the scale as follows:

    90 - 100            A

    80 - 89              B

    70 – 79             C

    69 and below    F

    Graphing Calculators

    We will use a graphing calculator in class everyday and every student will have a calculator checked out to them. Please be advised that if the calculator is damaged or lost, the student will be responsible to pay for the calculator. If calculators are not brought to class, the student will complete all work by hand.

    Tutorials – 6th Period            12:15 – 12:35

    This class is an assigned class period, by the teacher, for students who are failing or incomplete. Any student who chooses not to attend tutorials will be assigned the following consequences:

    1st no show will result in a warning and teacher conference

    2nd no show will result in 1 day of lunch detention and teacher conference

    3rd no show will result in 2 days of lunch detention and teacher conference/parent contact

    Continued non-compliance will result in parent contact/conference

    Late Work

    Any work that is not completed when it is due will be considered late. If any assignment is late, the student will automatically have 30 points taken off of their grade and will be required to turn in the late paper the next morning by 8:00 am. The student will also have to fill out a slip for the late paper that will be read and kept by the teacher and a parent contact will be made if necessary. An automatic zero will be given on the assignment if it is not turned in by 8:00 am the next morning. No retests or late work will be accepted after the final day of the six weeks.

    Absences and Make-up Work

    If you are absent for any reason, make-up work is your responsibility. If you miss a day of class, you are responsible for getting the notes and assignments from edmodo. You also need to set up a time with me to go over the notes and ask any questions. You will be given the number of school days absent plus one school day to complete and turn in missed work for an excused absence. The work needs to be turned into the folder on my desk when complete. Failure to complete make-up work will result in a zero.

    Tardy Policy

    Students will be considered tardy if they are not in their seat ready to work when the bell rings. Returning to your locker to get supplies or homework will count as a tardy.

                1st Tardy – warning from the teacher

                2nd Tardy – 1 day of lunch detention 

                3rd Tardy – 2 days lunch detention 

                4th Tardy – referral to the office

    Lunch detention will be 12:35 – 1:20. Students will stay the entire time.

    Student Responsibilities and Expectations

    1. Each student is responsible for following all rules in the Student Code of Conduct.
    2. Come to class on time and prepared to learn. (Pencils, homework, notebook, calculator)
    3. Respect all property. (School property, personal property, and other’s property)
    4. Respect all ideas given in class and do not talk while others are speaking.
    5. Exemplify academic honesty and do your very best!

    You have the right to learn, I have the right to teach, and no one has the right to interfere.

    Consequences for non-compliance with the above responsibilities and expectations.

    1st offense – warning from teacher

    2nd offense – 1 to 3 days of lunch detention and a conference with the teacher.

    All other offenses will be subject to a discipline referral to the office.

    Things you need to know!!!

    1. All work must be done in pencil.

    2. You must show all work, when answering problems. If your work has only answers, it will be either counted wrong or returned, for you to redo. If your paper has to be redone, a 70 is the highest possible grade that can be made.

    3.You will not be allowed to leave the classroom. Everything must be done between classes. If you need to go to the restroom you may go after the classroom instruction.

    4.You will not be allowed to bring any food into the classroom. The only drink you will be allowed in the classroom is water.

  • Fall 2018

    Concurrent College Algebra

    Odessa College/Seminole High School

     

    I. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION

    A. Instructor: Dodie Boyd

    B. Phone: 432-758-5873

    C. E-mail:  dboyd@seminoleisd.net


     

    D. Text: College Algebra, by Blitzer, 6th edition

     

    II. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    MATH 1314 College Algebra - 3 hours

    In-depth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations using matrices. Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, and conics may be included. Prerequisite: MATH 0375 passed with a “C” or better, high school Algebra II or an independent school district/OC dual enrollment form. SCANS 3,8,9,11

     

    III. COURSE OBJECTIVES

                Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

    1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of properties of functions, including: domain and range, operations, compositions, and inverses.
    2. Recognize and apply polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions and solve related equations.
    3. Apply graphing techniques.
    4. Evaluate all roots of higher degree polynomial and rational functions.
    5. Recognize, solve and apply systems of linear equations using matrices.

     

    IV. SUPPLIES

    3-Ring Binder, notebook paper, graphing calculator, pencils, colored pen (not black)

    V. GRADING POLICY           

    Daily Work – 50%

    Daily work will consist of homework and quizzes.

    Major Tests – 50%

    There will be a major test given after each test.

    Semester Final – 25% of the final average.                                                                                                   Semester Final will be comprehensive.

     

    GRADING POLICY (CONTINUED)

    Term Grade

    1st six weeks avg. + 2nd six weeks avg. + 3rd six weeks avg. + semester final  = Final Grade

                                                                                        4

               

                Grading Scale:             A:            90 and above

                                                    B:            80-89

                                                    C:             70-79

                                                    F:             69 or below

     

    All homework assignments will be graded in class. You may come in during morning tutorials (7:30 – 8:00 am) to check your homework and ask questions. No late homework papers will be accepted unless you were absent due to an illness, family illness, death in the family, school sponsored activity, etc. If possible, please let me know ahead of time if you are going to be absent. Quizzes will be given throughout the chapter as needed. Tests will be administered at the completion of each chapter. There will be a problem activity to be turned into me sometime during the semester; I will give you a definite time on this at a later date.

     

    VI. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Student Responsibilities and Expectations

    1. Each student is responsible for following all rules in the Student Code of Conduct for Seminole High School.
    2. Come to class on time and prepared to learn.
    3. Respect all property.
    4. Respect all ideas given in class and do not talk while others are speaking.
    5. Exemplify academic honesty and do your very best!

     

    Attendance and Make-up Work

    If you are absent for any reason, make-up work is your responsibility. If you miss a day of class, you are responsible for getting the notes and assignment from me. You also need to set up a time with me to go over the notes and ask any questions. You will be given the number of school days absent plus one school day to complete and turn in missed work for an excused absence. Failure to complete make-up work will result in a zero.

     

    Things you need to know!!!

    1. All homework, quizzes and tests will be completed in pencil.
    2. You must show all work when answering problem.
    3. You will not be allowed to leave the classroom. Restroom breaks can be taken after classroom instruction.
    4. You will not be allowed to bring any food into the classroom. The only drink you will be allowed to bring into the classroom is water.

     

    Important School Policies

    For information regarding student support services, academic dishonesty, disciplinary actions, special accommodations, or student’s and instructors’ right to academic freedom can be found in the Seminole High School Student Handbook and Code of Conduct.

     

    Reminder! Dual Credit Enrollment Agreement

    If any grade slips below a 70 for a grading period, the student has three weeks to raise the grade to a 70 or they will be withdrawn from the Odessa College dual credit course and placed in a comparable high school course. No money will be refunded.

     

    Students who make less than a 70 on a semester grade will not be allowed to take any Odessa College dual credit course within the same curriculum area the following semester or the following year.

     

    Special Needs

    Odessa College complies with Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  If you have any special needs or issues pertaining to your access to and participation in this or any other class at Odessa College, please feel free to contact me to discuss your concerns.  You may also call the Office of Disability services at 432-335-6861 to request assistance and accommodations.

    Learning Resource Center (The Library)

    The Library, known as the Learning Resources Center, provides research assistance via the LRC's catalog (print books, videos, e-books) and databases (journal and magazine articles). Research guides covering specific subject areas, tutorials, and the "Ask a Librarian" service provide additional help.

    Student Email

    Please access your Odessa College Student E-mail, by following the link to either set up or update your account: http://www.odessa.edu/gmail/. All assignments or correspondence will be submitted using your Odessa College email.

    Technical Support

    For Blackboard username and password help and for help accessing your online course availability and student email account contact the Student Success Center at 432-335-6878 or online at https://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/helpdesk_form.htm.

    Important School Policies

    For information regarding student support services, academic dishonesty, disciplinary actions, special accommodations, or student's and instructors' right to academic freedom can be found in the Odessa College Student Handbook.

    Student Retention

    The Odessa College Student Success Coaches will help you stay focused and on track to complete your educational goals.  If an instructor sees that you might need additional help

    or success coaching, he or she may submit a Retention Alert or a Starfish Alert.  A Student Success Coach will contact you to work toward a solution. 

     

    Expectations for Engagement – Face to Face Learning

    To help make the learning experience fulfilling and rewarding, the following Expectations for Engagement provide the parameters for reasonable engagement between students and instructors for the learning environment. Students and instructors are welcome to exceed these requirements.

    Reasonable Expectations of Engagement for Instructors

    1. As an instructor, I understand the importance of clear, timely communication with my students. In order to maintain sufficient communication, I will
      • provided my contact information at the beginning of the syllabus;
      • respond to all messages in a timely manner through telephone, email, or next classroom contact; and,
      • ·notify students of any extended times that I will be unavailable and provide them with alternative contact information (for me or for my supervisor) in case of emergencies during the time I’m unavailable.

    2. As an instructor, I understand that my students will work to the best of their abilities to fulfill the course requirements. In order to help them in this area, I will
      • provide clear information about grading policies and assignment requirements in the course syllabus, and
      • communicate any changes to assignments and/or to the course calendar to students as quickly as possible.

    3. As an instructor, I understand that I need to provide regular, timely feedback to students about their performance in the course. To keep students informed about their progress, I will
      • return classroom activities and homework within one week of the due date and
      • provide grades for major assignments within 2 weeks of the due date or at least 3 days before the next major assignment is due, whichever comes first.

    Reasonable Expectations of Engagement for Students

    1. As a student, I understand that I am responsible for keeping up with the course. To help with this, I will
      • attend the course regularly and line up alternative transportation in case my primary means of transportation is unavailable;
      • recognize that the college provides free wi-fi, computer labs, and library resources during regular campus hours to help me with completing my assignments; and,
      • understand that my instructor does not have to accept my technical issues as a legitimate reason for late or missing work if my personal computer equipment or internet service is unreliable.

    2. As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to communicate quickly with the instructor any issue or emergency that will impact my involvement with or performance in the class. This includes, but is not limited to,
      • missing class when a major test is planned or a major assignment is due;
      • having trouble submitting assignments;
      • dealing with a traumatic personal event; and,
      • having my work or childcare schedule changed so that my classroom attendance is affected.

    3. As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to understand course material and requirements and to keep up with the course calendar. While my instructor is available for help and clarification, I will
      • seek out help from my instructor and/or from tutors;
      • ask questions if I don’t understand; and,
      • attend class regularly to keep up with assignments and announcements.

    Math 1314 Course Outline – Fall 2016

    This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Changes will be announced in class.

    Chapter

    Suggested Date

     

    1 – Sects. 1.1-1.7

    8/22 – 9/06

    Ch. 1 Test

    9/07

    2 – Sects. 2.1-2.8

    9/08 – 9/21

    Ch. 2 Test

    09/22-23

    3 – Sects. 3.1-3.5

    09/26 – 10/04

    Ch. 3 Test

    10/05-06

    4 – Sects. 4.1-4.4

    10/11 – 10/19

    Ch. 4 Test

    10/20

    5 – Sects. 5.1-5.3

    6 – Sects. 6.1-6.4,

    6.6

     

    10/21 – 11/07

    Ch. 5 & 6 Test

    11/08

    7 – Sects. 7.1-7.3

    8 - Sects. 8.1-8.3,

    8.6

     

    11/09 – 11/28

    Ch. 7 & 8 Test

    11/29

    Final

    12/6-7

  • Spring 2018

    Concurrent College Plane Trigonometry

    Odessa College/Seminole High School

     

    I. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION

    A. Instructor: Dodie Boyd

    B. Phone: 432-209-1583

    C. E-mail: dboyd@seminoleisd.net

    D. Text: Trigonometry by McKeague/Turner, 7th edition

     

    II. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry - 3 hours

    Presents trigonometric functions, formulas, solutions of right triangles and applications, variations of functions with changes in angles, trigonometric equations, identities, solutions of oblique triangles and applications, logarithmic functions, inverse functions and complex numbers. The student will learn to select appropriate mathematical techniques and technologies and use skills in information organizing, processing, planning and problem solving. The student should be able to probe for mathematical meaning and, perhaps, describe these meanings to others. (SCANS 3,8,9,11) Prerequisite or co-requisite: MATH 1314 passed with a C or better or equivalent competency, or an independent school district/OC dual enrollment form.

     

    III. COURSE OBJECTIVES

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

    1. Compute the values of trigonometric functions for key angles in all quadrants of the unit circle measured in both degrees and radians.
    2. Graph trigonometric functions and their transformations.
    3. Prove trigonometric identities.
    4. Solve trigonometric equations.
    5. Solve right and oblique triangles.
    6. Use the concepts of trigonometry to solve applications.

     

    IV. SUPPLIES

    3-Ring Binder, notebook paper, graphing calculator, pencils, colored pen (not black)

     

    V. GRADING POLICY – Per each six weeks grading period           

                                       Daily Work – 50%

                                                    Daily work will consist of homework and quizzes.

                                        Major Tests – 50%

                                                    There will be a major test given after each unit.

     

    Term Grade

    4th six weeks avg. + 5th six weeks avg. + 6th six weeks avg. + semester final  = Final Grade

                                                                           4

    Semester Final – 25% of the final average and will be comprehensive.

     

                Grading Scale:             A:            90 and above

                                                    B:            80-89

                                                    C:             70-79

                                                    F:             69 or below

     

    All homework assignments will be graded in class. You may come in during morning tutorials (7:30 – 8:00 am) to check your homework and ask questions. No late homework papers will be accepted unless you were absent due to an illness, family illness, death in the family, school sponsored activity, etc. If possible, please let me know ahead of time if you are going to be absent. Quizzes will be given throughout the chapter as needed. Tests will be administered at the completion of each chapter. There will be a problem activity to be turned into me sometime during the semester; I will give you a definite time on this at a later date.

     

    VI. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Student Responsibilities and Expectations

    1. Each student is responsible for following all rules in the Student Code of Conduct for Seminole High School.
    2. Come to class on time and prepared to learn.
    3. Respect all property.
    4. Respect all ideas given in class and do not talk while others are speaking.
    5. Exemplify academic honesty and do your very best!

     

    Attendance and Make-up Work

    If you are absent for any reason, make-up work is your responsibility. If you miss a day of class, you are responsible for getting the notes and assignment from me. You also need to set up a time with me to go over the notes and ask any questions. You will be given the number of school days absent plus one school day to complete and turn in missed work for an excused absence. Failure to complete make-up work will result in a zero.

     

    Things you need to know!!!

    1. All homework, quizzes and tests will be completed in pencil.
    2. You must show all work when answering problem.
    3. You will not be allowed to leave the classroom. Restroom breaks can be taken after classroom instruction.
    4. You will not be allowed to bring any food into the classroom. The only drink you will be allowed to bring into the classroom is water.

     

    Important School Policies

    For information regarding student support services, academic dishonesty, disciplinary actions, special accommodations, or student’s and instructors’ right to academic freedom can be found in the Seminole High School Student Handbook and Code of Conduct.

     

    Reminder! Dual Credit Enrollment Agreement

    If any grade slips below a 70 for a grading period, the student has three weeks to raise the grade to a 70 or they will be withdrawn from the Odessa College dual credit course and placed in a comparable high school course. No money will be refunded.

     

    Students who make less than a 70 on a semester grade will not be allowed to take any Odessa College dual credit course within the same curriculum area the following semester or the following year.

     

    Special Needs

    Odessa College complies with Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  If you have any special needs or issues pertaining to your access to and participation in this or any other class at Odessa College, please feel free to contact me to discuss your concerns.  You may also call the Office of Disability services at 432-335-6861 to request assistance and accommodations.

    Learning Resource Center (The Library)

    The Library, known as the Learning Resources Center, provides research assistance via the LRC's catalog (print books, videos, e-books) and databases (journal and magazine articles). Research guides covering specific subject areas, tutorials, and the "Ask a Librarian" service provide additional help.

    Student Email

    Please access your Odessa College Student E-mail, by following the link to either set up or update your account: http://www.odessa.edu/gmail/. All assignments or correspondence will be submitted using your Odessa College email.

    Technical Support

    For Blackboard username and password help and for help accessing your online course availability and student email account contact the Student Success Center at 432-335-6878 or online at https://www.odessa.edu/dept/ssc/helpdesk_form.htm.

    Important School Policies

    For information regarding student support services, academic dishonesty, disciplinary actions, special accommodations, or student's and instructors' right to academic freedom can be found in the Odessa College Student Handbook.

    Student Retention

    The Odessa College Student Success Coaches will help you stay focused and on track to complete your educational goals.  If an instructor sees that you might need additional help

    or success coaching, he or she may submit a Retention Alert or a Starfish Alert.  A Student Success Coach will contact you to work toward a solution. 

    Expectations for Engagement – Face to Face Learning

    To help make the learning experience fulfilling and rewarding, the following Expectations for Engagement provide the parameters for reasonable engagement between students and instructors for the learning environment. Students and instructors are welcome to exceed these requirements.

    Reasonable Expectations of Engagement for Instructors

    1. As an instructor, I understand the importance of clear, timely communication with my students. In order to maintain sufficient communication, I will
      • provided my contact information at the beginning of the syllabus;
      • respond to all messages in a timely manner through telephone, email, or next classroom contact; and,
      • ·notify students of any extended times that I will be unavailable and provide them with alternative contact information (for me or for my supervisor) in case of emergencies during the time I’m unavailable.

    2. As an instructor, I understand that my students will work to the best of their abilities to fulfill the course requirements. In order to help them in this area, I will
      • provide clear information about grading policies and assignment requirements in the course syllabus, and
      • communicate any changes to assignments and/or to the course calendar to students as quickly as possible.

    3. As an instructor, I understand that I need to provide regular, timely feedback to students about their performance in the course. To keep students informed about their progress, I will
      • return classroom activities and homework within one week of the due date and
      • provide grades for major assignments within 2 weeks of the due date or at least 3 days before the next major assignment is due, whichever comes first.

    Reasonable Expectations of Engagement for Students

    1. As a student, I understand that I am responsible for keeping up with the course. To help with this, I will
      • attend the course regularly and line up alternative transportation in case my primary means of transportation is unavailable;
      • recognize that the college provides free wi-fi, computer labs, and library resources during regular campus hours to help me with completing my assignments; and,
      • understand that my instructor does not have to accept my technical issues as a legitimate reason for late or missing work if my personal computer equipment or internet service is unreliable.

    2. As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to communicate quickly with the instructor any issue or emergency that will impact my involvement with or performance in the class. This includes, but is not limited to,
      • missing class when a major test is planned or a major assignment is due;
      • having trouble submitting assignments;
      • dealing with a traumatic personal event; and,
      • having my work or childcare schedule changed so that my classroom attendance is affected.

    3. As a student, I understand that it is my responsibility to understand course material and requirements and to keep up with the course calendar. While my instructor is available for help and clarification, I will
      • seek out help from my instructor and/or from tutors;
      • ask questions if I don’t understand; and,
      • attend class regularly to keep up with assignments and announcements.

    Math 1316 Course Outline – Spring 2017

    This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Changes will be announced in class.

    Chapter

    Suggested Date

     

    1 – Sects. 1.1-1.5

    01/05 – 01/16

    Ch. 1 Test

    01/17

    2 – Sects. 2.1-2.5

    01/18 – 01/31

    Ch. 2 Test

    02/01

    3 – Sects. 3.1-3.5

    02/02 – 02/14

    Ch. 3 Test

    02/15

    4 – Sects. 4.1-4.7

    02/16 – 03/02

    Ch 4 Test

    03/03

    5 – Sects. 5.1-5.5

    6 – Sects. 6.1-6.4

    03/06 – 03/30

    Ch 5 & 6 Test

    03/31

    7 – Sects. 7.1-7.6

    8 - Sects. 8.1-8.4

     

    04/04 – 04/25

    Ch. 7 & 8 Test

    04/26

    Final

    05/08

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