About Teacher

Ms. Karen Doss



Degrees and Certifications:

TCU 1976 Bachelor's of Science in Health and PE with additional certification in Mathematics

Ms. Karen Doss

I am beginning my 24th year at Madison High School in the mathematics department and my 29th year of teaching.  I graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where I also played women's tennis for the TCU Horned Frogs.  I'm looking forward to motivating, guiding, teaching, mentoring, and leading my talented students for the school year 2017-2018.  Also see my web page at www.karendossjm.weebly.com for files.

  • Geometry Contents

    Geometry is approximately 1/3 geometry concepts problems, 1/3 memorization for vocabulary, postulates, and theorems, and 1/3 algebra skills. This class uses a discovery method to teach many concepts. Pre-AP students are expected to be able to think for themselves and problem solve. Group activities will allow for math discussions often. Students must do the homework to be prepared for quizzes and tests. Absences greatly hinder progress in a math class because math is what is called a “building block” subject—each day depends upon the previous day’s knowledge and learning. When a student is absent, please look at the syllabus to see what was planned and teach yourself via the files on this teacher web site under the Topic # or on www.karendossjm.weebly.com.

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  • Geometry School Supplies

    Pencil, scientific calculator (a graphing calculator is not needed for Geometry), highlighter, 3 ring binder, 5 dividers, notebook paper, graph paper, and for use at home a protractor, compass, and ruler.

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  • Grading

    Tests 45%, Quizzes 25%, Homework 10%, Class Activities 10%, H.O.T.S. 10%

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  • Tutoring

    Tutoring: Mondays 4:10 - 4:40; Tuesdays 8:00 - 8:30; Wednesdays 4:10 - 4:40; Thursdays 8:00 - 8:30; Fridays 7:40 - 8:10 (and then I have duty). Monday mornings are reserved for Geometry team meetings. Wednesday mornings are reserved for faculty, math department, committee, and AVID meetings. The library is open after school until 6:00 for tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays for English, math, science, and social studies tutoring.

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  • Class Rules

    1. Participate daily. 2. Be prepared always. 3. Be productive in class. 4. No plagiarism ever. 5. Be prompt, not tardy. 6. Be polite. 7. Prohibit talking when teacher is talking. 8. No phones, unless instructed by teacher to access Geometry resources.

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  • Pearson

    To log into your Pearson account: http://tinyurl.com/neisdgeo and both the user name and password are ne####### (your ID number).

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  • Class schedule for 2017-2018:

    1st period (8:45 - 9:36) Geometry Pre-AP

    2nd period (9:42 - 10:35) Geometry Pre-AP

    3rd period (10:41 - 11:30) Geometry Pre-AP

    4th period (11:36 - 12:25) Geometry Pre-AP

    5th period (12:31 - 1:20) Lunch

    6th period (1:26 - 2:15) Geometry G/T Pre-AP

    7th period (2:21 - 3:10) Geometry Pre-AP

    8th period (3:16 - 4:05) Conference

    Class times on Mav Power Time day are different than the above times.