Structure of the Number System II

Course Details

Course Number: 2043  Section Number: 201

Spring 2011

Location: Bolin Hall

Classroom Number: 101

Days & Times:

TR 9:30 - 10:50

Course Attachments


MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Linda Fosnaugh   
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Course Objectives

properties of basic geometric figures in two and three dimensions; congruence, similarity and basic geometric proof; measurement, perimeter, area, surface area, volume and unit conversions; Pythagorean theorem.  The course stresses conceptual understanding of mathematics through concrete examples, models, multiple representations of ideas and concepts, and processes of mathematical reasoning.

Course Expectations

All students must have a copy of A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers by Billstein, Libeskind and Lott.

Grading Standards

3 hour exams  - 63 %

Quizzes            -  12 %

Final Exam     -  25 %

Final Exam5/10/2011  8:00-10:00

Submission Format Policy

 The final exam and all other exams will be given in class.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Late assignments will not be accepted.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance at all classes is expected.  Excused absences (eg. doctor's appointment, university activity) must be documented.  A student  with four or more unexcused absences will lose five points from the course total for every absence in excess of four.   If a student needs to leave class prior to the dismissal of class, he/she must have the permission of the instructor.  If the student has not received permission prior to leaving class early, the student will be counted absent for that class period and any work done during class or handed in will not be graded.  If a student leaves class early a second time, he/she will be required to conference with the instructor and the department chair.  A third offense will result in a referral to the dean of students and the student may be dropped from the course.

Excused absences are allowed only for emergencies.  A student who accumulates more than 4 absences prior to the last day to withdraw from the course is subject to dismissal from class with a grade of F.  Any student with more than six absences at the end of the semester is subject to a letter grade reduction in the course average.

Other Policies

Make-up exams may be given at the instructor’s discretion for any absence that is the result of a documented medical or personal emergency or an approved university activity.  It is the responsibility of the student to notify the instructor in a timely manner.  Make-up exams must be taken prior to the class period following the missed exam. 

All cell phones must be turned off or set to silent.  If a student is caught text-messaging during class.  It will be assumed that he/she is cheating and he/she will receive an "F" on the day's assignment/quiz/exam. 

Excessive cell phone use may result in confiscation of the phone.  A student may retrieve the phone after conferencing with the instructor or the department chair.

MP# players may not be used during class.

The student handbook defines academic dishonesty as giving or receiving help in examinations or quizzes, using unauthorized material on exams or presenting as one’s own work any work which is not one’s own. If a student is dishonest on an exam, quiz or homework assignment, the student will receive a zero on the assignment/quiz/exam. In addition, the student will be asked to sign a letter outlining the incident. A copy of the letter will be placed in the student’s file in the Dean of Student’s office.

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.