Lectures: MW 4:00-5:20 --- Bolin Hall 213
Course Subjects: This course covers standard concepts from Euclidean geometry, including congruence, similarity, parallel postulates, constructions, transformations, area postulates, and constructions using software such as Geometer’s Sketchpad. This course is appropriate for students seeking 4-8 Mathematics Teacher Certification. Prerequisite(s): MATH 2043
Text: Elementary Geometry for College Students, 5th Ed., by Alexander and Koeberlein.
Calculator: Any calculator may be used during specified times. However, the use of calculators on some quizzes and tests may be prohibited.
Course Evaluation: Suggested homework problems will be assigned but not graded. Instead, the material in the homework will be evaluated by a variety of methods: announced/pop/take-home quizzes, short student presentations (board work), and student participation in small groups. The quizzes/presentations/group work will count as 15% of the final grade. There will also be three In-class Exams which will each count as 20% of the final grade. Finally, there will be a cumulative Final Exam which will count as 25% of the final grade.
Test Dates: Please note that the following test dates are tentative and may be changed (except for the scheduled date of the final). Any change will be announced in a timely manner.
Exam I --- Monday, Feb. 20, 2012
Exam II --- Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Exam III --- Monday, April 30, 2012
Final Exam --- Monday, May 7, 2012, 5:45-7:45 PM
Make-ups for exams and quizzes will only be allowed for a university approved excuse in writing. Wherever possible, students should inform the instructor before an exam or quiz is missed.
Letter Grades: The final letter grades will be determined by the following scale:
A --- 90% and above
B --- 80% - 89%
C --- 70% - 79%
D --- 60% - 69%
F --- 59% and below
Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policies on Academic Dishonesty, Attendance, Student Rights and Activities.