T Th 12:30-1:50
propertof basic geometric figures in two and three dimensions; congruence, similarity; measurement, perimeter, area, surface area, volume, unit conversions; Pythagorean theorem; transformations. This course stresses conceptual understanding of mathematics through concrete examples, models, multiple representation of ideas and concepts, and processes of mathematical reasoning.
Quizzes will be given at the beginning of the hour. Homework may be collected during the semester. Late work will not be accepted. If a student misses an hour exam, he must notify the instructor prior to the next class period. No make-up exams will be given after the next class period.
Exams will be given during class.
3 hour exams - 300 points
Quizzes - 100 points
Final Exam - 150 points
The final exam and all other exams will be taken in class.
Late assignments are not accepted.
Attendance at all classes is expected. Excused absences (eg. doctor's appointment, university activity) must be documented. Any student who leaves class without the permission of the instructo is considered to be absent for the class period and any work submitted will not be graded.
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.
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.
MP3 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.