MW 4:00-5:20 --- Bolin Hall 312
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.
Text: Elementary Geometry for College Students, 5th Ed., by Alexander and Koeberlein.
Prerequisite(s): MATH 2043
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 20% 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 20% 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, February 18, 2013
Exam II --- Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Exam III --- Monday, April 29, 2013
Final Exam --- Monday, May 6, 2013, 5:45-7:45 PM
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
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.
MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar: Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policies on Academic Dishonesty, Attendance, Student Rights and Activities.