Instructor: Neil Sigmon
Office: Walker 212 Phone: 831-5340
Course Page: http://www.radford.edu/~npsigmon/courses/geometry/math109.html
Office Hrs: 10:15-11:15 a.m. Monday-Thursday (Other times by appointment)
Textbook: Elementary Geometry for College Students, 3rd Edition, Alexander and Koeberlein.
Class Meeting Times: 8:00-10:15 a.m. Monday-Thursday in Walker 295.
Test Dates: To be announced (There will be three major tests).
Final Exam Date: 8:00 a.m. Friday, June 18 in Walker 295
Grading Policy: 65 % Major Tests
25 % Final Exam* (Comprehensive)
10 % Pop Quiz, Homework Average
*Since the final exam is cumulative, the exam grade will replace the
lowest test score of the three
Grade Scale: 90-100 A
< 60 F
Prerequisite: High school algebra
“Makeup” Test Policy: Approval for making up a missed test should be given prior to the scheduled test. The makeup test must be taken within one week following the scheduled test. Documentation is required for all makeups. Except for extraordinary circumstances, approval for a makeup test will not be granted if the scheduled test has already been given. In this case, the final exam score will replace the excused missed test.
Late Homework Policy: Late hand written homework will be accepted but only limited credit will be given. I consider late homework to be homework turned in later than 5:00 p.m. of the day the assignment is due. The maximum number of points a student can receive for a late homework is ten points lower than the minimum grade of all students who have turned in the assignment on time. For example, if an assigned homework is worth 80 points and the lowest score of the on-time assignments is 60/80, the maximum grade a student can receive for the assignment is 50/80. No exceptions to this policy will be granted except for extreme circumstances that require official university documentation or a predetermined arrangement between the student and myself that is done prior to the assignment due date. Late assignments must be turned in within two class days of the assignment due date to obtain any credit.
Attendance Policy: Attendance is a requirement in this class. If you miss a class, you are responsible for making up any missed work. Attendance will be taken each class period. Attendance means RESPONSIBILITY – I look much more favorably on students who have good attendance habits.
Textbook Coverage: Sections from Chapters 1-7.