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Class Recommended out-of-class work (to be completed before the next class )

6-2 pp 315-318: #1,3,7,13,15,17,21,23,33,37,39,41,43,45,47 [web code → aua-0602]

6-4 pp 332-335: #1,3,11,13,25,27,45,51,53 [web code → aua-0604]
6-5 pp 338-341 #1,3,7,9,11,21,27,39 [web code → aua-0605]
3/30 Algebra pp 355: #13-20 [Check WebCT for answers, or use my book in the classroom.]
7-1 pp 368-371: #1,3,13,15,21,27,29,31,33,35,37,45,47,53,55 [web code → aua-0701]
Algebra p 372: 1,2,3,7,9 solve by factoring [Check WebCT for answers, or use my book…]
4/1 7-2 pp 375-379: #1,3,7,9,11,13,15,21,23,29,31,33,35,37,39 [web code → aua-0702]
7-3 pp 385-388: #1,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,25,27,31,33 [web code → aua-0703]
Radicals p 390: 1-24 [Check WebCT for answers, or use my book in the classroom.]
7-4 pp 394-396: #1,3,9,11,15,17,21,23(a),27,29,35,37,41 [web code → aua-0704
7-5 pp 400-404: #1,3,5,7,9,11,13,17,19,25,29,31,37 [web code → aua-0705
8-1 pp 420-422: #1,3,5,7,9,11,13,17,19,21,23,27,29,33,37,39 [web code → aua-0801
Test 4 on Chapters 6-7 and p 355 and p 372 and p 390 [Review materials on WebCT.]
8-2 pp 428-430: #1,3,5,9,11,15,17,19,25(a) [web code → aua-0802
10-1 pp 536-539: #1,3,5,7,9,11,13,17,19 [web code → aua-1001]
10-2 pp 542-545: #1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17 [web code → aua-1002]
10-4 pp 555-558: #1,3,5,7,9,11,13,17,19,25,29,35,37 [web code → aua-1004]
4/20 pp 569-573: #1,9,11,15,17,27,29,33,35,37,43,45,49,53,55,63
[web code → aua-1006]
10-7 pp 577-580: #1,3,5,7,9,13,15,17,19 [web code → aua-1007]
4/22 Algebra p 607: 1,2,3,4,6 [Check WebCT for answers, or use my book in the classroom.]
11-2 pp 612-614: #5,7,9,13,15,19,23,25 [web code → aua-1102
4/27 Test 5 on Chapters 8 and 10 [Review materials on WebCT.]
11-4 pp 627-630: #1,3,5,7,9,11,17,19,27, [web code → aua-1104]
12-1 pp 665-668: #1,7,9,11,13,15 [web code → aua-1201]
12-2 pp 673-676: #1,3,5,9,11,13,17,31 [web code → aua-1202]
12-3 pp 681-685: #1,3,5,7,11,15,17,19,21,23 [web code → aua-1203]
5/6 Test 6 on Chapters 11-12 and p 607 [Review materials on WebCT.]
Exam Review
classroom – 1 hour, lab – 1 hour; some materials on WebCT, some handed out in class
5/18 Exam – Scheduled: 1:30 – 3:20 (but it will be available from 1:00 to 4:00 – details later)

Tests 5 and 6 are currently scheduled for the full double class period (100 minutes).
The allowed time for one or both will change to 50 minutes if we fall behind schedule for any reason

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Probable Schedule of Instruction, Homework, and Tests

Class Recommended out-of-class work (to be completed before the next class )
Introductory Activities
1/19 pp 19-20: #1,3,11,13,17,19,21,23,31,33,35,37,39,41,47,49,51,55,57,69,71
[web code aua-0103]
Meet in the Math Computer Lab (Room MC 2163)
1/21 1-4 pp 25-26: #1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,25,27; [web code → aua-0104]
Algebra p 30: #1-20 [Check WebCT for answers, or use my book in the classroom.]
1-5 pp 33-35, #1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,31,35; [web code → aua-0105]
1-6 pp 40-42: #1,3,5,7,15,17,21,25,27,33,43,45,47; [web code → aua-0106]
1-7 pp 47-50: #9,11; [web code → aua-0107 skip any constructions]
1-9 pp 65-68: #1,3,5,9,11,13,15,17,21,23,27,29,33,35,37,39; [web code → aua-0109]
Meet in the Lab (MC 2163) to prepare for the first test
2/2 pp 83-86: #1,3,9,11,15,17,19,23,25,27,29,33,35,37,39,41,43,49,51,55,57
[web code → aua-0201]
Test 1 on Chapter 1 and p 30 [Review materials handed out in the lab on Review Day.]
2-2 pp 90-93: #1,3,7,9,13,15,19,21,29,31,33,35,39,41,43 [web code → aua-0202]
2-3 pp 96-99: #1,3,5,7,11,13,15,17,19,23,25,27,29 [web code → aua-0203]
5-4 pp 283-286: #1,3,7,9,11,13,17,19,21,23,25,35,37,39 [web code → aua-0504]
2-4 pp 105-108: #1,3,5,7,17,19,27,29 [web code → aua-0204]
2-5 pp 112-115: #1,5,7,13,15,21,23 [web code → aua-0205]
3-1 pp 131-133: #1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,29 [web code → aua-0301]
3-2 pp 137-140: #1,3,5,11,23,25,31 [web code → aua-0302]
3-3 pp 143-144: #1,3,5,7 [web code → aua-0303]
3-4 pp 150-153: #1,17,19,21,23,25 [web code → aua-0304]
pp 161-164: #1,3,5,11,13,17,19,23,25,33,35,37,41,43,47,49
2/23 [web code → aua-0305]
4-1 pp 200-203: #1,3,5,9,11,15,17,19,25,27,29,31,33,35,39,41 [web code → aua-0401]
Test 2 on Chapters 2-3 [Review materials on WebCT.]
4-2 pp 208-211: #1,3,5,11,15,17,21,23,29,35,37 [web code → aua-0402]
4-3 pp 215-219: #1,5,7,13,15 [web code → aua-0403]
4-4 pp 222-223: #1,3,5,7,9 [web code → aua-0404]
4-5 pp 230-233: #1,3,7,9,11,13,21,23,25,31 [web code → aua-0405]
3/4 Algebra p 234: #1-9 [Check WebCT for answers, or use my book in the classroom.]
4-6 pp 237-240: #1,3,5,11,21 [web code → aua-0406]
5-1 pp 262-264: #1,3,7,9,11,13,15,23,25,27,29,31,33,35 [web code → aua-0501]
5-2 pp 267-270: #1,3,7,9,11,13,15,19,31,41 [web code → aua-0502]
5-3 pp 276-279: #9,11,13,15,27,29 [web code → aua-0503]
5-5 pp 292-294: #1,3,5,7,9,11,13,17,19,23,25,37 [web code → aua-0505]
6-1 pp 308-311: #1,3,7,9,19,21,25,29,31,37,39,45,47,51,53 [web code → aua-0601]
Test 3 on Chapters 4-5 and p 234 [Review materials on WebCT.]

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During times of inclement weather, Southwestern Illinois College has three options for dealing with the
situation: cancel classes and cease all business, exercise the delayed-start option, or keep the college open. If the
college chooses to use the delayed-start option rather than close, the college will open at 10 a.m. and this class
will meet. The decision to cancel classes or exercise the delayed-start option will be posted on the home page of
the SWIC web site at www.swic.edu as well as broadcast on FOX 2 (KTVI), KMOV-TV Channel 4, KSDK-TV
Channel 5, and radio stations KMOX-AM 1120 and WIL-FM 92.3.
OUT-OF-CLASS WORK (homework)
It is recommended you spend at least 90 minutes on out-of-class work five times a week. No out-of-class work
will be collected or graded. Recommended practice problems from the text and the Pearson web codes for each
text section are listed on the last page of the syllabus. Answers to the recommended problems are in the back of
the text; answers to Pearson website problems are on line. You may get help with your homework you’re your
peers and from Success Center tutors. If you complete all of the recommended work with “time left,” then work
more problems from the text. You may use the solution manual in the Success Center to check those problems,
or you many use my Teacher’s Manual before class begins. We can take some time at the start of each class to
go over any problems you had trouble with.
In-class graded work will include both individual and group activities. Group members will receive the same
grade for a group activity. In-class work will include both algebra and geometry problems similar to
recommended out-of-class problems. Missed in-class graded work, missed for whatever reason, cannot be made
up, but can be compensated for with extra credit points.
Most classes will offer opportunities for in-class extra credit. Opportunities for out-of-class extra credit may
include but are not limited to: geometry work/study sessions in the Success Center (1 point for 30 minutes),
Guidance Department and Success Center workshops, (5 points), Math Chats (5 points); and special campus
events (5 points). Specific information for extra credit activities will be made available via SWIC e-mail as these
events are scheduled throughout the semester. Students desiring extra credit must complete and submit the
appropriate “paper work” to qualify for the points. Extra credit points may accumulate up to but not more than
the total number of attendance and in-class points for the semester. (Example: If there are 30 attendance points
and 20 in-class points during the semester, then I will accept up to 50 extra credit points.)
• All tests and the comprehensive final exam will be open book and open notes. You may use calculators at
all times. No computers or communication devices of any kind may be used on any test or the exam.
• Each test can be completed in the class time allotted (some 50 minutes; some 100 minutes) if you know the
vocabulary and notation of geometry. Test problems will include multiple-choice, matching, true/false,
fill-in-the-blank, set up and solve equations (algebra), and proofs. Most algebra problems will require you to
show your work, but some will not. Partial credit will be given when possible for algebra-related problems
provided the work is presented “algebra style” in the space provided on the test.
• Tests should be taken with the class in the class room on the scheduled test date. Those who finish a test
early are excused for the remainder of the testing period. No one may work overtime. Any student who
anticipates needing more than the scheduled time for a test, or who would prefer a less distracting
environment while testing, or who would like more time to prepare for a test, or who misses a test for
whatever reason, may take the test in the Belleville Campus Test Center without an imposed time limit.
Ordinarily, tests will be available in the Test Center for four school days. The Test Center requires an
advance appointment: 235-2700, x 5551. A student who takes a test in the Test Center is excused from
attending class during the time scheduled for the test.
• Ordinarily, tests will be returned one week after the class test date. Answer keys will be posted on the
webCT site when the tests are completed, no later than the day the tests are returned in class. No one may
take a test after the tests have been returned. Tests taken in the Test Center might not be returned with the
tests for the rest of the students, but will be returned as soon as possible.

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Right Triangles: The student will be able to:
1. State and apply the relationships that exist when the altitude is drawn to the hypotenuse of a right triangle.
2. State and apply the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.
3. Determine the lengths of sides in a 45-45-90 or a 30-60-90 triangle.
Circles: The student will be able to:
1. Define a circle, a sphere, and terms related to them.
2. Define and apply properties of arcs, central angles, and inscribed angles.
3. Apply theorems that relate tangents and radii.
4. Apply theorems about the chords of a circle.
Areas of Plane Figures: The student will be able to:
1. Apply the formulas for the areas of rectangles, parallelograms, triangles, rhombuses, trapezoids, and regular
2. Apply the formulas for the circumference and area of a circle.
Areas and Volumes of Solids: The student will be able to:
1. Find the surface areas and volumes of right prisms and regular pyramids.
2. Find the surface areas and volumes of right cylinders and right cones.
3. Find the surface area and volume of a sphere.
College Policy: You are expected to be present for all assigned classes, lectures or laboratory sessions. If you are absent,
you must show your instructor that your absence has been for a good cause. If you are absent more times during the
semester that the number of times the class meets per week, you may be dropped from the course at the discretion of the
instructor. When a student is dropped by an instructor with an effective date before the midterm date of the class a “W” will
be recorded. When a student is dropped for non-attendance by an instructor with an effective date after the midterm date,
the instructor will have the prerogative to assign a grade of “WF” or “W”.
My Policy: You are expected to be here on time and for all of both hours of every class. Any student who misses
more than 4 hours of class time may be dropped. Ordinarily, any student who misses 4 hours of class time in a
row will be dropped. Absentees are responsible for all missed material and are expected to take tests when they
are scheduled. One attendance point will be earned for every one hour instructional class fully attended.
You are enrolled in an academically rigorous college course. Your success in this course will require a
significant investment of time outside of class. According to the Administrative Rules of the Illinois Community
College Board (section 1501.309), it is assumed that the student will invest at least two hours of outside study
time for each hour of classroom lecture time.
The Success Center at each SWIC campus offers a number of services free of charge to all SWIC students
including: tutoring, homework help, group study rooms, interactive geometry CDs, texts, homework solution
manuals, Internet access, Internet access, and training for WebCT and www.phschool.com and SWIC e-mail.
Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations are encouraged to contact the
Special Services Center at 618-222-5368 to ensure that accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.
The assessment of student learning is an integral part of the educational experience at Southwestern Illinois College. To this
end, the faculty continually assess student learning to improve student success. Occasionally you will be requested to
participate in college-wide and discipline specific assessment activities. Please take these assessments seriously. The data
that is collected will provide valuable information to faculty and will be used to improve student learning at SWIC.
Working together on homework is optional. Working together in-class may be required. Working together on
tests and on the exam is prohibited. Unauthorized communication and/or the use of any unauthorized materials
during any test or the exam will result in a zero for that test or exam.
Courtesy to others is the norm. All communication devices must be off/silenced during tests. Never initiate a
call/page/tweet/etc. during class. If you feel a call/page/tweet/etc. that you receive is important enough to require
a response, then leave the room. You are responsible for all missed class work.

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Algebra: As these topics arise in the context of geometry students will be able to:
1. Solve linear equations and quadratic equations of the form: 1x2 + bx + c = 0.
2. Solve systems of equations using the substitution and elimination methods.
3. Solve proportions.
4. Simplify, multiply, divide and approximate square roots.
5. Write and solve equations that show the relationships between segments or angles.
Introduction to Geometry: The student will be able to:
1. Identify the relationships between points, lines and planes.
2. Use proper notation to name points, lines, planes, segments, rays and angles.
3. Find the measure of a segment and the coordinate of its midpoint using a number line.
4. Find the measure of an angle and the reading of its bisector using a protractor.
5. Classify angles based on their measures.
6. Classify pairs of angles as adjacent, complementary, supplementary or vertical.
7. Draw conclusions from statements about bisectors and perpendicular lines.
Introduction to Proofs: The student will be able to:
1. Write any generalization as a conditional statement.
2. Identify the hypothesis and conclusion of a conditional statement.
3. Write the converse, inverse, and contrapositive of a conditional statement.
4. Cite the properties from algebra used in the different steps of solving an algebra equation.
5. Provide the reasons (including properties of algebra and the segment and angle addition postulates) to justify the
steps in simple geometric proofs.
6. State the difference between a postulate and theorem.
7. Write indirect proofs in paragraph form
Parallel Lines: The student will be able to:
1. Classify lines as intersecting, parallel or skew.
2. Classify the pairs of angles created when parallel lines are cut by a transversal.
3. Apply the properties of the angles created when parallel lines are cut by a transversal.
4. Determine whether two lines are parallel based upon angle relationships given.
Triangles: The student will be able to:
1. Apply the property that the sum of the angles of a triangle is 180°.
2. Apply the exterior angle theorem.
3. Classify a triangle based on its angles and based on its sides.
4. Apply the isosceles triangle theorems.
5. State and apply the inequality theorems for triangles.
6. Use the correspondences between congruent triangles to name the triangles.
7. Determine whether triangles are congruent using SSS, SAS, ASA, AAS, or HL.
8. Write two-column proofs to prove that two triangles are congruent.
9. Write two-column proofs that require knowledge of congruence of corresponding parts of congruent triangles to
reach the final conclusion.
10. Draw a triangle’s medians, altitudes and the perpendicular bisectors of its sides.
Polygons: The student will be able to:
1. Name common polygons.
2. Find the sum of the interior and exterior angles of any convex polygon.
3. Find the measures of the individual interior and exterior angles for any regular polygon.
Quadrilaterals: The student will be able to:
1. State and apply the five properties of parallelograms.
2. Write the definitions of the special parallelograms—the rectangle, rhombus and square.
3. State and apply the properties of trapezoids and isosceles trapezoids.
4. Recognize and apply the properties related to the diagonals of quadrilaterals.
5. Define and apply the properties of the midline of a triangle and the median of a trapezoid.
Similar Polygons: The student will be able to:
1. Identify equivalent proportions.
2. State and apply the properties of similar polygons.
3. Prove triangles similar using the AA postulate and the SSS and SAS similarity theorems.
4. Use similar triangles to deduce information about segments or angles.
5. Determine unknown lengths when parallel lines cut transversals proportionally.
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Spring 2010


Elementary Geometry for College Students Math 96-004 (4 Units)
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 - 3:50 p.m.
Belleville Main Campus Room 1003
Instructor: Sister John LaLande Baricevic, SSND

E-mail: Sister.Baricevic@swic.edu Math Computer Lab: BCMC 2163

Home Phone: (618) 236-6331 SWIC website: http://www.swic.edu
SWIC Phone: 800-222-5131 Pearson website: http://www.phschool.com
Office Hours: T and Th 1:15-1:45 Class website: http://webct6.swic.edu (self-enroll)
Math Office: Room BCMC 2067 MATH 96 – Elementary Geometry (Spring 2010) - 004

This is an elementary geometry course for students who have not successfully completed one year of high
school geometry. This course covers such topics as line and angle relationships, parallel lines, similar and
congruent triangles, two-column deductive proofs, indirect proofs, properties of quadrilaterals and circles, areas,
and volumes
Math 094 (with a grade of "C" or better) or math placement test score into Math 097 (or higher) or division
approval. Students who have successfully completed one year of high school geometry may obtain a geometry
waiver from the Mathematics Department. Students need to take a high school transcript to the Department
Chair (Keven Hansen, Room 2063) to obtain the waiver.
• TEXT: Geometry Bass, Charles, Hall, Johnson, Kennedy, 2009 edition Prentice Hall
Mathematics Pearson Education, Inc.
• An active SWIC mail account. Check it at least weekly. I will not respond to messages sent to me from any
non-SWIC e-mail account. Success Center staff can help you activate your account.
• Enroll in the Geometry class on my webCT site [http://webct6.swic.edu] so you can access my lecture
slides, test answer keys, and test and exam review materials as they become available. Success Center staff
can help you access the site and enroll.
• Use the Pearson website [http://www.phschool.com] to access the interactive homework, tutorials,
vocabulary quizzes, and practice tests referenced in the text and on the homework schedule. Success Center
staff can help you access the site. No enrollment or access code is required.
• Calculator use is encouraged. A simple calculator will be adequate. Calculators on cell phones or other
communication devices may not be used on tests or on the exam.
• Students may not share any materials during individual in-class work, tests, and the exam.
• Problems with technology will not ordinarily be accepted as excuses for late work.


5% Test 1: Chapter 1 90% or more A
10% Test 2: Chapters 2 and 3 at least 80% B
10% Test 3 Chapters 4 and 5 at least 70% C Students must pass this
10% Test 4: Chapters 6 and 7 at least 60% D class with a grade of C
10% Test 5: Chapters 8 and 10 below 60% F or better in order to
10% Test 6: Chapters 11 and 12 enroll in Math 97.
15% Everything else: attendance, in-class work, extra credit, etc.
30% Comprehensive Final Exam: Chapters 1-8, and 10-12

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