Syllabus
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

MATH-1316

Summer 2011
05/23/2011 - 08/08/2011

Course Information

Section 006
Lecture
TTh 5:00PM - 6:50PM
RVSG 9135
Carmen McCullough-Pannell
cmccull1@austincc.edu
(512) 223.1790 x26365

Office Hours

  • T Th
    4pm - 5pm
    RVSG 9139

Course Requirements

COURSE EVALUATION/GRADING SCHEME

            “A” = 89.5% – 100%

            “B” = 79.5% – 89.4%

            “C” = 69.6% – 79.4%

            “D” = 59.5% – 69.5%                       

            “F” = less than 59.5%

 

Tests – 75%                         Homework – 15%                           Quizzes – 10%

 

COURSE POLICIES

 

Homework

Homework constitutes an integral part of my teaching.  Homework questions are discussed in class upon request during the first 5 – 10 minutes of class.  Your chances of success are enhanced by independently completing homework assignments in a timely fashion.  Earlier homework assignments should be frequently reviewed and reattempted.  Ultimately the student must develop deeper understanding by independent study and thought!  Homework is assigned every Tuesday and due the following Tuesday.  All work must be shown on all homework problems.  

 

Tests/Quizzes

A short quiz will be given every Thursday in class excluding the first Thursday and the last Thursday, and will include similar problems to those you will see on the next test.  You will get to drop the three lowest quiz grades.  Tests 1 – 3 will be taken in the testing center.  You will have two days to take the test in the RVS testing center at your own leisure.  If this class time is the only time you have available, you will still be counted present through the time written on your testing slip in the testing center.  Please visit blackboard for any notes you missed.  The final exam will be during class on Thursday August 08th

 

Missed Exam/Quiz Policy

If you miss a test or make a low grade on a test for one of Tests 1, 2, or 3, one make-up test will be provided in the Testing Center, covering all material through Chapter 6.  It may be used to replace only one of the Test 1, 2 or 3 grades and must be taken no later than 08/01/2011.  Since the lowest three quiz grades will be dropped, there are no makeups/retakes for a quiz.

           

Attendance Policy

5 absences + Failing grade = Instructor Initiated withdrawal

Students who miss 5 classes before the July 25th withdrawal deadline that have grades that are below a 60 average will be dropped.  Perfect attendance will be awarded with 3 points added to your final grade.  If you miss 5 classes and your grade drops below average, you will need to provide documented excuse for all absences before July 25th to remain in the course.  Students are responsible for information missed due to absence.  Notes are posted on blackboard after class and should be viewed before returning to class after missing.  I will not review information a student has missed when it is used in new examples the next class day.   It is up to the student to learn information that was taught in their absence.

Readings

REQUIRED TEXTS/MATERIALS

Text:  Trigonometry, by Lial, Hornsby and Schneider, 9thedition (ISBN 0-321-52885-9)

 

Optional materials:

   MyMathLab online software (includes an electronic version of the text, multimedia learning aids such as videos and animations, and practice tests that generate a personalized study plan)  To use MyMathLab, you'll need your own access number and the Course ID.  Students in MATH 1316 who use this software use the course IDacc45960. 

   Student Solution Manual, 9thed.  (ISBN: 0-321-53040-3)

 

Purchase options:

   Purchase the required textbook alone, either used or new, from a local bookstore.

   The publisher provides a value package to the bookstores for the same price as the new textbook alone.  The value package includes a new copy of the required text, the Student Solution Manual, MyMathLab software, a review of algebra, and a digital video tutor.  These will be available in the local bookstores.  The ISBN for this package is  0-321-53600-2

   MyMathLab can be purchased alone online from http://www.mymathlab.com/buying.html

Course Subjects

MATH 1316 TRIGONOMETRY (3-3-0). This course is designed for students majoring in mathematics, science, engineering, or certain engineering-related technical fields. Content includes the study of trigonometric functions and their applications, trigonometric identities and equations, vectors, polar coordinates and equations, and parametric equations. Prerequisites: MATH 1314 with a C or better. A second option is an appropriate secondary school course (one semester of precalculus or trigonometry) and a satisfactory entrance score on ACC's Mathematics Assessment Test. A third option is an appropriate higher score on ACC's Mathematics Assessment Test. (MTH 1753) Course Type: T

Chapters 1 – 8

Students must be able to use these without notes:  basic trig definitions; Pythagorean identities; quotient identities; values of trig functions at all quadrantal angles and angles with reference angles of 300, 450, or 600; arc length formula; all six basic trig graphs; for sine and cosine functions: all sum and difference and double angle formulas; the law of sines; and the law of cosines. 

 

Calculators in this class:

Bring a calculator with trig functions to class every day.  Some acceptable calculators cost as little as $7.  You are required to use graphing technology in some sections of the text.  Some free computer software is available or you may use a graphing calculator for those problems.   You will need to choose which graphing technology you plan to use within the first week of the semester and start to use it in the second week.  I will be able to answer questions about Winplot and the Texas Instruments TI-83.  If you have a different graphing calculator, bring your Manual when you have questions and I’ll help you find what you need. 

Calendar with Testing Schedule:         

 

weeks

Sections

Test Schedule

 

1 – 3

 1.1 - 1.4, 2.1 – 2.5

Test 1 must be completed in the testing center by 06/17/2011

4 – 5

3.1 – 3.4, 4.1 – 4.5

Test 2 must be completed in the testing center by

06/30/2011

6 – 8.5

5.1 – 5.6, 6.1 – 6.4

Test 3 must be completed in the testing center by 06/21/2011

8.5 – 11

7.1 – 7.5, 8.2 – 8.6 (8.2 – 8.4 only if time permits)

Test 4 is in class on 08/04/2011

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

Calculators in this class:

Bring a calculator with trig functions to class every day.  Some acceptable calculators cost as little as $7.  You are required to use graphing technology in some sections of the text.  Some free computer software is available or you may use a graphing calculator for those problems.   You will need to choose which graphing technology you plan to use within the first week of the semester and start to use it in the second week.  I will be able to answer questions about Winplot and the Texas Instruments TI-83.  If you have a different graphing calculator, bring your Manual when you have questions and I’ll help you find what you need. 

 

Instructional Methodology

This course is taught in the classroom as a lecture/discussion course.

Classroom lectures/discussions will go quickly over the prerequisite and introductory material in order to have time to adequately discuss the harder material.  Students are encouraged to skim each chapter before it is covered in class and practice a few of the beginning problems in each section by following the examples.

 

Course Rationale

This course, intended for mathematics, science, and engineering majors, is designed to prepare students for the calculus sequence.  The six trigonometric functions are studied with the goals of developing a deeper understanding of both general function behavior and periodic function behavior, exploring those applications that have trigonometric models, and acquiring further proficiency with symbol manipulation.

 

Next courses:

MATH 1316 Trigonometry  to  MATH 2412  Precalculus  to  MATH 2413 Calculus I

 

 

 

 

 

Departmental Course objectives

  1. Compute the values of the six trigonometric functions for key angles measured in both degrees and radians.
  2. Graph all six trigonometric functions and their transformations.
  3. Use the basic trigonometric identities to verify other trigonometric identities.
  4. Solve trigonometric equations.
  5. Solve right and oblique triangles. 
  6. Plot points and graph equations in the polar coordinate system.
  7. Graph pairs of parametric equations.
  8. Use the concepts of trigonometry to solve applied problems.