Syllabus
Trigonometry

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Publish Date

08/23/2011 20:00:25

Trigonometry

MATH-1316

Fall 2011
08/22/2011 - 12/11/2011

Course Information

Section 021
Lecture
MW 2:05PM - 3:25PM
RRC1 1220.00
Donald Lavigne
dlavigne@austincc.edu
(512) 223.0198

Office Hours

No office hours have been entered for this term

Course Requirements

 

First Day Handout for Students

MATH 1316     Trigonometry      Fall 2011

 

Synonym:     

Section:

Meeting Days

Meeting Times:

Room:  

36513

021

MW

2:05 pm – 3:25 pm

RRC 1220.0

 

Instructor:  Don Lavigne

Office Hours:

Office:  RRC 2308.03

MW      9:15 am – 11:10 am        and      12:20 pm – 1:50 pm

Office Phone:  223-0198

TTh        9:00 am – 10:20 am        and      12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

E-mail:  dlavigne@austincc.edu

other times by appointment

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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

 

REQUIRED TEXTS/MATERIALS

Text:  Trigonometry, by Lial, Hornsby and Schneider, 9th edition (ISBN 0321528859) or

 

         Trigonometry, by Lial, Hornsby and Schneider, 9th edition, MyMathLabincluded (ISBN: 0321536002)

         at no extra charge. Course ID: acc03032

 

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. The Course ID is professor50674
  • Student Solution Manual, 9th ed.  (ISBN: 0321530403)

 

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 and MyMathLab software access code.  These will be available in the local bookstores.  The ISBN for this package is  0321536002
  • MyMathLab can be purchased alone online for about $90 from http://www.mymathlab.com/buying.html

 

Calculator: Students need either a scientific or business calculator. If a student cannot purchase one, calculators are available from the library. Graphing calculators are NOT required, but you will use graphing technology in some sections of the book. Most ACC faculty are familiar with the TI family of graphing calculators. Hence, TI calculators are highly recommended for student use. Other calculator brands can also be used. Your instructor will determine the extent of calculator use in your class section.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY

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

 

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 symbolic manipulation.

 

Homework, Quizzes, Exams, and Grading Policies

 

Homework:  You are expected to complete a set of homework problems for each text section we cover.  The list of homework exercises will be given to you on the first class day.  The homework assignments will be submitted within folders (see below).

 

Take-Home Quizzes:  Every week you will receive a written take-home quiz that will cover 2 or 3 sections.  These will be due immediately before the start of class on its due date (tentative due dates are listed in the Master Schedule).  No late take-home quizzes will be accepted. Two take-home quizzes will be dropped.

 

Homework/Quiz Folders:  You will turn in four homework/quiz folders this semester. These folders will include a set of homework assignments as well as a set of your graded take-home quizzes. A folder coversheet will be provided for each folder. The exact due dates for these folders will be announced in class.  None of the homework/quiz folders will be dropped.

 

Exams:   There will be three major exams plus a comprehensive final exam.  All of the exams (except the final exam) will be given in the Testing Center. You will be given a period of several days in which to take each exam. You will be expected to find time to do this outside of class since the whole purpose of this is to save class time for teaching and working examples.  Exams in the Testing Centers are not timed so you may take as long as you like (if you arrive early enough). You should allow yourself extra time so you have no problem finishing the test.   Additional information about ACC’s Testing Centers is available on the Internet at http://www.austincc.edu/testctr/.  The final exam will be comprehensive and will be given in class on the last class day. See the MATH 1316 Master Calendar for the timetable of testing and other due dates for this course.  A missed exam can be made up only under extreme circumstances.  A note from a physician will be required for medical excuses.  Exams must be made up within three days of the scheduled testing window closing date for those with valid excuses.

 

Overall Course Grades:  Your numerical course grade will be calculated accordingly:             

Homework/Quiz Folders 15% | Take-Home Quizzes 15% | Exams 45% | Final Exam 25%

 

Course Letter Grade:Letter grades will be assigned as follows:

A = 90 – 100,   B = 80 – 89,   C = 70 – 79,   D = 60 – 69

 

Expected Conduct for Everyone

  • Work hard.
  • Be respectful.  (This includes not texting during class.)
  • Show up every day, on time.
  • Participate in class.

 

What To Do If You’re Absent

  • Read the next two or three sections in the text
  • Keep up with the homework and quiz due dates (see Master Calendar).
  • Contact me via e-mail or phone if you will miss more than one day, or if you are confused about what to do.

 

Attendance Policy:  Attendance is required in this course.  Attendance will be taken.  Students who miss more than 4 classes may be withdrawn. Students may be dropped on the 5th absence for excessive absences!   Being out of the classroom for more than 30 minutes may be considered an absence.  Arriving late or leaving early does count toward your attendance!  Students arriving late or leaving early are (at least to some degree) disruptive. 3 tardies and/or early departures will be considered as 1 absence. Regular and punctual class and laboratory attendance is expected of all students.  If attendance or compliance with other course policies is unsatisfactory, the instructor may withdraw students from the class.

 

Withdrawal Policy:  I may choose to (but do not promise to) withdraw students with three or more absences from class.  You are responsible for submitting appropriate paperwork by the published deadlines if you choose to withdraw from the class. The deadline for withdrawing from the course this semester is December 5th, 2011. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that his or her name is removed from the roll should he or she decides to withdraw from the class.  The instructor does, however, reserve the right to drop a student should he or she feel it is necessary.  If a student decides to withdraw, he or she should also verify that the withdrawal is submitted before the Final Withdrawal Date.  The student is also strongly encouraged to retain their copy of the withdrawal form for their records.  Students who enroll for the third or subsequent time in a course taken since Fall, 2002, may be charged a higher tuition rate, for that course.  State law permits students to withdraw from no more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career at Texas public colleges or universities.  With certain exceptions, all course withdrawals automatically count towards this limit.  Details regarding this policy can be found in the ACC college catalog.

 

 

Reinstatement Policy:  Students who withdraw or are withdrawn generally will not be reinstated unless they have completed all course work, projects, and tests necessary to place them at the same level of course completion as the rest of the class. After the last day to withdraw, neither the instructor nor the student may initiate reinstatement into the course.

 

Incomplete Grade Policy:  Incomplete grades (I) will be given only in very rare circumstances.  Generally, to receive a grade of "I", a student must have taken all examinations, be passing, and after the last date to withdraw, have a personal tragedy occur which prevents course completion. An instructor may award a grade of “I” (Incomplete) if a student was unable to complete all of the objectives for the passing grade in a course.  An incomplete grade cannot be carried beyond the established date in the following semester. The completion date is determined by the instructor but may not be later than the final deadline for withdrawal in the subsequent semester.

 

COMMON COURSE OBJECTIVES:

MATH 1316 Trigonometry - 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.

 

Course-Specific Support Services: Sometimes sections of MATH 0155(1-0-2) are offered. This lab is designed for students currently registered in Trigonometry MATH 1316. It offers individualized and group setting to provide additional practice and explanation. This course is not for college-level credit. It may be repeated for up to two credit hours. ACC main campuses have Learning Labs which offer free first-come first-serve tutoring in mathematics courses. The locations, contact information and hours of availability of the Learning Labs are posted at: http://www.austincc.edu/tutor

 

Round Rock Campus Learning Lab, Bldg. 2000, Room 3220
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

 

 

 

 

 

Statement on Students with Disabilities:Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented disabilities.  Students with disabilities who need classroom, academic or other accommodations must request them through the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD).   Students are encouraged to request accommodations when they register for courses or at least three weeks before the start of the semester, otherwise the provision of accommodations may be delayed.  Students who have received approval for accommodations from OSD for this course must provide the instructor with the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ from OSD before accommodations will be provided.   Arrangements for academic accommodations can only be made after the instructor receives the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ from the student.  Students with approved accommodations are encouraged to submit the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ to the instructor at the beginning of the semester because a reasonable amount of time may be needed to prepare and arrange for the accommodations.  Additional information about the Office for Students with Disabilities is available at http://www.austincc.edu/support/osd/

 

Statement on Scholastic Dishonesty: A student attending ACC assumes responsibility for conduct compatible with the mission of the college as an educational institution.  Students have the responsibility to submit coursework that is the result of their own thought, research, or self-expression.  Students must follow all instructions given by faculty or designated college representatives when taking examinations, placement assessments, tests, quizzes, and evaluations.  Actions constituting scholastic dishonesty include, but are not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, collusion, and falsifying documents.    Penalties for scholastic dishonesty will depend upon the nature of the violation and may range from lowering a grade on one assignment to an “F” in the course and/or expulsion from the college.  See the Student Standards of Conduct and Disciplinary Process and other policies at http://www.austincc.edu/current/needtoknow

 

Statement on Scholastic Dishonesty Penalty:  Students who violate the rules concerning scholastic dishonesty will be assessed an academic penalty that the instructor determines is in keeping with the seriousness of the offense. This academic penalty may range from a grade penalty on the particular assignment to an overall grade penalty in the course, including possibly an F in the course. ACC's policy can be found in the Student Handbook under Policies and Procedures or on the web at:  http://www.austincc.edu/marketng/handbook/student_handbook_02-03.pdf

 

Statement on Academic Freedom: Institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good.  The common good depends upon a search for truth and upon free expression.  In this course the professor and students shall strive to protect free inquiry and the open exchange of facts, ideas, and opinions.  Students are free to take exception to views offered in this course and to reserve judgment about debatable issues. Grades will not be affected by personal views.  With this freedom comes the responsibility of civility and a respect for a diversity of ideas and opinions.  This means that students must take turns speaking, listen to others speak without interruption, and refrain from name-calling or other personal attacks.

 

 Statement on Student Discipline:  Classroom behavior should support and enhance learning. Behavior that disrupts the learning process will be dealt with appropriately, which may include having the student leave class for the rest of that day. In serious cases, disruptive behavior may lead to a student being withdrawn from the class. ACC's policy on student discipline can be found in the Student Handbook under Policies and Procedures or on the web at: http://www.austincc.edu/marketng/handbook/student_handbook_02-03.pdf

 

Student Rights and Responsibilities:  Students at the college have the rights accorded by the U.S. Constitution to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, petition, and association. These rights carry with them the responsibility to accord the same rights to others in the college community and not to interfere with or disrupt the educational process. Opportunity for students to examine and question pertinent data and assumptions of a given discipline, guided by the evidence of scholarly research, is appropriate in a learning environment. This concept is accompanied by an equally demanding concept of responsibility on the part of the student. As willing partners in learning, students must comply with college rules and procedures.

 

Safety Statement:  Austin Community College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for study and work. You are expected to learn and comply with ACC environmental, health and safety procedures and agree to follow ACC safety policies. Additional information on these can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/ehs. Because some health and safety circumstances are beyond our control, we ask that you become familiar with the Emergency Procedures poster and Campus Safety Plan map in each classroom. Additional information about emergency procedures and how to sign up for ACC Emergency Alerts to be notified in the event of a serious emergency can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/emergency/.

Please note, you are expected to conduct yourself professionally with respect and courtesy to all. Anyone who thoughtlessly or intentionally jeopardizes the health or safety of another individual will be dismissed from the day’s activity, may be withdrawn from the class, and/or barred from attending future activities.

You are expected to conduct yourself professionally with respect and courtesy to all. Anyone who thoughtlessly or intentionally jeopardizes the health or safety of another individual will be immediately dismissed from the day’s activity, may be withdrawn from the class, and/or barred from attending future activities.

 

Use of ACC email:  All College e-mail communication to students will be sent solely to the student’s ACCmail account, with the expectation that such communications will be read in a timely fashion. ACC will send important information and will notify you of any college related emergencies using this account.  Students should only expect to receive email communication from their instructor using this account.  Likewise, students should use their ACCmail account when communicating with instructors and staff.  Instructions for activating an ACCmail account can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/accmail/index.php.

 

Testing Center Policy: Under certain circumstances, an instructor may have students take an examination in a testing center.  Students using the Academic Testing Center must govern themselves according to the Student Guide for Use of ACC Testing Centers and should read the entire guide before going to take the exam.  To request an exam, one must have:

  • ACC Photo ID
  • Course Abbreviation (e.g., MATD)
  • Course Number (e.g.,0370)
  • Course Synonym (e.g., 10123)
  • Course Section (e.g., 005)
  • Instructor's Name

Do NOT bring cell phones to the Testing Center.  Having your cell phone in the testing room, regardless of whether it is on or off, will revoke your testing privileges for the remainder of the semester.  ACC Testing Center policies can be found at http://www.austincc.edu/testctr/

 

Student And Instructional Services:  ACC strives to provide exemplary support to its students and offers a broad variety of opportunities and services.  Information on these services and support systems is available at: http://www.austincc.edu/s4/.  Links to many student services and other information can be found at: http://www.austincc.edu/current/.   ACC Learning Labs provide free tutoring services to all ACC students currently enrolled in the course to be tutored.  The tutor schedule for each Learning Lab may be found at: http://www.autincc.edu/tutor/students/tutoring.php

For help setting up your ACCeID, ACC Gmail, or ACC Blackboard, see a Learning Lab Technician at any ACC Learning Lab.

 

STUDENT SERVICES:  The web address for student services is:  http://www.austincc.edu/support

The ACC student handbook can be found at:  http://www.austincc.edu/handbook

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

 

COMMON COURSE OBJECTIVES:

MATH 1316 Trigonometry - 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.