Trigonometry Syllabus for 2020-2021
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MATH-1316-004 Trigonometry


Prerequisite: MATH 1414-minimum grade of C or Department Chair consent

Course Description

In-depth study and applications of trigonometry including definitions, identities, inverse functions, solutions of equations, graphing and solving triangles. Additional topics such as vectors, polar coordinates and parametric equations may be included.

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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)

Class Type

Tech Supported

Syllabus Information


Trigonometry, 5th Edition
by Mark Dugopolski
(Pearson Education Publishers)

Note:  The physical textbook for this course is optional.  Daily homework will be completed online using MyMathLab, where an electronic version of the text is accessible. 


Calculator:  Students will need a graphing calculator for this course.  The recommended calculator is a Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus.  Other forms of Texas Instruments or Casio graphing calculators or phone apps will be permitted at the instructors discretion.  Note that no TI-89s or TI-Nspires will be permitted during the exams.

Internet:  You need access to reliable internet service to access the class on a daily basis.  (If your internet service is interrupted, it is also a good idea to have a back up plan for accessing the internet elsewhere so that you can complete your school work!)

Electronic Devices:  You will need a working laptop, computer, tablet, or phone with a functioning camera to participate in remote class meetings, watch video lectures, and complete online homework and quizzes.  You will also need access to a reliable printer to produce class notes and other materials.  (Computers and printers are available for student use in the Underground in the WARE Building on the Washington Street Campus.  Every student has $20 pre-loaded onto their student ID to cover printing costs!)

Helpful Apps:  Please download the Amarillo College Health Plus app for COVID-19 safety.  If you plan to attend remote meetings using your phone, please download the Zoom app.  Also download the free CamScanner app to use to convert pictures of your handwritten work to pdf form.

MyMathLab:  Students must have access to MyMathLab by purchasing the student access kit from the Amarillo College Bookstore. 

Student Performance

Learning Objectives: After completing this course, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following topics as evaluated by the faculty in the department/program:

  1. Compute the values of trigonometric functions for key angles in all quadrants of the unit circle measured in both degrees and radians.
  2. Graph trigonometric functions and their transformations.
  3. Prove trigonometric identities.
  4. Solve trigonometric equations.
  5. Solve right and oblique triangles.
  6. Use the concepts of trigonometry to solve applications.

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Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Expected Student Behavior

First Day of Class:  Due to the COVID-19 situation, this class will meet remotely on MTWR using Zoom promptly at 12:30PM.  To access the meeting, please go to

Zoom Class Etiquette:  

  1. DO turn your camera on – at least to say hello!  You may turn it off during instruction if you prefer. 
  2. DO mute your mic during instruction.  Turn it on to respond to questions.
  3. DO use the chat room to talk to each other, answer questions, and share files. 
  4. DO use emoji buttons to react to instruction and discussion in class.
  5. DO bring your pets to class.  Furry faces decrease stress and make class fun! 
  6. DO let your family members pop in and say hello!  (But turn your mic off if they get too noisy in the background!)
  7. DO stay in the Zoom Room when class is over if you have a question or need to speak with me individually.
  8. DO turn your camera and mic on when you join the Breakout Rooms.
  9. DO wear appropriate clothing to class.
  10.  DO NOT leave the meeting prior to dismissal unless you have special permission from me.

Policy on Cheating and Plagiarism:  Plagiarism and cheating will not be tolerated in any math course at Amarillo College.  
Cheating includes, but is not limited to, copying from another student’s paper or using any unauthorized sources of information while taking an exam or quiz.  On the first day of class, you will be required to sign and date a Course Contract. Included in the contract is the following statement: "I fully understand that if I cheat, or attempt to cheat, on any test I will receive an automatic “F” in the course.  This grade will go on my permanent transcript and cannot be removed.  Cheating includes the use of cell phone calculators, the illegal use of books, notes, cell phones, and copying. Cheating also includes helping, or attempting to help, other students to cheat on a test."   You will not be allowed to take your tests until this contract is signed and on file in your instructor's office.   Please Note: NO CELL PHONES in the Testing Room. If we see your cell phone out AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, while in the testing room, YOU WILL RECEIVE an "F" for the course!

Grading Criteria

Grading Policy:  Your grade (90-100% A, 80-89% B, 70-79% C, 60-69% D, less than 60 F) will be determined using the following weights:


Percentage of Total Grade

Lecture Notes (No drops)


Online Homework (Drop 2 lowest grades)


Online Quizzes (Drop 2 lowest grades)


Major Exams (4 Exams, no drops)


Final Exam 


Lecture Notes:  Prior to attending class each day, you will be required to watch lecture videos and complete guided notes printed from Blackboard. Notes will be submitted on Google Classroom for a grade.   (Take a clear picture of each page of your notes using the CamScanner app.  Convert the pictures of your work to a single pdf document, and upload to Google Classroom.  Don't worry!  I will walk you through this process step by step on the first week of class.)  You will receive a 100 if your notes are complete, a 50 if anything is left blank, and a zero if you do not submit notes.  Due dates and times are posted on the class schedule in Blackboard and also on Google Classroom.  Five points per day will be deducted for late notes.

Online Homework:  Homework will be completed online using the MyMathLab website.  Help buttons will be available for each problem in MyMathLab, and you may rework problems multiple times until you get the correct answer.  Also note that you will be required to submit hand-written work on Google Classroom to accompany a few sections of your MyMathLab homework.  You may continue working on all the assignments for the week until Sundays at midnight.  MyMathLab due dates will be posted on the class schedule in Blackboard and also on the MyMathLab website.  No late homework will be accepted.  

Online Quizzes:  After each section of homework in MyMathLab is completed, you may proceed to take a 15 minute timed quiz on MyMathLab.  The questions on the quiz will resemble questions from the homework, but the help options will not be available on quizzes in MyMathLab as they were in the homework.  Quizzes, like the homework, will be automatically graded on MyMathLab and sent to the gradebook in Blackboard.  Due dates for the quizzes correspond to due dates for the homework. No late quizzes will be accepted.  

Exams:  Four (4) major exams and a mandatory comprehensive final exam will be given outside of class meeting time in the Math Testing Lab.  Exams must be taken during the time frame provided in the weekly schedule, and no late exams will be accepted.  If the final exam grade is higher than the lowest major exam grade, the final exam will replace that lowest grade and also count for the final exam grade.  To reserve a 2 hour appointment to take each exam in the Math Testing Lab, please use this link:

Mandatory Tutoring:  If you score below a 70 on any unit exam, you will be required to complete one hour of mandatory tutoring in the Math Adademic Success Center.  Tutoring may be completed on campus in or remotely by joining  Use the Meeting ID:  541 139 851.  

Extra Credit: Extra credit will not be given.


Attendance:  Attendance will be taken every day at the beginning of each remote class, so please be on time.  If you are late or you leave the meeting early without prior permission, you will be counted absent for the day.  I do not record remote class meetings, so you will need to contact me to find out important information if you miss class.

The deadline to drop this course is Tuesday, May 4,  2021.  To complete the drop process, you must submit your drop form to me by noon on May 4 and submit it to the Registrar that day.  If you stop attending class and your average drops below a 60 due to missed assignments and you do not officially drop the course by this deadline, you will receive an F for the course.  

Note:  Late drops will NOT be given under any circumstance.


Tentative Schedule (subject to change at any time by your instructor)

Week 1:  Orientation, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3

Week 2:  1.4, 1.5, 1.6, Exam 1

Week 3:  2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Week 4:  Exam 2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Week 5:  3.4, 3.5, 3.6, Exam 3

Week 6:  4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Week 7:  Exam 4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Week 8:  Final Exam Due Wednesday 5/12 by 10PM

Additional Information


Students will be required to login to Blackboard via the AC Connect portal on a regular basis to check e-mail, course announcements, grades, and course materials. To get into Blackboard, go to and click the AC Connect portal.  Log in to Blackboard.  Once you have logged in, you should see our class listed on your home page. If you need help logging into the site, contact Ask AC at (806) 371-5000


To register for Google Classroom, where you will submit your notes for a grade, do the following:
     1.)  Go to
     2.)  Click the plus (+) in the upper right hand corner.
     3.)  Select the option to "Join class."
     4.)  Be sure to log in with your official email address.  (You will not be able to join the class if you are logged in with any other email address.)
     5.)  Enter the class code bluhun6.  You're done!


  1. Log into your Blackboard course.  
  2. Click the MyMathLab link at the left of the page.
  3. Review the license agreement and privacy policy and click I Accept.
  4. If you already have a Pearson account, log in with your username and password.  If not, click Create and follow the instructions.
  5. Select an access option:
    • Enter the student access code from your MyMathLab kit purchased from the AC Bookstore,
    • Pay for access directly online,
    • Or, choose to obtain temporary free access for 14 days.
  6. From the You’re Done page, click Go to My Courses.  You'll also get a confirmation email.


Tutoring may be completed in the Academic Success Center for Math in person on campus (Durrett Hall Room 104) or virtually by Zoom.  To join an ongoing Zoom Meeting for tutoring, go to  Use the Meeting ID:  541 139 851

Outreach Tutoring Center Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 8:00pm
9:00am - 8:00pm


The Math Testing Lab is located in Durrett Hall, Room 103. To reserve a 2 hour appointment to take each exam, please use this link:

Math Testing Center Hours
Monday - Thursday 
8:00am - 10:00pm
9:00am - 8:00pm

Please note:  No tests will be given out less than one hour before the Math Lab closes

Syllabus Created on:

03/16/21 8:26 PM

Last Edited on:

03/21/21 4:58 PM