Trigonometry Syllabus for 2021-2022
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Engineering Hall  E205B

Office Hours

MTWR:  9:00 am - 10:00 am, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, other times by appointment

Course Information

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Course

MATH-1316-002 Trigonometry

Prerequisites

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.

Student ResourcesStudent Resources Website

Department Expectations

Occupational License Disclaimer

Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:

Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

Melodie Graves
Justice Involved Advocate
Student Service Center 117
mgraves24@actx.edu
806-371-5995
Make appointment at https://melodiegraves.youcanbook.me

You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.

Hours

(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information

Textbooks

TEXTBOOK:  Trigonometry,  5th Edition

AUTHOR:       Mark Dugopolski,  Pearson

Supplies

Basics:  Notebook paper, Blue Book, a stapler, pencils, a straight edge and good eraser.  You may choose to use highlighters or colored pencils.

Graphing Calculator:  TI-83, TI-83-Plus, TE-84, or TI-84 Plus.  You are required to bring your calculator to every class.  The Math Department policy is that no TI-89's, TI-92's or TI-Nspire calculators may be used on tests.

Graphing Calculator checkout:  Students unable to purchase a graphing calculator can apply to the Adult Students Program for the privilege of checking one out for the semester.  Bring a copy of your schedule to the Adult Students Program, Student Services Center, Room 130 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  You must complete an application and be enrolled in a math class to receive this assistance.  Students who lose (due to accident/theft/any other mishap) or damage in any way a loaner graphing calculator will be required to replace the lost, stolen, or damaged calculator with a new TI-84 or TI-84 Plus graphing calculator.  Failure to do so will result in immediate action(s) taken by Amarillo College.

Access to reliable internet services.  Students are encouraged to have access to a computer, laptop, or equipment to assist in their participation in each class meeting.  Please note that the Underground in the basement of Ware Student Commons and our Academic Success Center - Math does have working computers for our students to use.  The use of a Cam Scanner app will be very beneficial and scanning devices are available in the Undergroung in the Ware Student Commons.  If I may help in any way to help, please let me know.  

Amarillo College student I.D. (for testing and tutoring).

Student Performance

After successfully 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.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at https://acconnect.actx.edu .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

Students are expected to behave in the classroom in a manner that is supportive of the learning environment. This includes, but is not limited to the following: texting, making offensive remarks, reading newspapers, sleeping, asking questions not relevant to class material, working on projects or assignments (even if they are related to this class), or engaging in any other form of distraction. Troublesome behavior will NOT be tolerated. For a full discussion of appropriate behavior and student responsibilities, please refer to the Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook http://sites.actx.edu/catalog/notices/. In order to receive credit for a course, all material listed on the syllabus must be covered. The instructor sets the pace to ensure that these requirements are met. Complaining about the pace will not result in less material being covered. Students who fail to comply with the standards outlined in the syllabus and/or AC’s Student Rights & Responsibilities will be subject to disciplinary action which may include, but is not limited to: removal from the classroom, consultation with the Math & Engineering Department Chair and/or other AC authority, withdrawal from the course and/or Amarillo College.

Cheating includes, but is not limited to, copying from another student’s paper, using unauthorized sources of information on any assignment, turning in work that is not your own (copied from the solution manual, having someone else do your work, etc.), and allowing someone to copy from your paper. 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, but is not limited to:  the illegal use of books, notes, smart watches, cell phone, and the use of cell phone calculators, copying or leaving the testing session with a test or questions from a test.  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.  Please note:  NO CELL PHONES AND NO SMART WATCHES IN THE MATH TESTING CENTER OR DURING THE TESTING PROCESS IN THE CLASSROOM.  If we see your cell phone out AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, while in the testing session, YOU WILL RECEIVE an “F” for the course! 

Grading Criteria

The final average will be computed based on the following percentage basis: 
Attendance ......5%,  Homework….....10%,  Quizzes.......10%, Exams (At least 3 Exams) ………... 55%,  Final Exam.…... 20%  

The final letter grades are assigned based on the following numerical result:

A….........90 - 100,  B……......80 - 89, C….........70 - 79, D………..60 - 69, F……......Below 59

Homework:  Expect to have homework every day in this course!  Written homework will be assigned from the book.  Your daily homework score will be determined by:  70% based on completion of the entire assignment following the guidelines outlined below and 30% based on the correctness of specific problems within the assignment.  At the end of the semester, I will drop your two lowest homework grades.  Turning in all your homework is one of the best things you can do to improve your grade!

Written Homework:

1.  Expect to have homework assigned each day.  It must be turned in at the beginning of the class period.

2.  Homework must be done in pencil.  Anything that is wrong or needs to be corrected must be clearly erased.  Don't write, doodle, or perform mathematical calculations in the margins.  Homework must be neat and legible.  I will be the judge as to what is neat.  Just because you can read it doesn't mean that I can interpret it.

3.  Do not tear your paper out of a spiral and leave jagged edges.  Any assignment with jagged edges will not be accepted and will be recorded with a grade of zero.  We have scissors or a paper cutter you can use to trim the edges.

4.  If you have more than one page to turn in, the pages must be stapled together in the top left corner.  Multiple pages that are not stapled or held together by a paper clip, folded corner, etc.  will not be accepted and will be recorded with a grade of zero.  You must staple multiple pages together.

5.  Homework must be presented in an orderly manner with the problem running a single column down the left half of the page.  You may use the right half of the page for graphs, tables and drawings.  Any problem (excluding graphs) with work presented in anything except the first column will not receive credit.  The back side of the paper may not be used.  Each line must contain only one equal sign, "=."  All final answers must be boxed or circled to receive credit.  Any problem with the answer not circled or boxed in will not be graded.

6.  You will place your name in the top right corner of each page.  Under your name place the course name, number, and section.  In the top left corner of each page list the appropriate section of the homework assignment (for example Section 1.1) and place the due date underneath.  Notice the word, "Section," is not abbreviated and the date must be in a standard format.  Any assignment without the proper heading will not be accepted and will be recorded with a grade of zero.

All homework will be placed currently in our course in Google Classroom found in your Google Drive under AC Connect.  If assistance is needed, please let me know.

If you are absent, it is your responsibility to contact another student to find out the homework assignment for the following class.  You may call and leave a message on my phone, 371-5901, or e-mail me at padavies@actx.edu, but you take the chance that I may not retrieve the message before the due date.  And remember, LATE HOMEWORK IS NOT ACCEPTED.

Attendance:  Attendance will be taken at every class.  Each student begins with 100 for Attendance.  One absence will be excused.  After the first absence, 5 points will be deleted for each absence.  Attendance will be extremely important especially with a tech supported class.  Use your class days wisely.

Quizzes:  We will have a quiz each day at the beginning of each class.  If you miss a quiz for the week, it will be recorded as a zero.  At the end of the semester, I will drop your 2 lowest quiz grades.  

Exams:  There will be at least 3 major exams.  If you miss a major exam, the grade on your final exam will be used to replace the missing grade.  I do not offer make-up exams.  If you know ahead of time that you will be missing an exam, you may schedule to take the exam early.  If you miss more than one exam (remember the first missed one is replaced by your grade on the final exam ) a second missed exam will be recorded as a zero.  If you do not miss any exam and your final exam grade is higher than your lowest test score, I will replace the lowest test score with your final test grade.  Major exams will be administered in class (in which case they must be completed by the end of class), or in the testing center.  If you make below 70 on a major exam, a minimum of 1 (one) hour must be spent in the Outreach Center, (Math Academic Success Center), correcting your major exam, working on your homework or studying for your next major exam.  Documentation of your time spent in the Outreach Center, Math ASC, must be presented to me before the next major exam.

Final:  Under NO circumstances will the final be given late (i.e. No Make Ups)!!  The final will be comprehensive and will be given on the following date as directed by the official Amarillo College Schedule:

Section 002:  Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

I do not give extra credit work.

Attendance

Regular attendance is necessary for clear understanding of the material in this course.  If an absence occurs, THE STUDENT is responsible for obtaining the information that was covered in class and any assignments that were given. Please remember the deadline for dropping a Spring II class at AC is Tuesday, May 3, 2022. If you stop attending class and your average drops below a 60 due to missed assignments and/or poor grades and you do not officially drop the course by this deadline, you will receive an F for the course.

Calendar

Calendar Subject to Change

Week 1 Orientation, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
Week 2 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, Applications, 2.1, 2.2
Week 3 Test I, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
Week 4 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, Applications, Test II, 3.3
Week 5 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, Applications
Week 6 Test III, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, Applications
Week 7 Test IV, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, Applications
Week 8 Review, Final Exam, Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Additional Information

Resources:

1.  Your instructor is your first and best resource for any help.

2.  Free IN PERSON one-on-one tutoring at the Outreach Center, (Math Academic Success Center) in Durrett 104. (Phone: 371-5119, M-F 8 am- 8 pm, S 9 am-8pm)

     Free VIRTUAL tutoring with zoom,  Tuesday-Friday: 8am - 11pm, Saturday 9am - 11pm, Sunday 2pm - 6pm using the following link:    https://zoom.us/j/541139851

Reminder:  Math Testing Center in Durrett 103:  (Phone:  371-5088, M-R, 8am - 9pm, F 8 am - 8 pm, S 9 am - 8 pm.  No test will be given out less than one hour before closing.

Note from the Instructor:  As you already know, success in a math class takes work, commitment, and perseveranceAs your instructor, I am here to facilitate your efforts to reach your educational goals.  I am looking forward to working with each and every one of you this semester.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need help. 

 

Syllabus Created on:

03/17/22 2:42 PM

Last Edited on:

03/17/22 3:09 PM