MTWR 10:00 am - 12:10 pm
The student will study the following topics from trigonometry
Identities and equations
Each student must have a graphing calculator
Preferably, the student will have a TI-83, TI-84, TI-86, or TI-89
If the student has a TI-89, the student will only be allowed to use the features common to a TI-84 on quizzes and tests
Due to the compressed nature of the summer session, it is recommended that the student only use a calculator with which she/he is familiar
The final grade for the course will be determined by a combination of exams, in-class work, and homework. Regular homework will be assigned, but only certain assignments will be turned in. Each assignment turned in will be due at the beginning of the period specified by the instructor. Each homework assignment turned in will be graded with the same weight as an in-class work.
The weight of each portion of the course will be as follows:
Grade for Course
Hour Tests (3)
90% - 100%
80% - 89%
70% - 79%
60% - 69%
0% - 59%
Homework assignments should be done neatly and completely on 8 1/2 by 11 paper. The problems should be in order, and the answers should be clearly marked.
Late assignments will not be accepted
No make-ups will be given for missed in-class work
Each student is expected to attend every meeting of the class. The student should arrive before the start of the class and stay until the instructor dismisses the class. If a student must miss a class, arrive late, or leave a class early, that student should inform the instructor before the beginning of the class period, if at all possible. No matter what, each student is expected to be courteous to the instructor and the other students in the class, and not be a disruption to the class.
Use of cell phones to call or text others inside or outside of the classroom will not be tolerated. The only legitimate use of cell phones in the classroom would be to take a picture of work on the board. Otherwise, cell phones should be turned off and put away. Use of cell phones during tests is strictly forbidden.
Students are permitted to use computers, I-pads, or notebooks during class to take class notes, but surfing the web, checking e-mail, or communicating with others inside or outside of the classroom is not permitted. Again, use of them on a test is strictly forbidden.
Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and may result in penalties
Each student is expected to do his or her own work on all graded assignments. ANY EVIDENCE OF CHEATING OR UNAUTHORIZED GROUP EFFORT WILL RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION which may range from a zero on the assignment to an F in the course. Students may discuss and compare homework problems outside of class.
Note: Any student experiencing difficulty with this course has an obligation to himself and the rest of the class to seek help in mastering the material. The first step is to take advantage of the office hours set up by the instructor. If the listed hours are unsuitable, see the instructor after class for individual appointments at mutually agreeable times. Help should be sought as soon as the problem becomes apparent. Putting it off will only make things worse! Experience shows that students who study in groups with other students from the class do better, in general, than students who try to work alone. The instructor encourages students to form study groups.