MTWR 1:00 - 1:50PM
Applications of algebra and trigonometry to the study of elementary functions and their graphs including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. This course is intended for students planning to take MATH 1634.
Text: PreCalculus, 4th Ed., by Faires and DeFranza
Calculator: A graphing calculator is required.
Course Evaluation: Suggested homework problems will be assigned but not graded. Instead, the material in the homework will be evaluated by a variety of methods: announced/pop/take-home quizzes, short student presentations (board work), and student participation in small groups. The quizzes/presentations/group work will count as 20% of the final grade. Also, there will also be four In-class Exams which will each count as 15% of the final grade. Finally, there will be a cumulative Final Exam which will count as 20% of the final grade.
Test Dates: Please note that the following test dates are tentative and may be changed (except for the scheduled date of the final). Any change will be announced in a timely manner.
Exam I --- Thursday, September 16, 2010, 12:50 – 1:50PM
Exam II --- Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 12:50 – 1:50PM
Exam III --- Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 12:50 – 1:50PM
Exam IV --- Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 12:50 – 1:50PM
Make-ups for exams and quizzes will only be allowed for a university approved excuse in writing. Wherever possible, students should inform the instructor before an exam or quiz is missed.
Students with Disabilities: Students with disabilities need to contact the Disability Support Services Office at (940) 397-4140 or in the Clark Student Center, Room 168. For the telecommunication device for the deaf, call (940) 397-4515.
MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar: Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policies on Academic Dishonesty, Attendance, Student Rights and Activities.