Course Description: 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 (Calculus I).
Prerequisite: MATH 1003 with a grade of C or better, math THEA score of 270, math Accuplacer score of 90, or satisfactory score on placement exam.
Textbook: PreCalculus (4th ed.) by J. Douglas Faires and James DeFranza
You are also required to have a graphing calculator and bring it every day to class.
You are not allowed to use a TI-89 or higher on exams.
Attendance policy: Although attendance does not count as a specific number of points out of your final grade, class attendance is still required. Attendance will be taken at every class. Any student who is late to class or who leaves early may be counted absent. This will result in a zero on any quiz or other assignment for the day.
Homework: Homework is not counted as a specific part of your grade and will not be collected on a regular basis. However, quiz and exam problems are based on homework problems, so it would benefit you to complete every homework assignment. I will answer questions concerning homework due that day at the beginning of each class. I reserve the right to collect homework at any time.
Quizzes: There will be twelve quizzes given throughout the course, each worth 10 points. Only ten of the quizzes will count toward your final grade—the lowest two quiz scores will be dropped at the end of the semester. For this reason, make-up quizzes will not be given.
Make-up exams are given at the discretion of the professor. If an exam is missed, every effort must be made by the student to notify the professor as soon as possible.