This course will be over chapters 1-4 and part of chapter 6 of Trigonometry, 8th edition by Larson. Your primary objective will be to learn correct use of mathematical terminology and notation. You will also be learning problem solving skills from the point of view of a mathematician. A student who completes this course with a grade of C or better may take Calculus I.
Prerequisite: Math 1233 with a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on a placement exam.
Calculators: A graphing calculator is required. The instructor will be using a TI-84. Other models or brands of calculators are acceptable. Graphing calculators are available at discount stores (Wal-Mart, Target, etc.) and at the campus bookstores.
Grading: Your grade will be based on four in class exams, regular quizzes, and a final exam. There will be about 16 quizzes but only your best 12 quiz scores will count. These items will be weighted like this:
12 quizzes @ 20 points each 240
4 Exams @ 120 points each 480
Final exam 240
Grades will be computed on the usual basis, 90% for an A, 80% for a B, etc.
Attendance: By enrolling in this class you have made 44 Doctors appointments with Dr. Farris. Please come to class. If you should need to miss a class, arrive late, or leave early, then you should inform me in writing of your need to do so. You may either hand me a note in class or send me an e-mail. Students absent more than 6 times may be dropped, but you will not be dropped for excessive absences as long as you maintain a passing average.