Course Information

MTH 113-02 Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry
Spring 2016 Tuesday/Thursday 3 Credit Hours
Course Information
Students are required to complete one or more of the following prerequisites for this course. Students who
enroll without completing prerequisites for this course may be withdrawn by the College and may not qualify
for a refund of tuition. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that one or more of the following
prerequisites have been completed and are documented at the College.
 COMPASS score of 46-100 on College Algebra section or 0-46 on Trig section
 A transcript on file verifying a grade of “C” or higher in MTH 112 (or an equivalent math course)
 A score of 27 or higher on the Mathematics portion of the ACT
A score of 620 or higher on the Mathematics portion of the SAT
This course is a continuation of Math 112. It is designed for students who plan to major in a field that requires
calculus (Math 125) or physics with trigonometry (Physics 201). Topics covered include trigonometric and inverse
trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations, the Law of Sines, the Law of Cosines, complex
numbers in rectangular and trigonometric form, DeMoivre’s Theorem, polar coordinates, and vectors..
The five general education areas for the college are mathematical skills, computer skills, writing skills, oral
communication skills, and critical thinking skills.
Student will:
Student Learning
Demonstrate knowledge of the six basic trigonometric functions.
Demonstrate competence in the geometry of trigonometric functions.
Analyze trigonometric functions.
Use trigonometric functions in applications.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
Class days/ time
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Campus and
Class location
Last Date of
Make-up policy
textbook and
Course Materials
Final Exam
Tutors and Office of
Specialized Student
Martin Campus – Room 2911
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Students who miss a test or quiz should contact the instructor before the next class meeting. Students who have an
excused absence (see Standard College Policies sheet) should present documentation and complete any make-up
work within one week of the last day covered by their excuse. Students who will miss a test or quiz because of official
school events must make arrangements for making up work prior to missing. Documentation is subject to
verification. Weekly Make-Up Test Sessions are held every Thursday evening and Friday morning. Students
are expected to attend one of the next make-up test sessions after returning to class. See instructor for more
information regarding times and rooms.
Precalculus, 5th Edition Author: Robert Blitzer, and the MyLabsPlus Starter Kit
A basic scientific calculator is sufficient for this course, and may be used on quizzes and tests. The TI30 or TI36 is
recommended. However, your instructor has the final say as to what type of calculator you may use. The use of cell
phone calculators is not allowed.
A number of quizzes will be given. Some quizzes may be unannounced. At least one quiz grade will be dropped. Students who
are tardy will not be given extra time for quizzes or tests. TAKE HOME QUIZZES ARE DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS,
and will not be accepted late for any reason. If you are not going to be in class on time on the due date of a take home quiz, you
may turn in the quiz during an earlier class or at the instructor’s office, or you may scan and email it to the instructor.
Each major test may include material from previous tests. Final Exam covers all material.
Tuesday, May 3rd, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
“Shelton State Community College is dedicated to the success of its students. To further that goal, free tutoring is available
to all currently enrolled students. If you need additional assistance to succeed, contact Annette Cook at
[email protected] If you have a disability and need accommodations to help you be successful, contact Michele
Minor at [email protected] or visit her in the Office of Specialized Student Services.”
Instructor Information
E-mail and
phone number
Student hours
and location
Division Chair’s
Gail Queen
2704 Martin Campus
[email protected]
Phone number:
(205) 391 - 2209
TBA – see instructor website
Office: 2704 Martin, Faculty/Staff, Faculty Website Directory, Gail Queen
Department chairperson: Darrell Hagler
Office: Martin 2630
Phone: (205) 391-2433
e-mail: [email protected]
College Policy Information
Standard College
Student Email
(Bucs Mail)
Preparedness and
Sexual Misconduct
Students are expected to be honorable in all college assignments. Suspected cases of academic misconduct are
reported to the Dean of Academic or Technical Services.
SSCC Attendance Policy: Students are expected to attend all classes for which they are registered, to be prompt and to
remain in class/lab for the entire time. Attendance will be recorded at every class/lab meeting. On the final grade report,
instructors are required to identify the last day of attendance for all students who receive a grade of “F” or “U.” Students
who are unable to attend class regularly, regardless of the reason or circumstance, should withdraw from the class.
Withdrawal from class can affect eligibility for federal financial aid.
If a student is unable to attend at least 80 percent of class meetings, regardless of the reason or circumstance, it is
recommended that the student withdraw from that class before excessive absences interfere with the student’s ability to
successfully complete the course.
The Standard College Policies apply to all classes at the college and are a part of every official course syllabus;
each student receives a copy when he or she completes the vehicle registration/waiver procedure. It is also
available from the College website, It is the responsibility of the student to have a copy
of these policies and to abide by them. This class syllabus is intended to give further detail about the policies
and expectations in this class. College policies are also published in the Schedule of Classes and the SSCC
College Catalog/Student Handbook. Students are expected to be aware of and abide by College policies in every
All students who are or have been registered for classes at Shelton State Community College are provided an
email account. Students who are currently registered must have an email account. Electronic mail is the official
method of communication for delivery of information. Shelton State designated communicators may use this
email account to send official communications to the student body. Student email addresses will be recorded in
the college’s electronic directories and records. To activate/sign in to your Bucs Mail account, visit the Bucs
Mail icon at .
Shelton State’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
Improving Student Success in Online Classes
Shelton State Community College continues to be committed to a safe teaching and learning environment for students and
employees. In an effort to further strengthen efforts at keeping the College Community free from weapon related violence
and to eradicate sexual misconduct crimes and infractions, SSCC has recently enacted the following policies that address
these areas specifically. Sexual misconduct is an often underreported crime and victims should be aware that SSCC has a
confidential process in place for reporting such actions and for helping victims identify resources for assistance. Links to
these policies and other important emergency preparedness related topics may be found on the college website:
ATTENDANCE INCENTIVE: Students who take all tests and have no more than 1 unexcused absence may replace their lowest test
grade with the final exam grade.
Letter grades will be assigned according to the following:
Test #1
Test #2
Test #3
Test #4
Quiz Average
Percentage of
Homework Average
Final Examination
Student’s Score
59 and below
Letter grade
SCHEDULE: The outline below may be changed at the discretion of the instructor. Changes will be announced in class.
MTH 113–02 7
Tues. January 26th Thur. January 28th 4.1 Angles and Radian Measure 4.3 Right Angle Trigonometry 4.2 The Unit Circle 4.4 Trig Functions of Any Angle 4.5 Graphs of Sine and Cosine 4.6 Graphs of Other Trig Functions Chapter 4 continued Practice Problems (EOO = “every other odd”) 1‐73 odd, 87, 93, 95, 113, 115, 121,123 1‐41 odd, 53‐59 odd, 60, 80 1‐69 odd, 81, 99, 101 1‐87 odd 1‐65 odd, 87 1, 3, 5, 13, 17, 25, 27, 28, 35 8
Tues. February 2nd Test 1 ( 4.1 – 4.6) 4.7 Inverse Trig Functions 4.7 Inverse Trig Functions (continued) 4.8 Applications of Trig Functions 5.1 Verifying Trig Identities 5.2 Sum and Difference Formulas 5.3 Double and Power Reducing Formulas 1‐67 odd, 93, 116 1‐67 odd, 93, 116 1‐33odd, 49, 51, 55, 73 1‐59 odd 1‐35 odd, 49, 57‐63 odd, 99, 101 Test 2 (4.7, 4.8, 5.1,5.2,5.3) Date 1
Material Thur. January 7th Tues. January 12th Thur. January 14th Tues. January 19th Thur. January 21st th
Thur. February 4 th
Tues. February 9 11
Thur. February 11th 12
Tues. February 16th 13
Thur. February 18th 14
Tues. February 23rd th
15 Thur. February 25 16
Tues. March 1st 1‐25 odd, 35 – 38 all, 79, 107 5.5 Trigonometric Equations 1‐85 EOO, 87, 91, 147, 149, 151 Thur. March 3 17
5.5 Trigonometric Equations (continued) 1‐85 EOO, 87, 91, 147, 149, 151 th
6.1 Law of Sines 1‐39 odd, 43, 45, 51, 53 Tues. March 8 th
Thur. March 10 19
6.2 Law of Cosines 1‐27 odd, 31, 39, 47 SPRING BREAK WEEK!!! SPRING BREAK WEEK!!! SPRING BREAK WEEK!!! SPRING BREAK WEEK!!! 1‐47 odd, 49 – 53 odd, 59‐67 odd, 20
6.3 Polar Coordinates Tues. March 22nd 97, 99, 101 Thur. March 24th 6.4 Graphs of Polar Equations with 21
1‐31 odd, 45, 59‐75 odd, 79, 93 Handout 22
6.5 Complex Numbers in Polar Form 1‐63 EOO Tues. March 29th st
Thur. March 31
Test 3 (5.5, 6.1 ‐ 6.4) 23
Tuesday, November 10 – LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM CLASSES FOR THE FALL 2015 TERM 6.6 Vectors 1‐53 EOO, 65‐73 odd, 79, 81, 83, 85 Tues. April 5th 25
Thur. April 7th th
Tues. April 12 27
Thur. April 14th 28
Tues. April 19th st
29 Thur. April 21 30
Tues. April 26th 6.7 The Dot Product 9.1 The Ellipse 9.2 The Hyperbola 9.3 The Parabola 1‐27 odd, 33, 39, 45, 47, 53, 55, 83 1‐45 EOO, 51, 57, 65, 67, 85 1‐21 odd, 27, 29, 33, 37, 43, 57, 61 1‐45 EOO, 61, 63, 65, 67 Test 4 (6.6,6.7, 9.1‐9.3) Review for Final Exam nd
FINAL EXAM Tuesday, May 2 10:30 am – 12:30 pm