MATH 1111: College Algebra

MATH 1113: PreCalculus
Fall 2012
CRN: 12345
MyMathLab Course ID: lastname99999 (You will need this code to access the on-line components of the
Office: *** COE,
Phone: (404) 413 - ****
Email: ***
E-mail communication with your instructor from anywhere other than GSU official account will not be
given any consideration and will be discarded.
Class Time:
Office Hours:
Day/Time, Classroom number and Building
Day/Time, MILE, UL-301
Other times by appointment
Regular office hours will be suspended during the exam week.
Welcome to PreCalculus course. This course covers a variety of PreCalculus topics that include trigonometric functions,
identities, inverses, and equations, polar coordinates, vectors, conic sections etc. See for a detailed description of out course content standards for MATH 1113.
Textbook and Course Materials (2 items):
* Math 1111/1113 College Algebra w/Class Notes Package Georgia State University
Custom Edition by Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, Daniels 5E Value Pack
(Required) ISBN-13: 9781256692584
*MyMathLab Access Code
(Required, included in the Value Pack)
**NOTE** Textbook and access code are bundled in the University Bookstore at a
discounted price. Deferred payment plans are also available.
Visit for detailed information on MyMathLab
registration with your purchased access code. (Click “Registering and Enrolling in your
course” under the student menu). You MUST use the school zip code – 30303 and the GSU
official Email account to sign up for MyMathLab on
General Structure of Course:
A bit about Instruction and Student Expectations (yes, they may be very different than what you are used to!).
Class meets once a week for 50 minutes. During this time, the instructor will give an overview of the topics for that week.
Your instructor will provide a student-directed learning environment in the classroom. This is the time that you will want
to use to get your general concept questions answered and allow the instructor to elaborate on more extensive concepts.
Outside of class, you will be expected to study in the MILE (Mathematics Interactive Learning Environment) in 301-UL
(Urban Life Building) for at least three hours at students’ convenience during every week of class when tests are not
scheduled. The MILE is our computer lab for College Algebra and PreCalculus courses ONLY. The lab time is suited for
individual questions. There will be a host of instructors, graduate students and student assistants familiar with Math
1111/1113 to answer your questions while you visit!
The course is taught using MyMathLab and CourseCompass. MyMathLab is an online software program that can be
accessed at Homework, quizzes, problem solving activities, tests, and the Final Exam are all done
using MyMathLab. All exams are closed book, closed notes. Tests and the Final Exam will be proctored and must be
taken online in the MILE using MyMathLab. MyMathLab has a variety of features available to help you master the
course material. These features include videos, an interactive textbook, and interactive homework problems that provide
immediate feedback and guided help. To register for MyMathLab, you will need a course ID (this is not the GSU CRN)
and an access code. At the GSU bookstore, the new books (PreCalculus by Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, Daniels 5E
Value Pack) come bundled with an access code.
PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or higher in MATH 1111 or an appropriate score on the placement test is required or an
approved transfer credit for MATH 1111 or equivalent course.
Administrative Withdrawal: During the first two weeks of the semester, the Department of Mathematics and
Statistics may check the computer records to determine whether or not each student has met the prerequisites for this
course. If you do not have the prerequisites, please inform your instructor and change to another course right away. If our
computer search finds that you do not have the prerequisites, you must drop this course within the first week of the
semester (or withdraw after the first week of the semester) or you may be withdrawn automatically.
If you do not register for CourseCompass with your instructor’s course ID during the first two weeks of the
semester, you may be administratively withdrawn from your class.
If the student does not register for MyMathLab (MML) through within the first 2
weeks of the semester (to complete the MML assignments) the Instructor has the right to withdraw the
student administratively. If the student is not able to purchase the Access Code at the beginning of the
semester due to pending financial aid approval or due to some restrictions, the student must notify the
Instructor immediately and make arrangements in writing. Please note that deferred payment plans are
available at the University Bookstore.
MATH 1113 students are required to attend a mandatory orientation session in the MILE during
the first week of the semester. The orientation sessions will be offered several times of the day
starting from Tuesday, August 21st. The details about the Orientation Sessions will be posted on
Coursecompass website and email notifications will be sent to all enrolled students. This
orientation session is meant to inform the student about the course, what is expected of the
student, what the student can expect from their instructors, and the MILE rules/policies. If a
student does not attend a session they are making a personal choice to risk not being fully aware
of their responsibilities as a MATH 1113 student and will have to accept the consequences of
their decision.
Temporary Access codes that available through for MATH 1113 have been
known to have technical issues. The department of Mathematics and Statistics of Georgia State
University encourages you to not use a temporary access code, to avoid these issues. If the
student chooses to use a temporary access code they do so at their own risk.
Orientation Quiz:
The Orientation Quiz is a quiz on MyMathLab over the syllabus, the orientation session, and
general MATH 1113 Policies. The students must score a 100% on this quiz before they will be
allowed to begin any assignments for MATH 1113. Students have an unlimited amount of
Student Attendance (2 items):
1) Class Time Attendance: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, *** GCB
2) MILE Attendance: 3 hours (at students’ convenience). All students that enroll for this
course are REQUIRED to complete no less than 3 hours of lab time in this lab. Time less than 3 hours
will not be counted towards weekly attendance grade.
NOTE: The week of Labor Day, students will only be required to hold 2 hours since the lab will be
closed on Monday September 3, 2012.
Orientation sessions will be held in the MILE for all Math 1111/1113 students to set
your Course Compass account during the first week of the semester.
The schedule information has been sent to the students by email to their GSU official
addresses and has been posted on the CourseCompass Announcement page.
It is highly recommended that you attend one of the Orientation sessions to learn how the
program will be conducted during the semester, new rules and policies.
During the CourseCompass upgrades, registered MyMathLab users can access their
courses that are powered by XL, which includes: homework, tests, tutorials, study plan
and gradebook areas. Go to the special login page to enter your login name and password.
MyMathLab --
MyMathLab also includes live tutor support available from 5:00 PM to midnight, Sunday
through Thursday. The toll free number is 888-777-0463.
Since Georgia State University does not support MyMathLab (MML) or Course Compass
(Pearson Education- the publisher of the textbook supports this software), it is the
responsibility of the student to use the resources above to resolve all technical issues
independently of the University. Georgia State University and its faculty are not
responsible for outcomes due to individual technical issues, nor scheduled MML and
Course Compass downtime. It is expected that the student will be responsible for
completing their work in a timely fashion as to alleviate any pressures these scheduled
downtimes occur. All students will be notified of these downtimes through the
announcements page of the course. Course Compass
Tech Support number is 1-800-677-6337.
Support Website:
Class meetings with your Instructor
Class meets once a week.
During class time, an overview of the course material for that week will be presented. Students
will have the opportunity to ask individual questions and get the explanations for concepts that
are more complex.
Class attendance is required.
 Any student missing the first two classes (or not registered for MML) may be
withdrawn from the course.
 Class attendance will account for 2.5% of your grade.
 It is your responsibility to make sure that you sign the roll during each class period. If
you were present on a particular day and forget to sign the roll during class time, your
request for prior adjustments will not be considered.
 You should keep track of your class attendance.
 You will be allowed two in-class absences during the semester.
 During exam weeks, regular in-class sessions will take place as scheduled. So, sign up early
on the test registration website for your exam when you do not have a schedule conflict with your
class time.
During class time, students are expected to attend throughout the period. Credits will be
awarded only if the student attends the entire period of the class time. Students are
expected to pay attention in class. Please do not use laptops in class unless directed by the
instructor. This may cause distraction for you and the students in your vicinity.
All cell phones, pagers, watches, and any other electronic devices that beep or ring must
be turned off during class. Text messaging or doing anything else that might distract
others (and, for that matter, yourself) is inappropriate during class and will not be
tolerated. You may be removed by your Instructor for disruptive behavior.
Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and may result in credit loss for the class
attendance for that day.
What can I do to master course content?
There are many things you can do that will help to master the course content. In addition to
doing the assigned homework and quizzes, you can
– begin the material BEFORE it is discussed in class. This course is conducted in an activelearning environment. Hence, it is assumed that the students will have working knowledge of
the week’s topics/material and will discuss from that vantage point.
Keep a copy of the PACING CALENDAR near to you at all times. This will guide you
on ALL due dates and keep you up to date on all expectations.
Click “View All Announcements” on the Announcements page of MyMathLab DAILY.
These announcements and email are the main forms of communication. The MATH 1113
Coordinator ( Ms. Sarkar) and all Instructors rely heavily on these forms of
communication and expect students to check daily.
Read the sections that have homework assignments and quizzes.
View the Lecture Videos for each Section through the “Multimedia Library”. Take
thorough notes in a notebook and record questions. These questions should be addressed
to your Instructor or in the MILE lab.
In the “Multimedia Library” view the ‘animated’ problems. Work through these and
work to minimize the questions generated from the lecture videos.
Use the “View an Example” and the “Help Me Solve This” features while working the
homework problems. To start a section quiz, you MUST meet the prerequisite of 90% or
better grade on homework section. WATCH DUE DATES FOR QUIZZES – they will
NOT be reopened.
Ask for help from one of the MILE assistants to clarify your questions on the material.
Use the MyMathLab Tutoring Center. For more information select Chapter Contents on
the course page and then select Math Tutor Center at the top of the page.
Note: It is very important that students read the assigned sections before attending
The MILE (Mathematics Interactive Learning Environment) in 301-Urban Life Building:
The MILE is located in 301 Urban Life Building. It is down the hall from the Georgia State
University book Store.
The MILE will be open Monday through Friday between 8 am and 8 pm during Spring 2012.
The MILE website is
 You can check the status of the availability of computers in the MILE from the above
website by clicking on the proper description. It gives you real time updates.
 Alternatively, please check the following website for real time update for Computer
Availability in the MILE, Urban Life 301.
You are required to study for at least 3 hours during each week in the MILE.
 This requirement accounts for 7.5% of your grade.
 A MILE attendance week is considered as the five day period from Monday through
Friday during which you have classes; it is not dependent on your class time. You MUST
complete the 3-hour attendance requirement every week except the exam weeks.
3-hour MILE attendance is NOT required during the following weeks:
First week of the semester.
You MUST plan to attend one of the Orientation Sessions during the first week.
ii. ATTENDANCE IS NOT REQUIRED during test weeks including the Final Exam
3-hour MILE attendance requirement is always suspended during EXAM weeks.
Attendance requirement is reduced to 2-hours during the week of MLK Day.
NOTE: The week of Labor Day, students will only be required to hold 2 hours
since the lab will be closed on Monday September 3rd, 2012.
If you study for less than 3 hours in the MILE for a week, you will receive no credit for
that week.
You will be allowed one MILE absence during the semester.
The time in the MILE may be used to complete homework assignments, quizzes, and
problem solving activities.
MILE assistants and instructors are in the MILE to assist you in understanding the course
material. You are strongly encouraged to ask questions and take advantage of the available help
from the instructors and MILE assistants.
You are expected to be doing only your Math 1111/1113 work or your math-related
activities (such as scheduling a test or watching a math video) while you are in the lab. The
penalty for violating this rule will be a zero in lab participation for that week even if all
required hours have been completed.
If you switch your registered class to another Math 1113 class (i.e. to a different CRN) after
August 20th, 2012, you should immediately contact the MILE and notify the MILE to make the
necessary changes in the system with your new class CRN. You MUST notify your current
Instructor of any change in your CRN to get the credit for the proper class. The MILE credits
will not be automatically transferred to your changed CRN without proper notification.
You are required to log in on the attendance tracking software, AccuTrack when you enter the
MILE and log out when you leave the MILE, even for a short break. If you forget to log out
when you leave the MILE, no credit will be given for attending the MILE for that period.
No food, drinks, water, gum, or candy is permitted in the lab. There are no exceptions.
Violators will be removed.
All cell phones, pagers, watches, and any other electronic devices that beep or ring must be
turned off during lab. Any kind of cell phone usage, even sending or reading text messages, will
not be allowed.
The MILE rules and policies MUST be observed at all times. Please refer to the posted MILE
Rules on CourseCompass.
During exam days, students may not be allowed to study in the MILE during test sessions. It is
recommended that during testing week, students may plan to get the help prior to the scheduled
exam days.
During Final Exam days, students will NOT be allowed to use the MILE for studying or
The on-line homework assignments can be attempted an unlimited number of times prior
to the due date.
The highest score will be recorded.
Homework can be done from anywhere using MyMathLab, but the preferred location is
the MILE.
You are allowed to get help on homework, but the work submitted must be your own.
Homework should be used as preparation for quizzes. Do the homework exercises
repeatedly until you can do the work correctly without any assistance from tutors, notes,
or software tutorials.
You should have a minimum score of 90% on your homework assignment to be able to
take the same section quiz.
The on-line quizzes can be attempted up to two times prior to the due date.
Your best score will be recorded.
Quizzes can be taken from anywhere using MyMathLab, but the preferred location is the
Please Note: All homework and quiz assignments must be completed by 11:59 pm on the
following Monday of the week in which they are assigned, no exceptions. For example, the
due date for the homework and quiz assignments for Lesson 1 - 2.3, 2.6, 2.7 scheduled for
the class meeting on Tuesday, August 21st is Monday, August 27th at 11:59 pm. You MUST
always verify the due dates of the assignments from the online MyMathLab calendar.
Four major tests and the mandatory Final Exam are administered for MATH 1111/1113
courses. The proctored, password protected tests using MyMathLab must be taken in the
Only one attempt is allowed for each test.
You are not allowed any assistance on a test.
After signing up for a test, if you will miss a test for a valid reason, contact your teacher
at least 24 hours in advance with proper documents. An alternative slot may be arranged
to take the test during the exam days only. No makeup session is available after the
exam days.
There is a window in which a test can be taken, and you may select the day and time to
take your test. Check your course schedule for the exact dates and times of your testing
window. You must schedule your test prior to the opening of the testing window to
be guaranteed a seat in the MILE. Use the test scheduler found at
If you miss a test for any reason during your scheduled session, you may try to
reschedule your session by logging back on to the test registration site to select another
session from the available slots or contact the MILE immediately. If no slot is available,
you may NOT be admitted at any other time.
** If you encounter any problem registering for the test or accessing your course compass
account, please stop by the MILE and contact the MILE assistants before the 3-day exam
period begins. The registration issues may be resolved if you contact the MILE assistant
before the very first day of the scheduled test days. The accommodations or alternative
arrangements may not be guaranteed when the MILE capacity reaches its maximum. So,
you are encouraged to sign up early to reserve your slot. No Makeup session is available
after the exam days. It is important that you pay attention that the Final Exams will take
place according to the University schedule. If you miss your Final Exam, NO Make up
sessions will be offered after the scheduled slots of the Final Exam.
Please know that for all the tests, usually no vacant seat is available for the last several
slots of the testing period to accommodate students without prior registration for those
specific slots.
There will be upcoming information about how to schedule your test throughout the
semester. Announcements for the test scheduler will be posted in CourseCompass.
You are required to take at least three out of four tests. No tests will be dropped, but if
your final exam grade is higher than your lowest test score, your lowest test score will be
replaced with your final exam score.
If you cannot appear at a test, you will receive a score of zero. In that case, as described
earlier, your missing test score will be replaced by the Final Exam score during final
grade computation.
Students will not be allowed to use iPod, cell phones, Bluetooth or any listening device
during an exam. Once you start taking an exam, you may not leave the MILE before you
submit the test. This may qualify as an ‘unattended exam’ and thus may be considered as
academic dishonesty.
Attendance Grade (The MILE and Class Attendance):
You will receive an attendance grade at the end of the semester based on the percent of
1) Weekly class meetings you participate in and
2) The minimum requirements of 3-hour per week lab attendance you meet successfully
during the required weeks. Hours earned in one week over the minimum required
hours do not “roll over” to the next week. There will be no partial credit for earning
less than the minimum required lab hours in a week.
Please refer to the detailed information about the MILE attendance requirements
listed under the MILE section.
Problem Solving Activities:
You will be given three Problem Solving Activities throughout the semester.
Problem Solving Activities account for 5 % of your overall grade.
These activities may require prior knowledge of High School level Math and requires
critical thinking.
Pre & Post QL are extra credit assignments; Pre QL is offered at the beginning of the semester,
Post QL is offered at the end of the semester. These bonus points will be added to the test score
as described in the grade computation method, not to the Final Exam score. These extra credit
assignments will not be available for make up after the due date and they are not available during
the Amnesty Days.
MILE Attendance
Class Attendance
Problem Solving Activities
Final Exam
MILE Attendance: At least three hours attendance required per week.
Class Attendance: Class meets once a week for one hour.
100 % total
NOTE: If your Final Exam score is higher than your lowest test score, it will replace the lowest
test score in the determination of your final grade. Overall score will not be shown on
MyMathLab Gradebook. You should calculate your overall average according to the statement in
the syllabus. Please note that your homework average and quiz average are correct ONLY after
work not attempted has been assigned a 'zero'.
The Final Grade is computed by using the following method:
5% of Homework + 2.5% of In-class Attendance + 7.5% of MILE Attendance + 5% of
Problem Solving Activities + 10% of Quiz + 11.25 % of (Test 1 + Test 2 + Test 3 +Test 4 +
Pre QL +Post QL) ♣ + 25% of Final Exam
If your Final Exam score is higher than your lowest test score, it will replace the lowest test
score in the determination of your final grade.
For Example,
Homework: 90
In Class Attendance: 100
MILE Attendance: 100
Problem Solving: 91
Quiz Average: 78
Test Grades: T1 = 88, T2 = 72, T3 = 0 (missed), T4 = 68
Final Exam: 74
Pre QL: 4 pts.
Post QL: 5 pts.
Final Grade: .05*90 + .025*100 + .075*100+.05*91+ .10*78 +.1125*(88 +72+ 74 +
68+9) + .25*74 = 80.34
Note: The final exam grade replaced the missing test grade.
NOTE: If your Final Exam score is higher than your lowest test score, it will replace the lowest
test score in the determination of your final grade. The overall average in your MML grade book
may be incorrect as it does not reflect the necessary changes for the final grade computation.
Overall score will not be shown on MyMathLab Gradebook. You should calculate your overall
average according to the statement in the syllabus! Please note that your homework average and
quiz average are correct ONLY after work not attempted has been assigned a 'zero'.
When determining the final average, grades will be rounded in the usual way. For
example, a grade of 86.5 will be rounded up to an 87, but an 86.4 will not be rounded up.
All exams are online and will be proctored in the MILE. Test weeks are on the calendar
Test 1: Sections 2.3, 2.6 – 2.8, 5.1 – 5.4
Test 2: Sections 6.1 – 6.5, 7.1 – 7.2
Test 3: Sections 4.1, 7.3 – 7.6
Test 4: Sections 8.1 – 8.4, 8.7
CALCULATOR POLICY: You will be provided a TI-84 to use on all proctored assessments. This is the
only calculator that will be used on the tests and final exam.
TEST POLICY: All tests are proctored in the MILE and are closed book and closed notes. All cell
phones must be turned OFF. Students will not be allowed to use iPod, cell phones, Bluetooth, headphone
or any listening device during an exam.
ATTENDANCE POLICY: Students are expected to attend 50-minute in-class sessions as well as the MILE
for at least 3 hours every week on a regular basis except exam weeks. To earn credit for class time,
students are expected to attend throughout the period and pay attention to class. Please note your
attendance contributes a total of 10% towards your final grade calculation. Also note that to earn the
credit for MILE attendance; you MUST study for at least 3 hours in the MILE, even a minute less that the
minimum requirement will result in no credit for that week. You should keep track of your own lab hours
each week. Students are responsible for all material covered in all classes and in the MILE. If you do not
attend class during the first two weeks you may be administratively withdrawn.
MAKE-UP POLICY/AMNESTY DAYS: As your final exam will replace your lowest test grade, no
make-up exams will be given. Absence from the final exam will result in a grade of F for the course
unless arrangements are made PRIOR to its administration. There will be NO makeup quizzes. If you
miss a quiz or homework for any reason, these assignments will be reopened from 12:00 am on
Saturday, Decenber 1st, 2012 to 11:59 pm on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 for 48 hours to allow
completion. This will be the only time they will be reopened. There will not be any extension for
Amnesty Days.
WITHDRAWAL: October 9th, 2012 is the last day for regular withdrawal. Students are allowed to
withdraw with a grade of W a maximum of six times in their undergraduate careers at Georgia State. The
limit on withdrawals does not apply if a student withdraws from all classes during a term before the
midpoint. However, students are only allowed to withdraw from all classes prior to the midpoint twice
without having their withdrawals count against the limit. Students who withdraw from all classes a third
or subsequent time will automatically receive a grade of WF in their classes if they have reached their
limit of W's.
INCOMPLETE POLICY: Assignment of incompletes by an instructor follows the university
policy on incompletes. In particular: Incompletes can be assigned at the discretion of the instructor and
not the student. A student must have completed most of the major assignments of the course (generally
all but one). And the student must be earning a passing
grade in the course in the judgment of the instructor. In addition, in order to manage MILE resources, a
specific schedule for completion of the assignments must be approved by the course coordinator prior to
the assignment of the incomplete. If you do not get approval of the schedule or you deviate from
schedule, there is no guarantee that you will be allowed to complete the assignments.
STUDENT ACCOMMODATION FORM: Students enrolled in MATH 1113 course through Office of
Disability Services (ODS) MUST provide the proper documentation of R.I.T.A. form and the
Accommodation letter in a timely manner as per ODS Exam protocol. Students eligible for extra time will
be given additional time for the tests as indicated in the Letter of Accommodation. However, no
additional arrangement will be made for the quiz assignments as this privilege is already incorporated in
the quiz assignments.
The complete Academic Honesty Policy may be found at
You must bring a blank Blue Book on each test day and do not write any information on the front cover.
Your Blue Book will be swapped with another Blue Book with a GSU official stamp. You will be given a
coversheet before you take the exam. You must return the exam coversheet as well as your Blue Book.
All work submitted for credit must be your own. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. If you plagiarize, you
will receive an F for the exam or for the course depending on the severity of the infraction, and
appropriate actions will be taken according to the University policy on plagiarism. If you have other
windows open during an exam, this will also count as cheating. The Department of Mathematics and
Statistics at Georgia State University has the right to regard finding unauthorized material in your
calculator memory and having other windows open during the final exam as cheating. If you cheat, you
will receive an F for the test or for the course depending on the severity of the infraction, and appropriate
action will be taken according to the University policy on academic honesty.
* This course syllabus provides a general plan for the course, deviations may be necessary.
Keep a copy near and dear
This day by day outline provides a general plan for the course; deviations may be necessary.
Thursday – In Class
21 Aug
22 Aug
23 Aug
24 Aug
Week 1
Lesson 1 - 2.3,
27 Aug
First Day of Class
2.6, 2.7
28 Aug
29 Aug
30 Sep
31 Aug
4 Sep
5 Sep
6 Sep
7 Sep
11 Sep
12 Sep
13 Sep
14 Sep
18 Sep
Test 1 Sections 2.3, 2.6 – 2.8, 5.1 – 5.4
19 Sep
20 Sep
21 Sep
25 Sep
26 Sep
27 Sep
28 Sep
2 Oct
3 Oct
4 Oct
5 Oct
9 Oct - W day
10 Oct
11 Oct
12 Oct
16 Oct
Test 2: Sections 6.1 – 6.6, 7.1 – 7.2
17 Oct
18 Oct
19 Oct
23 Oct
24 Oct
25 Oct
26 Oct
30 Oct
31 Oct
1 Nov
2 Nov-
6 Nov
Test 3: Sections 4.1, 7.3 – 7.6
7 Nov
8 Nov
9 Nov
13 Nov
14 Nov
16 Nov
Week 2
Lesson 2 - 2.8, 5.1,
3 Sep
Labor Day
University Closed
Week 3
10 Sep
Week 4
Lesson 3 – 5.3, 5.4
Lesson 4 - 6.1, 6.2
17 Sep
Week 5
Lesson 5 – 6.3, 6.4
24 Sep
Week 6
Lesson 6 – 6.5, 6.6
1 Oct
Week 7
Lesson 7 – 7.1, 7.2
8 Oct
Week 8
Lesson 8 – 7.3, 7.4
15 Oct
Week 9
Lesson 9 – 4.1, 7.5
22 Oct
Week 10
Lesson 10–7.6, Review
29 Oct
Week 11
Lesson 11 – 8.1, 8.2, 8.3
5 Nov
Week 12
Lesson 12 – 8.4, 8.7
12 Nov
Week 13
Lesson 12 – 10.1, 10.2
19 Nov
Thanksgiving Break
26 Nov
Week 14
Lesson 14-Review for Final
3 Dec
Week 15
15 Nov
Test 4: Sections 8.1 – 8.4, 8.7
20 Nov
21 Nov
22 Nov
23 Nov
Thanksgiving Break
Thanksgiving Break Thanksgiving Break
Thanksgiving Break
Last Day of Tues in- Last Day of Wed in-class Last Day of Thurs in- Last Day of Fri inclass
4 Dec
5 Dec
6 Dec
7 Dec
Final Exam: All sections including 10.1 and 10.2
Amnesty Days - from 12:00 am on 12/1/2012 to 11:59 pm on 12/2/2012.
Final Exam schedule - Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 through Friday, December 7th, 2012 at
the following times in the MILE, UL-301:
Tuesday, December 4, 2012:
Wednesday, December 5, 2012:
Thursday, December 6, 2012:
Friday, December 7, 2012:
8:00 am – 10:30 am,
10:45 am – 1:15 pm,
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm,
4:15 pm – 6:45 pm
8:00 am – 10:30 am,
10:45 am – 1:15 pm,
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm,
8:00 am – 10:30 am,
10:45 am – 1:15 pm,
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm,
4:15 pm – 6:45 pm
8:00 am – 10:30 am
10:45 am – 1:15 pm,
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
MATH 1113 – Content Standards
Title: Precalculus
Catalog course description. Prerequisite: Math 1111, or departmental approval. Trigonometric functions, identities,
inverses, and equations; vectors; polar coordinates, conic sections.
Goals. Prepare students for a course in calculus by consolidating their understanding of algebraic, trigonometric,
exponential, and logarithmic functions, and the introduction of ideas leading to the concepts of limit and derivative.
Course Content Standards
The following standards are offered as guidelines for assessing student progress, judging the effectiveness of
instructional programs, and developing curricular units. The subject matter outlined in these standards represents the
minimum knowledge in which a student should demonstrate proficiency at the successful completion of the course.
CS1. Quantitative Reasoning
Students will use quantitative reasoning in problem solving situations including: geometric an symbolic
representation and manipulation; pattern recognition; translating mathematics into words and words into
mathematics; recognizing incorrect answers and arguments and knowing when an answer is reasonable; being able
to write out a solution in a logical and clear form rather than presenting a collection of unidentified intermediate
numbers that may end with the final numerical answer.
CS2. Algebraic Functions
Students will use functions and related concepts including: recognition of a function in either graphical, table,
implicit, or explicit form; be able to find domains and ranges and determine if a function is one-to-one; perform
operations of functions including composition, finding inverses, and finding difference quotients; graphically
determine when a functions is increasing, decreasing, constant, one-to-one, continuous, and even or odd; apply basic
graph transformations including af(x), f(x) + d, f(x – c), f(bx), |f(x)|, f( |x|) to the parent functions; graph a function
defined as piecewise.
CS3. Defining the Trigonometric Functions
Students will use circular and trigonometric functions and related concepts including: find exact values of the
functions by using the unit circle, wrapping function, and special triangles; know the relationship between radian
measure and degree measure and be able to convert from one unit to the other; know the definition of the six (6)
trigonometric functions as related to the right triangle; distinguish between right angled and oblique triangles and
recognize the appropriate method needed to solve the triangle (Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, Pythagorean
CS4 Use of Trigonometric Functions
Students will demonstrate knowledge of and be able to use trigonometry. Specifically: (1) given one of the trig
values of an angle in a certain quadrant, be able to find the other five trigonometric functions through identities not
limited to Pythagorean, identity, reciprocal identities, even/odd identities and quotient identities, (2) solve oblique
triangles using the Law of Sines, and Law of Cosines, and work related applied problems, (3) graph the basic six
trigonometric functions, including sine and cosine functions with applied graph transformations; identify the
domain, range, period, amplitude and phase shifts of the functions. (4) find the exact values of the inverse trig
functions, (5) solve linear and quadratic trigonometric equations and equations with compound angles.
CS5. Mathematical Proofs
Students will demonstrate an understanding of mathematical proofs and related concepts by specifically developing:
sum, difference, and co-function identities, double angle and half angle formulas, and sum to product and product to
sum identities.
CS6. Analytic Geometry
Students will be demonstrate knowledge of and be able to use analytic geometry concepts and related techniques,
including polar coordinates and conic sections including: convert polar to rectangular coordinates and vice versa;
sketch graphs of polar functions including cardioids, roses, circles, and spirals; identify equations of parabolas,
hyperbolas, and ellipses and sketch their graphs.
CS7. Vectors
Students will demonstrate an understanding of algebraic and geometric vectors and be able to use them to model
situations and solve problems.
CS8 Applications and Technology
When applying analytic, algebraic, geometric and algorithmic techniques to solving applied problems, students
should be able to use technology when appropriate. Care should be taken to ensure that use of technology is not
accompanied by a decrease in mathematical or fundamental understanding.