MAC1114 Spring 2014 Syllabus

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MAC 1114 – 127906 Precalculus Trigonometry (Spring 2014 Syllabus)
Tallahassee Community College
Instructor: Lina Williams
(Goal is to help her students mature academically in order to be successful in the college environment)
Class
Website
http://faculty.tcc.fl.edu/scma/williaml
You will find announcements, handouts, take home quizzes, homework, notes, and/or other
information for your convenience here.
TR 11:35 – 12:50pm (Rm SM129)
Class
Meeting
&
Attendance
Attendance will be taken at least once every day. Being tardy and/or leaving class early will
count as half an absence.
Class begins at 11:35pm. If you are not in class by 11:35pm, you will be considered tardy.
If you are tardy, stay after class so that you do not get a full absence. If you are absent, you need
to contact me ASAP. You must catch up on your own before the next class time (refer to the
pacing on the website).
You will be academically withdrawn from class any time before March 27 if you have
more than 4 recorded absences and a current test average less than 60%.
If you have any concerns, please contact me as soon as possible.
You should treat class as if it was a job. An academic mature student rarely misses class.
Extra
Credit
Attendance
Bucks
Required
Materials
4 perfect attendances (no tardies) will allow you to re-take or make up a quiz within a week the
quiz was given; do so during office hours. 2 perfect attendances (no tardies) will allow you to
make a request via email to re-open an online homework assignment within a week pass the
original due date of the assignment. 10 perfect attendances (no tardies) will allow you to take up
to one test on a different day (within the week of test day) without penalty. Requests must be
made no later than the test day; do so via email.
1. Textbook: PreCalculus, Mathematics for Calculus, 6th Edition., by Stewart, Redlin &
Watson 2012, Brooks/Cole. Cengage Learning.
You are required to purchase Webassign, a computer software
that gives you access to the online homework that you must do for this course.
Class Key: tcc.fl 6694 2125. (See “Registering for Webassign” handout)
2. Calculator:
A graphing calculator is required. Calculators that do symbolic algebra, such
as TI 89, TI 92, HP 48, etc. are not allowed. Cell phones cannot be used as
calculators. (See Using Calculator Handout on website)
3. A Notebook: Syllabus, notes, homework, quizzes, tests, and any other class handouts need
to be with you in class at all times. The notebook is to contain material
related to this class only. This protects your grades.
4. Pencil, Eraser & Stapler: All work must be done in pencil. Work must be neat so being
able to erase is essential. If turning in more than one page, make sure to have
it stapled. Only turn in college level work
5. ID: A photo ID is required for tests and the final exam.
Office: SM 283
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 201-8367 (leave a message)
See the Spring Semester, 2014 Teaching Schedule & Office Hours on last page.
USE THEM!
If your schedule conflicts all of these hours, please contact me as soon as possible.
Learning Commons: In case I am unavailable, the TCC Learning Commons (located in
Office
Hours
and other
Resources
LC 30, www.tcc.fl.edu/learningcommons, 850.201.8193) provides one-stop convenient access
to expanded learning assistance and resources. The Math and Science area offers support in
mathematics and science. Students can work independently or in small groups while having
access to resources including: trained tutors, specialists and learning assistants, videos,
textbooks, calculators, an open-access computer lab and much more.
The TCC Learning Commons is open:
Monday – Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Smarthinking: Online tutoring service available to TCC students via blackboard (see website).
Along with the library and math center, rooms AC210, AC211, & CT206 have MyMathLab.
****It is your responsibility to seek help and exhaust all resources available to you in
order to do your absolute best in learning the class material.
Give it your best! No question is a bad question!
Disabilities
Act
Prerequisite
Tallahassee Community College provides accommodations to eligible students in full
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA 2008).
Reasonable accommodations are available for students with a documented disability. If you
have a disability and may need accommodations to fully participate in this class or accurately
assess achievement of learning outcomes, please visit the Disability Support Services (DSS)
Office. All accommodations MUST be approved through DSS (Student Union, 172). Please
stop by or call 850-201-8430 to make an appointment with a counselor.
A grade of C or better in MAC 1105 (or in MAC1102 if taken prior to Fall 1991 or MAC1104
if taken prior to Fall 1998. Please see me if you fall into one of these two categories).
Grades of C or better in both MAC 1114 and MAC 1140 are prerequisites for MAC 2311
(Calculus I).
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE ABOVE PREREQUISITE POLICY.
I suggest that you shoot for an A or a B if you are planning on taking Calculus I in the future.
This course is one of the prerequisites for MAC 2311, Calculus with Analytic Geometry I. A
Course
Description study of the trigonometric functions of angles and real numbers along with their graphs and
inverses; solutions of triangles and other applications; trigonometric identities; introduction to
vectors and their properties; complex numbers in trigonometric form, and DeMoivre’s
Theorem; introduction to polar equations and to parametric equations.
A complete list of course objectives is available on request from the Science/Mathematics
division office.
Policies
Disrespectful behavior toward anyone in the classroom such as tardiness, disruptive talking, cell
phone usage, smoking, etc. is not acceptable. Please place all trash in the appropriate container.
Final Exam Final exam is on Tuesday, April 29 from 10- 12pm. Photo ID Required. Counts 25% .
Tests
Quizzes
There will be a total of three tests. The test dates are Thurs. Feb. 6, Thurs. March 20, and
Thurs. April 17. You have exactly one week to make up a test. I take the same amount of
time to grade your tests. Only one make up test is allowed if the student has current good
standing in the class, a valid reason, and proof (valid reason is determined by me as well as loss
in points). Attendance bucks apply. Photo ID Required.
Quizzes are individual test questions and so will be part of your test grade. Expect a quiz every
class day. Attendance bucks may be used to make up or re-take a quiz during office hours.
You have exactly one week to make up a quiz.
Homework (online and book) will be assigned on a daily basis. I suggest you work on
homework every day of the week in order to be ready for quizzes every class day. Start each
section the minute I start covering it in class and have it done by due date (use the pacing
schedule as a guide). Homework is due before the following class after finishing a section.
Write down the section and number of problems that you need assistance on so that you know
what to ask as soon as class starts. I will help with any homework problem at the beginning of
class if time permits. Use all the resources like class notes, book, me, other class mates,
learning commons, ect that are available to you for help. Most ideal is to get help before
homework is due.
Homework
It is okay to spend a good deal of time on a problem. It is part of learning the material to the
best of your ability.
The website will give you a great indication on the sections being covered and in what order.
Absence is not an excuse for not having your homework neatly completed by due date. Better
safe than sorry, so cover more homework if not sure. You have many resources that can assist
you in doing so.
Same goes for Quizzes.
I suggest you bring future homework to class in case you are able to get ahead while notes are
being covered. This can save you time. If you have a labtop, sit in the back or as far from other
people as possible. You can print or write down your homework problems, bring them to class
and fill in the answers later.
The last day to withdraw is March 27. You may withdraw online or at the Registrar’s Office.
W Deadline You will be academically withdrawn from class any time if you have more than 4 recorded
absences and less than 60% current test grade.
You will receive an email from enrollment services verifying a W or AW.
If you have any concerns, please contact me as soon as possible.
GRADING SCALE:
90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D others F
Evaluation
& Grading
Scale:
FACTORS DETERMINING YOUR COURSE AVERAGE:
Academic
Integrity
You are expected to do your own work on exams taken in class. Providing information to
another student or receiving information concerning exam content is considered cheating and
will NOT be tolerated. If this should occur, disciplinary action will take place in one of the
following forms: a zero for the test, being dropped from the course, suspension, or expulsion
from school.
CLAS
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Three Tests 65%
Online Homework using Webassign 10%
Cumulative final examination
25%
BE AWARE: Students are no longer required to earn a GPA of 2.5 or higher in your collegelevel mathematics courses. Completing both math classes with a C is sufficient to earn an AA
degree. The new placement test is called the FPERT.
Completing and understanding your homework and quizzes is the best way to study for tests.
An academic matured student corrects all homework, quizzes, and tests in order to understand
the material better with or without being told to do so.
Other
TIPS
Study for a quiz as it was a test, study for tests as if it was a final, and never give up!!
Be neat, be ready, and be prepared!
WARNING: The two top deadly killers for college students are absences and procrastination.
Overcome these and you will surprise yourself how much simpler it is to go through college.
Any TCC student, who is having trouble deciding on their major or focusing on school for
whatever reason, should talk to their professors and/or make an appointment with a Student
Success Counselor on the 2nd floor of Student Union ASAP. Do not let time pass for unsolved
issues can escalate.
"It is not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer"
- Albert Einstein
Spring Semester, 2014 Teaching Schedule & Office Hours
LINA WILLIAMS
11:30-12:00
12:00-12:30
12:30-1:00
1:00-1:30
1:30-2:00
2:00-2:30
2:30-3:00
3:00-3:30
3:30-4:00
4:00-4:30
4:30-5:00
5:00-5:30
5:30-6:00
6:00-6:30
6:30-7:00
MONDAY
Office 11:30-12:10
MAC1105-127878
12:20 – 1:10PM
SM 130
SM 283
TUESDAY
MAC1114-127906
11:35 – 12:50PM
SM 129
MAIN SESSION
201-8367
WEDNESDAY
Office 11:30-12:10
MAC1105-127878
12:20 – 1:10PM
SM 130
E-MAIL: [email protected]
THURSDAY
MAC1114-127906
11:35 – 12:50PM
SM 129
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