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MATH 123 - Trigonometry

 University of Mississippi
3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Michael A. Dupper

Instructor name:

Jon-Michael Wimberly

Instructor Information:

Welcome to Math 123 Trigonometry iStudy. I am glad you have chosen to enroll in this class. Trigonometry is a very important course in the mathematics sequence as it prepares the student for the rigors of Calculus, my personal favorite class to teach. I have been teaching Trigonometry and Calculus since completing my Master's degree here at Ole Miss in 2011.

If you have any questions throughout the course, feel free to contact me via email. I will check my email from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Feel free to contact me at any point; I will respond during those times. Best of luck in the course!

Contact Information:

INSTRUCTOR: Jon-Michael Wimberly
OFFICE: Hume 205
OFFICE HOURS: Contact via email

Email: Emails will be answered within 1-3 business days, which are M-F except University Holidays. Blackboard email is preferred.

In-person: Please contact me to set up an in-person appointment.

TUTORING: Tutoring for this class is available in the Jackson Avenue Center Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm (5:00pm on Fridays).

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line.

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the iStudy department:

The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826

Course Description

College trigonometry.

Textbook Information:


MyMathLab for Trigsted Algebra & Trigonometry -- Access Card

Kirk Trigsted, University of Idaho

ISBN-10: 0132211874 ï ISBN-13: 9780132211871©2012 ï Pearson ï Access Code Card, 1600 pp


The first step in this process getting access to MyMathLab. I will create your own unique MyMathLab section when I receive notification you have enrolled in the course and passed the syllabus quiz. Send me an email with your full name once you have passed the syllabus quiz.

It is your responsibility to order your textbook. Online textbook retailers such as,, or usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

Use the ISBN number to make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives:

Students who successfully complete Math 123 will be able to:

  1. work with angles in degree or radian measure
  2. write the ratio definitions of the six trigonometric functions
  3. evaluate trigonometric functions of special angles
  4. sketch graphs of trigonometric functions
  5. verify trigonometric identities
  6. solve trigonometric equations
  7. solve triangles by a variety of methods
  8. solve application problems using trigonometric functions and identities

Course Outline:

This course consists of 4 instructional modules.

Due for Grades

Test 1 Lessons

Reading and video assignment, homework
Test 1

Proctored exam covering lesson 1

NOTE: You cannot use a calculator on this test!

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Test 2 Lessons

Reading and video assignment, homework
Test 2

Proctored exam covering lesson 2

NOTE: You cannot use a calculator on this test!

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Test 3 Lessons

Reading and video assignment, homework
Test 3

Proctored exam covering lesson 3

NOTE: You cannot use a calculator on this test!

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Test 4 Lessons

Reading and video assignment, homework
Test 4

Proctored exam covering lesson 4

NOTE: You CAN use a calculator on this test!

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Final Exam

Comprehensive proctored exam covering lessons 1-4

NOTE: You CAN use a calculator on this test!

To be scheduled
and completed
to finalize credit



FINAL GRADE: The cumulative total for the course is 1000 points. The following point scale will be used to determine your final grade:

Grade Percentage for Grade
A 93% - 100%
A- 90% - 92%
B+ 87% - 89%
B 83% - 86%
B- 80% - 82%
C+ 77% - 79%
C 70% - 76%
D 60% - 69%
F below 60%



  • Homework will be worked completely online using the MyMathLab software.

  • Each section covered in the course will have a Reading and Video Assignment worth 5 points (80 points total for all 16 sections). You must access each portion of the Reading and Video Assignment to unlock that sectionís homework assignment. The videos have a submit button in the top, right corner you must click to show you have watched the video.

  • Accessing each portion of the Reading and Video Assignment will unlock that sectionís homework assignment.

  • There are 16 homework assignments worth 20 points each (320 points total). You must score a minimum of 60% on the homework assignment to unlock the next sectionís Reading and Video Assignment.

  • Homework assignments will be done on the computer using the MyMathLab software.

  • There is no limit to the number of attempts on the homework sections. You can (and should!) work until you get 100% on each assignment.


  • There will be four (4) major tests during the semester.

  • Each test will count 100 points toward the studentís final grade.

  • Tests are worked on the MyMathLab website and must be proctored.

  • You will only have ONE attempt at each test.

  • You must complete each test to unlock the next sectionís Reading and Video Assignments.

  • The percent correct on the final exam will replace the lowest of the four test grades IF the final exam score is greater than the lowest of the five test grades.

  • Any student who must miss a scheduled test because of an official University function must reschedule and take the test at a time BEFORE the scheduled time of the exam. NO OTHER rescheduling will be allowed.

  • Calculators with a Computer Algebra System and/or a QWERTY keyboard are not allowed during tests. Cell phone or iPod calculators may not be used during tests. If a student is caught using a cell phone or iPod calculator during a test, he/she will we receive a grade of zero (0) on said test.


  • The final exam is comprehensive and will count 200 points.

  • An ìIî grade will not be given without the permission of the Department of Mathematics.


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