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MATH 123 - Trigonometry v3

 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:

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
iStudy
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826
E-mail: istudy@olemiss.edu

Course Description

College trigonometry.

Textbook Information:

MATH123 TEXTBOOK

Trigonometry 11/e

Author(s): Daniels, Callie | Hornsby, John | Lial, Margaret | Schneider, David

Textbook ISBN-13: 9780134306025 plus MyMathLab

You have the option to purchase the MyMathLab access code. That access code allows you access to the MyMathLab course, which includes the eText.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

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 Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

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

Semester Midpoint Requirements:

Requirements for semester students: (Note: this does not apply to full-year students. If you are unsure of your status, the information appears in your gradebook.)

  1. Complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.
  2. Reach the midpoint of your course, as indicated on the lesson page, two weeks after the first day of midterm week. The exact date is posted in the Announcements section of the course in Blackboard. Any lesson assignment or exam needed to reach the midpoint, but not completed by the midpoint deadline, will receive a grade of zero.
  3. The last day to submit lessons is the last day of class per the UM Registrarís academic calendar.
  4. The final exam must be taken by the last day of finals week.

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 application problems using trigonometric functions and identities

Course Outline:

This course consists of 5 instructional modules.

Lesson
Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
Pacing Guide
to complete the course in one semester
Start Here

*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.*NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz
Week 1
0
Syllabus and General Information
Discussion board
Week 1
1

Section 1.1: Angles

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Week 1

Section 1.2: Angle Relationships and Similar Triangles

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Week 1

Section 1.3: Trigonometric Functions

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Week 2

Section 1.4: Using the Trigonometric Functions

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Week 2

Section 2.1: Trigonometric Functions of Acute Angles

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Week 2

Section 2.2: Trigonometric Functions of Non-Acute Angles

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Week 3
Test 1

Covers from Section 1.1 to Section 2.2.

  • Test 1 Time limit: 90 minutes
  • Test 1 Testing aids: whiteboard + four function calculator
Test 1 Review, Course Exam 1
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Week 3
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Section 3.1: Radian Measure
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Week 4

Section 3.2: Applications of Radian Measure

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Week 4

Section 3.3: Unit Circle and Circular Functions

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Week 5
Section 3.4: Linear and Angular Speed
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Week 5
Course Exam 2

Covers from Section 3.1 to Section 3.4.

  • Test 2 Time limit: 90 minutes
  • Test 2 Testing aids: whiteboard + four function calculator
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Week 5
MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must complete all lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint by two weeks after the first day of midterm week.

If you are a full-year UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the next lesson has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course Two weeks after the first day of midterm week. The exact day is posted in the Announcements section of the course in Blackboard.
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Section 4.1: Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions
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Week 6

Section 4.2: Translations of the Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions

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Week 7

Section 4.3: Graphs of the Tangent and Cotangent Functions

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Week 7
Course Exam 3

Covers from Section 4.1 to Section 4.3.

  • Test 3 Time limit: 90 minutes
  • Test 3 Testing aids: whiteboard + four function calculator
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Week 7
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Section 5.1: Fundamental Identities
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Week 8

Section 5.2: Verifying Trigonometric Identities

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Week 9

Section 5.3: Sum and Difference Identities for Cosine

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Week 9
Section 5.4: Sum and Difference Identities for Sine and Tangent
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Week 9
Section 5.5: Double-Angle Identities
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Week 10
Section 5.6: Half-Angle Identities
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Week 10
Course Exam 4

Covers from Section 5.1 to Section 5.6.

  • Test 4 Time limit: 90 minutes
  • Test 4 Testing aids: whiteboard + four function calculator
  • Test 4 Formula Sheet (in Blackboard and in MyMathLab)
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Week 10
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Section 6.1: Inverse Circular Functions Part 1
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Week 11

Section 6.1: Inverse Circular Functions Part 2

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Week 12

Section 6.2: Trigonometric Equations 1

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Week 12
Section 6.3: Trigonometric Equations 2
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Week 13
Section 6.4: Inverse Trigonometric Equations
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Week 13
Course Exam 5

Covers from Section 6.1 to Section 6.4.

  • Test 5 Time limit: 90 minutes
  • Test 5 Testing aids: whiteboard + four function calculator
  • Test 5 Formula Sheet (in Blackboard and in MyMathLab)
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Week 13
Final Exam

Comprehensive exam from all chapters (ensure all work is completed and graded prior to scheduling this exam).

  • Final Exam Time limit: 180 minutes
  • Final Exam Testing aids: whiteboard + four function calculator
  • Final Exam Formula Sheet (in Blackboard and in MyMathLab)
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Week 15

Grading:

FINAL GRADE:

The cumulative total for the course is 900 points (100 HW, 500 Tests, 100 Practice Tests, 200 Final Exam). The following point scale will be used to determine your final grade:

Grade Points Necessary for Grade

A 810 to 900
A- 792 to less than 810
B+ 774 to less than 792
B 720 to less than 774
B- 702 to less than 720
C+ 684 to less than 702
C 630 to less than 684
C- 612 to less than 630
D 540 to less than 61
F below 540

LECTURE and HOMEWORK:

  • Each section covered in the class includes a Lecture and Homework assignment. You must start with the Lecture assignment. In this assignment you will find a link to the lecture notes (PDF) and a link or links to lecture videos hosted on YouTube. You must access each link in the Lecture assignment to unlock the Homework assignment.
  • The lecture notes follow the video with the example work removed. You can fill in the example work by printing the notes or on your tablet.
  • Once you complete the Lecture assignment for a section, the Homework assignment will be unlocked.
  • Homework assignments will be done on the computer via the MyMathLab website. No special software is needed to access the homework ñ you simply need an Internet browser.
  • As this is a self-paced class, due dates are set at the end of the duration of the class.
  • If you are in a semester-based iStudy class, then the homework associated with Tests 1 and 2 will be due one week after the termís withdrawal date.
  • Once a Homework assignment is completed, the Lecture assignment for the next section will open.
  • Lecture assignments are ungraded, but must be completed to access the Homework assignments for each section. The Homework assignments are worth 100 points in the class.

PRACTICE TESTS:

  • There will be five (5) major tests during the semester taken in class each worth 100 points (500 points total).
  • Each test will be taken online through the MyMathLab website and requires a proctor.
  • There will be a Practice Test for each of the five tests. The Practice Test is taken through the MyMathLab website. Practice tests do not require a proctor.
  • Practice Tests can be taken as many times as you wish. The highest score is kept. Each Practice Test is worth a maximum of 20 points for a total of 100.
  • Students must prove mastery of each topic to take a Practice Test. To prove mastery, students must score a minimum of 70% of each topic on the homework to prove mastery. Note that this does not mean a score of 70% on the homework.
  • The purpose of the Practice Tests are to prepare you for the in class tests.
  • If mastery is not proven via homework, then the student must successfully score a 75% or better on the Quiz Me portion of the Study Plan. Note that you can earn the mastery point needed by correcting your mistakes on each Homework assignment. Correcting the homework assignment will benefit your grade. The Study Plan does NOT benefit your grade.
  • Successfully completing the Practice Test will unlock the Test.

TESTS:

  • Each test will count 100 points toward the studentís final grade.
  • Each test will count 100 points and will be taken ONLINE through the MyMathLab portal. The test questions will be similar in format to the homework problems.
  • The tests will have a 90-minute time limit from when the test is accessed on MyMathLab. This extended time limit is to allow for any possible confusion or delay to access the test. Ideally, the test should be taken in 75 minutes.
  • Each test can only be taken once. If there is a disruption in the test (loss of internet connection, loss of power, etc.), then it is the studentís responsibility to ensure the proctor contact me immediately via email or phone.
  • Due to the nature of the online classroom environment, there will be very limited partial credit available on the tests. To defer this consequence of the online environment, four-function calculators are allowed on the tests. Please see the CALCULATORS section for more information.
  • Each test and the final exam must be proctored. Please see the TESTING INFORMATION section below for information regarding proctored exams.

FINAL EXAM:

  • The final exam is comprehensive and will count 200 points.
  • The final exam will be taken online just as the five regular tests. The final exam must be proctored through DETL or ProctorU. See the Testing Information section below for more information.
  • The final exam will have a 180-minute time limit from when the test is accessed on MyMathLab. The final exam can be taken only once. If there is a disruption in the test (loss of internet connection, loss of power, etc.), then it is the studentís responsibility to ensure the proctor contact me immediately via email or phone.
  • The final exam will also have a Practice Test, but it does not have a Study Plan associated with it. The lowest of the six Practice Test grades will be dropped.

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

Testing Information:

A student who wishes to receive credit for an Independent Study course must take all required exams under the supervision of an approved test site official (a proctor). iStudy has a testing facility (DETL, the Distance Education Testing Center at UM) to proctor tests for students in the Oxford area. Students near Tupelo, Southaven, Grenada or Booneville can use our regional campus testing centers. Other students are allowed to take tests from any approved 2 or 4 year college or university. Testing centers and public libraries can also serve as proctors, but K-12 schools are not acceptable. More information is available on the iStudy website. If you are testing in Oxford, you need to submit a test application via Register Blast. The link to Register Blast can be found at the iStudy website. If you are not testing in Oxford, you need to submit an online test application via the iStudy website.

NOTE:

  • It is your responsibility to contact a proctor and schedule a testing appointment for each and every test you are required to take.
  • It is your responsibility to provide iStudy with your proctor information at least seven (7) days before the examination window opens.
  • If you are unable to use one of the proctors on the list, you are still responsible for locating a proctor for each and every test.

Additional Information:

In an Independent Study course, a student's reading comprehension and written communication skills become even more important than in traditional lecture courses because they are the primary means of receiving knowledge and demonstrating mastery of that knowledge. Accordingly, reading comprehension and written communication skills are necessary for success in this course.

CALCULATORS:

  • Online Trigonometry students are allowed a basic, four-function calculator for the tests and the final exam. The calculator allowed is the Texas Instruments 503SV Standard Function Calculator. This is the only calculator allowed for testing. The calculator can be purchased online for less than $5. A picture of the calculator can be seen below.
  • DETL provides calculators for student use during their testing session. ProctorU does not provide calculators.
  • It is the studentís responsibility to obtain the allowed calculator before the scheduled tests. Any questions regarding appropriate calculators must be handled at least 72 hours before the scheduled test.
  • Graphing and Scientific Calculators will not be allowed under any circumstances.

CHEATING: The following statement is the policy of the Department of Mathematics in MATH 123 regarding cheating:

Offenses: Cheating on any exam or quiz, theft or attempted theft of exam questions, possession of exam questions prior to an examination, or the use of an illegal calculator on tests shall all be offenses subject to appropriate penalties.
Penalties: The penalty for commission of any offense set out above is failure in the course and, subject to the approval of the Chancellor, dismissal or suspension from the University.

Online Attendance Verification: The University requires that online students show active virtual participation as a substitute for physical presence. Active participation is evaluated by submission of a graded assignment within the first two weeks of the course. Simply logging in to Blackboard does not count. For iStudy, you can show engagement by taking the syllabus quiz. You will be dropped from the class if you fail to take the quiz by the end of the second week after enrollment. If you have already submitted any other assignment, you do not need to take the quiz.

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