Course Detail
MATH 123 TrigonometryMATH 123 IS Sec 3, University of Mississippi 3 credit hours 

Instructor Information: 

Instructor name: Instructor Email: Instructor Information: I am an animal lover (dogs > cats), traveler (hiked above the arctic circle!), gardener, cook, and amateur woodworker. When I'm not teaching, I am probably working on some project of some type. 

Contact Information: 

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Course Description 

Students who successfully complete Math 123 will be able to work with angles in degree or radian measure, write the ratio definitions of the six trigonometric functions, evaluate trigonometric functions of special angles, sketch graphs of trigonometric functions, verify trigonometric identities, solve trigonometric equations, and solve application problems using trigonometric functions and identities. 

Textbook Information: 

Trigonometry 12th Edition
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Course Objectives: 

Students who successfully complete Math 123 will be able to work with angles in degree or radian measure, write the ratio definitions of the six trigonometric functions, evaluate trigonometric functions of special angles, sketch graphs of trigonometric functions, verify trigonometric identities, solve trigonometric equations, and solve application problems using trigonometric functions and identities. 

Course Outline: 

While this delivery model is designed to be navigated at your own pace, I have included a suggested pacing model that spans 14 weeks. You can accelerate or decelerate this pacing to fit your needs, but I advise against significant deviation. You cannot complete the class in less than a month, and you should not take more than 20 weeks to complete the course. You must work through the course sequentially and each test must be completed before you will have access to the next test. This means you must take Test 1 for Test 2 to unlock, you must take Test 2 for Test 3 to unlock, and so on. Please mindfully work through the course. Do not procrastinate until the end of your term to complete the class. Determine a daily plan and stick with it. Schedule reminders! After you complete the syllabus quiz with a score of 80% or better, you will have access to the Test 1 Lecture Material. The material for each subsequent test will unlock once I grade your support work to finalize your test grade. Don't forget to email me once you have completed each test so I can finalize your test grade using your support work. Allow for at least 24 hours after you email me for grading to be completed. If you email me during the weekend/holiday, the 24 hour clock starts at the next business day. 

Module  Reading Assignments  Due for Grades  Suggested Pacing Guide (if you want to complete the course in a traditional 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 iStudy Policy Quiz and Syllabus Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lecture Materials and Assignments page.  Syllabus Quiz  Week 1 
MODULE 1  FUNDAMENTALS OF TRIGNOMETRY  
1  Section 1.1  Angles Section 1.2  Angle Relationships and Similar Triangles Section 1.3  Trigonometric Functions 
Lecture Quizzes Homework 
Week 1 
1  Section 1.4  Using Definitions of Trigonometric Functions Section 2.1  Trigonometric Functions of Acute Angles Section 2.2  Trigonometric Functions of NonAcute Angles 
Lecture Quizzes Homework 
Week 2 
1  Test 1  Test 1  Week 3 
MODULE 2  RADIAN MEASURE AND GRAPH SKETCHING  
2  Section 3.1  Radian Measure Section 3.2  Applications of Radian Measure Section 3.3  The Unit Circle 
Lecture Quizzes Homework 
Week 4 
2  Section 3.4  Linear and Angular Speed Section 4.1  Graphs of Sine and Cosin 
Lecture Quizzes Homework 
Week 5 
2  Section 4.2  Translations of Sine and Cosine Section 4.3  Graphs of Tangent and Cotangent 
Lecture Quizzes Homework 
Week 6 
2  Test 2  Test 2  Week 7 
MODULE 3  IDENTITIES  
3  Section 5.1  Fundamental Identities Section 5.2  Verifying Trigonometric Identities Section 5.3  Sum and Difference Formulas for Cosine 
Lecture Quizzes Homework 
Week 8 
3  Section 5.4  Sum and Difference Formulas for Sine and Tangent Section 5.5  DoubleAngle Identities 
Lecture Quizzes Homework 
Week 9 
3  Test 3  Test 3  Week 10 
MODULE 4  INVERSE FUNCTIONS & TRIGONOMETRIC EQUATIONS  
4  Section 6.1  Inverse Trigonometric Functions Section 6.2  Trigonometric Equations I 
Lecture Quizzes Homework 
Week 11 
4  Section 6.3  Trigonometric Equations II  Lecture Quizzes Homework 
Week 12 
4  Test 4  Test 4  Week 13 
MODULE 5  FINAL EXAM 

5  Final Exam  Final Exam  Week 14 
Grading: 

The cumulative total for the course is 650 points (50 Lecture Quiz Participation, 100 HW, 300 Tests, 200 Final Exam). The following percentage scale will be used to determine your final grade: Grade = Percentage Necessary for Grade
A = 90% to 100% 

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE. You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted!
