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MA 141 College Trigonometry
Gibbs, Stephen T.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

MA 141 College Trigonometry

Semester

F2RR 2006 MT

Faculty

Gibbs, Stephen T.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

ME: Electrical Engineering
BS: Electrical Engineering

Office Location

Mountain Home AFB, ID

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

208-828-3973

Other Phone

208-580-9582

E-Mail

stephen.gibbs@pirate.park.edu

stephen.gibbs@mountainhome.af.mil

Semester Dates

16 Oct--10 Dec 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

MA 131 or equivalent

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Sullivan, M., "Trigonemetry", Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2004, 7th Edition 

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Course Description:
A study of the circular functions including identities, sum and difference formulas, double and half angle forms, triangle solutions, and trigonometric equations. PREREQUISITE: MA 131 or equivalent. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
It has been said that mathematics is not a spectator sport.  To learn mathematics, students must attempt a number of problems.  Drill and practice are necessary to succeed.  In addition, the material should not be covered too quickly.  Student comprenhension always takes priority in the educational process.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define, manipulate, and graph the six trigonometric functions
  2. Write the sine and cosine of any multiple of
  3. Explain and express the relationship between radian and degree measure of an angle
  4. Prove and apply basic trigonometric identities


Core Assessment:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the trig. functions and trigonometric identities.

  2. Demonstrate ability to evaluate trigonometric functions in radian and degree measurements.

  3. Solve trigonometric applications and equations in radian and degree measurements.

  4. Graph the six trigonometric functions and analyze the period, amplitude, and phase shifts.

  5. Use the law of sines and the law of cosines to solve triangles.

  6. Use trigonometry to compute lengths and areas of plane figures.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Homework Assignments (50%)

Midterm Examination (25%)

Final Examination (25%)

Grading:

90 - 100% = A

80 - 89% = B

70 - 79% = C

60 - 69% = D

Below 60 = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments are to be submitted when due.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

- Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time.

- Students are responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence, either prior to or immediately after the absence.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 - 17, 19 Oct: Chapter 1, Graphs and Functions

Week 2 - 24, 26 Oct: Chapter 2, Trigonometric Functions

Week 3 - 31 Oct, 2 Nov: Chapter 3,  Analytic Trigonometry

Week 4 - 7, 9 Nov: Chapter 4, Applications of Trigonometric Functions/Midterm Exam

Week 5 - 14, 16 Nov: Chapter 5, Polar Coordinates; Vectors

Week 6 - 21, 23 Nov: Chapter 6, Analytic Geometry

Week 7 - 28, 30 Nov: Chapter 7, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Week 8 - Review/Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Evaluate 4 out of 4 trigonometric functions Evaluate 3 out of 4 trigonometric functions Evaluate 2 out of 4 trigonometric functions Evaluate 0 or 1 out of 4 trigonometric functions 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Prove 4 out of 4 trigonometric identities Prove 3 out of 4 trigonometric identities Prove 2 out of 4 trigonometric identities Prove 0 or 1 out of 4 trigonometric identities 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Solve 4 out of 4 trigonometric equations Solve 3 out of 4 trigonometric equations Solve 2 out of 4 trigonometric equations Solve 0 or 1 out of 4 trigonometric equations 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Solve 4 out of 4 practical applications Solve 3 out of 4 practical applications Solve 2 out of 4 practical applications Solve 0 or 1 out of 4 practical applications 
Content of communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Graph 4 out of 4 trigonometric equations Graph 3 out of 4 trigonometric equations Graph 2 out of 4 trigonometric equations Graph 0 or 1 out of 4 trigonometric equations 
Technical Skill in communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Analyze and state the amplitude, period and phase shifts for 4 out of 4 trig. graphs Analyze and state the amplitude, period and phase shifts for 3 out of 4 trig. graphs Analyze and state the amplitude, period and phase shifts for 2 out of 4 trig. graphs Analyze and state the amplitude, period and phase shifts for 0 or 1  out of 4 trig. graphs 
Use the law of sines and the law of cosines to solve triangles                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Given 3 parts of a triangle, find all 3 remaining parts Given 3 parts of a triangle, find 2 of the remaining parts Given 3 parts of a triangle, find 1 of the remaining parts Given 3 parts of a triangle, find 0 of the remaining parts 
Compute lengths and areas using trig.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Outcomes
6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Solve  4 out of 4 length or area problems Solve  3 out of 4 length or area problems Solve  2 out of 4 length or area problems Solve  0 or 1  out of 4 length or area problems 

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