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MA 141 College Trigonometry
Chamberlin, Samuel


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Course

MA 1141 College Trigonometry

Semester

FA 2011 HO

Faculty

Chamberlin, Samuel

Title

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Degrees/Certificates

Mathematics Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Office Location

Findlay-Wakefield Science Hall 306

Office Hours

MW 9-11am, TR 2:30-4pm, F 10-11am

Daytime Phone

(816)584-6260

E-Mail

schamberlin@park.edu

Semester Dates

8/15/11 to 12/2/11

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

11:35 - 12:50 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Trigonometry, 9th Edition, by Lial, Hornsby and Schneider, ISBN: 9780321528858.

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Course Description:
MA141 College Trigonometry: A consideration of those topics in trigonometry necessary for the calculus. Topics include: circular functions, identites, special trigometric formulas, solving triangles, polar coordinates, vectors, and conic sections. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: MA135, or a high school or transfer course equivalent to MA135, or ACT math score greater than or equal to 26, or an SAT math score greater than or equal to 560, or a COMPASS score greater than or equal to 46 in the College Algebra placement domain.

Educational Philosophy:
To understand mathematics students must be active learners. They must work many problems both inside and outside of the classroom. The problems assigned should vary in difficulty so that every student is challenged but not overwhelmed. Students should seek out help before becoming frustrated and discouraged.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Define, manipulate, and graph the six trigonometric functions
  2. Write the sine and cosine of any multiple of 30
  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 (using MathXL): 100 points
Quizzes (in every class): 100 points total
Exams (two): (200 points each) 400 points total
Final Exam: 400 points

Grading:
The grading scale will be no worse than the following.

   90-100% = A
     80-89% = B
     70-79% = C
     60-69% = D
Below 60% = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
No late submissions of homework or make up quizzes, or exams are allowed except in the case of an unplanned documented emergency. (documentation will be required in the form of a doctor's note, accident report, etc.)

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please silence all electronic devices and refrain from talking except to participate in class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Tentative Schedule

Class No.

Date

Day

Section(s) Covered

1

8/16

T

Syllabus, 1.1, 1.2

2

8/18

R

1.3, 1.4

3

8/23

T

2.1, 2.2

4

8/25

R

2.4, 3.1

5

8/30

T

3.3, 4.1

6

9/1

R

4.2

7

9/6

T

4.3

8

9/8

R

4.4

9

9/13

T

Review for Exam 1 Chapters 1-4

10

9/15

R

Exam 1 Chapters 1-4

11

9/20

T

5.1, 5.2

12

9/22

R

5.2

13

9/27

T

5.3, 5.4

14

9/29

R

5.5, 5.6

15

10/4

T

6.1

16

10/6

R

6.2

No Class Fall Break

10/11

T

No Class Fall Break

No Class Fall Break

10/13

R

No Class Fall Break

17

10/18

T

6.3

18

10/20

R

7.1, 7.2

19

10/25

T

7.3

20

10/27

R

7.4

21

11/1

T

Review for Exam 2 Chapters 5-7

22

11/3

R

Exam 2 Chapters 5-7

23

11/8

T

8.1

24

11/10

R

8.2

25

11/15

T

8.3

26

11/17

R

8.4

27

11/22

T

8.5

No Class Thanksgiving

11/24

R

No Class Thanksgiving

28

11/29

T

8.6

29

12/1

R

Review for Final Exam

Final Exam

Week of 12/12-12/16


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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 "F".
  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.

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If you miss more than 25 minutes of any class meeting you will be marked as Absent for that meeting.

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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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