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Course: Trigonometry - Math 1004

Description: This course is primarily for students who need to continue on in the study of mathematics. Topics of study include the trigonometric functions and their graphs, identities, trigonometric equations, and practical applications. 

Prerequisite: 1) Math 0907 and Math 0908 C or better or  2) Four semesters of high school algebra and two semesters of high school geometry with an appropriate score on the placement exam or 3) score of at least 25 on the  algebra placement test. 

Text: Trigonometry by Lial, Hornsby, Schneider.  Available in the campus bookstore

Calculator: A scientific calculator will be required.

Instructor: Ms. Cynthia Schultz

Office: E304

Email: cynthia_schultz@ivcc.edu

Phone: 224-0431

Instructor Schedule:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 Mth 2003   Mth 2003   Mth 2003
9:00 Office   Office   Office
10:00 Mth 1005 Mth 1005 Mth 1005 Mth 1005 Mth 1005
11:00 Office Office Office Office Math Lab
1:00 Mth 1005 Mth 1005 Mth 1005 Mth 1005 Mth 1005
5:30 Office        
6:00 Mth 1004        

Grading and testing:   

100-90% A
89-80% B
79-70%  C
69-60% D
0-59% F

4 exams at  75 points each

1 Final exam at 100 points

 Periodic graded problem sets at 20 points each

To calculate your percentage, find your total points scored, divide by the total points possible, and multiply by 100.

Course Schedule (Tentative)

Date Content Date Content
Aug 20 1.1, 1.2, 1.4 Oct 22 Exam, 5.3, 5.4
Aug 27 1.5, 2.1, 2.2 Oct 29 5.5, 5.6
Sept 3 No Class Nov 5 6.1, 6.2
Sept 10 Exam,  2.3 Nov 12 Exam, 6.3
Sept 17 2.4, 3.1, 3.2 Nov 19 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
Sept 24 3.3, 3.4 Nov 26 7.4, 7.5
Oct 1 Exam, 4.1 Dec 3 8.5, 8.6
Oct 8 4.2, 4.3 Dec 10 Final
Oct 15 5.1, 5.2    

 Homework : You will be given homework assignments for each section. These problems are to be completed by the next class session. There will be time allotted at the beginning of each class session to answer questions over the homework from the previous session. These problems are chosen to prepare you for the exam.  They are neither collected nor graded.  

Graded problem sets:  Periodically you will be given problems to be handed in and graded.  These problem sets cannot be submitted late.  In order to accommodate absences, your lowest score will be dropped.

Testing policy:  Makeup exam are generally not given and only in the most unusual circumstance will exceptions be granted based on very strict criteria. In the event that you miss an exam and are not able to makeup the points, your final exam score will be used to calculate an appropriate score for that exam.

Retakes of Exams and/or extra credit: I do not allow retakes of any assignment or assign extra credit to individuals.

Cheating: A score of zero will be given on any assignment where cheating occurs. Cheating includes, but is not limited to copying answers off other students’ tests, submitting another person’s work as your own, and having crib sheets during a test.  Multiple acts of cheating may result in withdrawal from the course.

Attendance: You are expected to attend all classes regularly. If absence is unavoidable, it is your responsibility to contact me to get class assignments, handouts, and announcements.

Withdrawals: Withdrawal from the class is not automatic. If you cease all activity in the course, you may receive an F. It is your responsibility to initiate a withdrawal if you feel you can not complete the course. If you need to withdraw from this class, it must be done in person in my office.  If you can not reach me to initiate a withdrawal, please contact the division chair, Ron Groleau.  The last day to withdraw is November 12th.

Special accommodations:  If you will be requiring special accommodations due to academic, medical or other needs, it is your responsibility to inform me in a timely manner of your request. 

Services: IVCC offers many services to our students.  These include tutoring, counseling, academic advising, etc.  If you need  these services, I can assist you in contacting the appropriate people.