Text only

Class Contract for Math 1005
Precalculus (5rd Edition) by Robert Blitzer.
Instructor: Thomas Tunnell
Office Hours:
 Posted on webpage

Course Description: This course covers the same topics as College Algebra and Trigonometry with emphasis on functions approach and curve sketching.  It is recommended for students planning to take the calculus sequence but have not met the prerequisites. 

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 

(Note the following grading and testing information is subject to change by the instructor)


You may make up a test if:
1) you know you will be absent on the day of a scheduled test and you arrange a time prior to the test to take it early.

2)Otherwise you may use your score on the final to replace the first missed exam.  A second missed exam without a physician's  written excuse will result in zero for that exam.  Any other missed assignments  cannot be made up for any reason(Note the following grading and testing information is subject to change by the instructor)

Grading   Testing
100-90% A 7 exams 100 pts each
89-80% B Periodic quizzes/group exercises-pts tba
79-70% C MYMATHLAB HWK 100 pts
69-60% D Final exam 100 pts
0-59% F  

To find average : (students total / total points possible) x 100

Expected Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of algebra
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of linear and quadratic equations and inequalities
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of functions
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of polynomial function
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of other functions
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of systems of equations and inequalities
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of sequences, and series
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of trigonometric functions
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of analytic trigonometry
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of trigonometric applications


IVCC withdrawal policy: Last day to withdraw is  April 10, 2014

Effective Summer 2011, students have the ability to initiate a withdrawal from classes. By completing the form in the Records Office or through the form located within WebAdvisor, the student is authorizing IVCC to remove him/her from the course. Entering the student ID number serves as the studentís electronic signature. IVCC has the right to rescind a withdrawal in cases of academic dishonesty or at the instructorís discretion.

Students should be aware of the impact of a withdrawal on full-time status for insurance purposes and for financial aid. It is highly recommended that students meet with their instructor or with a counselor before withdrawing from a class to discuss if a withdrawal is the best course of action for that particular student.

MYMATHLAB details:

Cheating: A score of zero will be given on any assignment where cheating occurs. Other disciplinary actions are at the discretion of the instructor and may include, but are not limited to being withdrawn from the course and possibly from IVCC.

Attendance: You are expected to attend all classes regularly. If absence is unavoidable, it is your responsibility to complete any work missed.

Policy: All IVCC student policies apply to this class.

Special Needs: If you are a student with a cognitive, physical or psychiatric disability you may be eligible for academic support services such as extended test time, texts on tape, note taking services etc..  If you are interested in receiving academic support services, please contact the Special Populations Office at 224-0284, office B-204.


 (schedule subject to change by instructor, quizzes not listed)

Week of 1/13
Introduction, 1.1-1.3

Week of 1/20
1/20  MLK day, college closed

Week of 1/27
1.7-1.10, TEST 1

Week of 2/3

Week of 2/10

Week of 2/17
2/17 Presidents Day, colled closed
TEST 2, 3.1-3.2

Week of 2/24

Week of 3/3
TEST3, 4.1-4.3

Week of 3/10 Spring Break

Week of 3/17

Week of 3/24
3/28 Faculty Development day, no class
4.7-4.8, TEST 4

Week of 3/31

Week of 4/7
5.4-5.5, TEST 5, 6.1
4/10 last day to withdraw

Week of 4/14

Week of 4/21
6.7, TEST6, 7.1

Week of 4/28
7.2-7.3, 9.5, 10.1-10.2

Week of 5/5
10.3, TEST7