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Syllabus for MATH 1450.01 and 1450.

03: Precalculus With Trigonometry, Spring 2012 Meeting Times and Place: MATH 1450.01: MWF 8:459:35 a.m. and T 9:1010:00 a.m. and MATH 1450.03: MWF 10:4511:35 a.m. and T 10:3511:25 a.m. All classes meet in MAGC 1.202. Instructor: William Heller, Ph.D. Oce is MAGC 3.812. Telephone number is 956-665-3569, or leave a message with the secretary at 956-665-3451 or 956-665-2361. E-mail address is heller@utpa.edu. Oce Hours: MWF 9:5010:30 a.m., MW 11:50 a.m.2:20 p.m., and R 2:153:15 p.m. in MAGC 3.812. Other times are available by appointment. Prerequisites: MATH 1340 or its equivalent with a grade of C or better, or ACCUPLACER College Level Mathematics part score 80 or better, or appropriate high school background and placement scores. Calculator: A scientic or graphing calculator capable of handling exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions is needed for this course. Typical calculators are the Texas Instruments TI83, TI-84, TI-85, TI-86, TI-89, TI-92, Voyage 200, or TI-Nspire or equivalent models produced by other manufacturers, such as Hewlett-Packard, Casio, and Sharp. Textbook: Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, sixth edition customized for UTPA, by James Stewart, Lothar Redlin, and Saleem Watson, Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, Inc., 2011, ISBN: 978-1-13327198-7, LCCN 2010935410. Point Distribution: 4 Tests (100 pts. each) 400 200 Final Exam Total 600* *Also, you must complete at least 80% of the homework to get a grade of C or better. This assessment will be made by the portfolio, which is described later in this syllabus, and by homework submissions. Bonus point activities, such as quizzes, may be provided at the instructors discretion. Final Exam: The nal exam is comprehensive and attendance is required. It is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th, from 3:305:15 p.m. in a classroom to be determined later. Grade Scale: 540-600 480-539 420-479 360-419 0-359 (90%-100%) (80%-89%) (70%-79%) (60%-69%) ( 0%-59%) A B C D F

Explanation of Letter Grades: A You have completed all course goals and topics and have done so to a high level of competence in all areas. You have an excellent understanding of precalculus mathematics, and you are able to apply it to problems in mathematics, science, and engineering. You are encouraged to proceed on to courses that require a substantial knowledge of the content of this course, such as MATH 1460: Calculus I. You have completed all course goals and topics but not to the highest level of competence in all areas, or you have failed to complete at least one course goal or topic, or parts of several, even though you may have mastered the others to a very high level. While your understanding of precalculus mathematics is good as you have a more than adequate mastery of the material, some additional work is needed for you to have complete comprehension of the subject. Nonetheless, you are able to apply it to problems in mathematics, science, and engineering, 1

and you are encouraged to proceed on to courses that require a substantial knowledge of the content of this course, such as MATH 1460: Calculus I. C You have a functional knowledge of precalculus mathematics. However, you have completed all course goals and topics to only a minimal level of competence in each, or you have failed to complete several course goals or topics, even though you have completed all others to a high level. You are able to apply the ideas of this course to problems in mathematics, science, and engineering, but you may experience diculty at times because of deciencies in your comprehension of the subject. You must address these issues in order to succeed in courses that require a substantial knowledge of the content of this course, such as MATH 1460: Calculus I. See your instructor for a detailed analysis of where you still need work.

D, F You do not have a functional knowledge of precalculus mathematics as you have failed to achieved a minimal level of competence toward many course goals and on many topics. You will have a great deal of diculty in applying the ideas of this course to problems in mathematics, science, and engineering. You will not succeed in courses that require a substantial knowledge of precalculus mathematics, such as MATH 1460: Calculus I. For this reason some courses require that you complete this course with a grade of C or better before enrolling in them. In addition, there may be problems with your mastery of prerequisite material or with your study habits, particularly as they relate to mathematics course work. See your instructor for a detailed analysis of your work and for useful suggestions. Also, a student failing to complete at least 80% of the homework will receive a grade no higher than a D. Alternatively, a person having 3 or more absences may receive a grade of F at the instructors discretion. (See the Attendance Policy section below.) DR, W This grade is given to any student who complies with all attendance and conduct policies (see below) and who properly requests it during the rst ten weeks of the term, which is by Monday, April 2nd. That is, the student must meet with the instructor in his oce during his oce hour and submit the blue form to the Oce of Records and Registration as required by that oce. Note, however, that a DR will not be issued to a student facing university judicial proceedings for conduct in this course or who has excessive absences. The instructor is in no way compelled to give a student a drop grade. Furthermore, a drop grade is not granted until the instructor signs the drop form, and the student submits it by the deadline noted above. Students unable to complete the course work or attend regularly may instead wish to consult with the Oce of Records and Registration about withdrawing from the University for the current term. See page 58 of the 200911 Undergraduate Catalog. Grade Policy: The tests and nal exam will be in-class and will be announced at least a week in advance. No make-up tests will be given. The nal exam percentage will be substituted for a missed test if the absence is properly excused and documented as deemed by the instructor. Quizzes may be in-class, take-home, or online and given approximately once every week or two. In-class quizzes will be announced in advance, last about 30-45 minutes, and cover problems similar to homework questions. Missed quizzes will receive a grade of zero, and no make-up quizzes will be given. Homework will be assigned daily and collected when the instructor designates. For the homework assignments, write the statement of each problem followed by your detailed solution, and clearly indicate the problem, section, and chapter number of the question. Most homework problems require more than simply writing the answer, and so you are required to write all steps of your solution and provide appropriate justication. While you are encouraged to discuss homework problems with other students, tutors, your instructor, and other faculty, the write-up of your solutions must be your own work and not simply copied from another student or another source. Finally, write your full name on your homework, and if your assignment requires more than one sheet of paper, staple them together. 2

In order to improve your organization and your ability to eciently review for quizzes and tests, you are to maintain an on-going portfolio of worked homework problems, quizzes, tests, test review sheets, handouts, projects, and lecture notes. The portfolio is a loose leaf binder with all course papers grouped together in sections. Put all items in the following order: homework; quizzes and quiz keys; test reviews, tests, and test keys; handouts; projects; lecture notes; and nally any other items you nd useful for the course. The homework solutions, quizzes, tests, and lecture notes must be in your own handwriting. Write neatly and legibly. Attendance Policy: As it is not possible to pass this course without regularly attending class and completing the homework and quizzes, each student is responsible for completing all assigned work and attending all lectures, quizzes, and tests. A student having 3 or more absences may receive a grade of F at the instructors discretion. Early departures and late arrivals count as full absences. Failing to sign the attendance sheet or failing to complete an in-class activity, such as an in-class quiz, will result in a full absence for that day even if you are physically present. Similarly, a late arrival or early departure on a quiz day will result in a zero for the quiz as well as a full absence. Any circumstances which may cause a student to miss class should be brought to the instructors attention immediately. Conduct Policy: Students are expected to conduct themselves in a civilized fashion at all times and are expected to treat their fellow students and the instructor with courtesy and respect. Any action which distracts you or others, disrupts the learning environment, or undermines the fairness and integrity of the classroom proceedings will constitute grounds for dismissal from the classroom and the course. Such actions include making loud noises, receiving or making cell phone calls or text messages, using a laptop computer or cell phone in class (regardless of the reason), moving around the classroom excessively, ignoring requests by the instructor to remain seated or stop talking, failing to follow instructions on an in-class activity (such as a test or quiz), and cheating on tests, quizzes, and homework. To ask a question or make a comment, raise your hand and wait to be recognized by the instructor before speaking. The instructor will correct your classroom etiquette when needed. Similarly, academic dishonesty in any form will not be permitted on any course work and will be referred to university judicial proceedings at the instructors discretion. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, copying someone elses work and submitting it as your own, using unapproved written or electronic notes on a test or quiz, communicating with another student during a test or quiz, supplying hints to a student about a test or quiz, submitting fraudulent documents and making false statements in support of an absence, and marking on graded work after it has been returned and requesting the work to be regraded. Students are expected to cooperate with the instructor as he takes reasonable precautions to guard against academic dishonesty, such as verifying students identication during tests and quizzes, clearing calculator memories before a test or quiz, checking that no forbidden notes are being used during a test or quiz, following the instructions (both verbal and written) for completing tests, quizzes, and homework, comparing submitted work from several students and to published and unpublished sources to determine whether copying has taken place, and moving students to dierent seats during a test or quiz. Electronic Communication Policy: The new university policy requires all electronic communication between the University and students be conducted through the ocial University supplied systems; namely BroncMail for email or Blackboard for course specic correspondence. Therefore, please use your UTPA assigned BroncMail or Blackboard account for all future correspondence with UTPA faculty and sta.

Disability Statement: Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Disability Services Oce for a condential discussion of their individual needs for academic accommodation. It is the policy of the University of Texas-Pan American to provide exible and individualized accommodation to students with documented disabilities that may aect their ability to fully participate in course activities or to meet course requirements. To receive accommodation services, students must be registered with the Disability Services oce (DS), University Center #322, 956-665-7005, disabilityservices@utpa.edu. The Director of Disabilities is: Christine Stuart-Carruthers, 956-665-5375, carruthers@utpa.edu. Available Resources: To help you learn the course material, the following resources are available: (1) Your instructor is available during his oce hours on a walk-in basis and by appointment at other times. (2) FREE, walk-in, mathematics tutoring is available in the tutoring labs LEAC 114 and MAGC 3.510. The hours of operation of each lab will be posted on the door to the respective room. Expectations: To be successful in this course, you should: (1) Spend 8-12 hours each week working homework problems, reviewing lecture notes, reading the textbook and associated materials, viewing course videos, studying for tests and quizzes, and seeking help from the tutors and instructor; (2) Complete all homework problems by the designed due date, check the correctness of your work, and understand the methods and principles they illustrate; (3) Master the designed course topics before each quiz and test, and if necessary, complete additional problems beyond those assigned and consult other sources if you nd the assigned problems and text are insucient; (4) When you experience diculty in the course, seek help from the tutors and instructor immediately; (5) Attend class meetings regularly, pay attention, and participate in all classroom activities; and (6) Write your solutions to homework, test, and quiz problems in an organized and legible way. Topics: We will cover most of the sections and topics in chapters 5-9, 11, and 12 of the textbook. Chapter 6 will be covered rst, followed by Chapter 5, and then the other chapters in numerical order. See the homework handout for specics. Catalog Description: Topics include trigonometric functions, applications, graphs, equations, and identities; inverse trigonometric functions; vectors; sequences and series; the Binomial Theorem; conic sections; and parametric and polar equations.

Student Learning Outcomes (Course Goals): After completing this course students will be able to: (1) Demonstrate an understanding and skill in the use of trigonometric functions, formulas, and fundamental identities. (2) Demonstrate knowledge of the exact values of certain trigonometric functions for particular angles in degrees and radians. (3) Demonstrate an understanding and be able to solve right triangle and non-right triangle problems using trigonometric functions. (4) Graph and name the graph of a circular function. (5) Demonstrate an understanding and be able to solve trigonometric equations using the basic trigonometric identities. (6) Demonstrate an understanding of sequences and series, in general, and in particular the geometric sequences and series. (7) Demonstrate an understanding of the basic shapes in analytic geometry (in rectangular coordinates and polar coordinates): lines, parabolas, ellipses, hyperbolas, and conics. Core Mathematics Course Student Learning Outcomes: The objective of the mathematics component of the core curriculum is to develop a quantitatively literate college graduate. Every college graduate should be able to apply basic mathematical tools in the solution of real-world problems. After completing this course, students will be able: (1) To apply arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, higher-order thinking, and statistical methods to modeling and solving real-world situations. (2) To represent and evaluate basic mathematical information verbally, numerically, graphically, and symbolically. (3) To expand mathematical reasoning skills and formal logic to develop convincing mathematical arguments. (4) To use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding and to solve mathematical problems and judge the reasonableness of the results. (5) To interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics, and draw inferences from them. (6) To recognize the limitations of mathematical and statistical models. (7) To develop the view that mathematics is an evolving discipline, interrelated with human culture, and understand its connections to other disciplines. Mathematics Major Student Learning Outcomes: Students completing the B.S. program in Mathematics will: (1) Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of Mathematics, its scope, application, history, problems, methods, and usefulness to mankind both as a science and as an intellectual discipline. (2) Demonstrate a sound conceptual understanding of Mathematics through the construction of mathematically rigorous and logically correct proofs. (3) Identify, formulate, and analyze real world problems with statistical or mathematical techniques. (4) Utilize technology as an eective tool in investigating, understanding, and applying mathematics. (5) Communicate mathematics eectively to mathematical and non-mathematical audiences in oral, written, and multi-media form. (6) Demonstrate an appreciation of and enthusiasm for lifelong scientic inquiry, learning, and creativity.