INSTRUCTOR: MR. ROMAIN Fall 2012
This course is an extension of Algebra with the inclusion of a unique set of definitions. Trigonometry is the further advancement in the sequential progression of mathematical ‘’tools’’ equipping the student with means necessary to cope with more complex and challenging problems. After students complete this course they will have an understanding of how trigonometry is used in day to day life and how it relates to other mathematical topics. The student will analyze and graph trigonometric functions and inverse trigonometric functions. Students will solve both right and oblique triangles. The student will perform operations on complex numbers in trigonometric form, work with vectors, and graph both polar and parametric equations. Students will use graphing calculators in activities that are appropriate to the topics being studied.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND REQUIRED MATERIALS:
The successful student will have a working knowledge of both algebra and geometry.
1. TEXT: Larson/ Hostetler Sixth Edition
2. A full-size binder for the purpose of organizing ALL class notes, class handouts, homework assignments, quizzes, and tests. Notebook checks will be random, and there will be no excuse for not having it upon request!
Note: These materials need to be in class with you everyday!
HOMEWORK:Assignments are given out every night, ( w/rare exception). Assignments are due on the day following the assignment. Absentees are required to make-up all missed work and produce any notes from classmates.
CLASS PARTICIPATION:Class participation is required. Students are required to participate in class discussion-this means it is necessary to BE PREPARED!
EXAMS AND QUIZZES:A test or a quiz will be given on a weekly basis; test follow the completion of each chapter, while quizzes are on partial or unfinished chapters
GRADING:Semester grades will be calculated as follows:
Class participation: 10%
Homework and Binder checks 10%
Midterm Exam 10%
Tests and Quizzes 55%
Final Exam 15%
GENERAL:To be a successful student in Trigonometry you must apply yourself fully
and to the best of your capabilities at all times and all assignments. Effort
and application of good work habits also contribute to a good grade.