Trigonometry: General Information
Trigonometry (Math 117)
Prof. Jon Kahl
||Students must meet one of the following:
- Math placement Level B
- Test score of 30 or better
- Grade of C or better in Math 105
- Score of 5 or higher on the IB Mathematical Studies - SL
- Score of 3 or higher on the AP Statistics exam
- Repeat 2 cr of Math 115.
|REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS:
College Algebra with Trigonometry, 8th Ed.
by Barnett, Ziegler and Byleen
- Graph paper:
A pad of graph paper is best, but if you wish
you can download and print many sheets of graph paper
- A ruler (for making graphs)
- A scientific calculator. NOTE: A graphing calculator is not necessary. Even if
you have one, you will still need to draw graphs by hand.
|HOW TO REACH PROF. KAHL:
- In person: EMS rm. W435
- By telephone: 229-3949
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
||M-F 11:15 - 12:15
I may be available before class on some days.
If you need to see me but cannot do so during these
times, please contact me and I'll try to work
- Three exams, 30% each (the final exam is not cumulative)
Make-up exams will only be given with a written medical excuse.
- Attendance: 10%
- Homework: not graded, but absolutely essential for success.
|RECIPE FOR SUCCESS IN THIS CLASS:
- Read the relevant textbook sections in advance
of the lecture. When reading, have pencil, paper,
calculator, ruler and graph paper handy and work out
the examples and 'Matched Problems' as you read.
The lecture material follows the textbook material
very closely. If you don't fully understand something
while reading the textbook before class, it will likely
become clearer during the lecture.
- Attempt at least some of the homework problems
in advance of the lecture.
- Do not miss class! One class during Winterim is
equivalent to one week during an ordinary semester.
Turn your brain on, be active and participate.
- Do all homework problems.
- Do at least some of the unassigned problems.
- Come to see me if you feel you don't understand
|STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
||Please feel free to contact me early in the semester for any help or accommodations which you may need.
January 9: Last day to drop without owing full tuition
January 14: Last day to drop
||Incompletes may be given when all of the following
- You are passing the course with the work that has been completed.
- You have only "a little" work to be finished.
- You can provide evidence that illness or other unusual
non-academic circumstances beyond your control have prevented you from completing the course.
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