MATH-2312-01 - Pre-Calculus Math
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Summer I 2018 Course Syllabus
MATH-2312-01 - Pre-Calculus Math
|Semester||Summer I 2018|
|Instructor||Askew, Michelle L.|
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|Course Description||In-depth combined study of algebra, trigonometry, and other topics for calculus readiness.|
|Course Prerequisites||MATH 1314 College Algebra or the equivalent preparation.|
|Required Textbooks||PRECALCULUS: A Right Triangle Approach, Beecher, Penna & Bittinger, 5TH Edition, Pearson Education, Inc., 2016. Package (Book and Access Code) ISBN: 9781323109151 Access Code Alone ISBN: 9780558926809|
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. There will not be any makeup quizzes or makeup tests. A studentâ€™s lowest test grade will replace a first missed test. A student will receive a zero for any missed quiz or a second missed test. The final exam is required.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Tests: 60% Quizzes: 25% Homework: 15%
(All homework will be done on computers using MyLabsPlus) Free temporary access is available for two weeks. Login at www.lamarpa.mylabsplus.com Use your LSCPA user name and your birthdate in the following format. June 6, 1999 would be Jun061999. There are no spaces and the month must be capitalized.
|Final Exam Date||July 9, 2018 - 8:00 AM Through July 9, 2018 - 10:00 AM|
All assignments posted in MyLabsPlus and must be done on computer.
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
All homework assignments will be done with a computer assisted program called MyLabsPlus.
June 11, 2018* Test 1 (Chapters 1-3)
June 13, 2018 Last day to drop or withdraw without academic penalty
June 19, 2018* Test 2 (Chapters 4-5)
June 27, 2018* Test 3 (Chapter 6)
June 28, 2018 Last day to drop or withdraw
July 4, 2018 Independence Day
July 9, 2018 Last class day/final exam (Chapters 7-8)
* Indicates an approximate date
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills â€“ Demonstrate comprehension of content-area material.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills â€“ Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills - Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills - Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of properties of functions. (PSLO 1, 3, ALPHA) Measured by embedded test or quiz questions and pre-test/post-test, and homework labs.
2. Recognize and apply algebraic and transcendental functions and solve related equations. (PLSO 1, 3) Measured by embedded test or quiz questions, and homework labs.
3. Apply graphing techniques to algebraic and transcendental functions. (PSLO 3) Measured by embedded test or quiz questions, and homework labs.
4. Compute the values of trigonometric functions for key angles in all quadrants of the unit circle measured in both degrees and radians. (PSLO 1,2,3) Measured by embedded test or quiz questions, and homework labs.
5. Prove trigonometric identities.(PSLO 1,2,3, ALPHA) Measured by embedded test or quiz questions and pre-test/post-test, and homework labs.
6. Solve right and oblique triangles. (PSLO 3) Measured by embedded test or quiz questions, and homework labs.
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|Additional Information||You must use a scientific calculator or your choice. A cell phone is not permissible.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
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and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
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What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
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divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
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Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|