• Pre-Calculus

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    Teacher: Mrs. Kayla Roberts

     

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    College Precalculus, 1B: https://bit.ly/3l9lxHn

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    Teacher: Mrs. Cathy Curtis

     

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    College Precalculus

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    Pre-Calculus Honesty Contract

     

    Welcome to Pre-Calculus! In this class all students are required to submit work that represents their original words, ideas, or products. We are taking a strong stance against Academic Dishonesty and to that end, we are requiring you to sign and submit this Academic Honesty Contract, pledging to avoid plagiarism and other forms of unacceptable practices. Please initial this contract where noted and submit your digital signature on the contract. This is due by the end of the first week.

     

     


    Violating the Academic Honesty Contract will result in the following consequences for regular assignments and tests:

    1.      A grade of zero on the assignment

    2.      The assignment or test will need to be redone and resubmitted

    3.      The principal will be notified of your Academic Dishonesty and will determine further disciplinary action for the offense

     

    Initial here if you understand and agree to these statements: _________

     

     


    Unacceptable academic practices include, but are not limited to, cheating. Various forms of cheating include:

    1. Copying another student’s work or allowing your work to be copied

    2. Allowing someone other than yourself to submit work in your name

    3. Using unauthorized assistance on an assignment or test

    4. Allowing someone other than yourself to take an assignment or test for you

    5. Giving answers to other students

    6. Using online sources such as Photo Math, etc. to complete an assignment or test

     

     

    Initial here if you understand and agree to these statements: _­_______

     

     
     

     


    Unacceptable academic practices include, but are not limited to, plagiarism. Plagiarism is presenting other peoples’ ideas, writings, or products (written or electronic) by claiming them as one’s own and not giving credit to these sources. Forms of plagiarism include:

    1. Submitting work that is not your own

    2. Slightly altering work from another student or source and passing the work as your own

     

    Initial here if you understand and agree to these statements: ________

     

    Unacceptable academic practices include, but are not limited to, fabricating data. Fabricating data is making up data to complete an assignment that requires research and/or collecting data. Forms of data fabrication include:

    1. Falsifying or manipulating data to achieve a desired experiment result

    2. Reporting data for an experiment that was not conducted

    3. Submitting work with fabricated or falsified sources

     

    Initial here if you understand and agree to these statements: _________

     

     
     

     


    Unacceptable academic practices include, but are not limited to:

    1. Academic sabotage: damaging another student’s work or grade on purpose

    2. Falsifying information: lying to a teacher, administrator, or parent (such as saying an assignment has been completed when it has not or submitted when it hasn’t been, or lying about your grade)

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    Initial here if you understand and agree to these statements: _____

     

     
     

     


    I understand that I will be working in an unsupervised environment during some of my class time. I agree to adhere to the following rules of online classroom conduct:

    1. I will complete all of my own assignments.

    2. I have read and understand the Pre-Calculus Academic Honesty Contract and agree to avoid unacceptable academic practices such as:

    ● Cheating

    ● Plagiarism

    ● Fabricating data

    ● Academic sabotage

    ● Falsifying information

    3. I will ask my teacher during Mav Time or by appointment for clarification if I have any questions regarding the above Academic Honesty Contract.

    4. I understand that if I violate the Academic Honesty Contract for this class, I will be subject to disciplinary action and will receive a zero for the assignment in question, requirement to redo and resubmit the assignment in question, and further disciplinary action as decided by the Principal.

     

     

    Please use your stylus to sign your name on the line below. By signing this contract, you are agreeing not to engage in any form of academic dishonesty.

     

    Digital Signature: _____________________________________

     

     

     


     

    The College of Western Idaho Course Syllabus

    Math 147 Fall 21

     
     
     

    Notice of Student and Instructor Accountability
    Students and Instructors are accountable for all information on this syllabus, which is located in this course’s Blackboard Site. 

     

    Course Information

     

    Mathematics                                                                    

    College Algebra & Trigonometry                                    Instructor: Cathy Curtis         

    Math 147 Section 19D                                                          Email: curtis.cathleen@westada.org

    Course Modality- Regular/Hybrid                                 School Phone: 855-4050 ext: 1318

          Website: http://www.westada.org/Domain/2455

     

     

     

    Course Description
    This is a single course equivalent to College Algebra (MATH 143) plus Trigonometry (MATH 144). This course includes fundamental concepts of algebra and trigonometry; equations and inequalities; functions and graphs; polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities; conics; the Binomial Theorem; right triangle and circular function approaches to trigonometry; graphs of trig functions; trig identities; conditional equations; right and non-right triangle applications of trigonometry; inverse trig functions; trigonometry of complex numbers, including DeMoivre's Theorem; polar coordinates and equations; and parametric equations. Credit hours are not granted in both MATH 143 and MATH 147, nor in both MATH 144 and MATH 147. PREREQ: Mastery of Units 1-12 in MATH 095 or equivalent placement score. (This CWI course meets Idaho State Board of Education GEM competency requirements for GEM 3 - Mathematical Ways of Knowing.). (5 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 5 credits)

     

    Schedule
    This section must include the following:

    ·        A/B Schedule

    o   Time depending on which class you are scheduled for

    ·        Room #318

    ·        Session of the course: regular 2 full semesters

     

    Online courses should modify this section as appropriate.] 

     

    Instructor Availability
    ·        Office Hours for Students:  7:00 am – 7:30 am each day except for Wednesdays, due to Collaboration and at lunch

    ·        Any availability for appointments at lunch of after school.

     

     

    Course Learning Outcomes
    The Course Objective is to provide students with the mathematical foundation necessary (1) for future mathematics courses such as Calculus and (2) to be able to learn new concepts helpful to them as employees, citizens, and consumers.

     

     

    Students completing this course are expected to acquire the ability and skills to:

     

    SLO 1     Use and Understand Linear, Literal, Radical and Absolute Value Equations, Inequalities and Functions.

    1. Classify an equation/inequality/function or system based on its characteristics

    2. Solve Problems

    a) Select appropriate strategy

    b) Apply strategy and solve problem

    c) Check solution(s) for accuracy and reasonableness

    d) Interpret solution within context of problem

    e) Justify process and solutions

    f) Reflect upon process regarding efficiency, optional strategies and additional uses 

    3. Graphs

    a) Identify graphs of basic equations/functions

    b) Graph basic graphs and their transformations

    c) Create equation/function from graph

    d) Identify basic characteristics including domain, range, areas where graph is increasing, decreasing or constant, extrema, intercepts, and minimum degree where appropriate

    4. Applied Problems

    a) Analyze and interpret problem

    b) Select appropriate strategy

    c) Apply strategy and solve problem

    d) Check solution(s) for accuracy and reasonableness

    e) Interpret solution within context of problem

    f) Justify process and solutions

    g) Reflect upon process regarding efficiency, optional strategies, and additional uses

    SLO 2     Use and Understand Quadratic and Conic Section Equations, Inequalities and Functions.

    1. Classify an equation/inequality/function or system based on its characteristics

    2. Solve Problems

    a) Select appropriate strategy

    b) Apply strategy and solve problem

    c) Check solution(s) for accuracy and reasonableness

    d) Interpret solution within context of problem

    e) Justify process and solutions

    f) Reflect upon process regarding efficiency, optional strategies, and additional uses

    3. Graphs

    a) Identify graphs of basic equations/functions

    b) Graph basic graphs and their transformations

    c) Create equation/function from graph

    d) Identify basic characteristics including domain, range, areas where graph is increasing, decreasing or constant, extrema, intercepts, and minimum degree where appropriate

    4. Applied Problems

    a) Analyze and interpret problem

    b) Select appropriate strategy

    c) Apply strategy and solve problem

    d) Check solution(s) for accuracy and reasonableness

    e) Interpret solution within context of problem

    f) Justify process and solutions

    g) Reflect upon process regarding efficiency, optional strategies, and additional uses

    SLO 3     Use and Understand Polynomial and Rational Equations, Inequalities and Functions.

    1. Classify an equation/inequality/function or system based on its characteristics

    2. Solve Problems

    a) Select appropriate strategy

    b) Apply strategy and solve problem

    c) Check solution(s) for accuracy and reasonableness

    d) Interpret solution within context of problem

    e) Justify process and solutions

    f) Reflect upon process regarding efficiency, optional strategies, and additional uses

    3. Graphs

    a) Identify graphs of basic equations/functions

    b) Graph basic graphs and their transformations

    c) Create equation/function from graph

    d) Identify basic characteristics including domain, range, areas where graph is increasing, decreasing or constant, extrema, intercepts, and minimum degree where appropriate

    4. Applied Problems

    a) Analyze and interpret problem

    b) Select appropriate strategy

    c) Apply strategy and solve problem

    d) Check solution(s) for accuracy and reasonableness

    e) Interpret solution within context of problem

    f) Justify process and solutions

    g) Reflect upon process regarding efficiency, optional strategies, and additional uses

    SLO 4     Use and Understand Exponential and Logarithmic Equations, Inequalities and Functions.

    1. Classify an equation/inequality/function or system based on its characteristics

    2. Solve Problems

    a) Select appropriate strategy

    b) Apply strategy and solve problem

    c) Check solution(s) for accuracy and reasonableness

    d) Interpret solution within context of problem

    e) Justify process and solutions

    f) Reflect upon process regarding efficiency, optional strategies, and additional uses

    3. Graphs

    a) Identify graphs of basic equations/functions

    b) Graph basic graphs and their transformations

    c) Create equation/function from graph

    d) Identify basic characteristics including domain, range, areas where graph is increasing, decreasing or constant, extrema, intercepts, and minimum degree where appropriate

    4. Applied Problems

    a) Analyze and interpret problem

    b) Select appropriate strategy

    c) Apply strategy and solve problem

    d) Check solution(s) for accuracy and reasonableness

    e) Interpret solution within context of problem

    f) Justify process and solutions

    g) Reflect upon process regarding efficiency, optional strategies, and additional uses

    SLO 5     Apply Trigonometric Content.

    1. Create mathematical models

    2. Solve application problems

    3. Justify and interpret solutions within the context of the problem

    4. Communicate rationale behind choice of strategy

    SLO 6     Use and Understand Trigonometric Functions.

    1. Understand right triangle and circular functions definitions.

    2. Evaluate trigonometric functions and their inverses

    3. Solve right triangles

    4. Solve trigonometric equations.

    5. Identify and create basic sine and cosine graphs and perform simple transformations.

    SLO 7     Use and Understand Trigonometric Identities.

    1. Simplify trigonometric expressions.

    2. Verify trigonometric identities.

    3. Evaluate trigonometric functions

    4. Solve any triangle

    SLO 8     Use and Understand Related Trigonometric Concepts.

    1. Use and understand complex numbers in trigonometric form

    2. Solve polar equations

    3. Solve parametric equations

     

    Outcomes Assessment
    Students will be expected to complete homework daily and quizzes each chapter. 

    There will be a total of 9-chapter exams throughout the year and 2 Final exams, one per semester.  The assessments will be administered in class and are expected to be completed in the allotted time given. All assignments will be graded within 72 hours of the submission date

    Grading Policy
     

    A:  90- 100%

    B:  80 – 89%

    C:  70 – 79%

    D:  60 – 69%

    F:  0 – 59%

     
    Grade Calculation
    20% - Final Exam

    50% - Test (9 tests in total)

    15% - Quizzes

    15% - Homework

     

    Per departmental policy, a student must earn at least a 60% on the common final exam to be eligible to pass the class with a grade of C or better. Students whose overall average is 70% or better after failing the common final, will be given a letter grade of D and will be offered the opportunity to take a challenge exam.

    o   Challenge Exam:  This exam is available for a limited time after the end of the semester.  Students who can earn a 60% or better on the challenge exam will have their grade changed from the D given based on the departmental policy to the letter grade that matches their original semester average.  Students eligible for this challenge opportunity will be notified by their instructor of their eligibility along with details regarding dates of availability and the timeframe for grade changes.  Please note: This opportunity is not available to all students who fail the final exam.  It is only available to students who fail the final exam whose semester average stays at 70% or above after having done so. 

     

     

    Textbooks and Required Materials
    The textbook for the course is Algebra & Trigonometry: Graphs and Models, Sixth Edition, by Bittinger, 2017.  The course fee pays for access to MyMathLab.   These course materials are integrated into your Blackboard course.  This access also contains the ebook.

     

    A scientific calculator is needed for this course.

     

    Instructional Conversation
    Learning is an active exchange between faculty and student.

    As a faculty, I will

    ·        Instruct through in-class lectures, but will video lectures, if we go into hybrid mode

    ·        Assess through written assessments completed in class

    ·        Inform through a calendar or printed document to help students follow along

    ·        Facilitate through questions asked online or in class

    As a student, you will

    ·        Attend class daily, unless we go to a hybrid format and then you would be online on the day that you are not in class

    ·        Submit all papers online through teams

    ·        Participate by answering questions, either online in a TEAMS meeting or in class

     

    Course Calendar
    See the course Schedule for dates of lecture topics, and test dates

     

    Course Expectations
    ·       Students can expect to spend approximately 3 - 5 hours per week for this class outside of the classroom.  Students should set aside regular time outside of class to complete assignments.

    ·        Please set cell phones to “vibrate”

    ·        Please be in your seat and have any questions ready to go when class begins

    ·        If you show up late, be courteous and find your seat quietly

    ·        All drinks must have a “screw on lid”

    ·        Notify the instructor if you must leave lecture early

     

    Personal Technical Skills
    This course will not provide information on how to use a computer, use Blackboard, navigate the web or manage electronic files.  Students who are having difficulty should contact their instructor, IT Help Desk or Tutoring Services.  Please use the resources listed above or speak with the instructor before dropping a course. 

     

    Students must be able to do the following with or without accommodation: 

    ·        Use an internet browser to navigate the internet and Blackboard.

    ·        Download, upload, create, save, edit and open documents using Microsoft Office applications, such Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

    ·        Download and upload audio and video files.

     

    Civility and Behavioral Expectations
    The College of Western Idaho is committed to educational excellence and recognizes that to achieve that excellence, students, faculty, and staff have a right to be in a safe environment, free of disturbance and civil in all aspects of human relations. Membership in the CWI learning community places a special obligation on all members to preserve the safe learning environment, regardless of the medium of the environment. It is the responsibility of instructors to determine, maintain, and enforce the standards of behavior required to preserve that safe environment.

     

    Behavior that has a negative impact on the learning environment is prohibited. Such behavior may include, but is not limited to, rude, sarcastic, obscene, or disrespectful and/or disruptive behavior. Instructors will determine the appropriate response to problematic behavior in line with the procedures stated in the CWI Student Handbook. Problematic behavior may result in a student being removed from the class session and/or referred to the CWI Academic Conduct Process. For information on how problematic behavior will be managed, see the CWI Student Handbook. It is the student’s responsibility to check their email to receive notification of any scheduled appointments or other urgent communications.

     

    Any student or other member of the learning community may report a violation of the Student Code of Conduct here.

     

    Academic Integrity
    One of the College’s Core Themes is Instructional Excellence, and in order to achieve instructional Excellence, academic integrity must be upheld. Academic Integrity is the “commitment to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. … these five values, plus the courage to act on them even in the face of adversity, are truly foundational to the academy” (The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity, 2013). These values are especially important in how students represent their own learning, ideas, and work. Practicing academic integrity includes, but is not limited to, non-participation in the following behaviors: cheating, plagiarism, falsifying information, unauthorized collaboration, facilitating academic dishonesty, and violating program policies and procedures.

     

    For additional information on academic integrity expectations, see the Student Code of Conduct. Violations may result in disciplinary action ranging from failure of the assignment to failure of the entire course. Acts of academic dishonesty, especially when sanctions are given, are reported and run through the Academic Conduct Process. Repeated acts of academic dishonesty have more severe institutional consequences. 

     
    Title IX & A Respectful Community
    Title IX guarantees all students the right to an education free from discrimination on the basis of sex.  This includes the right to an education free from sexual harassment, including sexual assault.  This may include unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature in class, or in online discussion boards or through chat or video conferences.  This law also protects students from discrimination based on pregnancy or being a parent and provides support options as well.  If you, or someone you know, may have been experienced sexual harassment or discrimination of any kind, you are encouraged to report it to the College Title IX Coordinator by completing a report here, or by e-mailing respectfulcommunity@cwi.edu.  Filing a report allows the College to provide supportive measures to those involved.  It does not obligate a student to go forward with an investigation, and all information reported is protected under federal law.  For more information, click here.

     

    Student Services
    CWI provides a number of offices and services to assist students on their academic journey.  Below is a list of the services most commonly accessed by students:

    ·        One Stop Service Centers – Provides assistance with admissions, advising, registration, financial aid, and most other common needs you may have.  They are a good first stop for any questions.

    ·        Student Disability Services – Provides accommodations and support for students with a range of disabilities.

    ·        Counseling Services – Short-term counseling for students provided free of charge.

    ·        Library & Research Support – Assists students with research, study skills, textbook reserves and other services key to academic success.

    ·        Tutoring Center – Free tutoring services on a range of academic subjects, available to all enrolled students.

    ·        Writing Center – Provides strategies to help students identify opportunities to improve the quality of their writing, free of charge.

    ·        Assessment & Testing – Proctoring services for a range of course exams, accommodated testing, and outside certification tests.

    ·        Student Affairs – Provides a range of engagement opportunities, including professional and interest organizations, student government, support for veteran students & families, and CARE Services to support students through unexpected life events.

     

    CWI COVID-19 Response
    CWI is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all of our students. We will be monitoring the class environment and delivery to ensure continued compliance with CDC and State of Idaho guidelines. Any change to course delivery will be communicated directly to students.  

     
     

    Emergency Procedures
    In the case of an emergency evacuation, follow the posted instructions found in the classroom.

     

    Idaho General Education Matriculation (GEM) Competency
     

    This course meets the Idaho State Board Gen Ed Matriculation (GEM) course competencies for Mathematical Ways of Knowing courses. For more information see the State Board competencies.

     

    Signature Assignments
    This course meets the Gen Ed Program Outcome of Solve Problems through its Signature assignment. For more information see the CWI Gen Ed Program Outcomes

     

     

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