University of West Georgia

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Course Syllabus

*Trigonometry &
Calculus for P-8 Teachers* (MATH 4753)

Fall 2006

**Class Time and Location:** 5:30 – 8:00 R, Boyd 307

**Text:** Stewart, J., (2003), __Single
Variable Calculus Early Transcendentals__, Thompson Brooks/Cole, Belmont,
California. ISBN: 0-495-01613-6

**STUDENT
LEARNING OUTCOMES**

After completion of the course, the student will demonstrate the following:

1. An understanding of standard vocabulary and symbols associated with trigonometry and calculus;

2. A better understanding of fundamental concepts in trigonometry, including angle measure (degree and radian), trig ratios, identities, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, solving triangles, and graphing trigonometric functions;

3. A better understanding of fundamental concepts in calculus, including limits, continuity, derivatives and their applications;

4. An understanding of the scope and sequence of the P-12 mathematics curriculum.

**Course Contents, Part 1, Trigonometry: **

- Right angle trigonometry
- Radian and degree measure
- Trigonometric functions: the unit circle
- Trigonometric functions: any angle
- Graph of sine and cosine functions
- Graphs of other trigonometric functions
- Solving Triangles

**Course Contents, Part 2, Calculus: **

- Slope of a curve at a point
- Definition of the derivative
- Formal definition of the limit
- Binomial theorem, derivatives of powers of x
- Linearity of the derivative, derivatives of all polynomials
- Distance traveled at non-constant velocity
- Area under a curve
- Definition of the definite integral
- Fundamental
Theorem of Calculus

**INSTRUCTIONAL
METHODS AND ACTIVITIES **

Class
lectures** **will include the following:
presentation of material and concepts, problem solving techniques, and class
discussions.

Quizzes will be given periodically through out the semester.

All tests will be comprehensive.

There is no make up for daily
quizzes. There is no make up for the tests unless the student presents a
legitimate excuse.

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**EVALUATION
AND GRADE ASSIGNMENT**

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**Quizzes 40%**

**2 tests 40%**

**Final Exam 20%**

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Final grade will be determined by point accumulation as follows:

**A
= 90% -100% **

**B
= 80% - 89% **

**C
= 70% - 79% **

**D
= 60% - 69% **

**F
= Below 60%**

**SUPPLEMENTARY REFERENCES:**

Larson, R., Edwards, B., (1999), __Brief
Calculus, An Applied Approach to
Mathematics__. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA.

Kay, D. (2001), __Trigonometry__.
Cliff Notes, Inc. New York, New York

**CLASS
POLICIES**

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**Attendance: Attendance is mandatory.**

I
expect each student to attend all classes and follow university policy. There are only 5 unexcused or excused
absences allowed per semester. If you exceed 5 absences you will **fail** the course.
Attendance will be checked each class period and it is your
responsibility to sign the attendance sheet.

**Conferences:**
Conferences can be beneficial and are encouraged. All conferences should occur
during the instructor's office hours, whenever possible. If these hours
conflict with a student's schedule, then appointments should be made. The
conference time is not to be used for duplication of lectures that were missed;
it is the student's responsibility to obtain and review lecture notes before
consulting with the instructor. The instructor is very concerned about the
student's achievement and well-being and encourages anyone having difficulties
with the course to come by the office for extra help.

**Note:** If you have a documented disability, which will
make it difficult for you to carry out the course work as I have outlined and /
or if you need special accommodation or assistance due to disability, please
contact me as soon as possible.