MATH 4753

Course Name: Trig & Calculus for Teachers

Office Number: 322 Boyd Bldg.

Instructor: Dr. Angela Barlow

Office Hours: T R 11:00 - 12:00 or by appointment

E-mail: abarlow@westga.edu

Telephone: O: 770-836-4352 H: 770-836-5202

Web Page: www.westga.edu/~abarlow/

 


Course Objectives: After completion of the course, the student will demonstrate an understanding of:

  1. the fundamental notions of trigonometry;
  2. the basic concepts of analytic geometry;
  3. the introductory concepts of calculus; and
  4. the scope and sequence of the P-12 mathematics curriculum.

Texts:

Evaluation:

Midterm

100 points

Final

100 points

Project

50 points

Assignments

100 points

Total Possible

350 points

Grading Policy: A (315 - 350 pts), B (280 - 314 pts), C (245 - 279 pts), D (210 - 244), F (0 - 209 pts)

Note: Assignments, projects, etc. that are not turned in by the assigned due date will be assessed a late penalty.

Attendance Policy: Students are expected to attend all classes. This term a student may withdraw with a grade of W through July 3rd, regardless of grades, absences, etc. This deadline has been established by the University. After this deadline, if a student has accumulated more than four absences throughout the semester, he/she will normally receive a grade of WF. (A grade of WF counts as an F.) The four absences should be saved for sickness and other emergencies. Late arrivals and early exits count one-half of an absence. If a student is absent for a test and has an excuse from someone in authority, then the student will be expected to complete a make-up exam within one week of the original test date. Students who maintain a perfect attendance record (i.e. no excused or unexcused absences) will have 5 points added to their Total Points at the end of the semester

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. Grades will be based on coursework, not on Hope Grant needs, GPA, or any other factors outside the realm of coursework.

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