Spring 2024  MAT1330VO01  PreCalculus Mathematics
Online Class
Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required inperson or Zoom meetings.
Location: Online
Credits: 4
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 01232024 to 05062024
Last day to drop without a grade: 02112024  Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03242024  Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration
Faculty
Dan Lemay
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Julie Dalley
General Education Requirements
This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
VSCS Mathematics
Note
 Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
 Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.
Course Description
This course is a study of the functions used in calculus, including the exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Students must take a math assessment for placement purposes prior to registration. Prerequisite: College Algebra or equivalent skills.
Essential Objectives
1. Solve systems of equations and inequalities. 2. Define and apply properties of linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, and inverse functions. 3. Define and graph exponential and logarithmic functions. 4. Solve exponential and logarithmic equations and problems of growth and decay. 5. Define and graph trigonometric functions. 6. Simplify trigonometric expressions using trigonometric identities. 7. Use trigonometric identities and equations in application problems. 8. Recognize arithmetic and geometric sequences and associate corresponding key formulas. 9. Use the Principle of Mathematical Induction. 10. Employ the graphing calculator for the numerical and graphical solution of problems. 11.Demonstrate proficiency in understanding, interpreting, evaluating, and applying quantitative data and information. 12. Apply mathematical reasoning to analyze social justice problems in a variety of different contexts and consider whether these approaches are just and equitable.
Required Technology
More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computerrecommendations/
Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.
Required Textbooks and Resources
This course only uses free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials.
For details, see the Canvas Site for this class.
Methods
Each section we cover will have a set of lecture notes and an accompanying video for you to watch and see some worked examples. If this is your learning style, use it.
There are a set of recommended, ungraded paper based exercises from the textbook for you to choose to complete. I recommend doing them as getting that practice will speed along the graded online exercise sets.
The graded work will be an online set of exercises that you will need to complete each week. Sometimes, you have a correct answer but the online HW system does not recognize your answer as correct. Because of these errors, I grade HW practice exercise sets at full credit as long as you try every exercise and earn at least a 70%.
Most of the online exercises have an accompanying video help.
And I am available for online office hour help via ZOOM. It is as good or even better as being in the same room as we do not have to look at the same computer screen. See the front page of the Canvas course for details.
Evaluation Criteria
Evaluation Criteria:
Forty Percent (40%) : Exams. These exams will be two part exams, one with an online component that is auto graded and a second part that you will have to show work and get me a copy of your work. These exams are not cumulative.
Forty Percent (40%): Quizzes. These quizzes will only be assessing work from previous weeks.
Ten Percent (10%) from weekly online problem sets.
Each week you will have a set of online My Open Math style HW assignments to complete.
Ten Percent (10%) : Presentations: Each week you are responsible to make at least two (2) attendance posts in the current week's discussion board. Your first post must occur before Saturday night each week you will lose half of the attendance points for the week if you miss this deadline.
These attendance posts can be in the form where
 You need some help with HW exercises (showing work really is needed to be effective)
 You can provide help to someone else
 You can make a post to an even numbered exercise from the week's assigned sections in the textbook. You must show work. Just posting an answer is not a presentation.
Do not post questions about quiz/exam items. Please email me these kind of questions.
Grading Criteria
CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:
 High  Low 
A+  100  98 
A  Less than 98  93 
A  Less than 93  90 
B+  Less than 90  88 
B  Less than 88  83 
B  Less than 83  80 
C+  Less than 80  78 
C  Less than 78  73 
C  Less than 73  70 
D+  Less than 70  68 
D  Less than 68  63 
D  Less than 63  60 
F  Less than 60  
P  100  60 
NP  Less than 60  0 
Weekly Schedule
Week/Module  Topic   Readings   Assignments 

1  Define and apply general properties of functions.
  Lippman/Rasmussen Sections 1.1 through 1.3   Ungraded: Textbook exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 1) for what to do
Graded: MyOpenMath Exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 1)
Discussion Forum Posts (2) (See Canvas>Modules>Week 1 Overview) 

2  Define and apply properties of functions, specifically linear and absolute value.
  Lippmann/Rasmussen Sections
Sections 1.4, 1.5, 1.6   Ungraded: Textbook exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 2 ) for what to do
Graded:
MyOpenMath Exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 2)
Quiz 1
Discussion Forum Posts (2) (See Canvas>Modules>Week 2 Overview) 

3  Define and apply properties of absolute value, quadratic and polynomial functions.   Sections 2.1 – 2.3 (I'm hoping this is review. You should remember this linear function work from earlier coursework
Section 2.5 Absolute Value functions
Working with arithmetic sequences and Series (A supplemental textbook)   Quiz 2
Ungraded: Textbook exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 3 Overview) for what to do
Graded: MyOpenMath Exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 3)
Discussion Forum Posts (2) (See Canvas>Modules>Week 3 Overview) 

4  Define and apply properties of polynomial, rational and inverse functions.   Lippmann/Rasmussen
Section 3.1
Section 3.2
Section 3.3
  Ungraded: Textbook exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 4) for what to do
Graded:
Quiz 3
MyOpenMath Exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 4)
Discussion Forum Posts (2) (See Canvas>Modules>Week 4 Overview) 

5  Define and apply properties of polynomial, rational and inverse functions.
  Lippmann/Rasmusen
Sections 3.4/3.5/3.6 all wrapped into one
Sec 3.7
Sec 3.8
  Ungraded: Textbook exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 5) for what to do
Quiz 4
Graded: MyOpenMath Exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 5)
Discussion Forum Posts (2) (See Canvas>Modules>Week 5 Overview) 

6  Define and graph exponential and logarithmic functions.
Working with geometric sequences and series   Lippman/Rasmussen
Sec 4.1
Sec 4.2
Sec 4.3
Sequence and series work from a supplemental textbook.   Ungraded: Textbook exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 6) for what to do
Graded: MyOpenMath Exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 6)
Discussion Forum Posts (2) (See Canvas>Modules>Week 6 Overview) 

7  Define and graph exponential and logarithmic functions.
Solve exponential and logarithmic equations and problems of growth and decay.   Lippman/Rasmussen
Section 4.4
Section 4.5
Section 4.6   Ungraded: Textbook exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 7) for what to do
Quiz 5
Graded: MyOpenMath Exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 7)
Discussion Forum Posts (2) (See Canvas>Modules>Week 7 Overview) 

8  Review and Assessment of the topics covered during the first 7 weeks of the course.   Practice Exam   Exam 1 

9  Define trigonometric ratios.   Lippmann/Rasmussen
Section 5.1
Section 5.2
Section 5.3   Canvas>Modules>Week 9) for what to do
Quiz 6
Graded: MyOpenMath Exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 9)
Discussion Forum Posts (2) (See Canvas>Modules>Week 9 Overview) 

10 
Define and graph trigonometric functions.
Use trigonometric identities and equations in application problems.
  Lippmann/Rasmussen
Section 5.4
Section 5.5
Section 6.1   Ungraded: Textbook exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 10) for what to do
Quiz 7
Graded: MyOpenMath Exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 10)
Discussion Forum Posts (2) (See Canvas>Modules>Week 10 Overview) 

11  Define and graph trigonometric functions.
Use trigonometric identities
Use trigonometric identities and equations in application problems.   Lippmann/Rasmussen
Sections 6.2, 6.3, 6.4   Canvas>Modules>Week 11) for what to do
Quiz 8
Graded: MyOpenMath Exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 11)
Discussion Forum Posts (2) (See Canvas>Modules>Week 11 Overview)


12  Use trigonometric identities and equations in application problems.   Lippman Sections
Section 6.5
Section 7.1 (and the double angle identities from Section 7.2)
  Canvas>Modules>Week 12) for what to do
Quiz 9
Graded: MyOpenMath Exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 12)
Discussion Forum Posts (2) (See Canvas>Modules>Week 12 Overview)


13 
Use trigonometric identities and equations in application problems.
Solve systems of equations and inequalities
  Lippmann/Rasmussen Sec 8.1
NonLippman sections
Solving systems of linear equations using inverse matrices
Solving nonlinear systems of equations
  Ungraded: Textbook exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 13) for what to do
Quiz 10
Graded: MyOpenMath Exercises (See Canvas>Modules>Week 13)
Discussion Forum Posts (2) (See Canvas>Modules>Week 13 Overview)


14  Use the Principle of Mathematical Induction.
  Non Lippman work.   Quiz 11
Discussion Forum Posts (2) (See Canvas>Modules>Week 11 Overview) These will require posting your work to exercises
NO MOM assignments


15  Summarizes Topics since Exam 1   Practice Exam   Exam 2 

Attendance Policy
Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a nonsatisfactory grade.

In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.

Attending an onground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
 Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.
Participation Expectations
For CCV Attendance purposes you must do some work each week with in the current week's window. Online exercises or discussion board posts, quiz/exam. If you fail to complete any work, I mark you as absent for CCV. This can affect your financial aid eligibility.
Missing & Late Work Policy
If you miss the weekly discussion forum post deadlines, those cannot be made up. Once a deadline closes, you are talking in an empty room. If you miss a forum post because an unforeseen family emergency, email me privately.
For all other assignments, you will need prior approval to complete something late. Again if you miss a deadline due to an unforeseen family emergency, email me privately.
Each week runs from Midnight Tuesday morning through the next Monday night at midnight.
Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:
CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discoverresources/studentswithdisabilities/

Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.

Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.
Academic Integrity
CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present as your own work something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.
