Fall 2024  MAT1330VU01  PreCalculus Mathematics
In Person Class
Standard courses meet in person at CCV centers, typically once each week for the duration of the semester.
Location: Winooski
Credits: 4
Day/Times: Tuesday & Thursday,
11:45A  01:45P
Semester Dates: 09032024 to 12122024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09162024  Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11042024  Refund Policy
Open Seats: 12 (as of 072124 4:05 PM)
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Faculty
Warren Ellison
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Nick Molander
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 uses one or more textbooks/books/simulations.
Fall 2024 textbook details will be available on 20240520. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be specific to this class. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks/books.
MAT1330VU01
Link to Textbooks for this course in eCampus.
The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.
Methods
1.Biweekly lectures with discussion, guided excercises and homework review.
2. Biweekly homework problem sets from the textbook.
3. Occasional quizzes and a cumulative final exam.
4. Numerical calculations, manipulations, and graphing will be done by pencil, brain, and machine. A graphing calculator is not essential, but may certainly help to envision certain functions (graphing calculators may perhaps be available from the college on a lottery basis. A good calculator for the course should be able to figure roots and exponentials, have logarithmic capabilities (natural log, base ten log, and their inverses), and the full range of standard trigonometric abilities (sine, cosine, and tangent as well as their inverses).
Evaluation Criteria
20% Homework
10% Class Participation and Attitude
40% Quizzes
30% Final Exam
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  Introduction & getting started
Linear & Quadratic inequalities, absolute values, circles   Aufman & Nation chapter 1   Problem sets 

2  Graphical transformations, algebra of functions   Aufman & Nation chapter 1   Problem sets 

3  Conic sections  parabolas, hyperbolas, ellipses   Aufman & Nation chapter 6 section 1   Problem sets 

4  Complex numbers, polynomial & synthetic division   Aufman & Nation chapter 2   Chapter 1 & 6.1 quiz, problem sets 

5  The Factor and Remainder theorems, graphing & finding zeros of polynomials, rational functions and their asymptotes   Aufman & Nation chapter 2   Problem sets 

6  Arithmetic and geometric series, mathematical induction & the calculus of differences   Aufman & Nation chapter 6.4 & supplemental handouts   Problem sets 

7  Angles & radian measure, intro to trigonometry with right angles   Aufman & Nation chapter 4 & 5   Chapter 2 & 6.4 quiz, problem sets 

8  Trig functions & unit circles, graphing trig functions   Aufman & Nation chapter 4   Problem sets 

9  Trigonometric identities, double & halfangle formulas   Aufman & Nation chapter 5   Problem sets 

10  Inverse functions, solving trigonometric equations   Aufman & Nation chapter 3 & 5   Problem sets 

11  The laws of sines and cosines, and trigonometric catchup   Aufman & Nation chapter 5   Chapter 4.1  5.3 quiz, problem sets 

12  Exponential and logarithmic functions   Aufman & Nation chapter 3   Problem sets 

13  Logarithmic manipulations and change of base rules, natural logs and e   Aufman & Nation chapter 3   Problem sets 

14  Solving exponential & logarithmic equations and applications   Aufman & Nation chapter 3   Problem sets 

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
Inperson classes work best when everyone is present and actively engaged. To that end, I ask that you attend classes, prepare for classes by reading the textbook and doing practice problems, turn in assignments on time, work on problems when class time is devoted to them, be considerate of others who are trying to solve problems, ask questions and try to help others who ask questions. Be kind, understanding and respectful.
Please avoid activities that distract from a good learning environment. Examples of this might be frequently showing up for class late, using electronic devices during class time, not doing assignments or being unprepared for class, or not respecting the ideas or views of another person in the class. I feel these types of behaviors harm the learning environment and ultimately slow down the pace of the course to everyone's detriment.
Missing & Late Work Policy
Grades are based on performance. That performance will be judged based on your quality of coming to class, behaving with a proper & respectful attitude, doing class/home work, submitting assignments, and taking quizzes/tests. All of these activities work together to create a successful learning experience.
If students are absent or nonattentive, if homework is late, neglected or missing, or if quizzes/tests are skipped, the results of the semester simply won't be rewarding.
So... Please be responsible and do the work needed to be a successful student. It is the responsibility of every student to communicate their needs to the teacher. If for some reason a student needs to be absent, an assignment needs an extension, or a test needs to be postponed, it is required that the student work out a plan with the teacher before the situation arises or the due date occurs. Hopefully an amenable resolution can be found.
There is a limit, however. Credit is not given for homework problem sets after solution sets have been distributed. Late assignments are not accepted after their associated tests have been given. The point of doing problem sets and homework is to give students time to practice the material and get feedback before examinations. Turning in preparatory material after solutions are given or when feedback can not be helpful for better testtaking seems counter productive.
Speak with the teacher about difficulties and extenuating situations. Communication usually makes all the difference.
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.
