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MAT-1330-VU01 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics

Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Synonym: 185044

Location: Winooski - Meets Online

Credits: 4
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-26-2020 to 08-17-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Warren Ellison | View Faculty Credentials
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Course Description:

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 trigonometic 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.


This class has been moved to an online format for the summer. I'll teach it asynchronously. It will be moderated through the Canvas system, where there will be different modules posted weekly to maintain a pace of work that will get us through all the topics in the 12 weeks we'll have. During that time there will be:

1.Weekly video lectures posted on the Canvas system with discussion, guided exercises and homework review as necessary.

2. Weekly 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.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, tangent, as well as their inverses).

Evaluation Criteria:

30% Homework

10% Class Participation and Attitude

20% Quizzes

20 % Cumulative Tests

20% Final Exam

Grading Criteria:

"A" ranges from 90-100% "P" 70% or above

"B"ranges from 80-89% "NP" 69% or lower

"C" ranges from 70-79%

"D" ranges from 60-69%

"F" below 60%

I reserve the right to fail a student and not give credit for the course if, in my judgement, the student's final exam score is extremely low and shows an extreme lack of retention of the semester's course material.

An overall grade of "C" (or "P" if the course is taken pass/fail)is required to get credit.


Summer 2020 textbook data will be available on April 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

MAT-1330-VU01 Textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Warren Ellison
Hiring Coordinator for this course: James Leete

Attendance Policy:

Attendance is a prime requirement. Attend all of each class. Semesters are short and every class is important. In the event of an absence it is the student's responsiblity to contact the instructor and cover the material that was missed. It is the student's responsibility to obtainmissed homework assignments and turnthem in along with the rest of the class the following week. Missed classes and missed work result in poorer grades.As Woody Allen says, "95% of success is SHOWING UP." If more than 3 classes aremissed (or their equivalence in latenesses and partially attended classes) there is a very high probability that no credit will be given for the course.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: 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.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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