## HAWKINS                                     MATH 1113                                 SPRING 2011

INSTRUCTOR:          Tim Hawkins

OFFICE:                     Sequoya 141H

PHONE:                     706-272-2514

OFFICE HOURS:      See office door for posted hours, or by appointment

EMAIL:                      E-mail:   thawkins@daltonstate.edu

TEXT:             Precalculus 7th Edition,     Barnett, Ziegler, Byleen, Sobecki

McGraw Hill,        ISBN 0-07-351951-0

PREREQUISITE

College Algebra (MATH 1111) or at least one year of high school math above Algebra II

COURSE CONTENT

The course will cover selected material in Chapters 1 through 8, and additional topics as time permits.  The topics emphasize the algebra and trigonometric concepts to provide a transition into calculus and physics.  Topics include graphing techniques, functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric), law of sines, law of cosines, and trigonometric identities.

# CLASS POLICY

Learning Outcome:           Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

• Perform basic mathematical operations.
• Perform basic algebraic operations.
• Solve linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic equations.
• Solve linear and non-linear inequalities.
• Graph and analyze linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions, and relations leading to conic sections.
• Use basic trigonometric relations.
• Solve trigonometric equations.
• Prove basic trigonometric identities.

Tests:  Four chapter tests will be given over the term along with a comprehensive final exam.  The Final Exam may replace your lowest test score.  The average of the four tests will represent 60% of the class grade.

Test 1     Chapters 1, 2, & 3 (Polynomial Functions and Graphs)

Test 2     Chapter 4 (Rational Functions) & Chapter 5 (Exponential and Logarithmic Functions)

Test 3     Chapter 6 (Trigonometric Functions)

Test 4     Chapter 7 (Identities) & Chapter 8 (Law of Sines & Law of Cosines)

Quiz / Homework:  Quizzes will be given weekly.  The lowest quiz score will be dropped.  Homework will be assigned daily and discussed at the class meeting.  The quiz average represents 20% of the class grade.

Final Exam:    The Final Exam is a comprehensive exam that will represent 20% of the class grade.  The Final Exam is currently scheduled for:                 Thursday, April 28, 2011 (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Final Grades:  The course grade will be based on the comprehensive final exam (20%), quiz average (20%), and class test average (60%).

 Note:       If the Final Exam is better than your lowest test score, the Final Exam will replace that score.

90 - 100                                       A

80 - 89                                         B

70 - 79                                         C

60 - 69                                         D

Below 60                                     F

OTHER INFORMATION

Attendance:    If you are absent from a class, you are responsible for all material covered and all announcements made.  No make-up tests will be given for any reason.  If you know that you will be out on a test date due to prior obligations, then you may make an appointment to take the test early.  If you are absent from a test, the final exam will replace your missed test score (final exam replaces lowest test score).  Only one missed test can be replaced; a second or third missed test will be given a grade of zero.

Honesty:         Every student is expected and required to do his or her own work in this course and all other courses at Dalton State College.  Any instances of cheating will result in a minimum penalty of dismissal from the course with a grade of “F”.

Visitors:          College policy allows only those students registered for a class to attend that class. You may not bring guests or children to class.

Etiquette:        Talking in class should be restricted solely to questions and comments pertaining to the material at hand and intended for me and the whole class to hear.  Using cellular phones, pagers, CD players, radios, and/or similar devices is prohibited in the classroom.

Calculators:    A calculator, with exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric (sin, cos, tan) keys is required.  A graphing calculator may be used.

Math Lab:       The math lab will be available throughout the day for your assistance.  It is located in Sequoya, Room 155 and operating hours will be posted on the door.

DEPARTMENTAL DROP BACK POLICY

A student may elect to drop back to a lower level mathematics course before the drop back deadline.  The drop back deadline for the Spring 2011 semester is February 4, 2011.  Students should see Tom Gonzalez in 218B Sequoya to initiate a drop back request.

DROP / WITHDRAWAL

# WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

If a student receiving aid administered by the DSC Workforce Development Department drops this class or completely withdraws from the College, the Schedule Adjustment Form must be taken to the Workforce Development Office located in Room 214 of the Technical Education Building. The Office is open on the following schedule:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday:  9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday:  8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.  The office phone number is 272-2635.

DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES / ADA ACCOMODATIONS

Students with disabilities or special needs are encouraged to contact Disability Support Services in Academic Resources.  In order to make an appointment to obtain information on the process of qualifying for accommodations, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the Disability Support Specialist.

Contact information:

Andrea Roberson

Pope Student Center, Lower Level

706-272-2524

aroberson@daltonstate.edu