Text: PreCalculus, 4th Ed., by Faires and DeFranza
Lectures: You are expected to attend all lectures and be on time. You are responsible for all
material discussed in each class. Therefore, it is important that you attend class regularly and
actively participate. See the Course Outline for more lecture details.
Homework/Quizzes: Homework will be assigned every day, but will not be collected. Although it
will not be collected, its completion will be necessary to succeed on the weekly quizzes. If it is
evident by poor quiz averages that homework is not being completed, homework may start being
collected (with notification).
Quizzes will given every Wednesday and will relate to the material covered in the week prior.
Quizzes will be short and will be graded on a 10-point scale. At the end of the semester, your
lowest two quiz grades will be dropped. Thus, if you miss class on the day a quiz is given, you will
not have the opportunity to make up the quiz.
Exams: There will be three midterm exams and a final exam. Each midterm will be given during
lecture time. The following dates are tentative. Make sure to attend lectures to hear any changes.
Exam #1 – Friday, September 19th
Exam #2 – Monday, October 27th
Exam #3 – Monday, December 1st
Final Exam – TBA (Mathematics Common Time)
Makeup exams will only be given in extreme cases. If a true emergency arises which causes you to
miss an exam, you are responsible to notify me before the exam, and arrangements will be made
at that time. The course coordinator reserves the right to refuse to allow a makeup exam. A final
exam makeup must be approved by the Office of the Dean of Students.
Grading: As set by the course coordinator, the final semester grade will be determined using the
Quizzes will count 10% in determining semester averages.
The in-class exams will count equally,
and the final exam will count as either one or two exams, whichever is higher for the student.
The semester letter grade will be based on the greater of the two numerical averages:
Average 1 = (QZ) + .225 *(EX 1 + EX 2 + EX 3 + FNL) (where a perfect QZ score would be 10,
and exam scores range from 0 to 100),
Average 2 = (QZ) + .180 *(EX 1 + EX 2 + EX 3 + 2 * FNL),
Average = MAXIMUM (Ave 1, Ave 2).
Calculator Policy: Calculators will be allowed during exams and quizzes; however all work must
be shown in order to receive full credit on each problem. Calculators that can perform symbolic
operations or store symbolic formulas (such as the HP 28 or 48 or TI-92 or 89) are not allowed,
even if all programs are erased before the exam begins. If you bring a calculator to an exam/quiz,
make sure it does not do alphanumeric manipulation. The instructor may randomly ask for
calculators and check programs stored in memory. No alphanumeric formulas stored as programs
are allowable. Discovery of such material will result in confiscation of the exam/quiz of the person
using that calculator and assignment of a grade of 0 for the exam/quiz.
Additional Help: An alternate resource for help can be found at the Q-Center. The Q-Center offers
peer-tutoring services, review workshops on specific mathematical topics and other review
programs. See their website for a list of workshops and more information.
Student Athletes: Please inform me as soon as possible of class interferences due to your
commitments as an athlete. You will be expected to bring in a letter from the Athletics Department.
The sooner you notify me, the better I will be able to accommodate you.
Students with Disabilities: Please inform me as soon as possible of any special needs that you
may have. You will be expected to bring in a letter from the Center for Students with Disabilities.
The sooner you notify me, the better I will be able to accommodate you.
Academic Integrity: A fundamental tenet of all educational institutions is academic honesty;
academic work depends upon respect for and acknowledgment of the work and ideas of others.
Misrepresenting someone else's work as one's own is a serious offense in any academic setting and
it will not be condoned.
Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to, providing or receiving assistance in a manner
not authorized by the instructor in the creation of work to be submitted for academic evaluation
(e.g. papers, projects, examinations and assessments - whether online or in class); presenting, as
one's own, the ideas, words or calculations of another for academic evaluation; doing unauthorized
academic work for which another person will receive credit or be evaluated; using unauthorized
aids in preparing work for evaluation (e.g. unauthorized formula sheets, unauthorized calculators,
unauthorized programs or formulas loaded into your calculator, etc.); and presenting the same or
substantially the same papers or projects in two or more courses without the explicit permission of
the instructors involved.
A student who knowingly assists another student in committing an act of academic misconduct
shall be equally accountable for the violation, and shall be subject to the sanctions and other
remedies described in The Student Code. Sanctions shall include, but are not limited to, a letter
sent to the Dean of Students of the University; a grade of 0 on the assignment, quiz or exam; a
grade of F for the course.
(Taken from the UConn Policy on Academic Misconduct)
|Mon, Aug 25||1.2 The Real Line|
|Wed, Aug 27||1.2 Continued|
|Fri, Aug 29||1.3 The Coordinate Plane|
|Mon, Sep 1||Labor Day (No Class)|
|Wed, Sep 03||1.4 Equations and Graphs|
|Fri, Sep 05||1.6 Functions|
|Mon, Sep 08||1.6 Continued|
|Wed, Sep 10||1.7 Linear Functions|
|Fri, Sep 12||1.8 Quadratic Functions|
|Mon, Sep 15||1.8 Continued|
|Wed, Sep 17||Chapter 1 Review/ Catch-up|
|Fri, Sep 19||EXAM #1|
|Mon, Sep 22||2.2 Common Functions|
|Wed, Sep 24||2.3 Combination of Functions|
|Fri, Sep 26||2.4 Composition of Functions|
|Mon, Sep 29||2.5 Inverse Functions|
|Wed, Oct 01||3.2 Polynomial Functions|
|Fri, Oct 03||3.3 Factors and Zeros of Polynomials|
|Mon, Oct 06||3.4 Rational Functions|
|Wed, Oct 08||3.4 Continued|
|Fri, Oct 10||Chapter 2/3 Review/Catch-up|
|Mon, Oct 13||4.2 Angles and Radian Measure|
|Wed, Oct 15||4.2 Continued|
|Fri, Oct 17||4.3 Sine and Cosine Functions|
|Mon, Oct 20||4.3 Continued|
|Wed, Oct 22||Exercises for Calculus|
|Fri, Oct 24||Review|
|Mon, Oct 27||EXAM #2|
|Wed, Oct 29||4.4 Graphs of Sine and Cosine Functions|
|Fri, Oct 31||4.5 Other Trig Functions|
|Mon, Nov 03||4.6 Trig Identities|
|Wed, Nov 05||4.7 Right Triangle Trig|
|Fri, Nov 07||4.8 Inverse Trig Functions|
|Mon, Nov 10||4.8 Continued|
|Wed, Nov 12||4.9 Law of Cosines and Law of Sines|
|Fri, Nov 14||4.9 Continued|
|Mon, Nov 17||5.2 Exponential Functions|
|Wed, Nov 19||5.3 Logarithm Functions|
|Fri, Nov 21||More Exponential and Log Functions|
|Nov. 24 - 28||Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)|
|Mon, Dec 01||EXAM #3|
|Wed, Dec 03||Review|
|Fri, Dec 05||Review|
|TO BE ANNOUNCED||Final Exam|
|1.2 Real Number System||1-7 odd,10-30,40,52,54,55,68|
|1.3 Coordinate Plane||2-16 even,24,26,32,36,40,44,55|
|1.4 Equations and Graphs||11-3,7,9,10,14,20,39-42|
|1.7 Linear Functions||2-16 even, 22,24,28, 30, 34, 40|
|1.8 Quadratic Functions||1,6,7,20,24,29,30, 31,33a,34|
|Chapter 1 – Exercises for Calculus||1,2a,2c,6,8a|
|2.2 Other Standard Examples||1,2,9-11,17bc,20,36 Omit [x].|
|2.3 Combinations of Functions||2,4,8,22|
|2.4 Composition of Functions||2,4,8,14,16,30|
|2.5 Inverse Functions||1,3,7,18,20,22,28,30|
|Chapter 2 – Exercises for Calculus||2,4,6,9|
|3.2 Polynomial Functions||2,4,14,24,27,34|
|3.3 Polynomial Theory: Factors and Zeros||2,7,14,26,32|
|3.4 Rational Functions||2,4,6,8,14,19,29,41,46a-c|
|Chapter 3 – Exercises for Calculus||2,3a,4,9,11|
|4.2 Angles and Radian Measure||2,4,10,12,22,23ab,25ab,30,32|
|4.3 Sine and Cosine Functions||2,3,9-12, 39-43,51ab|
|4.4 Trigonometric Graphs||2a,4b,5,6,24|
|4.5 Tangent and Secant and their Co-functions||2,4,8,9,12|
|4.6 Basic Trigonometric Identities||2,4,6,14,18-24 even,25,31,34|
|4.7 Right Triangle Trigonometry||2-10 even,19b,20a,22ac|
|4.8 Inverse Trig Functions||2-10 even,16-20 even,42|
|4.9 Laws of Cosines and Sines||1-9,13,15,20|
|Chapter 4 – Exercises for Calculus||3abc,4,7,10b|
|5.2 Exponential Functions||11,13,15,19d,35|
|5.3 Logarithm Functions||1-3,11,13,16,18,30,34,40|
|Chapter 5 – Exercises for Calculus||1ab,6,8,9|