Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College 2101 14th Street Cloquet, Minnesota 55720 Office: W217 Phone: 218-879-0840 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fall 2019 Class Schedule: 8-8:50am MTWHF Calculus 1 Room 228 12-12:50pm MWF College Algebra Room 228 12-12:50pm TH Trigonometry Room 228 -online- Intro. to Pogramming -online- Office Hours in Room W217: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 11-noon 11-noon 11-noon 11-noon 11-noon
All materials handed out in class will be online from this web site. You can also naviage from this simpler URL: math.fdltcc.edu
All current and past assignments are on the course website listed by date under the tentative schedule.
Trigonometry, by Michael Corral Textbook Web Site: http://mecmath.net/trig/ The bookstore ordered printed copies, and these are relatively inexpensive. However, this book is also free. (extra material on vectors) Precalculus by senior author Jay Abramson openstax: https://openstax.org/details/books/precalculus The section on vectors under Trigonometry : Other Topics. (extra material on vectors) Calculus 3 (sections 2.1 to 2.5) by Gilbert Strang openstax: https://openstax.org/details/books/calculus-volume-3 The sections on vectors, 2.1 through 2.5 . Local PDF files of textbooks : http://cs.fdltcc.edu/wetherbee/m1015/materials/
You may have a calculator already, but make sure that it is a scientific calculator. If you need to buy one, I recommend a cheap calculator like a TI-30XS. This does what you need, and the bookstore sells them for under $20 .
The TI 83+ and 84 are the most popular TI models, but the TI 85 and 86 also work well. Casio also has nice graphing calculators. The TI 89 is harder to use for this class and is just about the same cost as a mini- notebook computer which can be loaded up with free and better mathematical software. In any case, bring a scientific calculator to class. You can use these for exams and quizzes.
Do not play games, email, text, chat, surf, talk, etc. etc. on your PEDs. Turn these things off during class and put them away. At times a PED, laptop, or other computer device may be useful in class. Still, turn them off and put them away until you are told when they will be useful and allowed. PEDs and computers are not allowed for exams or quizzes.
This is software like Mathematica and Maple which can do symbolic algebra, graphing, and many other mathematical things, but SageMath is free. You can download it yourself from sagemath.org then install on a Gnu/Linux machine, but it is probably easier to use the FDLTCC server above.
You can also use URL https://math.fdltcc.edu because this is a secure connection which is redirected from http://math.fdltcc.edu/sagemath; the "s" after "http" means secure. You may be told that there is no security certificate, and there is not one yet for this web site. You can safely add an exception for this sagemath website to just do math. (You should never do this for online banking or any other online service which handles anything personal which must be secure.)
Note that these are class accounts, so everyone will be able to see work done by everyone else. There is no privacy. Put nothing private or even identifiable to yourself online--which is excellent advice for everything on any Internet service. Make up worksheet names which you can remember yet which are not identifiable to yourself, and use these just for math.
2 tests 2x100 = 200 1 final 150 15 homework 5x15 = 75 ----------------------- 425 total 90-100% A 80-90% B 70-80% C 60-70% D 0-60% F
This course addresses FDLTCC liberal education requirements (Competencies Across the Curriculum) in problem solving and technology. You should come to class everyday! This is the easy way to do well in any course, and it is especially true for math classes. There are exercises in the text for you to do, and these are usually answered at the end of each chapter. You will also get homework assignments on handouts, and you should complete then hand these in at the beginning of the next class. You homework grade is based on completing and turning in these homework handouts. You will also get sample exams which will be similar in length and content to the in-class exams. Let me know if there is are accommodations you need for the class.
Tue aug27 1 1.1 angles h1 Thu aug29 2 1.2 trig functions of acute angles h2 Tue sep03 3 1.3 solving right triangles h3 Thu sep05 4 1.3 Tue sep10 5 1.4 trig functions of any angle Thu sep12 6 2.1 law of sines Tue sep17 7 2.2 law of cosines Thu sep19 8 2.3 law of tangents Tue sep24 9 2.4 area of a triangle Thu sep26 10 2.5 circumscribed and inscribed triangles Tue oct01 11 T1 review Thu oct03 12 T1 Tue oct08 13 3.1 basic trig identities Thu oct10 14 3.2 sum and differences formulas Tue oct15 15 3.3 double and half angles formulas Thu oct18 NC No Classes Tue oct22 16 4.1 radians and degrees Thu oct24 17 4.2 arc length; 4.3 area of a sector Tue oct29 18 4.4 cicular motion; linear and angular speed Thu oct31 19 5.1 graphing trig functions Tue nov05 20 5.2 properties of graphs of trig functions Thu nov07 21 5.3 inverse trig functions Tue nov12 22 T2 Thu nov14 23 6.1 solving trig equations Tue nov19 24 6.3 complex numbers Thu nov21 25 6.3 Tue nov26 26 6.3 Thu nov28 H Holiday Tue dec03 27 vectors Thu dec05 28 vectors and dot product Tue dec10 29 cross products and applications Thu dec12 30 final exam review Tue dec17 T1 12-1:50pm Room 228 (math1015) Wed dec18 T2 8-9:50am Room 228 (math2001), 12- 1:50pm Room 228 (math1010) Thu dec19 T3 Fri dec20 T4