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MTH112 Elementary Functions

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Investigates trigonometric functions, equations and identities. Examines right and oblique triangles, vectors, polar coordinates, parametric equations, and complex numbers. Explores topics graphically, numerically, symbolically, and verbally. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisite: (MTH 111 or MTH 111B or MTH 111C), RD 115, and WR 115, or equivalent placement. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 42509

From the Instructor:

Note: If you have registered for this course and have not logged into Desire2Learn (D2L) and completed the three Introductory assignments by 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, Sept 24, you may be dropped to allow other students on the wait list entry into the course.

Learning mathematics over the internet is not easy. You will spend a considerable amount of time reading the online modules and sections of your textbook (same as the in-class version of this course), and contributing to other course requirements. Expect to spend at least five hours a week reading and an additional 10 - 15 hours per week working on assigned problems and contributing to the course. To succeed in this course you must be an independent, self-motivated learner with excellent time management skills and be pretty comfortable with computers. You should also be someone who reads directions thoroughly, pays attention to details, and who actively seeks out information and clarification.

Visit the Distance Learning Page to determine if an online course is right for you.

Please seriously consider your level of preparation with the prerequisite material (MTH 111 College Algebra), the amount of time you can devote to this course each week, and if an online learning environment for mathematics is conducive to your learning style. You must be willing and able to articulate your questions in writing (via e-mail and discussion boards) and to check in frequently for responses. Direct help comes from the Instructor in the form of e-mails answered in less than 24 hours and through online office hours using a virtual interface that has a whiteboard and voice exchange called Blackboard Collaborate.

Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 111 or equivalent placement test scores. Additionally, if it has been more than one calendar year since you successfully completed a math course, please review the PCC Math Department's Preliminary Placement Guidelines.

MTH 112 is the second of two precalculus courses offered at PCC. The first course, MTH 111 used the first part of the text and MTH 112 uses the rest of the same textbook.
Please review the Math 112 CCOG for course topics.
Course Specific Requirements:
A new module will be released each Monday. This course is not self-paced. Each module will consist of a new reading assignment and suggested practice problems from the textbook and from a supplement set of problems. A digital write-up of a small selection of problems using Microsoft Word or Open Office and an equation editor for math symbols is due each week. Writing this assignment using a word processor and some form of math editing software is a course requirement. Due dates and a schedule will be provided so that you may plan accordingly.

You are expected to attend three scheduled on-campus exams, one of which is the final exam. They will be administered at the Rock Creek campus and are tentatively scheduled for the end of Weeks 4, 7 and 11. I typically offer both a Friday evening and Saturday afternoon option. No other exam options are available other than these scheduled exams, unless you live a significant distance from campus. If you live outside the Portland region (more than 60 miles away from Rock Creek campus), you must contact me during the first week of the term for possible proctoring accommodations. Distance will be the only consideration for receiving a proctored exam and those must be taken within one day of the scheduled exam.

The required textbook is ''College Algebra and Trigonometry'', Custom Edition for Portland Community College, 2011, by Michael Sullivan and Michael Sullivan,III; Pearson Publishers (ISBN 978-1-256-36641-6). This custom text is taken from 'Precalculus: Concepts Through Functions; A Unit Circle Approach to Trigonometry, Second Edition' published by Prentice Hall (ISBN 978-0-321-64487-9). Either text will suffice for the course, but the custom edition is less expensive. The custom edition text is available at all PCC Bookstores as a package with the Solution manual and the MyMathLab access kit. Note: MyMathLab is NOT required for this course but available as an optional resource only.

You need to have access to a computer connected to the internet at least several times per week. Be sure to have the following updated software installed on your computer:
-Adobe Acrobat Reader.
-Microsoft Word or Open Office (a free office suite package) for word processed assignments
- MathType (a separate, third-party software; product codes to download this for free will be provided in the syllabus) or the Word Equation Editor (it comes with MS-Word), or the ability to use the equation editor in Open Office so that you may submit homework containing proper mathematical symbols electronically.
-The discussion board has a built-in equation editor which requires an updated version of the browser plug-in Java Runtime Environment.
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
To register, you need the CRNs (ex. 22398) of your selected classes.
Please note that for many courses, additional fees may apply.
To find textbooks, you need the CRN, Campus, Term & Course Number (ex. BA101).
  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
WEB » 42509 - 22-Sep-2014 thru 13-Dec-2014
Instructor: Katie E Wilkinson
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Rock Creek

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