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Prof. Sally Keely
Mathematics Dept.
Clark College

Math 111 College Algebra &
Math 103 College Trigonometry
Summer 2018

ver. 2018.Summer
rev. 2018-07-08

This CLASS SYLLABUS is a vital document, a contract between student and instructor. Read it thoroughly! This syllabus contains class-specific information. It supplements the MATHEMATICS ONLINE SYLLABUS which contains information relevant to ALL of Prof. Keely's math online courses. You must read carefully and abide by both documents.

  1. Course Information:
    1. Course descriptions
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Technology requirements
    4. Outcomes
  2. Course Materials:
    1. How to register in WAMAP "Go To Class" Here!
    2. Textbook and supplements
    3. How to purchase and register in MyMathLab
  3. Schedule of textbook coverage
  4. For instructor contact info, technology information, course requirements, procedures, policies, and supporting information refer to the MATH ONLINE SYLLABUS.
Course Information

Course Descriptions:

Summer 2018: College Algebra MATH 111, 5 credits, item #1412 section 1DL
Summer 2018: College Trigonometry MATH 103, 5 credits, item #1407 section 1DL
NOTE: Each of these classes runs for eight weeks Mon 7/9/18 through Thurs 8/30/18.
WARNING: These are compressed versions of the normally 10-week long math 111 and 103 courses.

These two FULLY ONLINE precalculus courses are challenging technical courses primarily intended for those in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) majors. They are preparatory courses for the four-term Calculus-for-STEM sequence. Only those needing to take MATH& 151 or specifically wanting to learn precalculus topics should enroll. If you are just needing to earn a college-level math credit 103 and 111 are likely not the best courses to take (107 is a good option).

The goal of these fast-paced courses is not only to learn precalculus material but also to improve your critical thinking and problem solving abilities. The quantitative skills requirement of the general education distribution is met by either course.

These two courses can be taken in either order, or simultaneously, but I personally recommend that you take Math 111 before Math 103 to learn functions in general before applying those concepts to the specific trigonometric functions.

College Algebra focuses on functions and graphs extending concepts introduced in an intermediate algebra class. It includes the study of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs. It also includes systems of linear and nonlinear equations and inequalities, conic sections, and modeling.

College Trigonometry focuses on trigonometric functions and their graphs. It includes trigonometric ratios, right triangle trigonometry, circular functions, radian measure, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations, laws of sines and cosines, 2D vectors, trigonometric form of complex numbers, polar and parametric curves, and applications of trigonometry.


These online courses require a basic knowledge of computers and the internet.

Prerequisite to College Algebra: Intermediate Algebra (Clark's math 093 or 095) passed with a grade of at least "C" or qualifying score on the placement test. The mathematics division recommends that you have recently taken and passed Intermediate Algebra with a grade of at least "B".

Prerequisite to College Trigonometry: Intermediate Algebra (Clark's math 093 or 095) passed with a grade of at least "C" or qualifying score on the placement test. Note: I personally recommend that you take College Algebra prior to College Trigonometry, so earn "C" in math 111 before taking math 103.

Technology Requirements:

See MathOL Syllabus - Tech Reqs.


The mathematics division has identified the following course level outcomes for which you should be proficient upon successful completion of the course.

College Algebra Outcomes

  1. Connect functions and conics to their visual, verbal, or symbolic representation.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the notation and algebra of functions.
  3. Provide a detailed analysis of the graph of a function.
  4. Solve polynomial, logarithmic and/or exponential equations, and interpret their solutions.

College Trigonometry Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the trigonometric functions at standard angles measured in degrees or radians, without the use of a calculator.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the various definitions and properties of the six trigonometric functions and their inverses.
  3. Connect the graphical and symbolic representations of transformations of the trigonometric functions.
  4. Use identities to verify trigonometric identities or to simplify trigonometric expressions.
  5. Use trigonometric functions to solve application problems involving triangles, and interpret the solutions.
  6. Solve equations involving trigonometric functions.

How will you be assessed on these outcomes? See Mathematics Online Syllabus: Outcomes Assessment.

Course Materials

How to Register in WAMAP:

This class meets in WAMAP (WM) a course management system (CMS) designed for mathematics online courses. Register (free) as a new student in WAMAP or login if you already have an account.

Important! When registering in WAMAP you must use your Clark Student Email address (your @students.clark.edu addy) ONLY!

You will need the WAMAP Course ID Code below.
Leave the "enrollment key" blank.

Summer 2018 Math 111 WAMAP COURSE ID CODE: 17522 (class available 7/9)
Summer 2018 Math 103 WAMAP COURSE ID CODE: 17521 (class available 7/9)

Textbooks and Supplements:


MyMathLab Student Access Kit
(ISBN 032119991X / 9780321199911)

MyMathLab (MML) access to the e-textbook, exercises, and tests is REQUIRED. MyMathLab is an online course delivery system provided by the textbook publisher. In MyMathLab you can read the complete textbook online, watch video lectures, work interactive tutorial exercises, and take tests.

CLICK HERE for MYMATHLAB COURSE ID CODE, free temporary access, purchasing options, and registration directions.

Mth 111 7th ed
Mth 103 11th ed

Math 111 uses College Algebra 7th edition by Robert Blitzer (ISBN 9780134469164).
Math 103 uses Trigonometry 11th edition by Lial/Hornsby/Schneider/Daniels (ISBN 9780134217437).

Buying a hard copy text is completely OPTIONAL and unnecessary unless you really want one since the entire textbook is available online inside the required MyMathLab. If you do opt to buy the hard copy text new, make sure it comes bundled with a MyMathLab access code. If you buy the hard copy text used you will have to purchase the MyMathLab Student Access Kit separately.

TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE AN OLDER EDITION OF THE TEXTBOOK OR WHO HAVE THE ON-CAMPUS TEXT: An older edition of the textbook is fine to use to study from as the chapter structure rarely changes from edition to edition (and may save you money). If you already have the textbook used in the on-campus Math 103/111 class then you may use it to study from rather than the textbook listed above, but the sections may not match perfectly. Either way you are still required to have MyMathLab access since the tests are conducted there.

SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE TUTORIAL VIDEOS: Your #1 source for video tutorials should be the videos linked to the textbook inside MyMathLab. If you need more help then search the topic you wish to study in one of the following two recommended tutorial sites. Each has a long list of topics and examples.


How to Purchase and Register in MyMathLab:

To register with MyMathLab you will need two codes:
(1) the MyMathLab Course ID Code below, and
(2) a MyMathLab Access Code (from the Student Kit you purchased *)

Important! When registering in MML you must use the SAME NAME that you use for Clark College class registration.

Summer 2018 Math 111 MYMATHLAB COURSE ID CODE: keely82045 How To Reg
Summer 2018 Math 103 MYMATHLAB COURSE ID CODE: keely32826 How To Reg

* Note: Pearson Publishing provides temporary FREE access to MyMathLab. This is a great option if you cannot pay for MyMathLab on the first day or class or if you might drop the class early in the term. It provides FULL access to the course for for a couple of weeks. The course is set to allow conversion from free to paid access within the first three weeks of class only, so be sure to purchase MML access and register your code by then.

Schedule of Textbook Coverage

Download/print Due Dates Chart [ Fall | Winter | Spring | Summer ] that lists all the weekly deadlines. The table below lists the specific sections in the e-textbook we are scheduled to cover each week. A detailed weekly class calendar is provided in your online classroom.

  MATH 111
(7th ed)
MATH 111
MATH 103
(11th ed)
MATH 103
Week 1 1.6-1.7 1.6, 1.7, 2.2, 2.5 1.1-1.4 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.3
Week 2 2.2 & 2.5 & 2.8 2.8, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1 2.1-2.5 2.4-2.5, 3.1-3.3
Week 3 2.6-2.7 & 3.1 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 3.1-3.3 4.1-4.4, 5.1-5.2
Week 4 3.2-3.4 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 4.1-4.4 5.3-5.6, 6.1
Week 5 3.5-3.6 4.4, 4.5, 5.2 5.1-5.4 6.2-6.4, 7.1-7.2
Week 6 4.1-4.3 6.1, 5.4, 7.1 5.5-5.6 & 6.1 7.3-7.5
Week 7 4.4-4.5 7.2, 7.3 6.2-6.4 8.2, 8.5, 8.6
Week 8 5.2 & 6.1 review & final 7.1-7.3 review & final
Week 9 5.4 & 7.1   7.4-7.5  
Week 10 7.2-7.3   8.2 & 8.5-8.6