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Prerequisites

MATH 110 (College Algebra)—or equivalent skill—is necessary preparation for this course. If you are well prepared, do all of the assignments until you have mastered the skills in each lesson, and study effectively for the exams, you should do well in this course!

If you have not successfully completed MATH 110 or do not have the equivalent skills, please prepare yourself sufficiently. Sufficient preparation may require that you take MATH 110 before taking MATH 111, or if you just need to brush up on a few topics, you could use online resources like cK-12, Khan Academy, or search engines like Google or Yahoo to find resources to help you fill in the gaps.

BYU Course Outcomes

Students should gain familiarity and proficiency with the basic theorems of trigonometry. For more detailed information, visit the Math 111 Wiki page.

Minimal Course Learning Outcomes

Students should achieve mastery of the topics below. This means that they should know all relevant definitions, full statements of the major theorems, and examples of the various concepts. Further, students should be able to solve non-trivial problems related to these concepts.

Trigonometric Functions

Analytic Trigonometry

Applications of Trigonometric Functions

Polar Coordinates

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Course Materials

Required Materials

Sullivan, Michael. Trigonometry: A Unit Circle Approach with MyLabsPlus, 4th Custom Edition for BYU. Published by Pearson Education, Inc. (This custom edition is based on Sullivan: Trigonometry: A Unit Circle Approach, 10th edition.)

Note: Homework will be done online through MyLabsPlus. I strongly recommend you purchase MyLabsPlus bundled with the textbook rather than separately, since the bundle contains the Student Access Code for registering on MyLabsPlus.

If the custom edition is not available, or if you would like additional topics that won’t be covered in this course, you may also use the noncustom edition.

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Course Organization

There are 24 lessons in the course. The core components of this course are the syllabus quiz, the pretest, the lessons and MyLabsPlus homework, and the exams.

Syllabus Quiz

There are two parts of the syllabus quiz. Part 1 has multiple-choice questions, and you must pass it with 100% before continuing on to the rest of the course. Part 2 of the syllabus quiz is a short-answer question that asks you for your name, e-mail address, and BYU Net ID. It is important that you provide the correct information or you will not be able to access your homework. Similar to Part 1, you may not move on to the rest of the course without doing it.

The syllabus quiz (parts 1 and 2) does not count as part of your overall course grade. After you receive your grade from Part 2 of the syllabus quiz, you will be able to register for MyLabsPlus in about 2 to 3 business days.

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Assignments

Pretest

After lesson 2, you will take a pretest (5% of your grade) to help you evaluate how well you are prepared for MATH 111. If you do well, you will be off to a good start! If you do poorly, it’s not the end of the world, but you will need to take steps immediately to bring your skills up to where they need to be. If you fail the pretest, you may want to consider withdrawing from MATH 111 and taking MATH 110 first.

MyLabsPlus Homework

You will notice that the lessons correspond to sections in the textbook. Lesson 1 covers Section 1.6, and the last lesson, Lesson 24, covers Section 5.3. Each lesson has a graded homework assignment. All homework for the course is done online through MyLabsPlus. You can spend as long on a homework assignment as you wish and you may work on the homework questions as many times as you’d like. I strongly suggest you do and re-do the homework as many times as it takes for you to master the skills. I encourage you to write up your homework in a notebook so that you will more easily be able to review it before the exams.

Accessing MyLabsPlus Homework

You must complete and submit Syllabus Quiz, Part 2 before you can access the MyLabsPlus homework!

Once you get your grade for the syllabus quiz, you will have access to register for MyLabsPlus. Use the Student Access Code that you got with your textbook to sign in. You will get access information either in your quiz feedback or sent to at the e-mail address you used in the syllabus quiz.

Go to MyLabsPlus (https://byu-mlpui.openclass.com/). You will be asked to type in a login name. Use your BYU Net ID. Next, you will need to type in the password, which is math111. After logging in, it is strongly recommended that you change your password. (Make sure you remember your new password when you change it!)

After you login to MyLabsPlus, you will be asked to type in the Student Access Code that came with your textbook. This Student Access Code gives you access to the materials on the MyLabsPlus website. Follow the instructions at MyLabsPlus.

Posting Your MyLabsPlus Homework

After the last lesson (lesson 24), but before requesting your final exam, you will need to have your homework score transferred to your course Gradebook. To have your homework score posted, do the “MyLabsPlus Homework Grade Transfer Request” assignment after Lesson 24. You will need to provide your e-mail address, your name as it appears on MyLabsPlus, and your BYU Net ID.

Your scores for the MyLabsPlus homework are posted to your course Gradebook only once, before you request the final exam. The homework submission is worth 20% of your grade.

Important: Make sure you are satisfied with your homework scores before you request that your homework grade be posted to your course Gradebook. Once you request that your homework grade be posted, any changes you make to your homework grade on MyLabsPlus will not be reflected on your final course grade.

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Exams

There are two midcourse exams and a final exam. Each exam has 20 multiple-choice questions.

There are practice tests before each exam to help you prepare. You may take them as many times as you’d like. The practice tests do not count towards your grade. You may also want to use the Chapter Test Prep Videos in the Multimedia Library of MyLabsPlus to prepare for the exams.

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Grading

Grades in this course are determined as follows:

Pretest 5%
Midcourse Exam 1 25%
Midcourse Exam 2 25%
MyLabsPlus Homework Posted (for each lesson, submitted once) 20%
Final Exam 25%
TOTAL 100%

Your overall grade will be determined by the following scale:

Grading Scale
A 93%–100% C 67%–73%
A− 90%–92% C− 60%–66%
B+ 87%–89% D+ 57%–59%
B 83%–86% D 53%–56%
B− 80%–82% D− 50%–52%
C+ 74%–79% E (fail) 49% or below

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Getting Help

The MyLabsPlus website has its own support team. If you have problems with MyLabsPlus, this is your best resource for getting help.

NOTE: If you still cannot access MyLabsPlus after 2 to 3 business days of when you completed and submitted Syllabus Quiz, Part 2, please contact the BYU math department secretaries first at math111is@mathematics.byu.edu.

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Copyright Notice

The materials used in connection with this online course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws. For questions or more information, please visit the BYU Copyright Licensing Office website.

“Members of the BYU community who willfully disregard this Copyright Policy or the BYU Copyright Guidelines place themselves individually at risk of legal action and may incur personal liability for their conduct. The unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject individuals to civil and criminal liabilities, including actual and statutory damages, costs and fees of litigation, fines, and imprisonment

Violations of the Copyright Policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.” (Emphasis added. Excerpt taken from the BYU Copyright Policy)

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Preventing & Responding to Sexual Misconduct

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Brigham Young University prohibits unlawful sex discrimination against any participant in its education programs or activities. The university also prohibits sexual harassment—including sexual violence—committed by or against students, university employees, and visitors to campus. As outlined in university policy, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are considered forms of "Sexual Misconduct" prohibited by the university.

University policy requires all university employees in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report all incidents of Sexual Misconduct that come to their attention in any way, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. Incidents of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at t9coordinator@byu.edu or (801) 422-8692. Reports may also be submitted through EthicsPoint at https://titleix.byu.edu/report or 1-888-238-1062 (24-hours a day).

BYU offers confidential resources for those affected by Sexual Misconduct, including the university’s Victim Advocate, as well as a number of non-confidential resources and services that may be helpful. Additional information about Title IX, the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, reporting requirements, and resources can be found at http://titleix.byu.edu or by contacting the university’s Title IX Coordinator.

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Accessibility Notice

BYU is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to participate in BYU's programs and activities. In this spirit, BYU Independent Study aspires to improve web accessibility for users. While not required by law, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Levels A and AA provide a wide range of helpful recommendations to make Web content more accessible. BYU Independent Study strives to apply WCAG 2.0 recommendations where feasible, but may deviate from any recommendations that would result in an undue hardship to BYU Independent Study or alterations to program and course content and objectives. If you have questions about accessibility, or if you need to report problems with any accessibility features please see our Accessibilities and Accommodations Web Page.

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Course Policies

These policies are specific to this course. For additional information about general policies, please refer to Independent Study Course Policies page.

Assignments

1 computer-graded pretest (resubmission allowed for a fee) and MyLabsPlus Homework for each of the 24 lessons, completed through a separate web application. Note: Homework resubmission is not allowed.

Exams

2 proctored, computer-graded midcourse exams and 1 proctored, computer-graded final exam (one retake for each exam allowed for a fee). Your homework grade must be posted to your Independent Study course before you request the final exam. You must pass the final exam to pass the course.

Retake an exam for a fee.

Getting Help

Free tutoring is available. Check the Independent Study Support website for contact information and scheduling. You may also e-mail the BYU math department TAs at math111is@mathematics.byu.edu.

Inappropriate Use of Course Content

All course materials (e.g., outlines, handouts, syllabi, exams, quizzes, media, lecture content, audio and video recordings, etc.) are proprietary. Students are prohibited from posting or selling any such course materials without the express written permission of BYU Independent Study. To do so is a violation of the Brigham Young University Honor Code.

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COPYRIGHT NOTICE
The materials used in connection with this online course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws. For questions or more information, please visit the BYU Copyright Licensing Office website.
“Members of the BYU community who willfully disregard this Copyright Policy or the BYU Copyright Guidelines place themselves individually at risk of legal action and may incur personal liability for their conduct. The unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject individuals to civil and criminal liabilities, including actual and statutory damages, costs and fees of litigation, fines, and imprisonment…
Violations of the Copyright Policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.” (Emphasis added. Excerpt taken from the BYU Copyright Policy).

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