Online Trigonometry

       Mission: To provide affordable, accessible, and exceptional education that fosters student success

  Term:  Spring 2019

Course:    Math 1613   Plane Trigonometry
Delivery Format:  Web-Based  using Mymathlab

Instructor Information:

Name:  Rob Wylie
Office Location:  RC205
Preferred Contact Method:
Office Phone:  918-647-1412
Office Hours:  As posted on office door and online

Textbook 1 Information: Click to choose an item.                                          
College Trigonometry 10ed ,  Michael Sullivan, 9780321999320
Mymathlab access code.

Course Description:

            This course examines a two-dimensional study of angular measure, trigonometric solution of right and oblique triangles, logarithms, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric equations, complex numbers, graphing trigonometric functions, and polar coordinates.

Credit Hours:  3.00
Prerequisites:  Math 0123 and Math 1513 or their equivalents.




Student Learning Outcomes (SLO’s):

SLO 1. Upon completion of the course students will be able to apply basic algebraic concepts of relations and functions.
-Students will state the distance using the distance formula.
-Students will state the midpoint using the midpoint formula.
-Students will state information from the graph of a function.
-Students will Graph eight basic functions using transformation.
-Students will state if a function is one-to-one.
-Students will state the inverse function.
-Students will graph inverse functions.
-Students will recognize the equation of a circle.
-Students will graph circles.

SLO 2. Upon completion of the course students will be able to evaluate trigonometric functions.
-Students will change degrees to radians.
-Students will change radians to degrees.
-Students will determine arc length.
-Students will determine the six trig functions from a unit circle.
-Students will determine trig values for 30*, 45* and 60* angles.
-Students will determine trig values for quadrantal angles.
-Students will determine the six trig functions from a circle with radius r.

SLO 3. Upon completion of the course students will be able to apply and identify the properties of trigonometric functions.
-Students will determine the domain and range of the trig functions.
-Students will determine the fundamental period of the trig functions.
-Students will find values of the trig functions using fundamental identities.
-Students will find values of the trig functions using even and odd properties.

SLO 4. Upon completion of the course students will be able to graph trigonometric functions.
-Students will determine information from the graph of a function.
-Students will graph trig functions.
-Students will determine the amplitude and period of a sinusoidal function.
-Students will graph sinusoidal functions using key points.
-Students will apply transformations to graphs of trig functions.
-Students will determine the phase shift of a sinusoidal function.

SLO 5. Upon completion of the course students will be able to apply analytic trigonometric concepts.
-Students will find values of inverse trig functions.
-Students will establish identities using fundamental identities.
-Students will find values using sum and difference formulas.
-Students will find values using double-angle and half-angle formulas.
-Students will find values using product-to-sum and sum-to-product formulas.
-Students will solve trigonometric equations.

SLO 6. Upon completion of the course students will be able to solve applications of trigonometric functions. 
-Students will find values of trig functions using right triangles.
-Students will determine the bearing of an object.
-Students will use the law of sines to solve triangles.
-Students will use the law of cosines to solve triangles.
-Students will find the area of a triangle using trig functions.
-Students will find the area of a triangle using Heron’s formula.
-Students will find a unit vector.
-Students will find a vector from its direction and magnitude.
-Students will find the dot product two vectors.
-Students will find the angle between two vectors.
-Students will decompose a vector into two orthogonal vectors.

SLO 7. Upon completion of the course students will be able to apply the properties of exponential and logarithmic functions.
-Students will convert equations between exponential and logarithmic form.
-Students will evaluate common and natural logarithms.
-Students will identify and graph exponential and logarithmic functions.
-Students will graph common and natural logarithmic functions.
-Students will apply the properties of logarithms to evaluate expressions.

SLO 7. Upon completion of the course students will be able to solve exponential and logarithmic functions.
-Students will solve exponential functions.
-Students will solve logarithmic functions.

Evaluation/Assessment Practices

This course will be taught using mymathlab. The e-textbook will be the basis for material to be presented and the student will be responsible for reading all material and working all problems assigned by the instructor. Within the mymathlab software you will have access to all homework and

Assignments and Course Format:

All assignments which only include chapter tests and homework from each section of textbook will
be completed online using mymathlab.  You can go to to get registered and purchase a one time access code there or at our bookstore.  Homework is assigned about three times a week and is due officially when homework is downloaded in official grade book on test dates.  The due dates on tests must be adhered to but homework can be worked on after due dates up until the test date for which that homework is over.   Each online exam will can be taken twice with the best score counting.  You should be able to view and print first attempt with corrected answers to attempt the second time and make better score. All tests and homework is random generated so no two tests or homework assignments are exactly the same except for content.

 This course will be taught as a web-based course. The material will be presented using PowerPoint presentations, videos (such as author in action, test prep, and worked out examples and homework problems created by author), and other multimedia. Take advantage of all these instructional materials. Along with those mentioned above there are study guides and practice author generated tests that are useful but does not count as grade.  As of this semester I do have my very first set of lecture videos that I created while teaching an in class Trig course and should be available within Blackboard. The student will be responsible for reading all material and working all problems assigned. Since this is a correspondence course via Internet you will have to spend the equivalent time on your computer, as you would sit in the classroom. For a three-hour credit course that means three hours per week interacting online studying presentations, viewing additional web pages and interacting with software. 

Grade Scale:

The following scale will be used to determine a letter grade:

90% - 100% > A

80% - 89% > B

70% - 79% > C

60% - 69% > D

Below 60% > F



Grading Policies:


            Five objective examinations will be given during the semester. Problems are assigned from each chapter taught and a grade is given for each assignment. The test average will comprise 80% of the semester grade with the remaining 20% of the grade determined by the assigned problems. The lowest test excluding the final will be dropped and not counted in the final average. Three of the lowest homework scores will also be discarded and no late homework (after test dates) without instructor approval will be accepted. If a test is missed it will be in the instructors discretion whether that test will be made up or the test allowed to drop.



           The student is expected to take all examinations at the specified time and date. If a student has circumstances arise which make it impractical to take a test at its regularly assigned time it is his or her responsibility to contact the instructor prior to the examination if possible. The student will be given a make- up examination if, in the instructors opinion, the student had a legitimate reason to miss the regularly scheduled test. Make-up tests are strongly discouraged.  Your activity while logged into this course is something I will monitor to see if you are viewing instructional materials and interacting with the software appropriately. As stated earlier you will need to spend at least 3 hours online reading and studying instructional material and additional time doing homework. Your success in this class depends on your effort. Even though you are not in the classroom you will have to discipline yourself as if you were.




              Attendance on an online course is viewed as logging into mymathlab. Attendance is highly important and stressed to each student. Attendance is not counted as part of   a grade; however, poor attendance usually reflects poor performance. Students who begin to establish irregular habits are reminded of their need to attend regularly

No cell phones or any electronic devices other than handheld calculators are allowed on tests.

You are also required to have a scientific calculator.  I prefer the TI 84 plus which is also the calculator the author of text has online videos about the usage of.

You are required to find an acceptable proctor.  Acceptable proctors include but not exclusively would be a professional educator such as teacher or administrator, librarian, or work supervisor.  An acceptable proctor is a non- relative who can be contacted on a random basis to check validity in online test scores.  I must have the proctors name and contact phone number prior to first exam for that score to count.  Also if proctor is contacted after exam has been administered and any negative information about the students honesty of taking his/her own exam is acquired from proctor then the test score is invalid and voided on that exam and student may be administratively withdrawn from course.  As far a tutoring our learning resource center has free tutoring available.  Contact LRC (learning resource center)  918-647-1316.  A tutor is not allowed to help on exams and cannot be your proctor as well.

Special Requirements:
•             Pop-up blockers must be turned off . 

•             Reliable Internet access 

•             You must find an acceptable tutor or use the LRC as your tutor. 

•             You must find an acceptable proctor for your tests. 

•             Your proctor is the person that watches you while you are taking our exams. 

•             I would suggest going to your local public school or public library and  
               take tests there and use an administrator,  teacher or certified librarian as 
               your proctor. 

•             Your proctor should contact me via email. 

•             Your proctor needs to be available at the same times you are. 

•             If you work on campus for other courses or are relatively close to campus   
                  then you may use our LRC or library to proctor. 
•             I must approve any proctor.




Student Email:

I              MPORTANT- All course information, billing, financial aid notices, housing information, scholarship awards, degree check results, and other mail will be sent to you via student email. Please remember to check your student email often for important information.

ADA statement:
 Carl Albert State College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students with disabilities who need special accommodations should make their request in the following way: 

*      Talk with your instructor after class about your disability or special needs related to work in class.


Poteau Campus

*      Complete the Request for Special Accommodations Form with the Student Disability Services Coordinator. Crissy Keeton 918-647-1319.

Sallisaw Campus

*      Complete the Request for Special Accommodations Form with the Assistant Student Disability Services Coordinator located in the Learning Resource Center in office SC 8025. Tamara Wright 918-775-2253.



*      Call or e-mail your instructor about your disability or special needs related to work in web courses.

*      Complete the Request for Special Accommodations Form with the Student Disability Services Coordinator. You may find information on our website under Student Affairs/Student Disability Services.




·       LRC: The Learning Resource Center is located in the George Ollie Center for Academic Excellence on the third floor, in room 1301; Crissy Keeton, the LRC director, may be reached at 918-647-1319. The LRC offers tutoring in a variety of subjects including math and English: specific tutoring schedules are available.  The LRC also offers notes and textbooks for many classes, as well as a computer lab and study area. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursdays from 8 am to 6 p.m., and on Fridays from 8 am to 4 pm.

·       Counseling: CASC Student Counseling Services provides free counseling to students who are struggling with school, home life, or a disability. Overseeing the CASC Student Counseling Center is Kerrie Blair, MS, LPC.  She serves as counselor at Carl Albert State College and may be reached by phone (918) 647-1389, text (918) 658-5568, or email


·       Library: Research for your class should be conducted at the CASC Libraries.  College-level research requires college-level sources. CASC Libraries offer a number of appropriate sources in both print and electronic formats.  Visit the library in person for research assistance or at  

Phone: 918-647-1311 (Poteau)  918-775-6977 (Sallisaw)
Facebook:  Library Friends @ Carl Albert State College
Twitter:  @CASCLibrary
Instagram: casclibrary  


HEA-Required information:

The National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC) issued Information Required to Be Disclosed Under the Higher Education Act of 1965: Suggestions for Dissemination (NPEC 2010-831). This publication is available at


Additional Information including Student Handbook, FERPA, Financial Aid, Clery Report, and student consumer information are located at

Notification of class cancellation:

In the event class must be cancelled by the instructor the student will be notified through various methods including, but not limited, to the following:  text message, email, or written notification.  Students should check their Carl Albert email accounts regularly for such notifications.  When possible, instructors will provide notification in advance.

In instances of school closure the notification process occurs in the following ways: the alert system is used to send messages including phone calls, text messages, and emails to all names in the alert system as soon as a decision has been made regarding the status of CASC; an email is sent to all Carl Albert email addresses; closure information is posted to the CASC website as quickly as possible; the phone message for incoming calls at the CASC switchboard will indicate closed status; local radio stations and television stations are notified; however television may or may not post our information so please be sure to check other sources of information as listed above.

Assessment Statement

Assessment is the process that evaluates the learning experience with the purpose of continual improvement and has the objective of assuring the accomplishment of the mission of Carl Albert State College.

Academic Integrity/ Misconduct Policy:  

The following will apply in connection with academic dishonesty:


A. The instructor and his/her Division Chairperson have final authority over the grades given to students   or the lowering of grades because of cheating or plagiarism.


B. The term “cheating” includes, but is not limited to:


1.     The use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations.


2.     Dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments.


3.   Acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the college faculty or staff.  The term “plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished   work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment.  It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials. 


If it is established that cheating or plagiarism has more than likely occurred:


A. The instructor may take appropriate disciplinary action, which may include the awarding of an “F” on the particular assignment or in the course.


B. The instructor will make a report of the incident and of action taken to the Vice President for Academic  Affairs.


C. The student will receive a copy of the report if s/he desires and may appeal the decision of the instructor to the Academic Affairs Committee.


D. The student and instructor may meet individually with the Academic Affairs Committee to present documentation pertinent to the appeal. Once the Academic Affairs Committee renders its decision, the appeal process is concluded.


Carl Albert State College considers all forms of academic misconduct and dishonesty serious matters which warrant serious attention. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cases of cheating and plagiarism, and is, at the very least, subject to disciplinary action by the instructor of record. More serious infractions will warrant disciplinary actions by the college.  


Plagiarism is considered unacceptable and incompatible with the educational mission of Carl Albert State College. Since plagiarism always carries consequences, all students are expected to be familiar with the rules for avoiding plagiarism. 


Intentional plagiarism is a deliberate act of academic dishonesty in which an individual knowingly represents the work or knowledge of another person as one’s own, knowingly incorporates into one’s work the words or ideas of another person without clear attribution, fails to acknowledge clearly the partial or full authorship of someone else when submitting a work, and/or consistently fails to cite or quote textual resources properly. 


Cheating is considered to be a serious infraction of academic integrity and as such is not tolerated at CASC. Specifically, cheating includes, but is not limited to, instances where work is turned in that is not one’s own, copying others’ answers in exams and/or papers, infiltration of grading systems, use of deception in acquisition of answers, and/or instances of forgery.  


Grade Protest

Students may challenge a final grade, provided a solution cannot be reached through proper academic channels. Students should first contact their instructor and then the Division Chair if resolution is not satisfactory. Appeals for the purpose of challenging a final grade must be made to the Academic Affairs Committee within 90 days after the grade in question appears on the permanent record.  Information concerning procedures to be followed is available from the Office of Admissions and Records. (CASC Catalog, p. 74)


Faculty Complaints

A student who feels he or she has serious grounds and evidence to demonstrate unfair treatment by a faculty member may file a formal written complaint with the division chair. First, however, the student is encouraged to visit with the faculty member on an informal basis to discuss the situation. If, after that visit, the student still wishes to file a formal complaint, the division chair will call a meeting between the student and the faculty member to discuss the complaint and any further action. If the issue still remains unresolved, the division chair, faculty member, and student will meet with the Associate Vice President of Instruction in the Academic Affairs Office.


Semester Regulations Concerning the Beginning and End of the Term

Students should keep in mind that the semester begins with the first day of class, and ends with the last day of the designated final exam period.  For that reason, and because final exams may be scheduled up to and through the last day of the final exam schedule, students should not plan to travel until the first day after the end of finals week, unless approval is granted by the division chair AND the Academic Affairs Office. Students may request changes in individual final exam times in writing and through completion of the Change in Final Exam form. Forms are located in the office of the registrar. Requests for change for personal convenience are generally not approved. Approvals are normally limited for the following reasons:

  1. Conflict with working hours on a job that has been held during the term, and for which working schedules cannot be readily adjusted. 
  2. Religious reasons.
  3. Four finals in one day. Where amicable agreement cannot be reached by the student and the instructors, the division chair and/or Academic Affairs Office can grant accommodations.
  4. Military obligations verified in writing. 
  5. Other exceptional hardship cases including health reasons concerning immediate members of the household and/or death of an immediate family member or attendance of a funeral of an immediate family member.

Additionally, with take-home final exams, instructors have the option and may choose to make those due on the last day of finals.

Students are required to:

1.      complete the Change in Final Exam form;

2.      request the signature and approval of the designated instructor;

3.      submit the form to the appropriate division chair for approval;

4.      The form will be forwarded to the Academic Affairs Office or designee (Vice President for Sallisaw campus).

5.      The Academic Affairs office will then inform the student of the results of the request.

*Requests will be finalized within 72 hours of the formal request.


Withdrawal Policy:
Students withdrawing from courses should first consult instructors and refer to the current student handbook or website for withdrawal procedures.  Additionally, the student should contact the offices of Financial Aid, Admissions, Business, and Retention.  Students failing to attend initial class meetings will be dropped from the class without notification.  Beyond that, failure to attend class is not equivalent to dropping the class; students who fail to formally drop the class will receive a grade in the course.


Online Etiquette Statement:

Carl Albert State College expects online users to follow the same basic rules that apply in face-to-face communication.  The following guidelines provide direction for students using Internet-based communication.  Failure to follow appropriate communication rules may result in negative consequences.


1.     Think before you write.  What you say online is permanent.  Review and edit before you post and take the feeling of others into consideration.

2.     Be friendly and positive.  Even if you disagree with an idea there are ways you can approach your criticism without being hurtful.

3.     Use standard English.  Avoid slang and jargon with which others in the class may be unfamiliar.  Communication is only effective if the audience can relate to it.

4.     Be professional.  Avoid writing in all caps, using multiple exclamation or question marks, and emoticons.  

5.     Ask for help.  If you feel lost, or need clarification, ask.  If you don’t ask the questions your instructor and other students won’t be able to respond.  Besides, you’re probably not alone, but don’t wait for someone else to ask for you.


Statement of Instructor Modification Right

This syllabus is subject to alteration at the discretion of the instructor.  Notification of alteration will be provided to students via class announcement, e-mail, blackboard posting, or similar reasonable method.


Student Financial Responsibility Statement:

In addition to enrolling in classes, part of your enrollment responsibility is payment of your Business Office Account (tuition, fees, etc.)

If you have already paid your entire balance for the semester, and any past balances, thank you.

If you have not Carl Albert State College requires all students to either pay for their Business Office Account by the first day of class or enroll in the Nelnet Payment Plan located on the website by the first day of class.

Students who anticipate receiving financial aid must enroll in the Payment Plan as well.  If the financial aid pays for all costs then the payment plan will not go into effect.

If you have questions, please feel free to call the Business Office at 918-647-1325