Precalculus
Precalculus Syllabus

Course Code: Math 242
Transcript:
Yes. Your transcript will come from the records office at United States University. They are regionally accredited and award semester credits.
Credits: 4 Semester
Transfer: 4 year degree applicable
Your college will require any class you wish to transfer to them to be from a regionally accredited college that awards academic semester or quarter credits.They will also want the course description of the course to match their own. United States University is regionally accredited and issues academic semester credits. Our course description will match or exceed your college's description; thus, your college will most likely accept the course and apply it towards your degree. If you would like preapproval from your school, please send your counselor or registrar's office the link at the bottom of this page.Your college may be one of the many schools that we are associated with, so check the Associated School link before asking for preapproval. (K12 use)
Enrollment Schedule:
Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the selfpaced courses as soon as they are able. Most students finish the lower level courses in 4  8 weeks. The upper level math classes, such as Calculus and above, usually take students 34 months. (Note: The 30day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)
Required Textbook:
No outside textbook is needed. Our Omega Math^{TM} courses contain all the lessons, homework, solution manuals, quizzes, tests and the final. Our lessons start out with the easiest example, and then moves slowly to the more advanced problems. Between examples, there are interactive problems which make sure the student understands the concepts, as well as enables the student to store the information into long term memory.
Grading Mode:
Standard Letter Grade
Proctored Final: Yes
Description
This course was designed to emphasize topics which are fundamental to the study of calculus. The student will analyze functions in depth including transformations, inverses and compositions, while paying particular attention to quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs. Other topics include right triangle trigonometry, trigonometric identities and equations, vectors, complex numbers, laws of sines and cosines, the binomial theorem, arithmetic, geometric sequences and series, systems, partial fractions, matrices and determinants, conic sections and probability. The student will solve applications and modeling problems related to the above topics. Upon completion, students will be able to solve practical problems and use appropriate models for analysis.
Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or better.Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, students should have:
 Represent functions verbally, numerically, graphically and algebraically. Demonstrate a fundamental concept of the mathematical function and its properties such as inverse, domain, range, addition, subtraction, product, division, and composition.
 Sketch graphs, appropriate transformations and inverses for polynomial functions, rational functions, trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational functions, piecewise functions, and conic sections.
 Analyze the graph of a function and determine the intervals where the graph is increasing, decreasing and constant. Find the minimum and maximum values of the function and apply these concepts to applications in the physical world.
 Solve a variety of equations, including linear, polynomial, rational, radical, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic.
 Solve a variety of systems including linear, nonlinear and inequalities using graphical and algebraic techniques. Solve realworld applications modeled by these systems.
 Use the Rational Root Theorem, Fundamental Theorem of Algebra and other techniques to find the zeros of a polynomial function. Be able to factor a polynomial into linear factors over the complex numbers.
 Perform operations with matrices, such as addition, subtraction, scalar multiplication and matrix multiplication, including applications with matrices. Use matrices to solve systems of linear equations including the GaussJordan elimination method, and the inverse of a matrix.
 Identify and express conic sections in standard rectangular form, graph the conics, and solve applied problems.
 Express general terms of an arithmetic and geometric sequence. Write series in summation notation, find the sum of an arithmetic and geometric series, and use the Binomial Theorem to expand powers of binomials.
 Determine the sample space of an event and calculate the probability of an experiment.
 Recognize a language description, geometric and algebraic representation, and be able to transfer from one form to the other.
 State the basic trigonometric definitions and apply them to the acute angles of a right triangle.
 Analyze and interpret trigonometric functions using graphs, tables and equations.
 Graph the basic trigonometric functions and apply changes in period, phase and amplitude to generate new graphs.
 Describe the measure of an angle in both radians and degrees, convert angles measured in degrees to radian measure and vice versa.
 Demonstrate an understanding of vectors, their graphical representation and vector algebra.
 Apply the Law of Sines, and the Law of Cosines in various types of applications.
 Prove trigonometric identities.
 Model situations from a variety of settings using trigonometric functions. Apply a variety of problemsolving strategies, including algebraic, numerical and graphical techniques to solve multiplestep problems involving trigonometric equations and identities.
Methods of Evaluation:
Homework quizzes 15%
Chapter tests 60%
Final 25%
(You must get at least 60% on this final in order to pass the class with a C or better.)Homework Quizzes: 15%
Homework assignments are essential in a mathematics course. It is not possible to master the course without a considerable amount of time being devoted to studying the concepts and solving problems. Each lesson contains a set of homework problems, and you are required to do all the odd problems for each section. Work out each problem, and then check the solution manual for a detailed solution. Do not continue to the next problem until you understand your mistake. Once you feel comfortable with the homework set, take the homework quiz for that section. The homework quizzes are revised problems from the homework sets. You may take each quiz twice, and the higher of the two scores is used to calculate your quiz grade. Once you take a quiz, figure out what you did wrong on the problems that you missed and then try the quiz again. It is important to figure what you did wrong before you push forward. If you figure out your errors at this step, you will be less likely to make the same error on the test or the final. The struggle to figure out what you did wrong stores the mathematics into your longterm memory, and aids in building abstract thinking.
Chapter Tests: 60%
After you have completed a chapter, and understand everything in the lessons, homework sets and quizzes, take the chapter test. The chapter tests are revised problems from the quizzes. You may take each chapter test twice, and the higher of the two scores is used to calculate your chapter test grade. Once you take a chapter test, figure out what you did wrong on the problems that you missed and then try the chapter test again. It is important to figure what you did wrong before you push forward. If you figure out your errors at this step, you will be less likely to make the same error on the final.
Proctored Final: 25%
This course go towards a degree which means it must have a proctored final. Your college is accepting this course because it goes through a regionally accredited university, which tells them the class will have a proctored final, and the 60% rule will apply. Your college will not accept a class from a school that is not regionally accredited, because they know these standards won't be met.
The final exam must be proctored at college testing center or a Sylvan Learning Center. A valid driver's license or State ID must be shown at the testing center. An expired license or State ID will not be accepted. Use this link to help you find a college testing center or Sylvan Learning center near your home: Proctored Final
The final exam is a comprehensive final covering all of the chapters of the course. Other than scratch paper, you may view the "Authorized Materials" list for the final exam for each class.
 Students must obtain a 60% or better on the final exam in order to get a C or better in the class.
 Students that obtain a grade of an F on the final can receive at most a D in the class. Students that obtain a D on the final can receive at most a C in the class. Students that obtain a C on the final can receive at most a B in the class.
The 60% rule was set in place to protect the integrity of online math education by requiring a display of competency in exchange for a grade. All schools which are regionally accredited adhere to online standards. Your college is accepting this course because it goes through a regionally accredited university, which tells your college that standards have been met. Your college will not accept a class from a school that is not regionally accredited, because they know the standards won't be met.
Assessment:
A 90100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
Instructional Process: In this course we will explore mathematical concepts, methods and applications from life issues, business and finance, social and environmental issues. Civic and social issues will be used as problems to apply the subject principles. Using the civic, social, and life related examples will help students understand the subject at a deeper level. After an introduction in each section, problems will be solved that start with the easiest examples and move slowly to the more advanced problems with Student Interactive Problems (SIP) in between. The SIPs are important! They give you a chance to slow down and make sure you understand the material. If you get the problem correct, continue on with the next example. If you get the problem wrong, you will be taken to a page that works out the problem in detail. The SIPs play a large part in storing the topics along with their procedures into your longterm memory. Each homework set contains applications for that lesson. These real life applications create a better understanding of math in our world and how it applies to every day life.
B 8089 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
C 7079 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
D 6069 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
F 059 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.Course Content Menu:
Chapter 1
Functions and their Graphs
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 1.1 Complex Numbers 1.1 1.1 1.2 Linear Functions 1.2 1.2 1.3 Properties of Functions 1.3 1.3 1.4 Combinations of Functions 1.4 1.4 1.5 Graphs of Functions 1.5 1.5 1.6 Transformation of Functions 1.6 1.6 1.7 Inverse Functions 1.7 1.7 Chapter 1 Test (21 questions) Chapter 2
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 2.1 Quadratic Functions 2.1 2.1 2.2 Polynomial Functions 2.2 2.2 2.3 Division of Polynomials 2.3 2.3 2.4 Zeros of Polynomial Functions 2.4 2.4 2.5 More on Zeros of Polynomial Functions 2.5 2.5 2.6 Graphs of Rational Functions 2.6 2.6 Chapter 2 Test (19 questions) Chapter 3
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 3.1 Exponential Functions 3.1 3.1 3.2 Logarithmic Functions 3.2 3.2 3.3 Properties of Logarithmic Functions 3.3 3.3 3.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations 3.4 3.4 3.5 Applications 3.5 3.5 Chapter 3 Test (23 questions) Chapter 4
Trigonometric Functions
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 4.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System(just need slides 6, 1846) 4.1 4.1 4.2 Angles, Degrees and Special Triangles 4.2 4.2 4.3 Trigonometric Functions 4.3 4.3 4.4 Introduction to the Unit Circle 4.4 4.4 4.5 Right Triangle Trigonometry 4.5 4.5 4.6 Other Angles and Trigonometric Functions 4.6 4.6 4.7 Solving Right Triangles 4.7 4.7 4.8 Applications 4.8 4.8 Chapter 4 Test (26 questions) Chapter 5
Radian Measure & Trigonometric Identities
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 5.1 Reference Angle 5.1 5.1 5.2 Radians and Degrees 5.2 5.2 5.3 Circular Functions 5.3 5.3 5.4 Proving Identities 5.4 5.4 5.5 Sum and Difference Formula 5.5 5.5 5.6 DoubleAngle Formula 5.6 5.6 5.7 HalfAngle Formula 5.7 5.7 Chapter 5 Test (27 questions) Chapter 6
Additional Trigonometry Topics
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 6.1 Graphs of Basic Trigonometric Functions 6.1 6.1 6.2 Inverse Trigonometric Functions 6.2 6.2 6.3 Trigonometric Equations 6.3 6.3 6.4 Law of Cosines 6.4 6.4 6.5 Law of Sines 6.5 6.5 6.6 Vectors 6.6 6.6 6.7 Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number 6.7 6.7 Chapter 6 Test (25 questions) Chapter 7
Systems of Equations
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 7.1 Linear Systems in Two Variables 7.1 7.1 7.2 Linear Systems in Three Variables 7.2 7.2 7.3 Partial Fractions 7.3 7.3 7.4 Nonlinear Systems in Two Variables 7.4 7.4 Chapter 7 Test (12 questions) Chapter 8
Matrices
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 8.1 Introduction to Matrices 8.1 8.1 8.2 Matrix Multiplication 8.2 8.2 8.3 GaussJordan Elimination 8.3 8.3 8.4 Systems without Unique Solutions 8.4 8.4 8.5 Applications of Linear Systems using Matrices 8.5 8.5 8.6 Determinants 8.6 8.6 8.7 Inverse of a Matrix 8.7 8.7 Chapter 8 Test (17 questions) Chapter 9
Sequence, Series, Counting and Probability
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 9.1 Sequences and Series 9.1 9.1 9.2 Arithmetic Sequences 9.2 9.2 9.3 Geometric Sequences 9.3 9.3 9.4 Binomial Theorem 9.4 9.4 9.5 Counting 9.5 9.5 9.6 Permutations and Combinations 9.6 9.6 9.7 Finite Basic Probabilities 9.7 9.7 9.8 Basic Laws of Probability 9.8 9.8 Chapter 9 Test (26 questions) Chapter 10
Conic Sections
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 10.1 The Circle 10.1 10.1 10.2 The Parabola 10.2 10.2 10.3 The Ellipse 10.3 10.3 10.4 The Hyperbola 10.4 10.4 10.5 Systems of Inequalities 10.5 10.5 Chapter 10 Test (21 questions) Final for Precalculus (59 questions) Time on Task:
This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8  10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirtyday extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.
Schedule:
Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 17 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.
Week Complete Sections 1 1.1  1.4 2 1.5  2.1 3 2.2  2.5 4 2.6  2.6 5 3.1  3.4 6 3.5  4.3 7 4.4  4.8 8 5.1  5.4 9 5.5  5.7 10 6.1  6.4 11 6.5  6.7 12 7.1  7.4 13 8.1  8.4 14 8.5  9.1 15 9.2  9.5 16 9.6  10.1 17 10.2  10.5 Final Exam Conduct Code:
Code of Ethics:
Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.
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Grading information and proctored final policies:
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Examples of academic misconduct:
Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.
Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.
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Unauthorized collaboration:
Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.
Important Notes:
This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.

Course Code: MATU 8001
Transcript:
Yes. Your transcript will come from the records office at Brandman University. They are regionally accredited and award Proffessional Development Units (PDU).
Credits: 4 Professional Development Units (PDU)
Transfer:
Since Professional Development units (PDU) are not academic credits, they typically cannot be used towards graduation of an undergraduate degree. However, the course may be able to be used as a prerequisite at some schools and/or graduate programs. Since graduate programs usually just need to verify the course has been taken, PDUs are usually acceptable. Ask your counselor for preapproval by sending him/her the Course Description on Brandman's Site. The course can also be used to learn the material and then receive credit at your college using Credit by Examination. (K12 use)
Enrollment Schedule:
Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the selfpaced courses as soon as they are able. Most students finish the lower level courses in 4  8 weeks. The upper level math classes, such as Calculus and above, usually take students 34 months. (Note: The 30day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)
Required Textbook:
No outside textbook is needed. Our Omega Math^{TM} courses contain all the lessons, homework, solution manuals, quizzes, tests and the final. Our lessons start out with the easiest example, and then moves slowly to the more advanced problems. Between examples, there are interactive problems which make sure the student understands the concepts, as well as enables the student to store the information into long term memory.
Grading Mode:
Standard Letter Grade
Proctored Final: No
Description
This course is designed to emphasize topics which are fundamental to the study of calculus. The student will analyze functions in depth including transformations, inverses and compositions, while paying particular attention to quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs. Other topics include right triangle trigonometry, trigonometric identities and equations, vectors, complex numbers, laws of sines and cosines, the binomial theorem, arithmetic, geometric sequences and series, systems, partial fractions, matrices and determinants, conic sections and probability. The student will solve applications and modeling problems related to the above topics. Upon completion, students will be able to solve practical problems and use appropriate models for analysis.
Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or better.Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, students should have:
 Represent functions verbally, numerically, graphically and algebraically, including quadratic, polynomial, rational, power, root/radical, exponential, logarithmic and piecewisedefined functions. Model a variety of realworld problems and applications involving functions.
 Determine if a graph is a function, find the domain and range and be able to perform transformations including translations, reflections, stretching and shrinking.
 Perform function operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and composition. Be able to find the inverse of a function and its graph.
 Find the vertex of a quadratic function, the zeros of a polynomial function, the end behavior of the graph, symmetry, intercepts, and asymptotes. Be able to sketch the graph.
 Analyze the graph of a function and determine the intervals where the graph is increasing, decreasing and constant. Find the minimum and maximum values of the function and apply these concepts to applications in the physical world.
 Use the Rational Zeros Theorem and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra to find the zeros of a polynomial function. Be able to factor a polynomial into linear factors over the complex numbers.
 Solve a variety of equations, including linear, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic. Solve a variety of linear and nonlinear inequalities.
 Solve systems of linear and nonlinear equations graphically and algebraically by substitution and elimination. Be able to solve applications modeled by these systems.
 Identify and express conic sections in standard rectangular form, graph the conics, and solve applied problems.
 Perform operations with matrices: addition, subtraction, scalar multiplication and matrix multiplication, including applications with matrices. Use matrices to solve systems of linear equations including the GaussJordan elimination method, Cramer's Rule and using the inverse of a matrix.
 Express general terms of an arithmetic and geometric sequence. Write series in summation notation, find the sum of an arithmetic and geometric series, and use the Binomial Theorem to expand powers of binomials.
 Determine the sample space of an event and the probability of an experiment.
 State the basic trigonometric definitions and apply them to the acute angles of a right triangle. Define signs of the trigonometric functions for each quadrant.
 Find the values of the six trigonometric functions using the unit circle and/or one of the special triangles.
 Graph trigonometric functions and their inverses.
 Analyze and interpret trigonometric functions using graphs, tables and equations.
 Describe the measure of an angle in both radians and degrees, convert angles measured in degrees to radian measure and vice versa.
 Apply the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines for various types of situations.
 Verify and apply trigonometric identities.
 Demonstrate an understanding of vectors, their graphical representation and vector algebra.
 Model situations from a variety of settings using trigonometric functions. Apply a variety of problemsolving strategies, including algebraic, numerical and graphical techniques to solve multiplestep problems involving trigonometric equations and identities.
 Demonstrate realworld problem solving skills: analyze the problem and break it into parts, recognize the concepts applicable to the parts, recognize the relationship between the parts, write the concepts in proper algebraic representations, solve the problem in symbols, interpret the final results.
Methods of Evaluation:
Homework quizzes 15%
Chapter tests 60%
Final 25%
(You must get at least 60% on this final in order to pass the class with a C or better.)Homework Quizzes: 15%
Homework assignments are essential in a mathematics course. It is not possible to master the course without a considerable amount of time being devoted to studying the concepts and solving problems. Each lesson contains a set of homework problems, and you are required to do all the odd problems for each section. Work out each problem, and then check the solution manual for a detailed solution. Do not continue to the next problem until you understand your mistake. Once you feel comfortable with the homework set, take the homework quiz for that section. The homework quizzes are revised problems from the homework sets. You may take each quiz twice, and the higher of the two scores is used to calculate your quiz grade. Once you take a quiz, figure out what you did wrong on the problems that you missed and then try the quiz again. It is important to figure what you did wrong before you push forward. If you figure out your errors at this step, you will be less likely to make the same error on the test or the final. The struggle to figure out what you did wrong stores the mathematics into your longterm memory, and aids in building abstract thinking.
Chapter Tests: 60%
After you have completed a chapter, and understand everything in the lessons, homework sets and quizzes, take the chapter test. The chapter tests are revised problems from the quizzes. You may take each chapter test twice, and the higher of the two scores is used to calculate your chapter test grade. Once you take a chapter test, figure out what you did wrong on the problems that you missed and then try the chapter test again. It is important to figure what you did wrong before you push forward. If you figure out your errors at this step, you will be less likely to make the same error on the final.
Assessment:
A 90100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
Instructional Process: In this course we will explore mathematical concepts, methods and applications from life issues, business and finance, social and environmental issues. Civic and social issues will be used as problems to apply the subject principles. Using the civic, social, and life related examples will help students understand the subject at a deeper level. After an introduction in each section, problems will be solved that start with the easiest examples and move slowly to the more advanced problems with Student Interactive Problems (SIP) in between. The SIPs are important! They give you a chance to slow down and make sure you understand the material. If you get the problem correct, continue on with the next example. If you get the problem wrong, you will be taken to a page that works out the problem in detail. The SIPs play a large part in storing the topics along with their procedures into your longterm memory. Each homework set contains applications for that lesson. These real life applications create a better understanding of math in our world and how it applies to every day life.
B 8089 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
C 7079 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
D 6069 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
F 059 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.Course Content Menu:
Chapter 1
Functions and their Graphs
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 1.1 Complex Numbers 1.1 1.1 1.2 Linear Functions 1.2 1.2 1.3 Properties of Functions 1.3 1.3 1.4 Combinations of Functions 1.4 1.4 1.5 Graphs of Functions 1.5 1.5 1.6 Transformation of Functions 1.6 1.6 1.7 Inverse Functions 1.7 1.7 Chapter 1 Test (21 questions) Chapter 2
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 2.1 Quadratic Functions 2.1 2.1 2.2 Polynomial Functions 2.2 2.2 2.3 Division of Polynomials 2.3 2.3 2.4 Zeros of Polynomial Functions 2.4 2.4 2.5 More on Zeros of Polynomial Functions 2.5 2.5 2.6 Graphs of Rational Functions 2.6 2.6 Chapter 2 Test (19 questions) Chapter 3
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 3.1 Exponential Functions 3.1 3.1 3.2 Logarithmic Functions 3.2 3.2 3.3 Properties of Logarithmic Functions 3.3 3.3 3.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations 3.4 3.4 3.5 Applications 3.5 3.5 Chapter 3 Test (23 questions) Chapter 4
Trigonometric Functions
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 4.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System(just need slides 6, 1846) 4.1 4.1 4.2 Angles, Degrees and Special Triangles 4.2 4.2 4.3 Trigonometric Functions 4.3 4.3 4.4 Introduction to the Unit Circle 4.4 4.4 4.5 Right Triangle Trigonometry 4.5 4.5 4.6 Other Angles and Trigonometric Functions 4.6 4.6 4.7 Solving Right Triangles 4.7 4.7 4.8 Applications 4.8 4.8 Chapter 4 Test (26 questions) Chapter 5
Radian Measure & Trigonometric Identities
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 5.1 Reference Angle 5.1 5.1 5.2 Radians and Degrees 5.2 5.2 5.3 Circular Functions 5.3 5.3 5.4 Proving Identities 5.4 5.4 5.5 Sum and Difference Formula 5.5 5.5 5.6 DoubleAngle Formula 5.6 5.6 5.7 HalfAngle Formula 5.7 5.7 Chapter 5 Test (27 questions) Chapter 6
Additional Trigonometry Topics
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 6.1 Graphs of Basic Trigonometric Functions 6.1 6.1 6.2 Inverse Trigonometric Functions 6.2 6.2 6.3 Trigonometric Equations 6.3 6.3 6.4 Law of Cosines 6.4 6.4 6.5 Law of Sines 6.5 6.5 6.6 Vectors 6.6 6.6 6.7 Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number 6.7 6.7 Chapter 6 Test (25 questions) Chapter 7
Systems of Equations
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 7.1 Linear Systems in Two Variables 7.1 7.1 7.2 Linear Systems in Three Variables 7.2 7.2 7.3 Partial Fractions 7.3 7.3 7.4 Nonlinear Systems in Two Variables 7.4 7.4 Chapter 7 Test (12 questions) Chapter 8
Matrices
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 8.1 Introduction to Matrices 8.1 8.1 8.2 Matrix Multiplication 8.2 8.2 8.3 GaussJordan Elimination 8.3 8.3 8.4 Systems without Unique Solutions 8.4 8.4 8.5 Applications of Linear Systems using Matrices 8.5 8.5 8.6 Determinants 8.6 8.6 8.7 Inverse of a Matrix 8.7 8.7 Chapter 8 Test (17 questions) Chapter 9
Sequence, Series, Counting and Probability
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 9.1 Sequences and Series 9.1 9.1 9.2 Arithmetic Sequences 9.2 9.2 9.3 Geometric Sequences 9.3 9.3 9.4 Binomial Theorem 9.4 9.4 9.5 Counting 9.5 9.5 9.6 Permutations and Combinations 9.6 9.6 9.7 Finite Basic Probabilities 9.7 9.7 9.8 Basic Laws of Probability 9.8 9.8 Chapter 9 Test (26 questions) Chapter 10
Conic Sections
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 10.1 The Circle 10.1 10.1 10.2 The Parabola 10.2 10.2 10.3 The Ellipse 10.3 10.3 10.4 The Hyperbola 10.4 10.4 10.5 Systems of Inequalities 10.5 10.5 Chapter 10 Test (21 questions) Final for Precalculus (59 questions) Time on Task:
This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8  10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirtyday extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.
Schedule:
Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 17 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.
Week Complete Sections 1 1.1  1.4 2 1.5  2.1 3 2.2  2.5 4 2.6  2.6 5 3.1  3.4 6 3.5  4.3 7 4.4  4.8 8 5.1  5.4 9 5.5  5.7 10 6.1  6.4 11 6.5  6.7 12 7.1  7.4 13 8.1  8.4 14 8.5  9.1 15 9.2  9.5 16 9.6  10.1 17 10.2  10.5 Final Exam Conduct Code:
Code of Ethics:
Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.
Respectful communications:
When contacting Omega Math or Westcott Courses, you agree to be considerate and respectful. Communications from a student which are considered by our staff to be rude, insulting, disrespectful, harassing, or bullying via telephone, email, or otherwise will be considered a disrespectful communication and will result in a formal warning.
We reserve the right to refuse service. If we receive multiple disrespectful communications from person(s) representing the student, or the student themselves, the student will be excluded from taking future courses at Westcott Courses/Omega Math.
Grading information and proctored final policies:
The grading rules are put in place to protect the integrity of online education by stopping grade inflation, which is done by demanding a display of competency in exchange for a grade. By agreeing to the terms of service agreement, you agree to read the 'Grading' Policy from within your account, and the 'Proctored Final Information' page, if applicable. You have 24 hours after your first login to notify us if you do not agree to the grading policy and proctored final policy ( if applicable ) outlined in the pages inside of your account, otherwise it is assumed that you agree with the policies. There are no exceptions to these policies, and the pretext of not reading the pages will not be deemed as a reasonable excuse to contest the policies.
Examples of academic misconduct:
Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.
Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.
By signing up for a course, you are legally signing a contract that states that the person who is named taking this course is the actual individual doing the course work and all examinations. You also agree that for courses that require proctored testing, that your final will be taken at a college testing center, a Sylvan Learning center, and the individual signed up for this course will be the one taking the test. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.
Other forms of cheating include receiving or providing unpermitted assistance on an exam or quiz; taking an exam for another student; using unauthorized materials during an exam; altering an exam and submitting it for regrading; failing to stop working on the exam when the time is up; providing false excuses to postpone due dates; fabricating data or references, claiming that Westcott Courses/Omega Math lost your test and or quiz scores. This includes hiring someone to take the tests and quizzes for you.
Unauthorized collaboration:
Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.
Important Notes:
This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.

Course Code: None
Transcript:
A certificate of completion is issued from Omega Math. This course under the noncredit option does not go through one of our partner universities; thus, a transcript is not included with the course.
Credits: 0
Certificate of Completion: Yes
Transfer:
If you would like to take this class for personal enrichment, the noncredit course is the exact same class as the credit course; it is just less expensive since it is not sent through our partner university for credit. If you want to transfer the course to your college, you will need to enroll under the semester credit option. If you would like preapproval from your school, please send your counselor or registrar's office the link to this page. The noncredit courses can also be used to learn the material and then receive credit at a home college using Credit by Examination. (K12 use)
Enrollment Schedule:
Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the selfpaced courses as soon as they are able. Most students finish the lower level courses in 4  8 weeks. The upper level math classes, such as Calculus and above, usually take students 34 months. (Note: The 30day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)
Required Textbook:
No outside textbook is needed. Our Omega Math^{TM} courses contain all the lessons, homework, solution manuals, quizzes, tests and the final. Our lessons start out with the easiest example, and then moves slowly to the more advanced problems. Between examples, there are interactive problems which make sure the student understands the concepts, as well as enables the student to store the information into long term memory.
Grading Mode:
Standard Letter Grade
Proctored Final: No
Description
This course is designed to emphasize topics which are fundamental to the study of calculus. The student will analyze functions in depth including transformations, inverses and compositions, while paying particular attention to quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs. Other topics include right triangle trigonometry, trigonometric identities and equations, vectors, complex numbers, laws of sines and cosines, the binomial theorem, arithmetic, geometric sequences and series, systems, partial fractions, matrices and determinants, conic sections and probability. The student will solve applications and modeling problems related to the above topics. Upon completion, students will be able to solve practical problems and use appropriate models for analysis.
Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or better.Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, students should have:
 Represent functions verbally, numerically, graphically and algebraically, including quadratic, polynomial, rational, power, root/radical, exponential, logarithmic and piecewisedefined functions. Model a variety of realworld problems and applications involving functions.
 Determine if a graph is a function, find the domain and range and be able to perform transformations including translations, reflections, stretching and shrinking.
 Perform function operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and composition. Be able to find the inverse of a function and its graph.
 Find the vertex of a quadratic function, the zeros of a polynomial function, the end behavior of the graph, symmetry, intercepts, and asymptotes. Be able to sketch the graph.
 Analyze the graph of a function and determine the intervals where the graph is increasing, decreasing and constant. Find the minimum and maximum values of the function and apply these concepts to applications in the physical world.
 Use the Rational Zeros Theorem and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra to find the zeros of a polynomial function. Be able to factor a polynomial into linear factors over the complex numbers.
 Solve a variety of equations, including linear, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic. Solve a variety of linear and nonlinear inequalities.
 Solve systems of linear and nonlinear equations graphically and algebraically by substitution and elimination. Be able to solve applications modeled by these systems.
 Identify and express conic sections in standard rectangular form, graph the conics, and solve applied problems.
 Perform operations with matrices: addition, subtraction, scalar multiplication and matrix multiplication, including applications with matrices. Use matrices to solve systems of linear equations including the GaussJordan elimination method, Cramer's Rule and using the inverse of a matrix.
 Express general terms of an arithmetic and geometric sequence. Write series in summation notation, find the sum of an arithmetic and geometric series, and use the Binomial Theorem to expand powers of binomials.
 Determine the sample space of an event and the probability of an experiment.
 State the basic trigonometric definitions and apply them to the acute angles of a right triangle. Define signs of the trigonometric functions for each quadrant.
 Find the values of the six trigonometric functions using the unit circle and/or one of the special triangles.
 Graph trigonometric functions and their inverses.
 Analyze and interpret trigonometric functions using graphs, tables and equations.
 Describe the measure of an angle in both radians and degrees, convert angles measured in degrees to radian measure and vice versa.
 Apply the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines for various types of situations.
 Verify and apply trigonometric identities.
 Demonstrate an understanding of vectors, their graphical representation and vector algebra.
 Model situations from a variety of settings using trigonometric functions. Apply a variety of problemsolving strategies, including algebraic, numerical and graphical techniques to solve multiplestep problems involving trigonometric equations and identities.
 Demonstrate realworld problem solving skills: analyze the problem and break it into parts, recognize the concepts applicable to the parts, recognize the relationship between the parts, write the concepts in proper algebraic representations, solve the problem in symbols, interpret the final results.
Methods of Evaluation:
Homework quizzes 15%
Chapter tests 60%
Final 25%
(You must get at least 60% on this final in order to pass the class with a C or better.)Homework Quizzes: 15%
Homework assignments are essential in a mathematics course. It is not possible to master the course without a considerable amount of time being devoted to studying the concepts and solving problems. Each lesson contains a set of homework problems, and you are required to do all the odd problems for each section. Work out each problem, and then check the solution manual for a detailed solution. Do not continue to the next problem until you understand your mistake. Once you feel comfortable with the homework set, take the homework quiz for that section. The homework quizzes are revised problems from the homework sets. You may take each quiz twice, and the higher of the two scores is used to calculate your quiz grade. Once you take a quiz, figure out what you did wrong on the problems that you missed and then try the quiz again. It is important to figure what you did wrong before you push forward. If you figure out your errors at this step, you will be less likely to make the same error on the test or the final. The struggle to figure out what you did wrong stores the mathematics into your longterm memory, and aids in building abstract thinking.
Chapter Tests: 60%
After you have completed a chapter, and understand everything in the lessons, homework sets and quizzes, take the chapter test. The chapter tests are revised problems from the quizzes. You may take each chapter test twice, and the higher of the two scores is used to calculate your chapter test grade. Once you take a chapter test, figure out what you did wrong on the problems that you missed and then try the chapter test again. It is important to figure what you did wrong before you push forward. If you figure out your errors at this step, you will be less likely to make the same error on the final.
Assessment:
A 90100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
Instructional Process: In this course we will explore mathematical concepts, methods and applications from life issues, business and finance, social and environmental issues. Civic and social issues will be used as problems to apply the subject principles. Using the civic, social, and life related examples will help students understand the subject at a deeper level. After an introduction in each section, problems will be solved that start with the easiest examples and move slowly to the more advanced problems with Student Interactive Problems (SIP) in between. The SIPs are important! They give you a chance to slow down and make sure you understand the material. If you get the problem correct, continue on with the next example. If you get the problem wrong, you will be taken to a page that works out the problem in detail. The SIPs play a large part in storing the topics along with their procedures into your longterm memory. Each homework set contains applications for that lesson. These real life applications create a better understanding of math in our world and how it applies to every day life.
B 8089 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
C 7079 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
D 6069 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
F 059 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.Course Content Menu:
Chapter 1
Functions and their Graphs
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 1.1 Complex Numbers 1.1 1.1 1.2 Linear Functions 1.2 1.2 1.3 Properties of Functions 1.3 1.3 1.4 Combinations of Functions 1.4 1.4 1.5 Graphs of Functions 1.5 1.5 1.6 Transformation of Functions 1.6 1.6 1.7 Inverse Functions 1.7 1.7 Chapter 1 Test (21 questions) Chapter 2
Polynomial and Rational Functions
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 2.1 Quadratic Functions 2.1 2.1 2.2 Polynomial Functions 2.2 2.2 2.3 Division of Polynomials 2.3 2.3 2.4 Zeros of Polynomial Functions 2.4 2.4 2.5 More on Zeros of Polynomial Functions 2.5 2.5 2.6 Graphs of Rational Functions 2.6 2.6 Chapter 2 Test (19 questions) Chapter 3
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 3.1 Exponential Functions 3.1 3.1 3.2 Logarithmic Functions 3.2 3.2 3.3 Properties of Logarithmic Functions 3.3 3.3 3.4 Exponential and Logarithmic Equations 3.4 3.4 3.5 Applications 3.5 3.5 Chapter 3 Test (23 questions) Chapter 4
Trigonometric Functions
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 4.1 The Rectangular Coordinate System(just need slides 6, 1846) 4.1 4.1 4.2 Angles, Degrees and Special Triangles 4.2 4.2 4.3 Trigonometric Functions 4.3 4.3 4.4 Introduction to the Unit Circle 4.4 4.4 4.5 Right Triangle Trigonometry 4.5 4.5 4.6 Other Angles and Trigonometric Functions 4.6 4.6 4.7 Solving Right Triangles 4.7 4.7 4.8 Applications 4.8 4.8 Chapter 4 Test (26 questions) Chapter 5
Radian Measure & Trigonometric Identities
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 5.1 Reference Angle 5.1 5.1 5.2 Radians and Degrees 5.2 5.2 5.3 Circular Functions 5.3 5.3 5.4 Proving Identities 5.4 5.4 5.5 Sum and Difference Formula 5.5 5.5 5.6 DoubleAngle Formula 5.6 5.6 5.7 HalfAngle Formula 5.7 5.7 Chapter 5 Test (27 questions) Chapter 6
Additional Trigonometry Topics
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 6.1 Graphs of Basic Trigonometric Functions 6.1 6.1 6.2 Inverse Trigonometric Functions 6.2 6.2 6.3 Trigonometric Equations 6.3 6.3 6.4 Law of Cosines 6.4 6.4 6.5 Law of Sines 6.5 6.5 6.6 Vectors 6.6 6.6 6.7 Trigonometric Form of a Complex Number 6.7 6.7 Chapter 6 Test (25 questions) Chapter 7
Systems of Equations
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 7.1 Linear Systems in Two Variables 7.1 7.1 7.2 Linear Systems in Three Variables 7.2 7.2 7.3 Partial Fractions 7.3 7.3 7.4 Nonlinear Systems in Two Variables 7.4 7.4 Chapter 7 Test (12 questions) Chapter 8
Matrices
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 8.1 Introduction to Matrices 8.1 8.1 8.2 Matrix Multiplication 8.2 8.2 8.3 GaussJordan Elimination 8.3 8.3 8.4 Systems without Unique Solutions 8.4 8.4 8.5 Applications of Linear Systems using Matrices 8.5 8.5 8.6 Determinants 8.6 8.6 8.7 Inverse of a Matrix 8.7 8.7 Chapter 8 Test (17 questions) Chapter 9
Sequence, Series, Counting and Probability
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 9.1 Sequences and Series 9.1 9.1 9.2 Arithmetic Sequences 9.2 9.2 9.3 Geometric Sequences 9.3 9.3 9.4 Binomial Theorem 9.4 9.4 9.5 Counting 9.5 9.5 9.6 Permutations and Combinations 9.6 9.6 9.7 Finite Basic Probabilities 9.7 9.7 9.8 Basic Laws of Probability 9.8 9.8 Chapter 9 Test (26 questions) Chapter 10
Conic Sections
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 10.1 The Circle 10.1 10.1 10.2 The Parabola 10.2 10.2 10.3 The Ellipse 10.3 10.3 10.4 The Hyperbola 10.4 10.4 10.5 Systems of Inequalities 10.5 10.5 Chapter 10 Test (21 questions) Final for Precalculus (59 questions) Time on Task:
This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8  10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirtyday extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.
Schedule:
Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 17 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.
Week Complete Sections 1 1.1  1.4 2 1.5  2.1 3 2.2  2.5 4 2.6  2.6 5 3.1  3.4 6 3.5  4.3 7 4.4  4.8 8 5.1  5.4 9 5.5  5.7 10 6.1  6.4 11 6.5  6.7 12 7.1  7.4 13 8.1  8.4 14 8.5  9.1 15 9.2  9.5 16 9.6  10.1 17 10.2  10.5 Final Exam Conduct Code:
Code of Ethics:
Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.
Respectful communications:
When contacting Omega Math or Westcott Courses, you agree to be considerate and respectful. Communications from a student which are considered by our staff to be rude, insulting, disrespectful, harassing, or bullying via telephone, email, or otherwise will be considered a disrespectful communication and will result in a formal warning.
We reserve the right to refuse service. If we receive multiple disrespectful communications from person(s) representing the student, or the student themselves, the student will be excluded from taking future courses at Westcott Courses/Omega Math.
Grading information and proctored final policies:
The grading rules are put in place to protect the integrity of online education by stopping grade inflation, which is done by demanding a display of competency in exchange for a grade. By agreeing to the terms of service agreement, you agree to read the 'Grading' Policy from within your account, and the 'Proctored Final Information' page, if applicable. You have 24 hours after your first login to notify us if you do not agree to the grading policy and proctored final policy ( if applicable ) outlined in the pages inside of your account, otherwise it is assumed that you agree with the policies. There are no exceptions to these policies, and the pretext of not reading the pages will not be deemed as a reasonable excuse to contest the policies.
Examples of academic misconduct:
Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.
Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.
By signing up for a course, you are legally signing a contract that states that the person who is named taking this course is the actual individual doing the course work and all examinations. You also agree that for courses that require proctored testing, that your final will be taken at a college testing center, a Sylvan Learning center, and the individual signed up for this course will be the one taking the test. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.
Other forms of cheating include receiving or providing unpermitted assistance on an exam or quiz; taking an exam for another student; using unauthorized materials during an exam; altering an exam and submitting it for regrading; failing to stop working on the exam when the time is up; providing false excuses to postpone due dates; fabricating data or references, claiming that Westcott Courses/Omega Math lost your test and or quiz scores. This includes hiring someone to take the tests and quizzes for you.
Unauthorized collaboration:
Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.
Important Notes:
This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.