# Course Syllabus

Welcome

We are pleased that you selected this course to fulfill your unique educational needs. You are now a member of the Mizzou Academy's global student body.

Although the freedom to choose when and where to study is a privilege, it is also a responsibility that requires motivation and self-discipline. To succeed at learning, you will need to develop a study plan by setting realistic goals and working toward them.

This global course is designed through the individual sections to assist in your pacing.

Course Description

The principle goal of Precalculus is to prepare you for the rigors of calculus. This course is designed to give you a better understanding of the concepts, functions, and applications of calculus, and to deepen your understanding of mathematical concepts previously studied to make the transition to calculus as smooth as possible. It is in Precalculus that all of the earlier material studied in mathematics begins to come together. Concepts and applications that might have seemed abstract and useless at times will take on new and more concrete meaning! Precalculus A will cover linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric equations and functions; graphing and analyzing these various types of functions and their transformations; linear and nonlinear inequalities. In Precalculus B we will dive into analytic trigonometry; and how to use the laws of trigonometry to solve triangles and represent vectors and further ease your transition into Calculus.

#### Prerequisites:

To take this course you should have successfully completed Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II.

Course Objectives

This course covers the following concepts:

- Functions and graphing functions
- Operations on functions
- Polynomial and Rational Expressions
- Zeros of Polynomial Functions, Rational Functions, and Nonlinear Inequalities
- Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
- Exponential and Logarithmic Applications
- Linear and Nonlinear systems of equations
- Systems and Matrices
- Sequences and Series
- Mathematical Induction and Probability

Pacing

This course can be completed in as few as six weeks or take up to 6 months (180 calendar days). The six weeks are counted from the date of the first lesson submission and not the date of enrollment.

Required Materials

There is no textbook required for this course.

You will need a graphing calculator. All tutorials and explanations for applications using graphing calculators in this course will implement instructions using a Ti-83 or Ti-84 graphing calculator.

Technical Requirements

The most up-to-date requirements can be found here:

*Computer Requirements**Browser Requirements*- Proctoring Requirements
- Microphone (external or internal)
- Webcam

Additional requirements for the course are below:

- audio and video recording capabilities (e.g. smartphone, camera)
- Students need access to a computer with an updated operating system and a software suite (such as Microsoft Office) to produce and upload instructor graded assignments.

Quizzes & Assignments

You should submit all assigned work in sequence (Lesson 1, then Lesson 2, etc.) Assignments for the course are listed at the bottom of this syllabus.

#### Quizzes

Quizzes are taken online. After you submit them, you’ll quickly receive a report on how you did. Unlike exams, **you may use any assigned readings, your notes, and other course-related materials** to complete graded quizzes and assignments.

#### Assignments

Assignments may require you to submit your completed work in the form of a file (such as a text document, image, audio or video recording, or multimedia presentation) or a hyperlink for grading.

#### Practice

There are **PRACTICES** throughout the course. These activities are ungraded and can be submitted multiple times.

#### Reading and Using Feedback

After your work has been graded, you will receive a report that provides individualized feedback and comments on your work. Look carefully at what you missed and read any corresponding feedback. Then study the lesson materials to make certain that you can accomplish the associated learning objectives.

Each lesson provides step-by-step instructions on how to submit your work. Be sure to check submitted work carefully for errors (e.g. spelling, grammar, and punctuation) as they may result in points being deducted.

Exams

You are required to take proctored exams for this course.

See the "About Exams" in the policies section for additional information on exams with Mizzou Academy.

Grades

Your final grade will be based on the number of points you earn on assignments and exams.

Source | Available Points |
---|---|

Assignments | 200 |

Quizzes | 225 |

Midterm Exam | 320 |

Final Exam | 320 |

Total |
1065 |

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Grade | Percentage |
---|---|

A | 90–100 |

B | 80–89 |

C | 70–79 |

D | 60–69 |

F | 0–59 |

After completing the course, unofficial transcripts will be available in the Tiger Portal. See this page for information on requesting official transcripts.

Getting Started Resources (Canvas and Other Resources)

View the content below to learn more about each of these elements and how they work in your Mizzou Academy Canvas course.

Academic Integrity

Our academic integrity policy at Mizzou Academy is based on our values of ethical behavior, learning, and giving all stakeholders the benefit of the doubt. Collaboration, research, and technical literacy are vital 21st-century skills when combined with academic integrity.

#### Definitions

Mizzou Academy's academic integrity policy is aligned with the University of Missouri’s academic integrity policy. The definitions of what constitutes "cheating" and "plagiarism"are posted on the Provost’s Advising Council’s webpage which can be found here: https://advising.missouri.edu/policies/academic-integrity.

#### Issues Involving Violations of Academic Integrity

If, when completing any of your assignments or exams for this course, you are found to have demonstrated cheating or plagiarism as defined above, this is a violation of academic integrity. At your teacher's discretion, violations of academic integrity may be subject to either or both of the following actions:

- receiving a zero for the assignment or exam
- receiving an F for the course

Accessibility

If you anticipate barriers related to the format or requirements of this course, please let Mizzou Academy know as soon as possible. If disability-related accommodations are necessary (for example, a scribe, reader, extended time on exams, captioning), please contact Mizzou Academy.

About Exams at Mizzou Academy*

*This section describes the policies of exams at Mizzou Academy. This section only applies if you have exams in your course. See the section above to see if you have exams.

#### ABOUT EXAMS

Your exams are online. It is your responsibility to schedule your exams.

During exams, unless otherwise noted, you are not allowed to navigate away from the exam or use any other resources. If you deviate from the exam guidelines without proper prior permission, it is considered cheating on an exam.

#### SCHEDULING EXAMS

##### Global Courses

Mizzou Academy values fair testing and assessment to determine that students master essential course concepts and skills. During a proctored exam, tests are supervised by an impartial individual (a proctor) to help ensure that all exams maintain academic integrity. You will need to use a Mizzou Academy approved proctor. Please see the Exam Proctoring webpage for more information.

- Choose a proctor and make arrangements for taking the exam.
- At least 2 weeks prior to taking your exam, submit your proctor information to Mizzou Academy
- You will be sent an email notice indicating if your chosen proctor has been approved or denied.
- Arrive at your proctor’s testing site at the scheduled time with a photo ID. At testing time, you will log into your Mizzou Academy account and select the exam for your proctor to access and administer.

##### Global Classroom Courses

If you are taking a global classroom course, work with your local teacher to identify your date of the exam and how you will be proctored. You do not need to request an exam date with the above form.

#### HOW TO PREPARE FOR EXAMS

- Complete and review all assignments.
- Review the learning objectives; make sure you can accomplish them.
- Be prepared to explain any key terms and concepts.
- Review all the lessons, exercises, and study questions.
- Review any feedback and/or comments on your assignments and previous exams; look up answers to any questions you missed.

Additional Course Policies and links

***Not applicable to World Language courses.*

Canvas and Technical Support

Canvas will be used as the primary platform for accessing course materials and assignments for this class.

- Access Canvas through the Tiger Portal https://cehd.missouri.edu/mizzou-academy/
- View Canvas Guides by Mobile App
- Getting Started with Canvas
- For Canvas, Passwords, or any other computer-related technical support create a ticket in Canvas or contact Mizzou Academy Support.
- How do I get help with Canvas as a student?
- Mizzou AcademySupport Phone: +1 855 256-4975
- Mizzou Academy Email - MizzouAcademy@missouri.edu