SYLLABUS: Trigonometry
SCHOOL YEAR: 20102011
Ms. Ramserran
Website: http://msrsmathwebsite.com
Trigonometry comes from the Greek words trigonon (triangle) and metron (to measure). It is a branch of Geometry that deals primarily with chords. It was originally used by astronomers to calculate the distance between various stars and the earth. Currently, Trigonometry is used in many fields of study, such as: music theory, acoustics, optics, analysis of financial markets, electronics, probability theory, statistics, biology, medical imaging (CAT scans and ultrasound), pharmacy, chemistry, number theory (and hence cryptology), seismology, meteorology, oceanography, many physical sciences, land surveying and geodesy, architecture, phonetics, economics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer graphics, cartography, and crystallography.
In this course, you will learn the in’s and out’s of the basic trigonometric functions (sin, cos, tan) and their inverses (csc, sec, cot). You will be able to: graph equations containing trig functions using cartesian coordinates and polar coordinates, identify placement on the unit circle, and problem solve.
Classroom Rules and Regulations
In order to ensure a safe and comfortable environment in the classroom, I do expect all of the students to adhere to the following:
1) Be Prepared. Be on time and bring all classroom materials every day
(Math Journal, Graphing Calculator, Graph paper, Looseleaf paper, 2 pencils, a pen, and an eraser).
2) Stay Focused. Your attention should be on the designated task. Note writing, texting, doodling, and
talking without permission during class is prohibited.

3)Respect Others. Teachers, Staff members, Visitors, and your classmates should be treated in the
same manner you would like to be treated. No bullying, namecalling, derogatory remarks, or
inappropriate behavior will be tolerated.
4) Follow All Rules and Regulations. School policies and directions from staff members must be
obeyed.