TriAGe: Preparation for University Calculus
A refresher of material covered in the Grade 12 Advanced Functions course, TriAGe will help prepare students who plan to enrol in an entry level university calculus course by reinforcing fundamental skills in Trigonometry, Algebra and Geometry. Topics discussed will include: algebraic manipulations used to simplify expressions and solve equations and inequalities; analytic geometry; and polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions.
Also integrated with the course content will be discussion of specific learning strategies to help students with the transition from high school mathematics to university level expectations.
A final assessment will be provided at the end of the course to students who complete a set of assignments and an end of course evaluation.
Review and deepen your understanding of core concepts to build a strong foundation and increase your chances of success in calculus!
2013 FALL Session Information (Sept 9th - Nov 27th):
|Instructor:||Tina Balfour B.A., B.Ed.
Coordinator: Mathematics Assistance Centre
|Course Cost:||$300, plus course text (approx. $30 - $35)|
|Required Text:||Just-in-time Algebra & Trigonometry for Calculus, 4th Ed
Authors: Guntram Mueller, Ronald I. Brent
ISBN-10: 0-321-67104-X ISBN-13: 978-0-321-67104-2
TriAGe will be offered during the Fall term as a blended course. The content will be delivered online, along with a set of online quizzes & practice assignments; students work through the material at their own pace with guidelines provided as to when each unit should be completed.
The course will be augmented by optional weekly tutorials (taking place on the Waterloo campus), at which students have the opportunity to review key concepts and ask questions. Tutorials will be scheduled on:
Wednesdays, Sept 25th to Nov 20th, from 5:00pm - 6:50pm.
Participants can also complete comprehensive assignments for additional feedback on their understanding of concepts. And there will be an option of completing a Final Evaluation at the end of the course (Wed Nov 27th).
Online access to the course will commence on September 9th, with registrations being accepted until 4pm on Monday September 23rd.
Registration Process: To enroll in TriAGe, please complete the Registration Form. If you have any questions about registering, please contact the Office of Continuing Studies: email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-884-0710 ext. 6036. Non-WLU students are welcome! Please take note of the Withdrawal Policy stated below.
Inquiries: For further information concerning the TriAGe course, please contact Tina Balfour, by email at email@example.com or call 519-884-0710 ext. 2077.
**The Department of Mathematics at WLU is permitting successful completion of the TriAGe course to be considered as an equivalency to the Grade 12 Advanced Functions prerequisite for MA100, MA129 and MA110*. To be granted the equivalency, a final grade of 70% or better must be attained through completion of course assignments and the Final Evaluation.
- Notice of withdrawal must be made in writing to the Office of Continuing Studies;
- A full tuition refund, less 10 per cent, will be issued when notice of withdrawal is received up to two weeks prior to the start of the first session;
- A full tuition refund, less 25 per cent, will be issued when withdrawal notice is received after two weeks prior to start of the first session and prior to the start of the second session;
- After the second sessoin, no refunds will be issued.