Course Syllabus

Important Information

Before you begin your course, please read the student handbook. It contains valuable information about our policies and procedures. If you have taken an online course with IU High School before, either on the old Dragon system or IU's Oncourse system, you will find that many procedures, including those for processing assignments, applying for exams, and checking on grades, have changed with the adoption of Canvas.

This course is an online version of the original print version of Math 42P. The majority of the content of the course consists of PDF files taken directly from the source of the paper-based version. You are free to download and print the PDF files, or simply read the contents on your computer or other device. We have attempted to remove from the PDF files all references specifically applicable to the print version, but be aware that some such references may remain. If any such references cause any confusion, please contact the instructor. You should especially ignore all references to "submission forms", "assignment cover sheets", and "mailing" assignments. All assignments will be scanned and submited electronically.

Unless otherwise specified, all exams are still proctored. Refer to the exam tips lessons and the student handbook for specific information about arranging to take your examinations.

A scientific calculator is required for this course. It is acceptable to use a graphing calculator to help you work through the lessons. However, graphing calculators are not allowed on the exams. You will also need pencils, notebook paper, and graph paper. Finally, in order to be able to scan and submit your assignments, you will need access to a scanner.

We encourage you to use the Making a Schedule form to create a study schedule that will match your personal needs.

Useful Resources

The IUHS Help Portal has links to helpful information and learning resources that may help you do better in this course.

Tips for Success in Independent Study Courses is a printable document that contains in-depth advice about managing your time and studying course materials.

We strongly encourage you to read the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, which provides regulations governing the actions and interactions of all members of the university community.

Obtaining Textbooks

The following textbook is required for this course:

Holliday et al. Advanced Mathematical Concepts: Precalculus with Applications. Glencoe, 2004. ISBN 978-0078608612

The textbook publisher provides a free Web site ( that includes practice tests and quizzes as well as other information that may be useful to you as you work through the course

How to obtain your textbook.

Course Outline

Please complete and submit the student information form, found in the Assignments page.

If this is your first course in Canvas, please review these tips for getting started and explore the Student Tutorial.

Introduction: Be sure to read the course introduction before beginning any lessons.

Lesson 1: Angles and the Trigonometric Functions 
Lesson 1 Assignment

Lesson 2: Solving Triangles 
Lesson 2 Assignment

Lesson 3: Radians, Linear and Angular Velocity, and Graphing Sine and Cosine Functions 
Lesson 3 Assignment

Lesson 4: More Trigonometric Graphs and Inverses 
Lesson 4 Assignment

Lesson 5: Midterm Exam Tips
Exam Application 
Midterm Exam

Lesson 6: Trigonometric Identities 
Lesson 6 Assignment

Lesson 7: More Trigonometric Identities, Equations, Normal Lines, and Distance 
Lesson 7 Assignment

Lesson 8: Polar Coordinates 
Lesson 8 Assignment

Lesson 9: Complex Numbers 
Lesson 9 Assignment

Lesson 10: Final Exam Tips
Course Evaluation - Please complete before applying for the Final Exam below. All responses are anonymous.
Exam Application 
Final Exam


Course Summary:

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