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Math 104 - Precalculus - Susan Milne

Professor:Susan Milne
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


Hello students, 

Welcome to my Math 104: Precalculus class. My name is Susan Milne and I will be teaching this course. 

I like to do Sudoku puzzles, garden and read in my free time. I love to cook and travel. 

Please feel free to email me if you have questions or need help with anything regarding the course. This orientation letter will provide you with helpful information as you prepare for your class. 


Course Description

Precalculus is a 5-unit course in transfer-level mathematics. This course analyzes equations, inequalities, functions, systems of equations, conic sections, zeros of polynomial equations and additional topics in preparation for calculus.

Student Learning Outcomes:

To graph polynomial, rational, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions and solve equations involving these functions.


What to Expect in this Course

This is a short term section of Precalculus in the last 8 weeks of the semester (Session B) and will meet every Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 11 - 1:35pm.


This course is taught in an Online LIVE format, which means I will be teaching the materials during the scheduled class time synchronously using ConferZoom. I will be posting important announcements regarding weekly assignments, deadlines etc. using the Canvas system. Please make sure to login to Canvas and be ready to check the Announcements to see what I have posted for the class to begin with from the first day of class. 

Basic Expectations

  • Day 1: There will be a mandatory ConferZoom meeting during the regular class times, but on Day 1, please make sure that you are present in class as I will be welcoming you to class and will be giving a short introduction about the course and what to expect during the rest of the semester. Being present in the class confirms your attendance.
  • Typically on the first day of a face-to-face class, your instructor will say each name on the official roster and mark whether the person is present.  A student who is not present on the first day is dropped from the class as a “No Show” and a waitlisted student is added in their place, unless I am notified in advance with a valid reason. 
  • Send the e-mails/messages through your mycanyons email account. To avoid unnecessary e-mails and delay, you should check the Canvas posting site daily.
  • You will be expected to participate in live class sessions and discussions. Live participation can be individual or through group work.


Types of Assessments

This course uses canvas for any important announcements related to our class.

All homework schedules, chapter exams and final exams info will be posted in Canvas and your handwritten work will be submitted for grading through Canvas. More information about exams, assignments and lectures will be given on the first day of class.

The assessments will be done through - Homework/Quizzes & Group work, 5 chapter exams and a cumulative Final exam online. Exams & Final exam will be proctored via Proctorio in Canvas during the scheduled class time.



Textbook Information

The textbook for this course is an open educational resource (OER) available from Please follow the link below to download a free electronic copy of the book. Hard copies can also be purchased at the COC bookstore.

Other Relevant Course Information

It is your responsibility to keep yourself informed by attending all the regular classes and often check Canvas announcements.

  • We will be using Zoom for all meetings. So a reliable computer and strong/consistent internet access is needed. (Required)   
  • Basic knowledge of canvas and Access to Canvas (Required)
  • Up-to-date internet browser, Chrome is preferred for Canvas.
  • For class meetings and office hours, mic & webcam is strongly recommended.
  • During exams, you will be asked to keep your webcams on. You will be asked to take an oral assessment if there is no webcam provided in such an exam.
  • Word processing program (Google Docs, Microsoft Word), and PDF/scanner.
  • Knowledge to scan documents using a scanning app like Adobescan and save it as a PDF and upload to canvas if needed(for example, to show work for exams).
  • Valid MyCanyons email account.
  • Basic document creation and handling (how to cut/copy/paste from one document to another).
  • Be able to create and save documents in Microsoft Word and as a pdf file, how to attach documents to email, messages and discussion posts.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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Last updated: 06/10/2021 Sub#: 254