**Welcome to Math
101: Calculus 1!**

**Current Announcements:**

We will have
short quizzes, either in-class or take-home, on Wednesday, September 24,
covering sections 1.3 and 1.4, and on Monday, September 29, covering sections
1.5 and 1.6.

The first midterm
exam happens in class on Wednesday, October 1. It will contain three sections: skills, applications, and concepts. In the skills portion of the exam you
will demonstrate your fluency with the calculations required to solve calculus
problems. The applications section will ask you to
apply your skills to the solution of mathematical or real-world problems. And the concept portion consists of
questions from the ÒConcept QuestionsÓ link below.

You
may use a 3.5 by 5 inch notecard (both sides) that you prepare in advance, but
you may not use any other source of help (such as your textbook or the
Internet). You may use a calculator
or *Mathematica*
to check your work, but you must show all of the steps necessary to arrive at a
given solution by hand (unless otherwise specified) to receive full credit.

The
best way to study for the skills portion of an exam is to do as many practice
exercises as possible. You should
do calculation after calculation until you reach the point where you can look
at any exercise and know how to start.
To prepare for the applications section of an exam, it helps to think
through the logic of the harder practice exercises. Please make sure you understand why the
procedures you are using make sense.
Some of the application problems on an exam will be set in contexts
familiar from the practice exercises, while others may involve contexts you
have not yet seen. Understanding
calculus ideas conceptually will help you solve unfamiliar application
problems. To
study for the concepts portion of an exam, you should practice answering the
concept questions listed on the ÒConcept QuestionsÓ page linked below. It is a good idea to write (and revise)
answers to these questions throughout the semester so that you have a clear,
logical response in mind before an exam begins.

In addition to problem sessions (Sundays 7 – 9 PM in
Park 328) and office hours (MWF 3 – 4 PM in Park 356), you may consider
using the Q Center as a resource for Math 101. Here is the website. In addition to helping with calculus,
the Q tutors can review pre-calculus concepts with you.

**Current Assignments:**

Due Monday,
September 22:

Section 1.5:

Read pages 47
and 48.

Do exercises 2, 3, 5,
7, 9, 10, 13, 19, 21, and 27.

Section 1.6:

Read example 5 and
example 8.

Do exercises
1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13 – 16, 19 – 20, 27, and
29.

Extra Credit:

**Links:**