Math 101:  Calculus 1

 

 

Current Announcements:

 

Exam 1 had a total of 85 possible points.  The high score was 85.  The points on the front of your exam do not include your MyOpenMath extra credit.  Some common issues on the exam were:

(1)   WRITING:  Words have meaning both in English and in math.  What you write has to make sense.  It doesn’t have to be technical, but it does have to be understandable and correct.

(2)   ALGEBRA:  Precalculus skills are essential to success in calculus.  The semester is going to be difficult for anyone who isn’t proficient in algebra in particular.  MyOpenMath has algebra review.  You can also work with mentors at the Q Center to develop your abilities in this area.  The “Resources” link below has further options.

(3)   PRACTICE:  You can improve any skill with practice.  If you want to be good at solving math problems, then you have to practice solving math problems.  Do exercises that weren’t assigned as homework.  Do the chapter review problems.  Work with classmates or TAs at the problem sessions or at the Q Center.  Practice until you feel confident in the concepts and skills being tested.

Grades corresponding to point scores:

4.0:  80 – 85

3.7:  77 – 79

3.3:  68 – 76

3.0:  58 – 67

2.7:  51 – 57

2.3:  46 – 50

2.0:  39 – 44

The minimum grade required for a passing score is 34.

 

To encourage algebra review, I will extend the MyOpenMath extra credit opportunity.  For each “math review topic” that you master on or before Sunday, September 25, you will receive one extra credit point on Exam 1.  Please see the “Old Announcements” link below for details about MyOpenMath.

 

To encourage you to go through your exam, and work out all the correct answers, I will include one problem from this exam on the next one.

 

Namrata has made a change to her problem session for Sunday, September 25.  It will now happen 3 – 5pm in the Campus Center.

 

Are you interested in a study abroad experience that focuses on math or math education?  Find out more at our upcoming information sessions!  Here are the details.

 

Permanent Announcements:

 

Problem Sessions:

Sundays, 4 – 6pm, in Park 349 with Fiona McClusky

Sundays, 5 – 7pm, in Park 338 with Namrata Basu

Mondays, 6 – 8pm, in Park 349 with Wenqi Wang

Tuesdays, 7 – 8pm, in Park 337 with Fiona

Wednesdays, 6 – 8pm, in Park 338 with Wenqi

Thursdays, 4:10 – 7:10pm, in Park 349 with Yiling Bai

 

Office Hours: 

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 2 – 4pm, in Park 356

 

Computer Lab Hours: 

Thursday, Sept. 8, 3 – 5pm in Park 354

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 3 – 5pm in Park 354

Thursday, Sept. 15, 3 – 5pm in Park 354

 

Current Assignments:

 

Due Monday, September 26:

 

Section 2.2 Reading Guide

Section 2.1 Exercises:  1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 19, 21

Speed Worksheet

 

Due Wednesday, September 28:

 

Section 2.3 Reading Guide

Section 2.2 Exercises:  1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 17, 25, 41, 43

 

Due Friday, September 30:

 

Section 2.3 Exercises:  1, 3, 5, 19, 20, 25, 29, 31, 43

 

Links:

 

Schedule

 

MyOpenMath

 

Course Information

 

Old Announcements

 

All Assignments

 

Mathematica Files

 

Install Mathematica (BMC)

 

Install Mathematica (HC)

 

Resources