Math 133 Sec 001, Calculus for Life Sciences - Spring 2014
Math 105 passed within the past two years with a grade of C or better, or a sufficiently high score (87% or better) on the departmental Pre-Calculus Placement Test AND a score of 50% or better on the Calculus Placement Test.
Frederick Adler, Modeling the Dynamics of Life, 3rd Edition
Homework will be assigned every Friday and are due the following Friday.
There will be 3 midterm exams and a comprehensive final exam.
All midterm exams will take place in the classroom during regular class time.
Your course grade will be determined by your score in the final exam (200 points), 3 midterm
exams (100 points each) and homework (100 points). This is a total of 600 points, earning at least 60% of your 600 points guarantees that you will NOT fail the course.
February 5, 2014 is Census Date. This is the last day to drop individual courses and get a full refund; it is also the last day to add courses without a special permission.
Students with disabilities should notify me as soon as possible of any special needs. They should also provide me with their letters of certification from the Office of Disabilities (Main Hall 105, phone: 255-3354) within the first two weeks of class.
A Supplemental Instruction (SI) component is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of the material taught in this course. SI sessions are led by a student who has already mastered the course material and has been trained to facilitate group sessions where students can meet to compare class notes, review and discuss important concepts, develop strategies for studying, and prepare for exams. Attendance at SI sessions is free and voluntary. Students may attend as many times as they choose. SI sessions begin the second week of class and continue throughout the semester. For information about the program and session schedule/updates, visit: http://www.uccs.edu/mathcenter/si-schedule.html.
SI session schedule:
Monday 1pm-2:30pm in Columbine 303
Thursday 12:15pm - 1:45pm
A word of caution
This course turns out to be very difficult.
To do well, you should: