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MATH 1350 - Calculus 1 (Section 004) – Fall 2012
Instructors: Gene Abrams and Lindy Shae O'Neil
Contact Info: Abrams: ENGR 288, phone 255-3182; email@example.com
O'Neil: Office t.b.d.; firstname.lastname@example.org
Gene Abrams’ office hours: Tu 1:00 - 1:30*, Th 3:00 - 3:30, and every day by appointment.
* some Tuesday sessions will be cancelled due to department meetings
Lindy O'Neil's office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 - 12:00, Friday 1:00 - 1:30.
Text: Essential Calculus, Early Transcendentals, by Stewart, 2nd edition.
Course Web Site: Homework assignments and important dates (e.g. exam dates) will be posted on the course website
You can also access this site from the math department homepage http://www.uccs.edu/~math/ , click on Faculty, then on Gene Abrams, then on the Link to Calculus 1 Syllabus icon.
Quizzes and Exams: There will be two 30-minute quizzes, each will count for 5% of your course grade. There will be three 75-minute exams throughout the semester. Each of the three 75 minute exams will be weighted equally, and in total these three exams will count for 55% of your course grade. There will be a cumulative final during the final exam week. The final will count as 25% of your course grade. Here is a pretty good idea of when exams will happen; their exact dates, and the exact material which they will cover, will be announced well in advance. Missed exams will be scored as a zero.
Quiz 1: Tuesday, August 28 Precalc material
Exam I: Friday, September 28 Sections 1.3 thru 1.6, 2.1
Quiz 2: Friday, October 12 Sections 2.3 through 2.5
Exam II: Friday, October 19 Sections 2.2 through 2.7, 3.1 through 3.7
Exam III: Tuesday November 27 Sections 2.8, and 4.1 through 4.7
Final Exam: Tuesday, December 11, 1:40-4:10pm (extended time period)
Final will cover Sections 1.3 through 1.6, and all of Chapters 2 through 5.
Homework: Homework is worth 10% of your course grade. There will be a homework assignment given almost every day of the class. Normally, homework is due three class sessions from the date it is assigned (so typically assignments given on Tuesday (resp. Thursday, Friday) will be due the following Tuesday (resp. Thursday, Friday). (The homework given on the Chapter 1 Review assignments will be due on a special, quicker schedule to be announced in class.) The homework you submit should be complete, on time, and with all work shown. There will be approximately ten problems assigned each day to be submitted. Lindy will choose which of these will be graded. These will be graded on a 5 point scale. I encourage you to use any types of resources in order to complete the homework, e.g. instructors, classmates, Math Learning Center, etc. The only real stipulation is that you actually write down the answers to your own homework assignment (i.e. no xeroxing of others' assignments). Homework will not be accepted more than three class sessions after the date it was due.
Placement Exam: You must have taken the UCCS Mathematics Placement Exam and scored an appropriately high mark in order to take this course. I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT YOU SATISFY THE PREREQUISITES. IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU DO NOT MEET THESE PREREQUISITES, THEN YOU SHOULD NOT BE TAKING THIS COURSE. The non-success rate (grade D, F, or W) for Calculus 1 students who have not met the prerequisite standard is incredibly high.
Mathematics Learning Center: No-cost, drop-in tutoring is available at the MLC, located in ENGR 136. Hours for Fall 2012 are: Monday – Thursday 8 am - 7 pm; Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm; Sunday 11 am – 3 pm. The MLC will also host some online sessions Monday – Thursday 8 – 10 pm, and there will be some Saturday hours (exact times t.b.d.)
Calculators: You will be required to have a calculator to use for exams. This must be a NON-graphing scientific calculator with a minimal number of storage registers, and no QWERTY keyboard. These are widely available for around $10.
Grading system: “Guaranteed minimum grading”. If you get at least 90% of the total points in this course, you are guaranteed of earning AT LEAST an A-. Similarly, at least 80% guarantees you of AT LEAST a B-, at least 70% guarantees you of at least a C-, and at least 60% guarantees you of not getting an F. This system is meant to remove any worry that any of your group work, or appropriate out-of-class cooperation on work, could in any way jeopardize your own grade.
Important administrative dates: Last date to drop the course without any mention of it on your permanent transcript is Thursday, September 6. The last date to drop this course is Friday, October 26 (my signature and the math department chairman’s signature is required). There will be no classes on Tuesday September 4 (Labor Day holiday), nor on Thursday November 22 or Friday November 23 (Thanksgiving).