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This class… Is a required class for some Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science majors
This class… This course fulfills the WKQR requirement. However, this course requires a lot more time commitment than other WKQR classes. If your degree plan does not require this class, it is in general to your advantage to consider taking other WKQR courses instead.
What kind of people will pass this class? Have good algebra background Work hard Do their homework as soon as possible Have an effective study group
What kind of people will pass this class? Follow Instructions on using Standard Notations Presentation Formats Do not skip steps
Calculators Scientific/graphic calculators with more than 184 K combined memory (RAM/Flash ROM) or symbolic computation ability are NOT allowed (e.g.TI-83 Plus Silver Ed., TI-89, TI-92 Casio FX-2.0 HP 38g, 39g, 40g, 48g/48g+/48gx, 49g). You are expected to learn to use your calculator on your own.
Text Larson Applied Calculus for the life and Social Sciences
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Handouts Handouts will be posted on the web. Print it out and bring it to class. Do not use the printer in this room. Show up without handouts will negatively impact your class participation grades.
Objectives This course provides an introduction to differential and integral calculus. The primary aims of the course are to help students develop new problem solving and critical reasoning skills and to prepare them for further study in life sciences and other disciplines.
Objectives The students are expected to cultivate active learning and the ability of communicating mathematical ideas. Use Standard Notations. Use good Presentation Formats.
Expectations - Solutions Sufficient and precise solution steps are expected. Do not skip steps. Pay attention to instructions given to you in class, handout, and feedback from quizzes.
Expectations - Tutoring Do not “ask” the tutors to do your HW. Eventually, you need to know how to do all the HW on your own. Able to redo the same HW problems in the textbook.
Tutoring Bonus Points You can get up to 5 bonus points for your first exam by going to the tutoring! (distribute the tutoring bonus record sheet)
Expectations - WebAssign Write out full solutions. Do not skip steps and details.
Expectations - WebAssign Write out full solutions. Do not skip steps and details. The point is not just to finish your HW, but also understand how to do the HW. Do not use an “illegal” means to get to the answer. Correct answers does not mean correct solutions.
Homework Assignments Homework problems will be assigned daily by using the online homework system WebAssign.
Homework Assignments All assignments are due 5:20 pm the next school day. CAUTION: This site is not at SPU & you should give yourself plenty of time for submitting answers – sometimes the network can be slow or down. More to come…
Quizzes Each quiz covers homework problems from the last class meeting. Quizzes problems will be based on homework problems.
Class Participation You can get class participation points by answering questions in class. There are small group classwork almost everyday.
Class Participation At the end of the quarter, your grades on class participation will be determined by the above activities and other observations by the instructor.
Class Participation Please respect your instructor and classmates. Do not talk during the lecture. There will be time for you to talk. Disruptive and disturbing behavior will not be tolerated.
Class Participation No text messaging, web surfing, email sending,…… Turn off your phone before you enter the classroom***.
Class Participation Annoying behaviors will reduce the maximum participation points that you can get.
Points Distribution Exam 180 points Exam 280 points Final80 points Quizzes90 points Homework50 points Class Participation20 points
Final Class Grade 90%A Range 80%B Range 70%C Range 60%D Range Below 60%E
Missing Classes You are responsible to catch up all the materials if you miss classes for whatever reasons (sickness, family issues, family Hawaii vacation, etc). The instructor will not "re-teach" the lecture in any form including special appointments.
Make-Up Policies NO makeups for classworks and quizzes. If a student has a documented conflict that will prevent him or her from taking an exam at the scheduled time, he/she must arrange IN ADVANCE with the instructor to take the exam early.
Study Hints Studying in groups is an efficient way to learn mathematics. Pre-class Reading (2.5 hours) Class Post-class Study, homework (6-8 hours) There are tutorials in the CD-ROM comes with the textbook.
Study Hints Studying in groups is an efficient way to learn mathematics. Pre-class Reading (30 min.) Class Post-class Study, homework (1-3 hours) Read 1.5 forTuesday
Help!! Free Math tutoring available Location: OMH 249
Help!! Talk to me. I am available during office hours and other times.
MAT 1221 Survey of Calculus Algebra http://myhome.spu.edu/lauw
Algebra You are supposed to know algebra at the level of pre-calculus We will not slow down to talk about algebra Typically, students do not fail “calculus”, they fail …
Bad Algebra Habits (Handout) Normally, you bring the handout to class For the first day, I have them ready for you.
Where Do I Log In? Go to the Blackboard and login with your SPU user name and password. Find the WebAssign link. Note - I synced the roster last Wednesday. If you registered after that date, I need to add you into the roster individually – see me after class.
How Do I Pay for WebAssign? After logging in you may see a notice that includes Grace Period information and payment options.
How Do I Pay for WebAssign? You can register a code number if you have an Access Code card -or- you can buy an Access Code online with a credit card. After the Grace Period you will see the payment options and not be able to continue without entering an Access Code.
How Do I Pay for WebAssign? The general advise is to wait for a few days to enter the code. Once the code is entered, it is not transferable.