MWF Ė 8am Ė Sci 313 and Thursday Ė 11am Ė Sci 219
Professor: Marge McIlwain email: email@example.com
Office: Science 309 (mornings), Halleck 2nd (afternoons)
Phone: 6218 (campus), 219-866-8750 (home)
Office Hours: 9-10am Monday - Friday (Science 309)
Afternoons by appointment (Halleck 2nd)
Text: Calculus, Sixth Edition, by Larson, Hostetler and Edwards
Grading Policy: Points will be given for every assignment, quiz and test. Your total points and your total percentage will determine the course grade, according to the following scale:
B: 83-87% (Note: % will be rounded to the nearest
B-: 80-82% whole %)
F: Below 60%
Points: Points will be assigned as follows:
Homework assignments = 10 points each
Quizzes (5) = 20 points each
Tests (4) = 100 points each
TI Ė92 Presentation = 100 points
Comprehensive final = 100 points
Attendance: Attendance is required at every class period. If a student misses more than 3 classes without a valid "catalog" excuse, the course grade may be lowered by 10%. All valid excuses must be given to the professor in writing - prior to the absence, if possible. All work missed during the absence is to be made up immediately, upon consultation with professor. If possible, work should be done ahead of time for planned absences. Sports games are excused, but practices are not. All missed work is the responsibility of the student. Missed tests and quizzes must be made up as soon as possible upon return.
Exams and Quizzes: Exams and quizzes will be announced 2-3 class periods in advance. Quizzes will be given after every 3-4 sections, while tests will follow chapters 4, 5, and 6. A fourth exam over 7 and 8 will be given if time. Final exam will be comprehensive over the entire semester, so old exams should be kept for study purposes.
Homework: Generally, homework will be assigned for each section of the book, but collected two sections at a time for a 10-point grade. The homework is a very necessary part of the course and should take up the majority of the study time for this course. It is best to start working on the homework as soon as possible after it is assigned. There will be a limited amount of time available for homework questions during class, so the students who have worked on the problems will be the ones who get the help. Homework should be done in pencil, on lined notebook paper, in the order assigned, with answers boxed in and legible. Not every problem will be graded every time. Usually, the professor will choose 10 of the problems to grade for each collected homework assignment and the grade will be based on those problems. Late homework will be docked 3 points per day, unless due to a valid excuse.
Homework Keys: Keys will be available in the profís office for all
homework problems. AFTER you have done the homework or seriously
tried to work the problems, you are welcome to come in and check your answers
you turn in your assignment. This does not mean that it is okay to
copy down the answers - the purpose is to catch little mistakes and get
help from the prof when you donít understand what went wrong.
Computer Use: Thursdays at 11, our class meets in Sci 219 in the
computer lab. Always bring your TI-92ís along with you, as some exercises
will involve the calculator and others will involve the computers. We have
a new software package, Maple, which we will be using on the computers.
Usually, on Thursdays, there will be a special exercise using the calculators
or the computers. Occasionally, we might choose to meet in the regular
classroom, Sci 313, on Thursdays.
Tutors: Tutors are available through the Counseling Services offices on 2nd floor Halleck Center. These tutors are paid by the college, at no cost to you. They are students who have successfully completed this course and have been approved by the professor for tutoring. The tutor and the student work out mutual times for tutoring. It is best to meet on a regular basis. Tutors are to help the student understand the homework, not do the homework for you! Donít wait too long if you are lost! Sign up for a tutor as soon as you feel that you are in trouble.
TI 92 Presentation: Every student is required to do a class presentation using the TI-92ís and real life data. In most cases the data will be collected using the Texas Instrument data collecting device, the CBL. The data will then be fit to a curve and evaluated in some meaningful way. These presentations will be given to the Calc 1 classes.
Chapter 4- Integration - Antiderivatives, Riemann Sums, indefinite and definite integration, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, substitution, (4.1->4.5)
Chapter 5 - Logarithmic, exponential and inverse functions
Derivatives and integrals of transcendental functions, differential equations (5.1->5.6)
Chapter 6 - Applications of integration - area, volume, arc
length and surface of revolution (6.1->6.4)
Chapter 7 - Integration techniques, Líhopitalís Rule, integration by parts (7.1->7.4 and 7.7)
Chapter 8- Introduction to infinite sequences and series
(8.1 and 8.2)
Exams after chapters 4, 5, 6 and 7/8. Final exam - Comprehensive.