MATHEMATICS 151 – CALCULUS I

COURSE SYLLABUS – SPRING 2007 – Section 063460

 

Instructor:  Daniel Rose            LA 174, extension 3893       email:  rosed@mccc.edu

 

Office Hours:        Mon. & Wed. 9-10; Tues. 11-12, Thur. 11-12 & 3-4.  Also by appointment.
Feel free to stop by during my office hours if you have any questions about any part of the
course.  You may also get help in the Learning Center, LB224, 2nd floor WWC Library.

 

Required Materials: 

Text:  Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 5th Edition, James Stewart. The course will cover Chapters 2-5.

 

Graphing Calculator:  A graphing calculator is required. A TI-84 will be used by the instructor.

A comparable model strongly recommended for the student. TI-89 and higher models are not permitted. If you have any questions about which calculator you may use, feel free to ask me.

 

Attendance:

Attendance is expected in every class. Students are responsible for all of the material covered. Refer to the college catalog on class attendance - A grade of WI can be given if a student misses
5 classes by the deadline for mid-semester progress grades.

 

Homeworks/Quizzes/Project:

There will be homework assignments assigned and collected in class, as well as occasional quizzes and group projects. Each of these will contribute to your grade and will be announced ahead of time. Late homework is not accepted, and no make-up quizzes nor projects are given. Late homeworks or and missed quizzes and/or projects get a score of 0. Your lowest score can be dropped, whether it’s a homework or quiz.

 

Classroom Environment/Cell Phones (Taken from page 34 of the Student Handbook)

Everyone at Mercer is to respect the rights of students to learn. You may be asked to leave any class session if you disrupt the learning environment. Please note that disruptive behavior, ranging from engaging in side conversations, receiving cell phone calls or audible beeper messages that disturb others will not be condoned. Cell phones and audible pagers are to be turned off in all academic learning environments

unless previously approved by the instructor or responsible administrator. The college strives to create an environment that fosters a sense of community, pride and respect; we are all here to work cooperatively and to learn together. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding this.

 

Tests:

There will be four Chapter tests, and a cumulative final exam. The four exams will each be given in the Academic Testing Center, LA215. The final exam will be given in class. You will need your college ID and calculator at the testing center. No books, notes, formulas, or calculator programs may be used with the tests/final exam. If I receive any reports of cheating you will receive a 0 for the test and/or an F in the course. Each test can be taken only once – I do not give make-up tests.

 

The test coverage and deadlines are as follows:

 

Test #1 - Chapter 2. Last day to take: Monday, 2/12

Test #2 – Chapter 3.1 – 3.5. Last day to take: Monday, 2/26

Test #3 – Chapter 3.6 – 3.11. Last day to take: Thursday, 3/22

Test #4 – Chapter 4. Last day to take: Monday, 4/16

Test #5 (cumulative final exam) – Chapters 2 - 5. (In-class – 5/7)

 

Tentative Course Schedule:

I will begin each class by answering questions you have on the homework. Any changes to this schedule will be announced in class. You are responsible for the material covered on the days below:

 

Date

Day (T or R)

Sections covered

 

 

 

1/17

W

2.1, 2.2

1/22

M

2.3

1/24

W

2.4

1/28

M

2.5, 2.6

1/31

W

2.7, 2.8

2/5

M

2.9

2/7

W

Review Ch. 2

2/12

M

3.1, 3.2

2/14

W

3.3, 3.4

2/19

M

3.5

2/21

W

Review Ch. 3

2/26

M

3.6, 3.7

2/28

W

3.8, 3.9

3/5

M

3.10, 3.11

3/7

W

Review Ch. 3

3/12

M

Spring Break – No class

3/14

W

Spring Break – No class

3/19

M

4.1, 4.2

3/21

W

4.3

3/26

M

4.4

3/28

W

4.5, 4.6

4/2

M

4.7, 4.8

4/4

W

4.9

4/9

M

4.10

4/11

W

Review Ch. 4

4/16

M

5.1

4/18

W

5.2

4/23

M

5.3

4/25

W

5.4, 5.5

4/30

M

5.6, Review Ch. 5

5/2

W

Review for Final

5/7

M

Cumulative Final – In class

 Homework/Quizzes/Projects                             -- 15%

                Test 1 (Chapter 2)                                                -- 20%

                Test 2 (Chapter 3.1 – 3.5)                                    -- 10%

                Test 3 (Chapter 3.6 – 3.11)                  -- 10%

                Test 4 (Chapter 4)                                                -- 20%

                Test 5 (Final Exam)                                             -- 25%

 

Grade Scale:         

A= 93-100%,  A-=90-92%,  B+=87-89%,  B=83-86%, B-=80-82%, C+=77-79%, C=70-76%
D=60-69%,  F=0-59%