MATH 125

Section A

10:00–10:50 a.m. MWF

Calculus I (3 credits)

 

Fall 2010 Syllabus

 

“A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.”

Professor G.H. Hardy (1877–1947), mathematician

 

 

INSTRUCTOR:         Dr. Kristine Roinestad

           Office:            ASC 119

           E-mail:            Kristine_Roinestad@georgetowncollege.edu

            Phone:            502- 863-8099

            Web:              http://scholar.georgetowncollege.edu

 

OFFICE HOURS:      Monday: 1–1:45 p.m. and 3–4 p.m.

                                    Tuesday:  1–2 p.m. and 4–4:45 p.m.

                                    Wednesday: 1–1:45 p.m.

                                    Thursday: 1–2 p.m.

                                    Friday: 9–9:45 a.m. and 1–1:45 p.m.

                                    And by appointment.

 

TEXTBOOK:             Essential Calculus: Early Transcendentals by James Stewart. Brooks/Cole 2007.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: A study of the derivative, its applications, and an introduction to the integral. Topics include limits, continuity, techniques of differentiation, optimization, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and indefinite integrals.

 

PREREQUISITE: MAT 107 or high school precalculus and knowledge of trigonometric functions. Fall and Spring.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM OBJECTIVES:  As a member of the Georgetown College academic community, you will cultivate skills in inquiry and analysis, critical and creative thinking, and quantitative literacy. This course will help you learn to think mathematically and prepare you for future academic and real-world pursuits. And don't forget that math is everywhere and without math we wouldn't have the Internet, the i-Pod, the i-Pad, cell phones or TV.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:  Students who pursue the study of mathematics are trained to solve problems and to communicate such solutions effectively. After completing this course, you should be able to demonstrate basic content knowledge of limits, derivatives and their applications, the definition of the integral as well as the fundamental theorem of calculus on homework, quizzes, and exams. You will also be able to apply problem-solving skills to arrive at correct solutions on homework, quizzes, and exams and improve critical thinking skills and written communications skills.

 

 

 

GRADING:    The following percentages will be used in grading:                                  

            10%     In-Class Quizzes and Take-Home Quizzes 

              7%     Homework

  3% Attendance

                        60%    Tests (3 Tests — 20% each)

                                    20%    Comprehensive Final Exam

 

NUMBER-TO-LETTER GRADE SCALE:   A:  91–100;   A/B:  88–90;   B: 81–87; B/C:  78–80;   C:  70–77;   D: 60–69;   F:  below 60. I reserve the right to adjust this scale slightly at the end of the semester.

 

CLASS:  Every student in MATH 125A will attend three 50-minute sections each week. The class will be in the scheduled classroom (ASC 133) and will be the same days each week (M/W/F).

 

ATTENDANCE Policy: Attendance is required. I will take attendance daily. You will be allowed two unexcused absences. If you miss a class for a Georgetown College sponsored event, I need to be informed in advance. It is your responsibility, not your coaches, to let me know when you will be missing class.

 

QUIZZES:  There will be one in-class quiz every week. There may be some take-home quizzes given throughout the semester. You will each have the opportunity to make up or retake one quiz. I will also drop your lowest quiz score.

 

HOMEWORK:  Homework will be due at the beginning of class and will be collected. You may turn in homework in class or prior to class by placing your completed assignment under my my office door. I will only accept one late homework assignment. Any other homework assignment turned in after the start of class on the due date will not be accepted. Homework may be worked on in groups; however, all work turned in must be written up by you and you alone. Homework will be graded strictly on completeness and not graded for correctness. You must attempt every problem and show work for every problem to receive credit for your assignment.

 

TESTS:  Three tests will be given throughout the semester. Excused absences consist of medical issues or emergencies approved by me before the test is given. In the case of a documented excused absence, I most likely will replace the test score with the grade of your final. Unexcused absences will result in a zero score.                

             Test 1 — Sept. 17      Test 2 —Oct. 22         Test 3 — Dec. 3

 

FINAL: There will be a cumulative final given on Saturday, December 11 from 9–11a.m.

 

WEB RESOURCES: Announcements, course information, quizzes, quiz solutions, review sheets, etc., will be posted on Moodle. It is your responsibility to check for any updates before each class.

 

HELP: There are three main sources for you to get help. First and foremost are your fellow classmates. I encourage you to work together on your homework assignments as well as studying and learning the material in groups. I am your second source. Please come to the posted office hours. If you cannot make any of the office hours, you may schedule an appointment. The third source is your help session. I will give out more information about your help session in the first week of class.

 

ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY: I take cheating very seriously. If you are caught cheating, you will most likely end up with a failing grade. Students should read the Academic Honesty Policy in the Honor System section of their Georgetown College Catalog.

 

MATH 125A—Calculus I

Course Outline

Date

                         Topic

 

 

 

      Date

            Topic

23-Aug

                     Review

 

 

 

 

 

25-Aug

1.3

 

 

 

25-Oct

4.1

Aug-10

1.3

 

 

 

27-Oct

4.1

30-Aug

1.4

 

 

 

29-Oct

4.2

1-Sep

                        .4/1.5

 

 

 

1-Nov

          4.2/4.3

3-Sep

1.5

 

 

 

3-Nov

4.3

6-Sep

                Labor Day

 

 

 

5-Nov

          4.3/4.4

8-Sep

1.6

 

 

 

8-Nov

4.4

10-Sep

2.1

 

 

 

10-Nov

4.5

13-Sep

2.2

 

 

 

12-Nov

4.5

15-Sep

              2.2/Review

 

 

 

15-Nov

4.7

17-Sep

                        Test 1

 

 

 

17-Nov

5.1

20-Sep

2.3

 

 

 

19-Nov

5.1

22-Sep

2.4

 

 

 

22-Nov

5.2

24-Sep

2.5

 

 

 

24-Nov

          5.2/5.3

27-Sep

2.6

 

 

 

26-Nov

Thanksgiving

29-Sep

2.7

 

 

 

29-Nov

5.3

1-Oct

2.7

 

 

 

1-Dec

         Review

4-Oct

2.8

 

 

 

3-Dec

            Test 3

6-Oct

                      3.1/3.1

 

 

 

6-Dec

5.4

8-Oct

                 Fall Break

 

 

 

8-Dec

  5.4/Review

11-Oct

3.3

 

 

 

 

 

13-Oct

3.5

 

 

 

 

 

15-Oct

3.7

 

 

 

 

 

18-Oct

3.7

 

 

 

 

 

20-Oct

                     Review

 

 

 

 

 

22-Oct

                       Test 2