MATH 229    CALCULUS I    FALL 2006

Student Information Sheet


Calculus by James Stewart, 5th Edition


Chapters 1 through 5, section 6.1, section 15.3, and Appendix D.


Math Placement Exam or Math 155


The last day to withdraw is Friday, October 20.


Your grade will be based on 650 points as follows:
3 one-hour examinations   300 points
Final Examination   200 points
Homework/quizzes   150 points


The comprehensive departmental final exam is scheduled for Friday, December 15 at 8:00-9:50 a.m. Your instructor will announce the room location.


A graphing calculator is required for the course. We recommend the TI-83 calculator, or one with similar or greater capabilities. Most assignments will include some problems for which the calculator is intended to be used. Please note the following:
Calculators will not be permitted on the final exam,
except, possibly for one or two separate problems, to be turned in before you begin working on the rest of the exam. Beginning students should be able to perform the basic mechanical operations of differentiation and integration on their own, without help from sophisticated symbol-manipulating technology.


You are expected to acquire not only computational facility with the topics introduced, but also a basic understanding of the concepts and theory of calculus. Mathematics is a truly universal language; we want you to become more fluent in reading, writing, and using this precise language.


Academic honesty and mutual respect (student with student and instructor with student) are expected in this course. Mutual respect means being on time for class and not leaving early, being prepared to give full attention to class work, not reading newspapers or other material in class, not using cell phones or pagers during class time, and not looking at another student's work during exams. Academic misconduct, as defined by the Student Judicial Code, will not be treated lightly.


If you have specific physical, psychiatirc, or learning disabilities and require accomodations, please let your instructor know early in the semester so thatyour learning needs may be appropriately met. You will need to provide documentation of your disability to the CAAR (Center for Access Ability Resources) Office located in the Health Services Building, 4th floor.


Perhaps the single most important factor in your success in this course is your study habits . Think of learning math as "working out" in the gym. Study at least 3 times per week; do not wait until the day before the exam. Learn mathematics like you would learn a language. Work on the concepts until they make sense. Don't just memorize facts and then forget them a few weeks later. You will need to know this stuff for Calc II and other courses. Master each homework problem---beyond just getting a correct answer. Be aware of your mistakes in algebra and trig. Always come to class! While you're there, listen, think, and ask questions.