Description: The sequence Math 115-116-215 is the standard complete introduction to the concepts and methods of calculus. It is taken by the majority of students intending to major in mathematics, science, or engineering, as well as students headed for many other fields. The emphasis is on concepts and solving problems rather than theory and proof. Math 115 presents the concepts of calculus from four points of view: geometric, numerical, algebraic, and verbal. Students develop their reading, writing, and questioning skills. Topics include functions and graphs, derivatives and their applications to real-life problems in various fields, and an introduction to integration.
Text: Calculus by Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, et al, 5th Edition
Calculator: TI-84 Graphing Calculator or equivalent. If you have another model, you will be responsible for knowing how to operate the calculator on your own. No devices with a qwerty keyboard are allowed on exams.
[Note: The above sections may be modified during the semester--particularly
Uniform exam dates are absolutely firm. All students enrolled must plan to take exams at their scheduled times. Travel plans will not be considered an excuse to take an examination on a different date.
**Please note now that the second exam is during Thanksgiving week.On all exams, standard graphing calculators are allowed. Problems will be written with the expectation that these calculators will be used. Devices with a qwerty keyboard are not allowed. Students are allowed both sides of one 3'' by 5'' card for each exam.
Grading Policy: All sections of Math 115 use the same grading guidelines to standardize the evaluation process. The three uniform exams are worth 25%, 30%, and 40% of the "exam component" of each student's grade. The additional 5% of the exam component will be assigned to the web homework, beginning with Chapter 2. The final course grade will be primarily determined by the exam component grade for each student. However, for some students, the final course grade may be modified by the section component grade or the gateway exam. See the Student Guide for a complete explanation.
NOTE: The inclusion of web homework as a part of the exam component grade is not reflected in the
Gateway Exams: There will be one gateway exam. The open dates for the gateway will be between the first and second uniform exams and will be announced later in the semester. The 115 gateway exam covers differentiation rules. Students will lose a whole letter grade (on their grade for the course) for failing to pass the gateway during the open period. Proctored gateways are administered in the gateway lab (B069 EH) and may be taken no more than twice per day. Students may practice the gateway from any computer at any time (and many times) during the open dates for the exam.
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