Math 1131
Fall 2008
  
Instructors  | Course Outlines: 1131  1132  | WebAssign Login 
Homework Assignments   | Gateway Exams  | One-minute Survey Team Work Guide 

Text:

    Calculus, Early Transcendentals, Volume 1 by James Stewart (6th Edition), with WebAssign code.
    Graphing calculators will be used (TI 82, 83, 85 or 86 recommended)
    You can buy Volume 1 of the Stewart text at the UConn Coop, online directly from the publilsher (with a discount), and many other places. CAUTION: Make sure you get WebAssign codes bundled with the text as they cost about $25 each semester when purchased separately. Volume 1 of Stewart is used only for Math 1131. You will need to purchase Volume 2 for Math 1132 and the multivariable volume for Math 210. We chose the single volumes as the recommended text since were able to have WebAssign codes (for one semester) bundled with each single semester text. However, you are able to purchase combined versions (a complete singe-variable version for Math 1131-1132 or one large, heavy book for 1131-1132-210) but make sure you get two or three semesters of WebAssign codes bundled with them. When bundled with the text, the first Webassign code is free and additional semesters of WebAssign codes when bundled with the text cost $10 each after the first.
    The publisher has set up a special web page,   http://ichapterssites.com/ichapters/micro/?cluster_id=1756,    for UConn students to purchase a text online with the WebAssign codes bundled. You can get Volume 1 plus WebAssign for about $65. You can also purchase the combined Volumes I and II with Webassign at a discount.

Home work and WebAssign:

          You will need a class code from your instructor plus a WebAssign code to register online. A link to WebAssign can be found on the class web page. You can get help using WebAssign from your instructor or at the Q-Center. There will be homework assignments for each section of the text. Each assignment will be made available on WebAssign several days before the section is covered in class. The DUE DATE for each assignment will be set by your instructor and will generally be a couple of days after the material is covered in class. You will get 5 attempts to answer each question. After each attempt you will be told whether your answer is correct or not. Full solutions will be available on WebAssign after the due date. If you are not able to get the correct answer after two or three attempts, we recommend that you seek help from your instructor, the Q-Center, a tutor, or another student.

Grading:

Exam 1 Scale: Scaled Grade = (8/9)*(Raw score) + 16 (i.e. y = (8/9)x + 16).

      
Homework        WebAssign   15-20%    
Quizzes           5-10%    
Exam 1: (October 14 at 6 PM)    Common evening exam (1-1/2 hours)       20%
Exam 2: (November 18 at 6 PM)    Common evening exam (1-1/2 hours)   20%
Final Exam: (December 11 at 10:30 AM - tentative)     Common (2 hours)   35%
Gateway Exam (Pass/Fail)     Differentiation    0% (see Note)
Note: Failure to pass the Gateway Exam will lower the course grade by one full letter grade.

  • The evening exams will be held in the rooms listed below from 6-8 pm on October 14 and November 118. The dates and times are listed in PeopleSoft, but not the rooms. Common make up exams will be held from 8-10 pm on the same days as the exams. Permission from your instructor is required.
    • Rooms as listed by section
      • Sections 1,2: MONT 315
      • Sections 3,4,5,6,7: TLS 154
      • Sections 8,9: CLAS 110
      • Sections 10,11,18: CAST 212
      • Sections 12,13,14: ARJ 143
      • Sections 15,16: CHEM A203
      • Sections 17,19: PB 38
      • Sections 20,21: CLAS 105
      • Sections 22,23,24: CHEM A120
    • The gateway exam will be available in the Mathematics MacLab (MSB 203) on WebAssign beginning around October 21. There will be an open period from October 21 through November 15 during which the gateway exam may be repeated (as often as needed) in the Mac Lab. Practice versions of the gateway exam may be taken online from WebAssign. These practice versions are from the same test bank as the actual exams and will be graded online.


Gateway Exam (October 21 - November 15)

  • Calculators are NOT allowed.
  • Pass/fail exam.
  • Exam on WebAssign in MacLab MSB 203 through November 15.


Past Exams