Math 1151Q-001, Fall 2013
Honors Calculus I

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Lectures Instructor Textbook
Grades Homework Exams
Help Academic Integrity Accessibility Issues Religious Observances


Lectures

Instructor

Johanna Franklin will be teaching this course.

Textbook

The textbook will be Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 7th edition, by James Stewart. Please let me know if you're having trouble finding it.

Grades

The course grade will be determined as follows:

Homework

You will have two kinds of homework. The first is online homework using WebAssign. WebAssign problems will be assigned for each class day and will be due at 8:00 a.m. a week later (in general, problems covering Monday's material will be due the next Monday, problems covering Tuesday's material will be due the next Tuesday, and problems covering Thursday's material will be due the next Thursday). You will only be able to submit the assignment during the time that the problem set is open because answers will be released almost immediately after the submission deadline.

The second kind of homework is traditional written work (the problems can be found here). These problems will be assigned every other week. In general, they will be due on Tuesdays at the beginning of class, and they will cover the material discussed in the previous two weeks. No late assignments will be accepted except under the most extreme circumstances. If you have an emergency that you think may be an extreme circumstance, please let me know as soon as possible. The lowest written homework score will be dropped regardless, and if you submit an assignment up to a week late, you will still receive comments but no grade.

I encourage you to work with your classmates and ask me questions if you get stuck, but I expect you to write the names of any classmates you worked with on your homework. While you are allowed to use any kind of calculator you like when you do the homework, I urge you not to rely on it heavily since it will not be permitted on exams (rather like your classmates' help!).

Exams

There will be two midterms and a comprehensive final exam in this class. The midterms will be given in class on September 24 and October 22, and the date for the final exam will be made available as soon as possible.

Please avoid making travel arrangements that would not allow you to take the final at the scheduled time. UConn policy is not to allow rescheduling for this sort of reason. Please note that vacations, previously purchased tickets or reservations, graduations, social events, misreading the assessment schedule, and oversleeping are not viable excuses for missing a final exam. If you think that your situation warrants permission to reschedule, please contact OSSA to meet with a staff member by November 29.

I apply almost the same policy to midterm exams as the final exam: if your reason for missing the midterm would be acceptable as a reason for missing the final, I will arrange for a makeup exam, but not otherwise. The exception is the "Bunched Finals" clause on that page -- I won't reschedule your midterm in a situation like that.

No electronic calculators will be permitted on exams. (Slide rules and abaci may be acceptable.)

Help

If you're having trouble understanding the course material or you want to find out more about a topic, come find me! I have office hours, but if they don't fit your schedule, we can make an appointment to meet at another time.

You can also visit the Q Center. This course is supported by the Q Center. They have free drop-in tutoring as well as a list of private tutors. Not all the math tutors are comfortable tutoring for Math 1151Q, though, so you should check the Q Center's website to find out when tutors for this course are available.

Academic Integrity

I expect you to be familiar with and abide by UConn's academic integrity policy at all times. If you work on the homework with your classmates, you must write your own solutions individually, and you must list the people you worked with on your assignment. There should be no help given or received on midterms or the final exam, and you will not be allowed to use calculators, computers, cell phones, or other electronic or computational aids. The most technologically advanced device you will be allowed to use is a mechanical pencil.

Accessibility Issues

If you have accessibility issues, I encourage you to discuss possible accommodations with me and consult the Center for Students with Disabilities in Room 204 of the Wilbur Cross Building. This office can help determine appropriate accommodations for you.

Religious observances

Some students may wish to take part in religious observances during this academic term. If you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please meet with me before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.