|Week and Dates||Monday||Wednesday||Friday|
|Week 1 (Aug 22-26)||Intro
|Section 2.2||Section 2.3|
|Week 2 (Aug 29-Sep 2)||Section 2.4||Section 2.5||Section 2.6|
|Week 3 (Sep 5-9)||Labor Day||Sections 3.1, 3.2||Section 3.3|
|Week 4 (Sep 12-16)||Sections 3.3, 3.4||Sections 3.4, 3.5||Section 3.5|
|Week 5 (Sep 19-23)||Section 3.6||Sections 3.6, 3.7||Section 3.8|
|Week 6 (Sep 26-30)||Section 3.9||Sections 3.9, 3.10||Sections 3.10, 3.11|
|Week 7 (Oct 3-7)||Chapter 3
evening Midterm Thursday, Oct 6
|Week 8 (Oct 10-14)||Section 4.1||Sections 4.2, 4.3||Sections 4.3, 4.4|
|Week 9 (Oct 17-21)||Section 4.4||Section 4.5|
|Week 10 (Oct 24-28)||Section 4.6||Section 4.7||Section 4.8|
|Week 11 (Oct 31-Nov 4)||Chapter 4 Review||Chapter 4 Review
|Week 12 (Nov 7-11)||Section 5.4||Section 5.5||Sections 5.5, 5.6|
|Week 13 (Nov 14-18)||Section 5.6||Review
old final exam
|old final exam|
|Week 14 (Nov 28-Dec 2)||Sections 7.1, 7.2||Sections 7.2, 7.3||Sections 7.3, 7.4|
|Week 15 (Dec 5-9)||ch 7||ch 7||review|
|Finals Week (Dec 12-16)||Final exam
Thursday, Dec 15, 4:30-6:30pm
3:10pm class: Gerdin 1148
5:10pm class: Coover 2245
(same as for midterm)
Office hours: MWF 11am-noon, and by appointment.
MWF 3:10-4pm, McKay 0117 (sections 54-58)
MWF 5:10-6pm, Coover 2245 (sections 61-63, 65)
Jorge Chavez Salas
Office hours: group office hours MW 4-5pm, Th 2-4pm
Tu 1:10-2pm, Carver 274 (section 54)
Tu 2:10-3pm, Carver 160 (section 56)
Tu 3:10-4pm, Black 1026 (section 57)
S. Nathan Harding
Office hours: group office hours Tu 12-1pm, Th 12-3pm
Tu 1:10-2pm, Carver 282 (section 55)
Tu 2:10-3pm, Carver 132 (section 58)
Office hours: 4 group office hours, to be determined
Tu 4:10-5pm, Carver 2 (section 61)
Th 4:10-5pm, Carver 8 (section 63)
Th 5:10-6pm, Carver 124 (section 65)
2359 Elings Hall
Office hours: Th 4-5pm
Tu 4:10-5pm, Carver 190 (section 62)
There was supposed to be a Supplemental Instruction section specifically for this course, but that has been canceled. There are many SI sessions being taught by leaders that attend other large sections. For information on SI, go to http://www.asc.dso.iastate.edu/supplemental/.
There are also group office hours held by TAs that teach Math 165. They are listed in the schedule on Google Docs. You need to click on the "Math 165" tab at the top.
Weir, Hass, Thomas' Calculus, Early Transcendentals, Twelfth Edition.
We will be covering chapters 2-5 and 7.
Homework assignments will be in MyMathLab, an online homework and testing facility. Homeworks will count for 1/3 of your grade. Each homework problem counts for 1 point. I will use the assignments set up by our calculus coordinator. They contain various numbers of problems, so not all assignments carry the number of points. I will just convert the homework score to a percentage at the end.
In general, all the homework for one chapter is due about a week after we finish the chapter. This is to keep everybody on track. You are encouraged to finish the homework earlier, shortly after we cover the corresponding section in the book.
For the chapter 2 homework, you get 4 tries per problem. You can expect to get some wrong answers just because you didn't type things in the correct format, but you will get used to it. In later chapters, I will reduce the number of allowed tries gradually, to prevent random guessing.
With a bit of effort, everyone in the class should be able to get close to 100% on the homework scores. It is up to you.
There will be one evening midterm on Thursday, Oct 6, 2016, covering the material up to section 3.9. There will be a comprehensive group final exam during finals week (date and time to be determined). Each of these exams will count for 1/3 of your grade. All sections of Math 165 will take the same exams.
I do not assign letter grades to individual exams, only to midterm and final grades. I usually start with the standard 100-90-80 etc. cutoffs, and possibly adjust them. For example, the B range is 80%-90%, so 80%-83.3% = B-, 83.4%-86.6%=B, 86.7%-89.9% = B+.
There are two pages for this course in BlackBoard, one for each large section. You will only see the one that corresponds to your section. I will use BlackBoard to post things I want to hide from Google, such as exam solutions and scores. There is also a link to MyMathLab there.
There is a gradebook in MyMathLab, and a gradebook in BlackBoard, and they may or may not be talking to each other. Even if they are, they are both a major hassle to use. Most likely I will dump everything into an Excel spreadsheet, and post that in Blackboard. This takes a lot of effort, so I will only do that for midterm and final grades. In between, you can look at the gradebook in MyMathLab and/or Blackboard for your homework scores.
MyMathLab is an online course management tool from Pearson Publishing. We will be using it for homework assignments. It also contains a lot of tutorials and an online copy of the textbook.
You will need an access code to get into this site. If you bought a new textbook at the bookstore, it will have an access code in it. You can buy them separately, even online as you try to log in for the first time. There is also a free temporary access, if you are not sure you will continue with this class, or if the bookstore is out of codes.
The access code gives you access to all courses based on the same textbook. If you take further calculus classes which use MyMathLab, you don't need another code. If you are repeating this class and used MyMathLab before, your old login should still work.
You can enter MyMathLab from inside BlackBoard, or directly at https://portal.mypearson.com/login. The first time you go in, it needs to be from inside BlackBoard, otherwise the system will not know which course to assign you to. Later, you can use either method.
MyMathLab support hotline: (877) 973-3746.
If you have a documented disability and require accommodations, you should obtain a Student Academic Accommodation Request (SAAR) from the Disability Resources office (Student Services Building, Room 1076, 294-6624 or TDD 294-6335, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com). Please contact your instructor early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met.
More information about disability resources in the Mathematics Department can be found at https://iastate.app.box.com/s/c17d3ljul83lujr2j1mdeqoqcdqiva1t. (Make sure you memorize that link).