MATH 110 Differential Calculus
Session 2014W, September 2014 -- April 2015
MATH 110 is a two-term course in
differential calculus. It covers the same calculus content as
one-term differential calculus courses, but with additional material
designed to strengthen essential precalculus topics. There is also
an increased emphasis on problem solving.
- Textbook: The required textbook is Contemporary
Calculus by Dale Hoffman. This is an online textbook available for
free under the Creative Commons license. You can download it here.
You are encouraged to download a copy; you may
also print it out if you wish.
- Supplemental Notes: A few topics discussed in this course are not covered in the textbook. This page provides a list of resources to help you review these topics.
- WeBWorK: WeBWorK is an online free homework system
that provides instant feedback and allows multiple attempts to each question. There will be weekly assignments to be
completed on WeBWorK common to all sections.
- Piazza: Piazza is an online discussion board where students can post questions and answers about anything
related to the
- Math Learning Centre:
Tutors are available,
at no charge, to answer questions on a drop-in basis, starting
the second week of classes. Term 1 Schedule will be posted soon at the link above.
- PASS. Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are non-mandatory
peer-led sessions designed to help improve study skills and mastery
of course material. There are a number of specially trained PASS
leaders assigned to MATH 110. More information
will be presented in class.
tutoring: The UBC student society provides an
assortment of tutoring services.
Department website: There is much available under
the Undergraduates tab, including recent final exams for most
undergraduate mathematics courses.
- Assignments: There will be weekly homework assignments.
Each assignment will include a problem set on
WeBWorK, which is
common to all sections of the course and due on Sundays at 8pm.
will also include a written portion that must be handed in at the beginning
of class on the due date. The due date, as well as the content, of the written
homework will vary in each section.
Late assignments will not be accepted.
Homework assignments account for 15% of your final grade. Specifically,
10% for the WebWork component and 5% for the written portion. These scheme may
change in Term 2. The assignment with the lowest score will be dropped in each term.
- Workshops: In addition to regular lectures, you are
assigned to a weekly problem-solving workshop run by teaching
assistants and instructors. These workshops are an integral part of the course, and
mandatory. Your workshop grade is based on attendance and participation in the workshop
activities in at least 10 out of 11 workshops each term.
Workshops account for 15% of your final
- In-class quizzes and other activities: There will be weekly short quizzes in each section.
Each instructor may also decide to run other in-class activities that may or may not
count for marks. Altogether in-class quizzes and other other activities account
for 5% of your final grade. This scheme may change in Term 2.
- Tests and Exams: There will be two 90-minute midterm tests,
on Wednesday October 15 and Thursday February 12.
Each is worth 10% of
your final grade. Furthermore, there will be two 150-minute exams, one in December worth
20% of your final grade, and one in April worth 25% of your final
grade. Both exams are cumulative. The dates of these exams are to be determined.
- Grade summary A student's final grade is based on assignments
(15%), workshops (15%), midterm tests (10% each), section-specific in-class work (5%),
the December exam (20%) and April exam (25%).
- No calculators or electronic communication devices
are allowed at during exams and quizzes. Formula sheets are also not allowed.
Missed Work or Tests: If a test is missed for
a documented medical or other reason, it will be ignored. Permission
to write a makeup midterm may be granted in the following two
circumstances: (a) a scheduling conflict with other courses or labs,
(b) prior notice of a valid, documented absence
(e.g. out-of-town varsity athletic commitment accompanied by a letter from a coach)
on the scheduled
date; or (c) notification to the instructor within 72 hours of
absence due to medical condition. Original written documentation,
for example a doctors note, is required;
otherwise, a score of 0 will be given for the missed test.
Math instructors do not have the authority to sign forms to change course registration. The
Mathematics Department handles all requests for registration changes centrally.
See http://www.math.ubc.ca/Ugrad/ugradRegistration.shtml for information on how to
change your MATH course registration.
- Information on academic integrity may
be found in the UBC Calendar. You are responsible for understanding
and following the code of academic honesty and standards.
UBC takes cheating incidents very seriously. After due investigation,
students found guilty of cheating on tests and exams are usually
given a final grade of 0 in the course, suspended from UBC
for one year, and a notation made on their Transcript of Academic Record.