Math 105 common site (includes course outline, week-by-week learning objectives, course policies, suggested problems, and other relevant information)
Instructor: David Steinberg
Email: steinberg at math dot ubc dot ca
Office Hours: in LSK 303D, Monday 12-1, Tuesday 3:30-4:30, Thursday 3:30-4:30 and by appointment (e-mail me to make an appointment).
To give anonymous feedback about my instructing, go to gmail.com, log in as ubcmathstudent, and use the password mathisfun. Then send me an e-mail with any constructive feedback you would like to give.
Meeting times: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00-3:20 in BUCH A201
Textbook: Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Volume 2. Third custom edition for UBC, by Briggs and Cochran. This book is available at the UBC Bookstore.
Drop-in Tutorials: The mathematics department runs a free tutorial centre staffed by teaching assistants, all of whom are capable of answering your math questions. The centre is located in LSK 300, and opens on January 7th. For more details, go here.
Coursework: 10 to 15 problems will be posted on WebWork as course-common homework problems every week and will be due the following week. You will need your section number, CWL login and password to access your homework set. In addition to WebWork problems, a list of suggested practice problems will appear on the common website every week. These are not to be turned in and will not be graded. It is however strongly recommended that you work through these problem sets as they are based on the syllabus for this course. They accurately reflect in terms of content and level of difficulty the problems you will encounter in midterms and the final. WebWork will automatically close at the deadline, so it is important to finalize and submit your work beforehand. It will not be possible to obtain extensions on WebWork assignments.
Quizzes: These will be very similar to the practise problems posted on the common website. They will take place during the last twenty minutes of class on the following dates:
Clickers: We will use clickers during every class beginning January 10th. They can be purchased at the UBC book store, and should be registered on Connect. Clicker questions will be used for participation marks only.
Grading Scheme: Final exam 50%; midterms 34% (2 midterms worth 17% each); webwork assignments 10%; quizzes 3%; participation/clicker questions 3%
Final Exam: Date, time, and location of all final exams may be found here
Midterm Dates: Thursday, January 31st, 6:30 PM to 7:20 PM in ESB 1012, and Thursday March 14th, 6:30 to 7:30 PM in ESB 1012
Calculators: No calculators or formula sheets are allowed on the final exam or midterm exams.
Missed Quizzes and Midterms: If a quiz or clicker question is missed for a documented medical or other acceptable reason, it will be ignored; otherwise, it will be given a grade of zero. Allowance for a missed midterm may be granted in the following two circumstances: (a) prior notice of a valid, documented absence (e.g. out-of-town varsity athletic commitment) on the scheduled date; or (b) notification to the instructor within 72 hours of absence due to medical condition. Original written documentation, for example a doctor's note or letter from a coach, is required; otherwise, a score of 0 will be given for the missed assignment or midterm.