If you need to get ahold of me, the best way is through email: elyse@math.ubc.ca.

My office is in the Mathematics Building (behind the Koerner library), room 229F.

Thursdays, 3:30 - 5

Office hours will be in my office, Room 229F in the Mathematics Building. On Wednesdays, I teach till 12:50 in the Math building, so I might be a few minutes late--hang in there!

Office hours will not be held on holidays or over break. They start on the second week of classes.

To sign up for our Piazza section, click here. The access code is "rosegarden" (without the quotes).

Your quiz grades will make up 6% of your final grade. This portion of your grade is capped at 100%, so students who earn more than 100% on quizzes (due to bonus marks and generally being awesome) will have their grades rounded down to a measly perfect score.

If you would like your quiz to be regraded, please email me a note that includes what the grading mistake is (not just which question you would like regraded--please refer to the marking scheme) no later than one week after quizzes have been made available on Crowdmark. Regraded quizzes may end up with lower scores.

The quiz will have a bonus option, meant to encourage you to think critically about your own understanding, and to reward you for the ability to evaluate your solution without resorting to "the back of the book." You do not have to answer this question--you can still earn 100% on the quiz without it. Additionally, since the quiz time is short, you can earn full marks only answering one of the two questions.

The questions on the quiz might not look like questions you've seen before. You should have to think a little about how to apply concepts in new ways. This is a skill itself: problem-solving. The way to get good at it is to practice it. So, if you come across a suggested problem or webwork question that you don't immediately know how to solve, practice ways of getting out of that situation that don't involve looking up a solution. You should try to get comfortable with looking at a problem that you don't initially know how to solve, then mustering your resources to find a path through the fog.

The quiz will take place (roughly) in the last 10 minutes of class. Quiz conduct (aside from the standard expectations) here.

Material is assumed to be cumulative.

Section 208 (Tues/Thurs) | ||

Date | Material | Files |

Tuesday January 16 | Up to and including Ch 12.4, Partial Derivatives | Quiz, V1Solutions, V2Solutions |

Tuesday January 23 | Up to and including Ch 12.8 | |

Tuesday January 30 | TBD |

Section 204 (Mon/Wed/Fri) | ||

Date | Material | Files |

Wednesday January 17 | Up to and including 12.8, Local max/min problems (but not absolute max/min or second derivative test) | Quiz, V1Solutions, V2Solutions |

Wednesday January 24 | Up to and including Ch 12.8 | |

Wednesday January 31 | TBD |

A number of old sample midterms are floating about on the internet. Here are some, offered as I found them. *I make no claims that your midterms will be similar.*

Midterm 1 | Midterm 2 |
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If you have questions related to your major, like which flavour of calculus you should be taking, OR if you have a major life event that might prevent you from completing the semester, you should talk to your faculty advisor.

- The Math Learning Center is staffed with tutors, and you can go there to meet other students. More information here: Math Learning Center.
- Other students in the course are an important resource. Ask the person sitting next to you if they want to work on homework together, or meet at a coffee shop to study for the next exam. Talking to strangers is hard, but having a community is helpful and important. If someone asks for help, keep in mind that teaching someone is a fantastic learning opportunity. Being able to do a problem on the homework is great, but often we learn even more when we're put in the position of explaining it to someone else.
- Free tutoring: AMS. For independent, paid tutors, check bulletin boards around the math building.
- The internet has pretty much everything. There's our class discussion board, where you can pose a question to the class. Apart from the CLP notes and problem book, there's lots of free online textbooks and notes you can search for. (I recommend MOOCulus and APEX Calculus in particular, but find a textbook that clicks for you.) There's also tutoring videos, like Khan Academy. If you look hard enough, the UBC pages have old exams.
- Talk to your teacher! Office hours are time I set aside to meet with students. You can grab me after class or email me at elyse@math.ubc.ca to ask a short question, or schedule an in-person meeting if office hours don't work for you.

UBC provides services to address, among other things: illness and injury, mental health and wellbeing, sexual assault (for people of all genders), other violence, discrimination and harrassment, diversity, disability, and ongoing medical considerations. If you have legal issues, you might be able to get help from the Law Students' Legal Advice Program. The Office of Equity and Inclusion is a good place to go if you want more information about maintaining an environment that is respectful, especially with regards to interculturality, LGBT*QIA status, race, students who are parents, etc. The Office of Access and Diversity provides disability support.

If something comes up during the semester that interferes with your academic progress (such as an illness, or caring for a loved one) contact your faculty advising office as soon as possible. You can find them here.

The province has an excellent website with information on mental health, including an online screening tool and resources: Here To Help. The Vancouver Access & Assessment Centre (AAC) is a point of entry for concerns about mental health and substance abuse, and they also have a call line if you just want to talk to someone. Education is a tool for a better life, from increased earning potential to a heightened appreciation for the beauty and complexity in the world. Your real life extends far beyond the boundaries of this campus. It's important that you don't let your education interfere with your physical or emotional health.

If it isn't feasible to change the thing that's bothering you, we still might be able to come up with strategies for addressing it. At the very least, you can get an explanation of why things are the way they are.