MATH 100
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This course is the first in the Vantage Science Mathematics course sequence. It is a differential calculus course with an increased emphasis on mathematical proof.

course outline, schedule and office hours

The course outline is here. This important document contains contact information for the MATH 100 teaching team, information about office hours and a weekly schedule of topics.

announcements and grades

The grade sheet is here.

You are required to use English in class, and strongly encouraged to use English outside of class. This is a mark of respect and a signal for inclusion. Discussing course concepts in English will not only help you to improve your Academic English and understanding of the course material, but it will benefit your overall level of language proficiency as well. There are times when using your first language while doing course work can be beneficial, but attempt to work in English first and only revert to your first language if absolutely necessary.

assignments, quizzes and exams

Assignment 9 is due on Friday, November 17. One part of the assignment is on WeBWorK; the class name is MATH100-V01_2017W1.

The second part of the assignment must be typed using LaTeX. You may use this system online, on platforms such as Overleaf or ShareLaTeX. To help you get started, here is a copy of the source code for the assignment itself, which you can copy and paste into Overleaf or ShareLaTeX. For more help, see the "resources" section, below.

Outlines of written assignment solutions will be posted here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Remember that problems generally have many solutions, and that these outlines present only one.


The textbook for this course is A first course in calculus. This course covers chapters 1 through 10. You are invited, but not required, to read ahead and attempt questions.

You are encouraged to post and answer questions on Piazza, an online forum with a page, entitled "Vantage Mathematics", dedicated to students in this course. You can sign up here.

Jasmine Yang, one of the instructors on the teaching team, taught herself LaTeX using this guide. This app is helpful in finding the right command for mathematical symbols. Finally, this primer is an excellent last resource.

There are a number of free online textbooks which you may find helpful. The best is the CLP textbook, written by three faculty UBC Mathematics faculty members. It may be downloaded here.

In addition to the office hours posted on the course outline, drop-in help is available for all first-year students at the Math Learning Centre (MLC) in LSK 301/302.