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This is the course webpage for students in section 101 of MATH 180.

course outline, schedule and office hours

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

announcements and grades

The grade sheet is here.

assignments, quizzes and exams

The final exam for this course will be from 3:30 to 6:00 on Friday, December 8 in OSBO A.

Assignment 8, the last of the term, is due before the start of class on Monday, November 27. There are two WeBWorK assignments, both due at 9:00 on November 27. Assignment 8.1 is on linear and higher-degree approximations. It will be graded out of 10. Assignment 8.2 is on precalculus algebra. It will also be graded out of 10, but a grade of at least 40 will "reactivate" all of your assignment grades, including those that were discounted because of failing quiz grades.

The written part of the assignment is here. Written solutions must be typed using LaTeX. You can 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.

Quiz 8 will be on Monday, November 20. The following questions from Assignment 8.1 will be particularly helpful:
       3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

You are welcome to post questions about LaTeX in Piazza or ask in office hours, but you may also find these resources helpful.

Outlines of written assignment solutions will be posted here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. These are outlines of solutions, not "answer keys". Problems generally have many solutions, and these outlines present only one.


Document camera notes from the lectures will be posted here: September 6, September 11, September 18, September 25, October 2, October 16, October 23, October 30, November 6, November 20.

You are encouraged to post and answer questions on Piazza, an online forum with a page dedicated to students in this course. You can sign up here. You are welcome to use a throwaway email account to sign up if you have concerns about Piazza's privacy policy.

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. Virtually any differential calculus textbook will be a helpful resource.

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.

You are encouraged to post and answer questions on Piazza, an online forum with a page dedicated to students in this section.