Course Outline for Math 105/203 (January- April, 2014)
Instructor: Keqin Liu
Office: Math Annex 1225
Office Hours: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm on Monday, 10:00 am-11:00 am on Wednesday & Friday
Textbook: The required textbook for this course is Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Volume 2. Third custom edition for UBC, by Briggs and Cochran. The textbook is available at the UBC Bookstore. ISBN 10 digit: 1256805777. ISBN 13 digit: 9781256805779. This book is available at the UBC Bookstore.
Math105 Common Page: A detailed syllabus and a list of practice problems are posted on the
common Math105 page:
Math105 Common Page
Grading Schemes . Your grade will be computed based on the following formula:
1 Final Exam 50%
2 Two midterms 17% + 17% = 34%
3 Course-common WebWorks assignemts 10%
4 Quizzes 6%
Please note that grades may be scaled to ensure fairness across sections.
Quizzes: In-class 10–15 minute quizzes will be given on the following dates, all Wednesdays: Jan. 15, Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Mar. 5, Mar. 19, Apr. 2. Quizzes are worth 6% of your grade; your worst quiz score will be ignored. Calculators are not allowed on quizzes. Quizzes will be based on the corresponding suggested problems from the text.
Exam Dates and Policies
- THE FINAL EXAM for this course will be common to all sections
of MATH 105. The exam will take place in April at a date to be
announced. Please do not make end-of-term travel plans before this date has been released. The final examination is board marked (i.e. all instructors
teaching this course mark the exams together) to ensure consistency and
fairness across sections.
- THE MIDTERM EXAMS for this course will be common to all
sections of MATH 105. There will be two midterms in MATH 105. The midterm examinations are board marked (i.e. all
instructors teaching this course mark the exams together) to ensure
consistency and fairness across sections. The duration of each midterm will be 50 minutes. The dates are:
- Midterm 1: February 6 (Thursday) from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
- Midterm 2: March 20 (Thursday) from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.
- Midterms are non-cumulative, but the final exam is based on the entire syllabus for the course.
- Grade calculation: The mark distribution of the term work of each section may be scaled based on the final exam mark distribution of that section. These adjusted term marks will then be used to compute a student's final grade. Any scaling is performed to ensure fairness in the final grades across sections. It is not expected that such scalings would result in significant grade changes.
- Exam aids: No unauthorized electronic devices will be allowed in the midterms or in the final exam. This includes calculators, cell phones, music players and all communication devices. Students should not bring their own formula sheets or other memory aids. Common formula sheets may be provided to all students depending on the material covered, in which case the content of the formula sheet will be disclosed in class prior to the exam.
- Missing midterms: If a student misses a midterm, that student shall provide a documented excuse or a mark of zero will be entered for that midterm. Examples of valid excuses are an illness which has been documented by a physician and Student Health Services, or an absence to play a varsity sport (your coach will provide you with a letter). There will be no make-up midterms, and the weight of the missed midterm will be transferred to the final examination. To be eligible for this arrangement, you must notify your instructor of your failure to take the test within a week of the missed midterm, and come up with a timeline acceptable to both for producing appropriate documentation for your absence. Please note that a student may NOT have 100% of their assessment based on the final examination. A student who has not completed a
substantial portion of the term work normally shall not be admitted to
the final examination.
- Missing the Final Exam: You will need to present your situation to your faculty's Advising Office to be considered for a deferred exam. See the Calendar for detailed regulations . Your performance in a course up to the exam is taken into consideration in granting a deferred exam status (for instance, failing badly normally means you will not be granted a deferred exam). For deferred exams in mathematics, students generally sit the next available exam for the course they are taking, which could be several months after the original exam was scheduled.
- Please bring your student ID-s to both midterms and the final.
Considerate Behavior and Cheating: Talking in class is disruptive to
others trying to concentrate on the lecture. Violators may be asked to sit
separately or leave the class. Cheating on tests will not be tolerated. Any
cheating will immediately be reported the head of the Mathematics
Department for disciplinary action. Cheaters are often caught and the usual
punishment is a 0 in the course, expulsion from the University for 1 year, no
transferability for courses taken at another institution while under
suspension and a notation on your transcript of the suspension due to
cheating. Finally, it is considered inappropriate in any course to bring
friends or other students not registered in the course into the lectures
without first obtaining permission of the instructor.