- Here is some information on the final exam.
- Some useful study resources are available on the UBC Math Exam/Education Resources Wiki.
- The UBC Mathematics Department Past Exams Repository. There are no solutions posted by policy.
This is the common page for all sections of MATH 104 in Term 1 of the 2017W session (September to December 2017). This page gives the course outline, suggested homework problems, course policies, other course information, and information on available resources. For section-specific information, please contact your instructor, who may have a section-specific webpage.
Text: Differential Calculus Notes by Joel Feldman and Andrew Rechnitzer. Problems by Elyse Yeager.
This is a locally authored set of notes and problems, which are available free-of-charge here. Note there is a mobile edition available.
Your grade normally will be computed based on the following formula: 50% Final Exam + 30% 2 Midterms + 10% WebWork Assignments + 10% Homework, Quizzes, Clicker particiation, and other work assigned by individual instructors. Please note that grades may be scaled to ensure fairness across sections; this does not mean the distribution will be the same for all sections. The final exam is common to all sections and may be used to normalize grades across sections.
FINAL EXAM PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT: Students need to achieve a minimum of 40% on the final exam to pass MATH 104. Passing the MATH 104 final exam may not be sufficient to ensure a student passes MATH 104 if they have failed the term work.
First year can be an overwhelming experience for many students. If you
find yourself having serious academic difficulties in this course, it is
best to talk to your instructor as soon as you can.
- The final examination in December for this course will be common to all sections of MATH 104. This examination will account for 50% of a student's final grade. The remaining 50% will be based on term work. The final examination generally will not be weighted higher for students who perform better on the final examination than they did during the term, although some allowance may be made for students who perform much better on the final examination than they did during the term. (In practice, this rarely happens and the criterion will be set by the Instructor-in-charge and applied uniformly across all sections.)
The final examination is board marked (i.e. all instructors teaching this course mark the exams together) to ensure consistency and fairness across sections.
- IMPORTANT: The final 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 would 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.
- No unauthorized devices will be allowed at the final examination. This includes cell phones, smart phones, music players, and all other devices. Formula sheets and other memory aids will not be allowed.
- No calculators will be allowed on midterms or the final examination.
- Midterms: There will be two in-class midterms in MATH 104/184. The dates, which are subject to change, are:
Midterm 1: Wednesday, October 4th for MWF classes and Thursday, October 5th for T Th classes
Midterm 2: Wednesday, November 8th for MWF classes and Thursday, November 9th for T Th classes.
- Missing midterms: There are no make-up midterms in this course. Missing a midterm for a valid reason normally results in the weight of that midterm being transferred to the final exam.
Please note that a student who misses both midterms has not completed a substantial portion of the term work and normally shall not be admitted to the final examination.
- Missing the Final Exam: You will need to present your situation to the
Dean's Office of your Faculty 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 (e.g. failing badly generally
means you won't be granted a deferred exam). In Mathematics, generally
students sit the next available exam for the course they are taking, which could
be several months after the original exam was scheduled.