Mathematics 110, Section 003 - 2011-2012
- Lecturer: Thomas Wong.
- Email: twong (at) math (dot) ubc (dot) ca
- Webpage: www.math.ubc.ca/~twong/
- Office: Mathematics Building Room 201
- Class time: Mon/Wed/Fri: 09:00 - 10:00.
- Location: Chemistry Room C124.
- Office Hours:
- Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00. Rm: MATH201
- Thursday 11:00 - 13:00. Rm: MATH201
- By Appointment.
- Workshop Times:
- W1J: Tue 12:30 - 14:00. Rm: MATH103
- W1L: Thu 09:30 - 11:00. Rm: MATH102
- W1M: Thu 09:30 - 11:00. Rm: MATH225
- Additional Resources: Here
- Apr. 13th
- Sample MathXL problems updated.
- Review/Problem sessions on:
- Thur Apr 19th 14:00 - 16:00. Rm: Chem C124
- Mon Apr 23rd 15:00 - 17:00. Rm: Chem C124
- Details for Final exam:
- Tue Apr 24th 15:30 - 18:00. Rm: Math 100
- Remember: To bring ID and leave your valuables at home.
- Apr. 3rd
- Term 1 Learning Objectives updated (See Learning Objectives).
- Previous exam papers posted (See exam section).
- MathXl is due on Thursday.
- Office hours as normal this week.
- Review Sessions times currently in the works and will be posted when I know for certain.
- Apr. 1st
- Reminder that MathXL is due last day of class
- Quiz 9 and solution posted.
- Skills test in class tomorrow.
- No workshops this week.
- Learning Objectives updated.
- Workshops updated.
- Mar. 24th
- MathXL posted.(Due last day of class)
- Assignment 9 solution posted.
- Last quiz this Friday on Optimisation.
- Skills test on the last Monday of term.
- No workshops in the last week.
- Mar. 16th
- MathXL posted.
- Assignment 9 posted.
- Quiz and solution will be posted after class.
- Mar. 12th
- MathXL/ Skills Work posted.
- Assignment solution posted.
- Learning Objectives posted for Week 2.9.
- Reminder about Quiz this Friday.
- Mar. 3rd
- Skills Work posted.
- Learning Objectives posted for Week 2.7 and 2.8.
- Feb. 29th
- Assignment 8 posted.
- Happy Leap Day.
- Feb. 26th
- MathXL HW now online
- Workshops start this week.
- No Assignment/Quiz this week.
- Previous Announcements
Course Outline and Objectives
MATH 110 is a two-term, six-credit course in differential calculus. It covers the same calculus content as the one-term courses MATH 100, 102, 104, 180, and 184, but with additional material designed to strengthen understanding of essential pre-calculus topics. There is also an increased emphasis on mathematical proofs and problem solving.
- The course outline can be found here.
- For more information about the course, please visit the UBC mathematics department website here.
- Learning Objectives and additional practice problems posted on this website .
- Calculus, Early Transcendentals by William Briggs and Lyle Cochran;
- Just-In-Time, Algebra and Trigonometry for Calculus by Guntram Mueller and Ronald I.Brent
Assessment and Grading Scheme
- The final grades will be calculated as follows
- 5% = Skills test (September 23rd)
- 15% = Assignments/In class quizzes/MathXL (5% each)
- 15% = Workshops
- 20% = Midterms (October 19th and Februrary 8th)
- 20% = December Exam
- 25% = April Exam
- There will be no make-up midterms or exams.
- Allowance for a missed Midterm Test may be granted in the following two circumstances:
Otherwise the score is 0. For missed Midterm Tests, original written documentation (for example a doctors note or letter from a coach) is required.
- (a) prior notice of a valid, documented absence (e.g. out-of-town varsity athletic commitment) on the scheduled date; or
- (b) notification to the instructor within 72 hours of absence due to medical condition.
UBC takes academic integrity as a very serious issue. Students found guilty of breaching these guidelines are usually given a final grade of 0 in the course, suspended from UBC for one year, and a notation made on their Transcript of Academic Record.
- Please be aware of the guideline for acceptable and non-acceptable conduct for graded assessments.
- All submitted work with your name on it should be your own work, written in your own words, regardless of whether it was done individually or as a group
- Copying someone else's solution or copying solutions found through other sources such as the web is considered as a breach in academic integrity.
Midterms and Final Exam
- The midterms will be held on Wednesday October 19 and Wednesday February 8 at 6pm. (Location will be announced closer to time.)
- Each Midterm will be 90 minutes in duration.
- The December and April exams will be during the final exam period. Please do not make any travel plans before knowing the dates.
- Each Exam will be 150 minutes in duration.
- Calculators, notes and books are not allowed in the midterms or the final exam.
- Written assignments are due on Friday of every second week (See course outline).
- You should also attempt other questions from the text as we cover each topic.
- Assignments and their solutions will be posted here after.
- Written assignments will be held to standards of writing as well as to standards of mathematics. As an example, here are solutions to an assignment from a previous calculus class.
- A 10-15 minute in-class quiz will be held on week when there are no assignments due (See course outline).
- The quiz will consist of one or two questions very similar to those covered by MathXL and the workshop.
- MathXL Homework will be assigned weekly.
- MathXL is a valuable tool for you to practice technical questions and receive immediate feedback.
- To access MathXL, visit mathxl.com
- You will need two pieces of information to register on the website
- If it does not specify, Please register using the same name as that on the UBC SSC website. This will save a lot of hassle later in the term.
- An access code: which can be found in the textbook package
- An course code: For this section it is: XL0P-M15H-201Z-01V2
- Note: Each access code is only valid for one course, please contact me if you have changed sections.
- Once you have signed up, be sure to complete the "Browser Check" to access all the additional features of the program.
- On September 23, there wiill be an in class skills test.
- It will be similar, but shorter than the Department's Basic Skills Test.
- This test is assessed on a pass/fail basis (5% for a pass, 0% for a fail).
- If you fail, there will be opportunities to make up the 5% during the year.
- The math department has some useful resources for the skills test. Additional practice material will be posted later this weekend.
- A set of practice problems can also be found Here. Note: Q6 should say 'Find the volume...'. This has been fixed on the pdf.
- More details about the results of the skills test can be found on this page.
- Attendance is compulsory. It makes up 15% of your grades.
- It is very different from lectures. There will be a list of problems every week that you will be working on in small groups.
- Each Workshop will be lead by a Graduate and an Undergraduate Teaching assistant.
- They are introduced to give you a chance to practice what is covered during lectures as well as additional material that is not covered in lectures.
- The workshops are not a replacement for assignment and study.