Mathematics 110, Section 001 - 2013-2014
- Instructor: 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: 08:00 - 09:00.
- Location: MATH Room 100.
- Office Hours:
- Wednesday 9:00 - 11:30. Rm: MATH201
- Thursday 10:30 - 13:00. Rm: MATH201
- By Appointment.
- December Exam Information:
- December 11th: 12:00 - 14:30 (12-2:30pm).
- Location: Osborne Gym A
- Content: Everything! (Past Exams)
- If you cannot make the exam, please speak to me asap (literally, asap).
- Some End-of-Term Admin:
- Problem/Review session: Tuesday Dec 3rd. 15:00-17:00 Room Math105.
- Office hours: Friday Dec 6th and Monday Dec 9th. 09:00-12:00 (Both days).
- Go to the MLC early (There are MULTIPLE exams on the 11th, the MLC will be swamped around then).
- PASS is offering exam writing workshops. Details here .
- Relax, Breathe, and if you are feeling stressed: This, this, and this might help.
- Nov. 25th
- Solutions and Learning Objectives posted.
- Nov. 22nd
- Webwork and Assignment 1.13 posted.
- The assignment/Webwork does not have to be submitted and will not be assessed.
- You are highly encouraged to give it a try as the content will be covered on the exam.
- Solutions will be posted at the end of the week.
- Nov. 18th
- Solutions A1.11 and Learning objectives posted.
- I've uploaded a pdf to help organise all the derivatives we've seen this course.
- Nov. 15th
- Assignment and Webwork 1.12 posted.
- Date and Location of December exam is now available. Please mark your calendars with time and location.
- Nov. 12th
- Learning Objectives and solutions posted.
- Nov. 8th
- Assignment and Webwork 1.11 posted.
- Learning Objectives and solutions will be posted later today.
- Nov. 4th
- Solutions 1.9 and Learning Objectives 1.9 posted.
- Trigonometry handout posted.
- Nov. 1st
- Assignment and Webwork 1.10 posted.
- Solutions 1.9 and Learning Objectives 1.9 will be posted later today.
- Oct. 27th
- Solutions 1.8 and Learning Objectives 1.8 posted.
- The assignment policy has been updated. Please take a look to see what is expected from assignments.
- Workshop handouts have been posted.
- Oct. 25th
- Assignment and Webwork 1.9 posted.
- I have been quite ill this week. Solutions 1.8 and Learning Objectives 1.8 will be posted later.
- The assignment policy will be updated over the weekend as well.
- 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 .
Assessment and Grading Scheme
- The final grades will be calculated as follows
- 5% = Skills Modules
- 15% = Assignments and WebWork
- 15% = Workshops
- 20% = Midterms (Oct 16th and Feb 12th)
- 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
- Each Midterm will be 90 minutes in duration (Oct 16th and Feb 12th).
- 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.
- A sample of previous years exams can be found here.
- The UBC Mathematics Wiki is a source of practice problems with complete solutions.
- December Exam will be on Dec 11th at 12 pm.
- Please take a look at the solutions first.
- I will be more than happy to explain any aspect of the exam that is unclear.
- If you think that your solutions have been incorrectly graded, write down on a separate piece of paper the following:
- The question you want me to look at.
- Why you think the question has been incorrectly graded.
- Leave your exam and justification with me and I will take a look at it.
- As usual, if there is anything you're not sure about, please come speak to me.
Note: Since the course changes slightly every year, not every question of every exam will be applicable. Please refer to the learning objectives for exactly what will be expected of you.
Assignments and WebWork
- "Written" assignments and WebWork will be assigned weekly.
- Please be aware of the Assignment Policy.
- These are some quick instructions for getting started with Latex.
- This is a quick guide to using LateX.
- You should also attempt other questions from the text as we cover each topic.
- The Webwork page for our section can be found here .
- Webwork is a valuable tool for you to practice technical questions and receive immediate feedback.
- All Webwork answers should be submitted online. Please do not submit physical copies.
- Assignments (and their solutions) will be posted here after.
| || Questions || Solutions || Additional files|
| Sample Assigment: || PDF, Tex template || Solution || Solution.tex |
| Assigment 1.3: || PDF, Tex template || Solution || Resume Template |
| Assigment 1.4: || PDF, Tex template || Solution || Updated with a hint for Q3. For this homework you are not expected to take any limits. |
| Assigment 1.5: || PDF, Tex template || Solution || |
| Assigment 1.6: || PDF, Tex template || Solution || Q2b Updates to make life easier |
| Assigment 1.7: || || ||No Assignment this week. |
| Assigment 1.8: || PDF, Tex template || Solution || |
| Assigment 1.9: || PDF, Tex template || Solution || Q1, Q2: Wording has been changed to make the objective clearer. |
| Assigment 1.10: || PDF, Tex template || Solution || |
| Assigment 1.11: || PDF, Tex template || Solution || |
| Assigment 1.12: || PDF, Tex template || Solution || |
| Assigment 1.13: || PDF, Tex template || Solution || Not for submission. |
Skills Module (Online)
- These webwork homeworks are designed to review and improve your precalculus skills.
- All answers are submitted online. Please do not submit physical copies.
- There are unlimited attempts for each question and no grades deducted for incorrect solutions.
- They will be worth a combine grade of 5%.
- It is super important to get these done early before workload builds up.
- Comfort and confidence with this material is essential to performing well in the course (and it will translate to a >5% gain in grades).
- There are 3 sets of Skills Modules now on webwork.
- These modules will be due on.
- September 13th (SM1);
- September 27th (SM2);
- October 11th (SM3).
- 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.
Additional Calculus Resources