There will be one in-class midterm on either the Thursday (TTh classes) or Friday (MWF classes) immediately before the February reading-break week. You must take the midterm at your usual lecture time and place unless in exceptional circumstances arranged well in advance. The midterm will be aimed for 45 minutes and will consist of 5 questions (some with a few parts) for a total of 45 marks. There are 12 pages, which includes **lots** of blank space for your work. The midterm will cover all the material up to and including partial-fraction decompositions . We will enforce the following policies to help prevent students from cheating on the midterm:
You should know the standard trig identities: cos^2(x)+sin^2(x)=1; 1+tan^2(x) = sec^2(x); cos^2(x)=(1/2)[1+cos(2x)] and a similar one for sin^2(x), as well as sin(2x)=2sin(x)cos(x). The key topics that you should review include:
Other than your student ID, all you need for the midterm is something to write with. (Pens are preferred, but pencils are allowed as long as they write darkly enough to be easily read. Red pens are not allowed.) The midterm is completely closed book: you cannot use any books or notes of any kind, and there will not be a list of formulas provided for you. Also, you cannot use calculators on the midterm. (For this reason, you should get used to not using calculators when you do the homework assignments.) You will not be allowed to have phones, pencil cases, or other electronic devices out while taking the midterm, nor will you be allowed to use headphones or earbuds.
The detailed solutions to the midterm will be posted. Your solutions on the timed midterm won't need to be as verbose. That being said, don't be afraid to use words in addition to clearly written mathematics! The better we can see your thought process, the more partial credit we will be able to give if the final answer isn't exactly right.
WeBWorK problems and suggested problems are an excellent source of midterm questions, so they also provide an excellent way to study for the midterm.
There is no make-up midterm in MATH 101. See the missed assessment web page about what to do if you are unable to attend the midterm.
Your physical midterm paper will not be returned to you; instead, scanned copies of your marked midterm will be available online. To obtain your marked midterm, first go to Connect (where you can find your midterm scores themselves) and take note of the "midterm code" associated with your midterm. Then, go to the MATH 101 midterm return page and type in your student number and your midterm code. Finally, simply select the midterm; you may either view it online or download a PDF copy for yourself. The files will remain online all semester.
If you find a recording error (the score on your midterm paper doesn't match the score recorded in Connect), just bring the error to the attention of your instructor, who will verify and correct the error.
If, after your midterm is returned to you, you feel that your grade on an individual problem deserves to be reconsidered, you can request a regrade from your instructor—but only by following these steps:
We emphasize: there is never any need to write on a printed copy of yourmidterm paper. Doing so, especially in the context of a regrade request, will be interpreted as trying to cheat by changing answers to the midterm questions after the fact. Such an action, of course, is a serious violation of UBC's academic misconduct policy, as well as a breach of personal integrity.
Please find the version of the midterm that you took. We strongly urge all students to do their midterm again under exam conditions and to check their answers with the detailed solutions. The solutions are much more detailed than what was expected on the midterm; they are written this way as an aid to your understanding of the material. After re-doing your midterm, we urge all students to do at least one other version and to check their solutions. These problems provide really good practice for preparing for these topics for the final exam in April.