Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
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Schedule Practice Exercises Grading and Assessments Course Policies
Course: MTH 2001, Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, 13/SP
Prerequisite: MTH 1005, or MTH 1003 and MTH 1004, with a "C" or better; or equivalent
E-mail (preferred): Dawn_Wiggins@ivcc.edu
Phone: (815) 224-0339
Address: 815 N. Orlando Smith Ave.
Oglesby, IL 61348
Office Hours: See Web Site
Web Site: http://www.ivcc.edu/dwiggins
Correspondence Replies: Barring unforeseen circumstances, I will check and reply to messages at least once per day during the week. I will check and reply to messages once over the weekend. I hope that my schedule for checking messages will result in a reply within at least 48 hours, but most likely less than 24 hours.
Unless otherwise instructed, send email to my campus email account. When composing the email message, identify the course (MTH 2001) in the subject line and include your full name in the body of the email.
Text: Calculus (ninth edition), Larson
Other Required Materials: Graphing calculator (TI-89 recommended), pencil, notebook or loose leaf paper for practice exercises
This course is the first in a three semester sequence of analytic geometry and calculus. Topics include: real numbers, lines, circles, conics, functions, limits, derivatives and antiderivatives with applications, transcendental functions, and the definite integral with applications.
Upon completion of the course, the student should have demonstrated proficiency in the following:
1. Knowledge of precalculus (coordinates, graphs, lines, trigonometry)
2. Knowledge of functions, limits, and the derivative
3. Knowledge of differentiation
4. Knowledge of the applications of the derivative
5. Knowledge of integration
6. Knowledge of the applications of the definite integral
7. Knowledge of exponential and logarithmic functions
MTH 2001 Schedule: 13SP_MTH_2001_Sched.html
The practice exercise problems are located at the end of each section. The assigned practice exercises are to help you gain proficiency with the material. You may find that you need to complete more exercises than those assigned to master the material. Class time will be devoted to answering questions from the exercises. To keep on schedule, you are expected to complete a sectionís practice exercises after the material has been covered in class, but before the next class period. I strongly recommend, however, that you read the section and preview the exercises prior to the material's coverage in class. On average, you should spend 2-3 hours studying outside of class for each hour that you are in class. I also recommend that you maintain your completed practice exercises in a notebook for practice exercise quizzes.
MTH 2001 Assigned Practice Exercises: 13SP_MTH_2001_Exercises.html
Grading and Assessments:
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Practice Exercise Quiz - taken during class; you will be allowed to use your practice exercises, but not your book.
In-Class Quiz - taken during class; generally, notes, books, and practice exercises may not be used. Questions will consist of material from class and the assigned practice exercises.
Take-Home Quiz (THQ) - completed outside of class; due at the beginning of the next class period, unless specified otherwise.
You will earn a score of zero if you miss class on the day of a quiz or submit a take-home quiz after the assigned due date/time.
You are expected to take each exam in pencil on the day it is given. (A 5 point penalty will result if you do not use pencil.)
Calculators are NOT permitted on some of the exams. Check the schedule.
If you have a conflict with the exam date, you may take the exam early. I will need at least two work days notice prior to the date that you would like to make up the exam. If you miss an exam, you may make up the points for a single missed exam at the end of the semester with your cumulative final exam score. You will earn a score of zero for any subsequent missed exam(s).
Replace Lowest Exam Score:
If the percentage on your cumulative final exam is higher than your lowest exam score, then your lowest exam score will be replaced with the percentage from your final exam. The final exam percentage can only be used to replace a single exam score in the course. So, if you have missed an exam, then the final exam score will be used to replace the score for the missing exam.
Attendance: You are expected to attend each class in its entirety. The points for missed class activities (e.g. quizzes, projects, misc.) can NOT be made up.
Academic Conduct: Academic honesty is expected. Violations will not be tolerated. The instructor reserves the right to assign a score of zero on any assignment where academic dishonesty occurs. The instructor also reserves the right to file an Academic Dishonesty Report with the office of Academic Affairs. Other possible disciplinary action includes failure of the course or withdrawal from the course; and, possibly, withdrawal from the college.
Electronic Devices: To avoid disruptions to fellow students, please silence all electronic devices (e.g. cell phones, pagers, etc.) prior to the beginning of each class. Unless it is an emergency, you will assume a 5 point penalty if your device "rings" during an exam.
School Closings: In the event of inclement weather, please tune to a local radio station for possible school closings. Any assignments that are due on a day that the school is closed will be due during the next scheduled class period. If an exam is scheduled for such a day, it will be conducted during the next scheduled class period.
Class Cancellations: To determine if class is cancelled, check IVCC's Class Cancellations page (http://www.ivcc.edu/cancellations.aspx?id=2810). Relevant announcements will be posted with the cancellation notice. In addition, any assignments that are due on a day that class is canceled will be due during the next scheduled class period, unless noted otherwise. If an exam is scheduled for such a day, it will be conducted during the next scheduled class period, unless noted otherwise.
Special Needs Educational Support Services: You may be eligible for academic accommodations through the Disability Services Office if you have a documented physical, psychiatric, or cognitive disability such as a learning disability or ADD/ADHD. If you have a disability and need more information regarding possible accommodations, please contact Tina Hardy at 224-0284 or Judy Mika at 224-0350; or, stop by office B-204.
Withdrawals: All withdrawals earn a grade of "W", which does not affect the GPA, but deletes the course credit(s) for the involved course(s). Withdrawal from the course is NOT automatic. Even if you cease all activity in the course, you must be withdrawn from the course. All students on the roster at the end of the course will be assigned a grade. The last day for withdrawal is Thursday April 11th, 2013.
To initiate a withdrawal, you can
Email your name AND student ID number to me.
Complete the form in the Records Office or online at http://www.ivcc.edu/admissions.aspx?id=1984. (IVCC has the right to rescind a withdrawal in cases of academic dishonesty or at the instructorís discretion.)
You should be aware of the impact of a withdrawal on full-time status for insurance purposes and for financial aid. It is highly recommended that you consult with me, with a counselor, and with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from a class to discuss if a withdrawal is the best course of action for you.
It is your responsibility to make sure the withdrawal is handled prior to the deadline.
NOTE: This course syllabus is subject to change to meet the learning needs of the students and/or the needs of the professor.
Last Updated: 08 January, 2013
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