MATH 131 Spring 2018
Calculus I
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Charles Cusack
Mathematics
Hope College
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ActivityPercent
EExam33
PExternal Participation2
FFinal Exam20
RProject5
QQuiz20
WWebWork20
Total100
  • Exams
    • There will be 3 exams during the semester.
    • The exams are equally weighted.
    • You are expected to take them when they are scheduled.
  • Final Exam
    • There will be a final exam during the scheduled final exam period.
    • You are expected to take the final exam when it is scheduled.
  • Quizzes
    • There will be 10-12 quizzes during the semester.
    • The problems on the quiz will be taken directly from the suggested exercises in the textbook.
    • You are expected to take the quizzes when they are scheduled and make-up quizzes will not be given unless there are extenuating circumstances.
  • WebWork
    • There will be a veritable plethora of WebWork assignments (typically one per section of the textbook).
    • These assignments are available online: WebWork.
    • These problems have fixed deadlines and are graded automatically.
    • It is your responsibility to log into WeBWorK on a regular basis and keep track of the due dates.
  • Project
    • More details to come.
  • External Participation
    • You are required to earn 2 colloquium credits for this course
    • If you fail to meet this requirement, your course grade will be lowered by 1/3 of a letter grade.
    • You can earn one colloquium credits by doing one of the following:
      • Attend a math colloquium and printing and filling out the Math 131 Colloquium Report Form and turning it in to me no later than a week after the colloquium.
      • Submit a reasonable solution to a problem of the fortnight question found in the math department newsletter Off on a Tangent.
      • Attend a mathematics conference
      • Prepare for and compete in a math competition.
      • Give a talk at a colloquium or math conference.