Department of Mathematics
Course: Calculus 1/MA181
Days and Time:Monday/Wednesday 7:00-9:15 PM
Room:High Tech and Science Center 204
Professor: Maritza Rosas
E-mail: Maritza.Rosas@montgomerycollege.edu Mrosas162002@yahoo.com
Course Description:Intended primarily for students of the physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics. An introduction to major ideas of single variable calculus including limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions; applications.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MA 180, appropriate score on mathematics assessment test, or consent of department. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120.
Course Outcomes: See attached MA181 Course Outcomes
Text:Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts (4th edition), by James Stewart, Brooks-Cole, 2007. Class Key to enroll on WebAssign: montgomerycollege 9210 4592 Calculator Policy: A graphing calculator is required-TI 83/84 preferred. Students are not permitted to use a TI-89, TI-92, or similar calculators with computer algebraic system capability. Also, students are not permitted to use any other electronics such as phones, ie; cell phones, iPad, or laptops during any assessments. Course Requirements:
Attendance Policy:Regular attendance is expected, encouraged, and critical to the successful for the completion of this course. The student is required to attend all class meetings on time and is responsible for checking in on the sign in sheet. Please be aware that student(s) may be dropped if they have accumulated absences that equal more than the equivalent of one week’s worth of classes. Two late arrivals or early departures are the equivalent of one absence. Students are responsible for assignments given, work covered, and announcements made during any absences. The student is required to participate in class activities which may require working with a partner or in groups. Unfinished class-work should be completed at home. In some cases, class work will be collected for grading. Students must be present in class to receive credit for classwork.
Email Communication: email is an official means of communication for Montgomery College. Students are responsible for information and announcements sent via e-mail, and it is expected that students check their e-mail regularly. When emailing an instructor, it is expected that students use their MC student e-mail account.
Homework: Do it! Learning mathematics is an active process-you cannot succeed just by listening or by watching someone else do problems. Homework assignments are due on WebAssign as scheduled. All homework assignments are available on WebAssign from the first day of class. Your two lowest homework grades will be dropped. Homework assignments should be completed as soon as the corresponding sections are covered in class. Test and quizzes will be based on classwork and homework assignments. There is NO make-up or extensions for missed homework assignments.
Quizzes: Quizzes are given on Wednesday as indicated in the schedule. A total of 12 quizzes will be given. The lowest two (2) quiz grades will be dropped. . THERE WILL BE NO MAKE-UP QUIZZES given after a quiz is missed. You will not be given extra time for quizzes or exams if you are late to class.
Midterm: A midterm exam will be given on Wednesday, March 13 during the regular class period. The midterm exam will cover the first half of the course, chapters 1, 2, and 3 up to and including section 3.7. Final Exam: A final exam will be given on Monday, May 8, 7:15pm – 9:15pm according to the Montgomery College Final Exam Schedule. The final exam will cover the second half of the course, sections 3.8, 3.9, 6.1, and chapters 4 and 5 up to section 5.4.
Grade Distribution: Your grade will be...