Office: 116 Resch

Phone (Office): 784-5283

Phone (Home):784-6473

- Schedule at least 1 to 2 hours outside of class each day for studying calculus.
- Read each section and work each example with paper and pencil.
- Look at problems besides those assigned to discover why the author asked the question.
- Prepare homework to hand in before class starts, including putting the name, class, homework number, and date on the outside.
- Come to class on time every day and stay the entire period,
- Have paper and pencil out on the desk at the beginning of class ready to work.
- Sit beside a partner with whom you will discuss calculus during class.
- Turn off electronic communication during class.
- Rest and eat before or after, but not during, class.
- Check all homework answers with the book and others, but write them up without copying.

- Start and end class within 3 minutes of the scheduled time.
- Be prepared for class every day.
- Grade and return homework and exams within 2 class days.
- Treat every student with respect.
- Learn each student's name.
- Answer every question in a respectful, truthful manner.
- Post homework assignments with clear due dates.
- Be available in my office during office hours, and give priority to anyone signed up.
- Grade all exams myself, completely, equitably, and clearly. Daily homework will be graded by an assistant. Not every homework problem turned in will be graded.
- Make every minute of every class a learning experience.

- Homework (~400) Approximately 22 homework assignments will be given at 20 points each. The lowest 2 homework scores will be discarded. Homework assignments will typically be due at the beginning of class the day after we have discussed the appropriate section. Late homework will result in 10% reduction of the score, and will be accepted up to one week after it is due, or on the last day of class, whichever comes first. Papers will be returned in the labeled rack beside my office door. After two weeks, unclaimed papers may be discarded.
- Exams (400) Two midterm exams (@ 100) a gateway exam (100) and a comprehensive final (100)
- The gateway exam is a test over the symbolic derivatives of elementary functions. You are required to pass the gateway exams at a mastery level (90%) in order to pass the course with an A or B. You may take the gateway exam up to 4 times.
- Exams may be taken late provided arrangements are made
**prior to the exam**. If, in the opinion of the instructor, missing an exam would not be unavoidable, 90% of the exam score will be recorded. - The final exam is on Monday, December 15. You may choose to take it either at 8:00 am in room 100 Briggs, or 3:00 pm in room 107 Briggs, but not both. Please do not ask to take it at any other time.

- Extra Credit (up to 50 points): Extra credit points will be added to your total before the percentage is figured. If you pass the gateway exam at the mastery level on the first try, you will be given ten (10) points. If you have a study group that meets at least weekly (not counting time with a paid tutor) and everyone in your study group passes the gateway exam at the mastery level on the first try, you will be awarded another ten (10) points each. Extra credit may also be given for successful participation in the weekly math contest (5), math club (5), etc.

Day | Date | Topic |

1 | 9/3/08 | Introduction |

2 | 9/5/08 | 1.1 Functions |

3 | 9/8/08 | 1.2 A Catalogue of Essential Functions |

4 | 9/10/08 | 1.3 The Limit of a Function |

5 | 9/12/08 | 1.4 Calculating Limits |

6 | 9/15/08 | 1.5 Continuity |

7 | 9/17/08 | 1.6 Limits Involving Infinity |

8 | 9/19/08 | Review |

9 | 9/22/08 | Exam 1 |

10 | 9/24/08 | 2.1 Derivatives and Rates of Change |

11 | 9/26/08 | 2.2 The Derivative as a Function |

12 | 9/29/08 | 2.3 Basic Differentiation Formulas |

13 | 10/1/08 | 2.4 The Product and Quotient Rules |

14 | 10/3/08 | 2.5 The Chain Rule |

15 | 10/6/08 | 2.6 Implicit Differentiation |

16 | 10/8/08 | 2.7 Related Rates |

17 | 10/10/08 | 2.8 Linear Approximations and Differentials |

18 | 10/13/08 | Review |

19 | 10/15/08 | Exam 2 |

20 | 10/17/08 | 3.1 Exponential Functions |

21 | 10/22/08 | 3.2 Inverse functions and Logarithms |

22 | 10/24/08 | 3.3 Derivatives of Log and Exp functions |

23 | 10/27/08 | 3.3 Con't |

24 | 10/29/08 | 3.4 Exponential growth and decay |

25 | 10/31/08 | 3.5 Inverse Trig functions |

26 | 11/3/08 | 3.5 Con't. |

27 | 11/5/08 | Derivative Bee |

28 | 11/7/08 | Gateway Exam |

29 | 11/10/08 | 4.1 Maximum and Minimum Values |

30 | 11/12/08 | 4.2 The Mean Value Theorem |

31 | 11/14/08 | 4.3 Derivatives and the shapes of curves |

32 | 11/17/08 | 4.4 Curve Sketching |

33 | 11/19/08 | 4.5 Optimization |

34 | 11/21/08 | 4.5 Con't |

35 | 11/24/08 | 5.1 Areas and Distances |

36 | 12/1/08 | 5.2 The Definite integral |

37 | 12/3/08 | 5.3 Evaluating Definite integrals |

38 | 12/5/08 | 5.4 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus |

39 | 12/8/08 | 5.4 FTC con't |

40 | 12/10/08 | Conclusion |

41 | 12/12/08 | Review |

12/15/08 | 8:00 Section 0 Final Exam OR 3:00 Section 1 Final Exam |

- Be neat!
- Use 8.5 x 11 loose leaf paper, one side only.
- Use pencil or a computer.
- Working problems on scratch paper first and recopying is a good strategy for catching mistakes as well as for being neat.

- Fold papers together lengthwise to hand them in. Do not staple or tear, etc. The blank side of the paper is to be out. (See illustration below.)
- On the outside at the top, provide the following information as shown in the illustration.

- Name
- Class (Calc I 8:00 or Calc I 3:00)
- Homework Number
- Date that you turn it in

- Clearly mark the section and number of each problem from the book.
- Include enough information on each problem so that the reader will know, without refering to the book, (a) what the book asked for, and (b) your response.
- Respect the equal sign "=". Use this sign only when you mean that the expression on one side can be substituted into any statement containing the expression on the other side without changing the truth value of the statement.
- Avoid "Type" errors. Use the equal sign "=" to connect two expressions only when they stand for the same type of expression, e.g. two numbers, two functions, or two sets. Use implies "=>" to connect two statements when the truth of the first guarantees the truth of the second. Sometimes, you will need to use an explanatory phrase such as "Therefore", "Now we can see", or "From equations (1) and (2)... in order to express the relationship between two statements.
- Write using complete sentences whenever possible.

Last Update: September 1, 2008

Ronald K. Smith

Graceland University

Lamoni, IA 50140

rsmith@graceland.edu