Summer 2014

Math 142 Calculus I

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General Information, Syllabus, Assessment and Test Dates

Undergraduate Catalog Description: Elementary functions; differentiation and integration from geometric and symbolic viewpoints; limits, continuity; applications. Pre-requisite: 4 years of highschool mathematics or a grade of "C-" or better in Math 141.

Course Goals

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the concepts and techniques of calculus.
  • Develop the ability to apply your knowledge of calculus to solve unfamiliar problems.
  • Develop skills for working effectively with others on mathematics problems.


Chapter 1: A Library of Functions
Chapter 2: Key Concept: The Derivative
Chapter 3: Short Cuts to Differentiation
Chapter 4: Using the Derivative
Chapter 5: Key Concept: The Definite Integral
Chapter 6: Constructing Antiderivatives


1.Group Work 10%
2.WeBWorK homework10%
3.Group Quizzes (best 3 of 4 count)10%
4."Gateway" exam10%
6.Final Examination24%

Group work must be completed and turned in (to be graded).

Test Schedule

Test 1: Wednesday, May 28
Test 2: Friday, June 6
Test 3: Monday, June 23
Final: Friday, June 27

Gateway Exam Schedule

First attempt (in class): Wednesday, June 11
Second attempt (outside class): Friday, June 13
Third attempt (outside class): Tuesday, June 17
Final attempt (outside class): Thursday, June 19

Quiz Schedule

Quiz 1: Thursday, May 22
Quiz 2: Tuesday, June 3
Quiz 3: Wednesday, June 18
Quiz 4: Wednesday, June 25