- Instructor: John Carter
- Office: Science 1050
- Phone: 556-2902
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://rowdy.mscd.edu/~jcarte11
- Homework Website: http://www.wamap.org
- MW: 10am-11am
- TH: 2pm-3pm
- or by appointment
Stewart, Essential Calculus, 1st edition, Brooks/Cole, 2007.
Computers and Calculators:
You will need either
- a Graphing Calculator with function tables ( a TI-83 Plus or TI-83 is a good choice, especially if you will be taking a statistics course later; some other suitable calculators are TI-86, TI-89, TI-92).
- a Laptop Computer, with TI-Interactive software (similar to a TI-83 calculator), or
In this course we will cover the traditional material for a first semester including definition of the derivative, differentiation rules, implicit differentiation, optimization, etc. We will often work in small groups in class. There will be several (3?) “hour-exams” and a final exam, as well as weekly quizzes to see how things are going. There will also be dialy assignments to hand in or to be done online. There will also be 3 mathematica assignments. The aspect of this course that may set it apart from math classes you have taken in the past is that sometimes the homework will be to listen to a lecture and the inclass stuff will be like homework.
Tests will be worth 100 points each, Quizzes will be worth 100 points total, Homework and inclass assignments will be worth 100 points total, the Mathematica assignments will be worth 100 points, and the final will count for 20 percent of the total grade. Grading will then be on a 90-100 is an A, 80-90 is a B, etc.
Academic dishonesty is a serious offense at the College because it diminishes the quality of scholarship and the learning experience for everyone on campus. An act of Academic Dishonesty may lead to sanctions including a reduction in grade, probation, suspension, or expulsion. Academic dishonesty includes cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, and facilitating academic dishonesty. You can find the college's offcial policy in the Student Handbook in the Standards of Conduct Section, http://handbook.mscd.edu. In this class a first act of academic dishonesty will result in a grade of "0" for the assignment, quiz, exam or Final and a second act will result in a grade of "F" for the course.
Students are allowed to speak to the instructor and to the class as a whole after being recognized by the instructor. Private conversations between students disrupt the learning environment and are not allowed. Students violating this policy will be given one warning and will then be asked to leave the classroom.
The NC policy has changed beginning with this semester. For a 100% refund the date is August 23 and for a 50% refund the date is September 1. The last day to obtain an NC is Friday Oct. 23. This is a hard deadline and will be enforced as such. The department will not approve any late NC requests. Students must request an NC through MetroConnect; faculty approval is no longer required. Holidays: Observance of religious holidays follows College policy, which is posted on the web at http://handbook.mscd.edu in the Academic and Campus Policies for Students section. Each student is responsible for understanding and abiding by the policy.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:
The Metropolitan State College of Denver is committed to making reasonable accommodations to assist individuals with disabilities in reaching their academic potential. If you have a disability that may impact your performance, attendance, or grades in this class and are requesting accommodations, then you must first register with the Access Center, located in the Auraria Library, Suite 116, 303-556-8387.
The Access Center is the designated department responsible for coordinating accommodations and services for students with disabilities. Accommodations will not be granted prior to my receipt of your faculty notification letter from the Access Center. Please note that accommodations are never provided retroactively (i.e., prior to the receipt of your faculty notification letter.) Once I am in receipt of your official Access Center Faculty Notification Letter, I would be happy to meet with you to discuss your accommodations. All discussions will remain confidential. Further information is available by visiting the Access Center website www.mscd.edu/~access.