Instructor: Harold B. Reiter

Office: Fretwell, 345A

Office Hours: See home page

Phone: office 704 687-4561; home 704 364-5699

Email: hbreiter@email.uncc.edu; fax: 704 687-6415

Text: Calculus Concepts and Contexts, second edition, by Frank Stewart

There will be three tests, each contributing 15% of the
final grade. There will be roughly twelve webwork
sets (about 1.2% each), and collected homework for 25% of the final grade (see organization
below for more on this). The tests are **cumulative**. That is, each test
will include some questions on material covered in previous tests. The common
final exam, also cumulative, will count for at least 30% of the final grade.
Grades will be determined as follows: A, 85%; B, 70% to 85%; C, 55% to 70%; D,
40% to 55%. A total of 666 points are available in the course: 100 X 3 (in
class tests) + 100 X 5/3 (quiz grade) + 200 (for the final exam) =666. The
grades will be distributed as follows: 566+, A; 466+, B; 366+, C; 266+, D; less
than 266, F. Although I will make every effort to update the assignment page to
reflect any changes in tests and dues dates for homework, it is possible that
such changes will not appear until after the fact. Thus, each student it
responsible for any changes that take place as a result of discussions that
take place during class.

**Class Attendance**

Class attendance is not required. However, student who attend class are expected to stay during the entire lecture. Neither late arrival nor early departure is allowed without extenuating circumstances. If you need to leave a class for an appointment, please be sure to let the instructor know in advance. If you need to be excused briefly, leave the room quietly. If you repeatedly miss class and show clearly that you have little chance to pass the final exam and the course, you may be required during the last week of the class to prove that you should be allowed to challenge the final exam. Cell phones must be turned off during class. This means no test messaging as well.

Tests will be made up only under the following
circumstances: 1, the student has called the instructor at 704 687-4561
(office) or 704 364-5699 (home) *before *the test to indicate the need to
miss the test or has sent e-mail to
hbreiter@email.uncc.edu dated before the test and 2, the student provides a
valid excuse for missing the test. Makeup tests will generally be oral exams.
Homework will not be accepted after the due date except in unusual
circumstances. Group work is allowed (in fact encouraged), but each student
must turn in his own paper. Please reference the students with whom you work.
Failing to reference homework cohorts constitutes plagiarism.

Homework will be collected (assuming our section is assigned a
grader), and should be done either individually or in a group. *Group work is
encouraged.* A list of students with phone numbers will be provided for the
purpose of facilitating the formations of study groups. Homework assignments
appear on a separate sheet which may be found here. All
problems are taken from the text. Problems are not to be turned in, but are
generally representative of the level of expectation for your performance on
tests. You should work all the problems assigned each week and not wait until
the day before the test. On the first attempt, you should expect to find that
some of the problems require thinking and practice, i.e., they require time to
do properly. Some homework assignments are coded mathematically. For example,
the expression 4n+1, n=0,…,10 represents the 11-problem homework assignment
1,5,9,14, etc. obtained by evaluating 4n+1 at 0, 1, 2, etc. repectively.

There will also be online homework called WebWorks. These assignments will be dues about a week or two apart. They will be graded electronically and the grades reported to the instructor. WebWork assignments will count about the same as other homework assignments.

**I do not expect to
use quizzes this semester unless it becomes clear that my students are not
keeping up with the course.** Short quizzes, about 10 in all, will be given
during the last 15-20 minutes on certain class days *without prior warning. *Expect
a quiz each week when no TEST is scheduled. The quiz grade will be counted 15
percent of the final grade for the course. Material covered or assigned through
the end of the previous lecture will be on the quizzes so you are *encouraged
to keep up to date*. Missed quizzes will not be made up. If a *valid*
excuse is provided, the student's average quiz score will be used to replaced
the missed quiz. Four calculator labs will be required. The quizzes together
with the labs will count 25% of the final grade.

Students have the responsibility to know and observe the
requirements of *The UNCC Code of Student Academic Integrity *(*Catalog*
p. 24). This code forbids cheating, fabrication or falsification of
information, multiple submission of academic work, plagiarism, abuse of
academic materials, and complicity in academic dishonesty. Any special
requirements or permission regarding academic integrity in this course will be
stated by the instructor and are binding on the students. Academic evaluations
in this course include a judgment that the student's work is free from academic
dishonesty of any type; and grades in this course therefore should be and will
be adversely affected by academic dishonesty. Students who violate the code can
be expelled from UNCC. The normal penalty for a first offense is zero credit on
the work involving dishonesty and further substantial reduction of the course
grade. In almost all cases the course grade is reduced to F. Copies of the code
can be obtained from the Dean of Students Office. Standards of academic
integrity will be enforced in this course. Students are expected to report
cases of academic dishonesty to the course instructor.

The course is organized into three lectures of length 50
minutes each on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is possible that a regular
problem session on Tuesdays will be scheduled. For a list of requirements for
the course, see *Vital
Information for Math 1242*

You are expected to make academic progress of two types in
this course. First, you are expected to develop certain **skills**:
factoring, solving equations, expanding and simplifying expressions, and
evaluating expressions and functions. You are also expected to develop an **understanding
of the concepts** and ideas of algebra and calculus, and to gain the
confidence and mathematical maturity to use these concepts in **new settings**.
You can not expect to pass the course without making significant progress in
the latter. It is also quite possible that some test problems will seem new to
some students. Tests in the course are **cumulative**. That is to say, each
test covers all the material encountered since the course began. The reason for
this is that each topic after the first test is built on material discussed
earlier.

Tutorial services offers regular one-on-one and group
tutorials for this course. Ask about this in the **University Learning Center**,
third floor of Fretwell

**Video tapes** covering each aspect of this course are available for
your viewing in both the

You should plan to read about each topic in the text before hearing a lecture on it. If you find this impossible, not all is lost, because...

The lectures in our section are designed to help you to **READ the text**.
They are not intended to enable you to avoid reading the text.

A. To win you over to the intellectual enterprise. That is, I hope to help you develop the confidence and maturity to take the intellectual approach to solving problems you encounter. In other words, you can solve many problems by thinking and learning, and you can change your environment for the better if you embrace the academic enterprise.

B. To help you develop the algebraic, calculator, and calculus skills and understanding of the real numbers in order to see the concepts of calculus in settings other than those studied in the course.

C. To help you see mathematical problem solving as an enjoyable and worthwhile activity.

D. To help you become familiar with electronic communication.* [Math 1242 Index]*