MATH 171 SECTION 002
CALCULUS I COMPUTER LABORATORY
Boise State University Fall 2004

INSTRUCTOR:   Jodi Mead
OFFICE:   MG 218B
PHONE:   426-2432
EMAIL:   mead@math.boisestate.edu
WEB:   http://math.boisestate.edu/~mead/m171/f04
OFFICE HOURS:   2:40-3:10 daily, and by appointment
CLASS MEETINGS:   1:40-2:30 TH in room MG 104

TEXT:
CalcLabs with Maple, Single Variable Calculus, 5th edition, by Stewart. We will cover Chapters 1-5, 6.1-6.3.

GRADING SCHEME:

Your total score must be at least 90% for an A, 80% for a B, 70% for a C, and 60% for a D.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:
Aug. 27 Add
Sep. 3 Add with my signature
Oct. 4 Drop


The following is taken from the Department of Mathematics ``generic syllabus" for MATH 171:

CORE OUTCOMES:
After successfully completing MATH 171, students will be able to demonstrate the following competencies in order to fulfill specific requirements set by the Core Philosophy and Goals Statement:

1. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving Skills

Clearly identify and analyze a problem, identify possible solutions and give the rationale for a preferred solution.
Students will identify in homework and on tests their abilities in applying calculus theory and concepts to problems.

2. Communication Skills

Write clearly.
Students are expected to provide interpretations and explanations of their solutions to problems that are posed to them in class and on homework. Their grammar, sentence structure, punctuation and spelling are considered in the evaluation of their work.

3. Cultural Perspective

This core learning objective is not applicable in this mathematics course.

4. Breadth of Knowledge and Intellectual Perspective

Articulate relevant basic assumptions, concepts, theoretical constructs, and factual information.
Throughout the course, students are expected to explain their assumptions and interpret their results in the theoretical framework of calculus.

Understand and apply relevant discipline-specific methodologies and strategies of inquiry.
Students will demonstrate their facility in applying techniques of calculus to problems designed to test their understanding of the concepts.