Boise State University Fall 2005

INSTRUCTOR: | Dr. Jodi Mead | |

OFFICE: | MG 218B | |

PHONE: | 426-2432 | |

EMAIL: | mead@math.boisestate.edu | |

WEB: | http://math.boisestate.edu/~mead/m170/f05 | |

OFFICE HOURS: | 12:40-1:30 MTuWF, and by appointment | |

CLASS MEETINGS: | 11:40-12:30 MTuWF in room MG 139 |

__TEXT:__

*Calculus: Early Transcendentals Single Variable *, 5th
edition, by Stewart.
We will cover Chapters 2-5.

__GRADING SCHEME:__

- 4 exams (50%) - All exams are taken in-class, and the dates are September 19, October 17, November 9, and December 2. Make-ups are not allowed, unless there are physician documented health reasons or other documented family difficulties.
- Homework (20%) - In general, one homework will be collected each Monday, as shown on the attached calendar . You are encouraged to collaborate with others, but you must hand in your own paper. Late homework will not be accepted unless there are extraordinary circumstances.
- In-class group work (5%) - Frequently, there will be group work during class. You may or may not be given a grade, but at the very least your participation will be recorded either through your group handing in the worksheet, or demonstrating your solution to the rest of the class.
- Final exam (25%) - The final is cumulative, and scheduled for Thursday December 15 from 10:00-12:00 in our regular classroom. It is not possible to make up or re-schedule the final.

__IMPORTANT DEADLINES:__

Aug 26 | Add |

Sep 2 | Add with my signature |

Oct 3 | Drop |

The following is taken from the Department of Mathematics generic syllabus for MATH 170:

__CORE OUTCOMES:__

After successfully completing MATH 170, students will be able to
demonstrate the following competencies in order to fulfill specific
requirements set by the Core Philosophy and Goals Statement:

- 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.

- 1.

*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.