Math 1131 - Fall 2019
Calculus I
Section 140

Instructor Keith Conrad (If this is not your instructor, this is not a page for your section of Math 1131.)
Email math1131course at gmail dot com. (Use this address to write to Prof. Conrad about the course. When you send an email message, please include your name at the end of the message and include your discussion section number and NetID.)
Office hours T/Th 1:00-2:30 PM in MONT 234, or by appointment.
Class info
Common Course Page: Click here.
Lectures: MW 3:35-4:50 PM in Austin 108.
Worksheet/quiz calendar: this page lists due dates for worksheets and dates for quizzes and exams.
Discussion Sections: The discussion section rooms and meeting times on T/Th are on the common course website here and the TAs, their email addresses, and their office hours are listed below.
Robert Argus (robert.argus at uconn dot edu) Office hours: M 1:30-3:00 PM, W 11:00 AM-12:30 PM or by appointment in MONT 422
Jeong-ha Cho (jeongha.cho at uconn dot edu) Office hours: M W Th 2:00-3:00 PM or by appointment in MONT 422
Bailey Johnson (bailey.johnson at uconn dot edu) Office hours: M 12:30-1:30 PM, W 2:00-3:00 PM, Th 10:00-11:00 AM or by appointment in MONT 422
Phuong Nguyen (phuong.t.nguyen at uconn dot edu) Office hours: T 3:30-5:00 PM, W 1:30-3:00 PM or by appointment in MONT 213
Michael Urbanski (michael.urbanski at uconn dot edu) Office hours: M 10:00-11:00 AM, W 10:00 AM-11:00 AM, Th 11:00 AM-12:30 PM or by appointment in MONT 422

Brief course description: This course focuses on techniques and applications of differential calculus and an introduction to integral calculus. Concepts will be treated from a geometric, algebraic, and numerical perspective.

Topics Covered: Sections to be covered from the text are in Chapters 1 through 6. A course outline in a weekly chart is here. Since lectures are twice a week, usually half the weekly material will be covered in each lecture. You are strongly urged to read the book before the corresponding lecture in the class and to use office hours of the instructor and TAs, as well as the Q Center to get help. The pace of this course is not slow. If you blow off class for a week, you may find yourself completely lost and it can be hard to catch up. Make sure to get any misunderstandings about the material cleared up right away!

Prerequisites: Precalculus. The hardest issue students usually have in calculus is not the new topics in calculus, but rather the constant use of precalculus. If you find your familiarity with precalculus to be inadequate, make sure to seriously review the material. Use the Q Center as well as resources (videos, flashcards, clicker questions) for Math 1131 and Math 1060 here (requires NetID and password to access).

Textbook: See the common course page.

Lecture notes: These will be available at the page for the large lecture (section 140) in HuskyCT.

Homework: Your homework problems will be done using WebAssign, which you will access from your discussion section page for Math 1131 on HuskyCT.

Worksheets: Worksheets are available from the Learning Activities tab of the common course page. They are submitted to your TA in discussion sections, and your TA will indicate the due dates for worksheets in their discussion section.

Clickers: During most lectures there will be some questions that you answer using clickers. Information about registering your clicker is on the common course page.

Quizzes: Each week, except during midterm weeks, there will be a quiz in the second discussion section.

Exams: There are three midterms. Dates and other information about them are on the common course page. If you need exam accommodations based on a documented disability, you need to speak with both the Center for Student Disabilities and the course instructor within the first two weeks of the semester.

Course grade:  On the common course page is a breakdown of how much different parts of the course contribute to the course grade (including clickers, quizzes, and exams).

Makeup policy:  Late work will not be accepted.

Course conduct: To respect everyone's right to a productive learning environment, you do not want to distract yourself or your classmates. Please refrain from disruptive activities during lecture and discussion section. On a positive note, do feel free to ask questions!

Learning Tips:

Academic integrity: Students are expected to avoid academic misconduct. Your integrity is not worth losing (and the course not worth failing) by falsely presenting yourself in any aspect of this course. For further information on academic integrity, see Appendix A of the Student Code.

Some links

The Q Center: main page, schedule by course and by topic, and other tutoring.

Video sites: Patrick JMT, Khan Academy, Professor Leonard, UConn math department resources for precalculus.

Computational sites for checking work: Desmos and Geogebra for graphing, Mathway, Wolfram Alpha


Tips for using WebAssign.

Correct and incorrect algebra formulas.

Differentiation rules explained.

Recent Announcements

8/23: Course page created

8/26: Course starts.

Credit: I respectfully stole the code for much of this page from its original designer, Glenn Tesler. Thanks, Glenn!