Math 110: Calculus 1 (Fall 2007)
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Welcome to Math 110: Differential Calculus and Scientific Modelling (Fall 2007)

Instructor: Ron Buckmire
Class Times: MWF 1:30-2:25 (Section 1)
                        : MWF 2:30-3:25 (Section 2)
Office: Fowler 313
Office Hours: MWF 3:30-5pm, T 3-4pm.
AIM: ProfBuckmire or MadProfessah

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Textbook: Calculus (Single Variable / Early Transcedentals), Eighth Edition by Anton, Bivens & Davis, 2007..

Goals of the Class: The Mathematics Department has developed a number of goals and measurable outcomes during its Assessment process. In this class, we hope to make Introductory Progress towards fulfilling the following Goals:

  • Outcome 1.1: Students will solve fundamental problems in single- and multi-variable Calculus
  • Outcome 1.4:  Students will utilize appropriate technology to illustrate basic mathematical knowledge, to graph functions, and to approximate.

  • Outcome 2.1: Students will complete an individual or group project related to the content of an upper division mathematics course, and present the results of the project through a paper, poster, or talk.

  • Outcome 2.2: Students will learn and communicate mathematics to each other in a collaborative group setting

Classroom Environment: The classroom environment should be one in which everyone is empowered and encouraged to learn, grow and participate. I feel strongly that students and faculty should work together to create and maintain an environment in which learning can occur. This process involves mutual respect, consideration and attentiveness. This learning environment is not just limited to the classroom but should extend to all sorts of different interactions between students, between students and faculty, in and out of the classroom.

Office Hours: If you are not making use of the multiple opportunities you have to interact with faculty on a one-on-one level then you are not getting the most effective benefits from your education at a small, liberal arts college at Occidental! In addition to my office hour times listed above, I have online office hours available by Instant Message using AIM which you can almost always reach me.

Course Policies: You are expected to know and follow the policies below.

  • Honest Academic Work:
    It is expected that each student in this class will
    conduct her- or himself within the guidelines of the Academic Honesty Policy. All
    academic work should be done with the complete honesty and integrity
    that this college demands.
  •  Accommodations: Please let me know immediately if you have specific physical or learning disabilities and require accommodations. These discussions will remain confidential. Documentation requirements can be obtained from the Center for Academic Excellence (x2849).
  • Classroom Conduct: Our primary goal in this classroom is to
    calculus. This is best accomplished when we feel
    free to question and doubt, free to argue and exchange creative ideas.
    If one feels threatened or unwelcome, this becomes impossible.
    Therefore, the classroom should be a safe space. All are welcomed and
    encouraged to actively participate in the learning of calculus,
    regardless of gender, race, nationality, native language, sexuality,
    political ideology, and especially personal mathematical history. Any
    student who feels she or he is experiencing a hostile environment
    should speak to the faculty about it, immediately.
  • Make-Up Work: No late homework or quizzes will be accepted. If you know you must miss a scheduled quiz or
    exam, let me know as soon as possible beforehand and we will try to work something out. If work is not handed in due to an illness or emergency it will be ignored in the computation of your grade.
  • Tardiness: Entering late disrupts the flow of class and sends the message that you do not respect your fellow students or your professors. If you arrive late, enter quietly and deal with missed handouts after class. If you will be late on a regular basis, please come and share the reasons with us before I approach you.

Grades: The final course grade will be composed of the following:

  • Project 15%
  • Three (3) Tests 30% (10 % each)
  • Quizzes 15%
  • Final Exam 15%
  • Labs 10%
  • Participation and Homework 15%