M W F 11:00-11:50 am
Attendance, Preparation &
Participation: (10% of overall grade, 2 points
each class period) Class attendance, preparation and
participation are an integral part of your learning experience
in this course. Class time will often be spent in class
discussion, exploration, and collaboration; in order for you to
get the most out of those activities, you need to be both
present and prepared to participate. On M W F your attendance
and participation will be monitored through our use of the
i-clicker system. On T TH your attendance and participation will
be monitored by your TA.
1 present / on time / full time
1 participating / on task / paying
attention / contributing
You will not be allowed to make up these points if you are absent.
However, your lowest 3 scores will not be figured into your final
Pretest:(20 points) The Mathematics
Department requires that all Math 112 students take a pretest to
demonstrate a solid background in both College Algebra and
To take the pretest, login to mathonline.byu.edu
with your Route Y id and password. Click on "Pretests and
Placement Exams", "enroll" in the course, then scroll down to
the Math 112 Pretest section. The first link is a Pretest
Review (PDF), the second is the actual pretest. While you take
the pretest, you will notice at the bottom of the page a “save
without submitting” button. Select this after each answer so
that if you lose your internet connection, you can come back
and finish the pretest later. Select “submit all” when you
have completed the entire pretest.
You can take the pretest two times (if necessary) and you need
to have taken it by midnight on Thursday, September 8. If you
do not score higher than 75% then you should not take Calculus
this semester. Feel free to come in to talk to me about what
you can do to prepare yourself to take it another semester.
Your grade on the pretest will count as 2 online homework
(30% of overall grade) You will have two types of homework in this
class--online homework and written homework.
Online Homework: (15% of your
overall grade, 10 points each) The online homework is intended to
help you to structure your practice of the procedures and
calculations we will be studying. All of the online homework
assignments are located at mathonline.byu.edu.
Login with your Route Y ID and password, and select your class.
The first time you log in, you will need an enrollment key, which
is your TA’s last name, in all lowercase letters. Click on a
homework assignments to begin. Submit your answers anytime before
the assignments close. Assignments typically close at 5:00 am two
days after the assignment was given. If you get a problem wrong,
you may resubmit repeatedly until you get the correct answer
(until the online assignment closes). Your lowest 2 scores will
not be figured into your final grade.
Homework: (15% of your overall grade, ~50 points each)
Each week you will be assigned a problem set as written homework.
These problems differ from the online homework in two significant
ways: (1) they are often more complex and have multiple correct
answers or multiple pathways to the correct answer; (2) you are
expected to write out your solutions strategies and to justify
your solutions rather than merely providing an answer. The style
of these written solutions should be very much like a good
textbook example; solutions should contain enough explanation that
one of your classmates would be able to easily understand what you
have done as well as whey you have done it. Although correct
answers are important, they are only worth a portion of the
points. Rather, the points on these problems are given according
to the degree to which you have provided evidence of an
understanding of the underlying concepts required to solve the
problems. We will look for evidence of your understanding in your
ability to explain and justify your solutions. Your lowest score
on a problem set will not be figured into your final grade.
Exams: (60% of overall
grade) There will be three midterm exams and a comprehensive final
exam. The midterm exams will take place at the end of chapters 2, 3
and 4 and will be adminstered in the testing center (over a 3-day
span). Each midterm will be worth 12% of your overall grade. The
final exam is common to all sections of Math 112 and will be on
Tuesday, December 13 from 7-10pm (location yet to be determined).
The final exam is worth 24% of your overall grade.
No books or notes are allowed on the exams. Although you will be
allowed to use calculators on portions of the midterm exams, the
Mathematics Department does not allow calculators on the final exam.