Math 122 is the continuation of Math 121, knowledge of which is a prerequisite for this course. Topics covered include techniques and applications of integration and an introduction to sequences and series.
Homework is an important part of any math class. It is important that you practice working on problems. This will help you to understand the material better and will prepare you for the exams. You are encouraged to discuss the homework, and to work together on the problems. However each student is responsible for the final preparation of his or her own homework papers.
Homework will be assigned at the end of every class. It will also be posted on the website: http://cleidy.web.wesleyan.edu/teaching/122spring2011/homework.html.
It is due the following class. If for some reason you miss class or cannot turn in the homework during class, you have until 5pm that day to put it in your TA's mailbox in the Math Lounge on the sixth floor of the Exley Science Center. After that time, late homework will not be accepted. For homework due on Tuesday, the homework should be put in Ayala's box. For homework due on Thursday, the homework should be put in Jason's box.
After the homework is submitted, solutions will be posted on Moodle, which can be accessed through your portfolio.
The course assistants will run evening homework sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30pm in Exley 141. This is a great place to work with other students on the homework, and I encourage you to make it a regular part of your weekly schedule. The course assistants will be available to answer questions that you may have while working on the homework.
Occasionally, you may have some last minute questions about the homework the day that it is due. To answer these, I will be available at an extra help session on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:00pm in Exley 618.
The Math Workshop is located in the Science Library in the main floor conference room. It is open most afternoons and evenings. There are always two staff members on duty, who may be either experienced undergraduates or math graduate students. This is a drop-in tutoring service, available to all members of the Wesleyan community. Staff members provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere while answering questions about mathematics. The workshop is a good place to go when you get stuck on your math homework.
Sometimes it is helpful to have one-on-one conversations, which is not really possible during the scheduled class time. This is the purpose of office hours. I will hold office hours Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30pm.
If you cannot make these, feel free to email me at email@example.com
to make an appointment for a different time.
Technology can be a useful tool when learning mathematics. Although technology will not be emphasized in this class, some of the homework problems that I will assign will require some technology. I recommend using Mathematica, which is available in the computer labs on campus. It is also available for download on WesFiles. (Please go to the Help Desk for any questions regarding installation.) However, if you prefer to use (and know how to use) another software package or device such as a graphing calculator instead, you should feel free to do so. I do not recommend buying a graphing calculator solely for the purpose of this class.
Although technology can be a useful tool, it is important that you do not become depend on it. For this reason (as well as some logistical reasons), you may not use calculators during exams.
Two exams plus a final will be given. If you have a conflict with an exam time, let me know at least one week in advance so that we can arrange an alternative exam time.
Your grades will be recorded on Moodle, which can be accessed through your portfolio. The course grade will be computed as follows:
On the last day of class, I will email you your pre-final grade. If you are content with this grade, you can decide to opt out of the final and take this as your course grade.
There will also be some opportunities for extra credit.
It is the policy of Wesleyan University to provide reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Students, however, are responsible for registering with Disabilities Services, in addition to making requests known to me in a timely manner. If you require accommodations in this class, please make an appointment with me during the first two weeks of class, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. All discussions will remain confidential. Students with disabilities should also contact Dean Lazare. Please see http://www.wesleyan.edu/deans/disability-students.html for more information.