MATH 156, Section 1. Calculus I. SPRING 2021

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Instructor: Sankar Sitaraman

TEXT: Calculus by James Stewart, 8th edition
See below for Webassign (optional) online hw website access that comes with textbook
Class will meet 1.10pm to 2pm MTWF in Zoom ; Meeting id + password will be posted on blackboard.

We will also use Echo360 software to record classes, post the video recordings, and take polls during class (part of class participation).
Log into Echo360 website, go to Math 156 SPRING 2021 (NOT 2020 OR 2019!) course page to watch videos of classes.
I will send invite for logging in.

Email for other times (ssitaraman AT howard, NOT bison.howard).

 Click here to get the latest UPDATE including homework problems, chapters covered in class, solutions for tests etc.,

Will try to keep up with schedule as much as possible.
We will be covering basics of functions, graphs and limits, Differentiation, Applications of the Derivative, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Integration .

Class Attendance Restricted to Registered Students: Only students whose names appear on the official course roster are permitted to attend class meetings. Students who are not registered are not permitted to attend or participate in course activities, do not have access to Blackboard, cannot submit course assignments, and will not receive a grade for this course. It is the students' responsibility to ensure that they are properly registered by the published registration deadline. Requests to add courses after the deadline will not be considered.



FOR SOLUTIONS FOR OLD TESTS from Fall 2019, 2018, Fall 2017 ETC.,  go to OLD COURSES.
Click on the desired course, then click on UPDATE.

You can get into the online homework website Webassign .
CLASS KEY 7187 3311.
QUICK START INSTRUCTION to see how to get started.
You might need an access code that came with the ebook or in the textbook at the time of purchase.

WARNING: Using smartphone while studying or doing math is injurious to your math performance.
Please refrain from using smartphone in class.
Smartphone use is STRICTLY PROHIBITED during tests.
Anyone using a smartphone during a test is subject to an F grade, report to authorities or worse.

Quizzes, Tests, and grading

In this course we will try to do many examples and problems. Example problems will be worked out in every class. You will be expected to work on them during class and do other recommended problems at home, by yourself or with your study group. Please keep checking UPDATE page for problems and notes of what was done in class.
There will be live polls in each class. Points will be given for answering the polls and for getting the right answer.

There are also practice assignments on webassign. If you can't access webassign then you can do the problems from the book. It is highly recommended that you form a study group and meet with students in your study group atleast once a week.

There will be individual oral quizzes (5 to 15 minutes) each week for 30 points each.

Writing only answers in test, will fetch only small amount of credit. Please always explain your work and present solutions step by step. This will also help you to get partial credit even if answer is wrong.

Attendance will be graded based on how many polls you answer. Participation will be graded based on how many poll questions you get right.

Quizzes: Each week, sign up for a 20 minute time slot and talk to me by phone, using facetime or google duo, on the number given on blackboard/email. The quiz will be conducted interview style. You will need to be looking at the camera the whole time. If you know the answer to the randomly chosen homework question you will get 15 out of the 30 points. If you answer any one follow-up question correctly you will get the remaining 15 points.
We will have around quizzes. At end of course a few polls and quizzes will be dropped and some polls and quizzes may be counted as extra credit. Will tell you how many later in the course.

Total: 500 points (Attendance 50 + Class participation 100 = 150, Quizzes: 250, Final: 100 )
A: 450-500
B: 40-449
C: 350-399
D: 300-349
F: Below 300

Academic Code of Student Conduct (please see Howard University handbook):
No copying, unauthorized use of calculators, books, or other materials, or changing of answers or other academic dishonesty will be tolerated. Cheating will not be tolerated. Anyone caught cheating will receive an F for the course and may be expelled from the university.

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