Applied Calculus (MTH 131, Spring 2017)
MTH131 FINAL EXAM will be held at 7:00-10:00pm, Thursday May 4th, 2017.
All sections are in CBLS100
Final Exam is comprehensive.
|MTH131 is a calculus course primarily intended for students in life or social sciences, such as biology, pharmacy, and economics. Much emphasis will be placed on the practical interpretation of calculus in mumerical, graphical, and algebraic terms. The main topics of the course are functions, differentiation, integration and applications.|
TEXT BOOK: Hughes-Hallett, et. al. (5th), Applied Calculus, with WileyPLUS.
( ISBN: 9781119006299)
|CALCULATOR: A graphing calculator is required. Be sure to bring your graphing calculator to class and regular exams.|
Gateway Exam: during the first class of MTH131. |
There are three evening exams and one final exam. Three exams are currently scheduled as
The following policies apply to all exams, and no exceptions will be made.
The following policies apply to all Make-up exams, and no exceptions will be made.
During the first regularly scheduled class, all students will take a gateway exam.
The Gateway exam consists of 20 pre-calculus problems to be completed within 45 minutes. There is no partial credit, and the exam is graded as either pass or fail. If you fail or miss the gateway exam, you will be automatically recruited to the Pre-Calculus Enhancement Project (" MTH131-PCE-Spring2017" ) (set up in Sakai)
Scoring. If you pass the gateway exam, you will receive 60 points, counted to the overall point total for this course. If you do not pass or miss the gate way exam, you will be added to the PCE project. This project will offer you six mini online lessons to fresh up and strengthen your pre-calculus skills and gain up to 60 points by taking six (6) 10-point online quizzes. All the points from these six quizzes will be counted to the overall course points.
Since 60 points of the total available 660 points is over 9% of the total points, not passing the gateway exam and not taking the PCE project will essentially lower your final course grade by about a letter grade.
Purpose. Pre-calculus skills are essential to calculus courses. The PCE project is to provide a more focused online environment for URI students who are likely unprepared for this course. This project provides an opportunity in which students can enhance their math skills on their own pace, and to succeed in all calculus classes. All mini lectures are designed following the pace of course syllabus, and they will be ready to take in your Sakai account, under site " MTH131-PCE-Spring2017" .
You will be given weekly homework assignment on WileyPlus Online Homework System.|
All HWs due 11:00pm, the Monday right after the lecture week. All late submissions are accepted with 50% points deduction. HW4 will be given separately, no in WileyPlus.
We will be using WileyPLUS online homework system in this course. To sign up for this system, you will need a WileyPlus registration code.
(1) If you buy a new text book, make sure to buy the book bundled with WileyPlus code. (ISBN: 9781118865590)
(2) If you buy an used book, you need to buy the WileyPlus registration code separately. You can directly purchase the code from WileyPlus website for about $90; You can also buy the code alone from URI book store. .
(3) WileyPlus code also offers you with (a) electronic version of the text book in your WileyPlus account; (b) bindered text book at a lower price.
You register for the WileyPLUS system by going to the URL that is unique to your section of MTH 131, so do not sign up for WileyPLUS until you are SURE which section of MTH 131 your are taking. Click on the link below to access the list of WleyPLUS Student Registration URLs for all sections of MTH 131. Make sure you sign up for the right section!
AEC Math Walk-In help: Roosevelt Hall 4th level |
AEC Walk-In Help Schedule
Total 660 points, based on three exams, classwork, Homework, PCE, and the
final exam. |
Three exams: 300 points;
Final exam: 150 points;
Pre-Calculus Enhancement Project: 60 points,
WileyPlus Homework: 100 points,
Class work (quizzes): 50 points.
A rough guideline for grading is as follows:
A (92% - 100%), A- (90% - 91%), B+ (87% - 89%), B (82% - 86%), B- (80% - 81%),
C+ (77% - 79%), C (72% - 76%), C- (70% - 71%), D+ (67% - 69%), D (60% - 66%), F (0% - 59%)