Online
Calculus Syllabus
20092010,
Semester 1
Instructor:
Dr. Ronald Buelow
Teaching
Hours

My Current Schedule  


Science Hall, S143 


See current schedule 

4144438553 See office hours above. 



2625102046 call any time other than teaching and office hours 

ron.buelow@wlc.edu  

faculty.wlc.edu/buelow/CALC/ 
I very much want to help students that really want and need it. I want to emphasize my willingness to stay longer after class. I also may schedule special study sessions that are optional. If you want my help, I will do everything in my power to give you the help that you need. None of this help will do any good if you do not do the work. The responsibility is yours. 
Math 221: Calculus 1 (4 credits)
1  The student will develop an appreciation of the beauty and order of mathematics as one of God's generous gifts to man 
2  The student will develop an understanding of the basic principles of Calculus as a problem solving tool. 
3  The student will develop an appreciation for the usefulness of mathematics in making decisions in life. 

The student will develop the skills necessary for continuing study of Calculus. 
About the first 2025 minutes of each class period will be used to evaluate assignments and answer student questions on the previous work or the corrected assignment. The remainder of the time will be used for lecture, discussion, demonstration and classwork. Homework exercises will be assigned almost every class period. Homework will be formally evaluated once or twice in the semester. It is absolutely essential that students keep current and do all homework exercises. In this way they will understand where their difficulties lie and be able to ask questions in class or during office hours, or over the telephone, and thus build on their knowledge in ensuing class periods.
Learning mathematics is a cumulative experience.
New knowledge depends on understanding previous material. For this
course it is imperative that you do you work every day and seek extra
help in office hours or on the
phone when necessary. If you are unprepared even once, you may never
catch
up.
Published by Brooks/Cole Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts 2nd Edition James Stewart, McMaster University CB © 2001 
Grading will be done by category and percentage as follows:
Chapter Tests 

Assignments 

Quizzes 

Semester Exam 






















A Preview of Calculus  5 sessions 

Functions and Models  11 sessions 

Limits and Derivatives  14 sessions 

Differentiation Rules  17 sessions 

Applications of Differentiation
"Optimal Design" from DIVINE DESIGN 
19 sessions 
1. Attendance is expected at every meeting of the class.
2. Students should notify the instructor of excuses for class absence, before the class for that day by phone or email.
3. for all classroom learning experience, all announcements made in class, and all assignments.
4. If the student has not excused their absence any quizzes given, tests given, or assignments collected that day will be counted as a 0% (zero) grade. These grades cannot be made up.
5.
In the event a student is absent from a test for a valid reason, and
has excused their absence,
the student is responsible for making prompt
arrangements with the
instructor for a makeup test.
Dear Students:
As we begin to work at being successful in Mathematics, I want to point out several guidelines which should help us to do our best. Mathematics does not require special abilities, rather it requires a solid effort and the development of some good, consistent habits.
Mathematics is a sequential by its very nature, that is, each day's work builds on the previous days' work. Please ask questions when you do not understand! In class, please raise your hand, wait to be called on, and ask, ask, ask! (In the meantime I will be doing my best to see how you are reacting to what I am teaching, and asking you questions, which will also help me know if items need to be reexplained) If you discover a problem after class, but while you are still at school (for example: during a study period), see Dr. Buelow during his office hours. You may also use the alternatives listed below:
If you are at outside of class and a tough problem arises, you should:
1) Look to your textbook for help. (the index and table of contents can be very helpful in finding the place in the book, that your question is covered.)
2) Look to your notebook for similar problems or explanations.
3) If you have access, go to the Course Web Page and read through the notes and examples.
4) Ask a classmate or Math Tutor (hours and availability will be posted)
5) Call Dr. Buelow (see numbers above)
6) See Dr. Buelow in the morning in his office (Hall of Science and Mathematics, room 312).
NOTE: If you ask me for help at the beginning of class, there is not enough time to help you. This will not relieve you of your responsibility. Do your work the day before!
1) Attend every class. Even one absence can be very harmful.
2) Do homework assignments on time.
3) After homework is complete, study by reviewing notes, the text, and web resources.
4) Become involved in class.
1  Work Hard at Teaching Clearly, and Helping Students 
2  Be Available for Students to Get Help 
3  Hand Back Tests the Day After They are Taken. 
4  Keep you Informed of Your Current Grade 