Math 151, Sections 1-3 and 74
"Math 151 presents the differential calculus of the elementary
functions of a single real variable: the rational, trigonometric and
exponential functions and their inverses; various applications via the
Mean Value Theorem; and an introduction to the integral calculus."
(Taken from the general Math 151 webpage.)
Across all of my sections 79 students took the final exam. The
average score was 123 out of a possible 200. The median score was
126. The highest/lowest were 198/19.
As for overall class scores (out of 100) the average score, among
students who took the final exam, was 65 and the median was 66.
Highest/lowest was 97/16. I set the following cut-offs: 83 and above
was an A, 78 and above was a B+, 72 and above was a B, 64 and above
was a C+, 58 and above was a C, 57 was a D, and lower was an F. I
took the advice of some senior faculty members and made an exception
to these cut-offs for the (very rare) students with a weaker class
score but a relatively strong final exam.
Lastly, and again among students who took the final exam, I
assigned seven A's, nine B+'s, fifteen B's, ten C+'s, sixteen C's, two
D's, and twenty F's.
Please don't hesitate to contact me via email with any questions
you have. I hope that you enjoyed the course!
All the best,
The schedule has a list of topics,
organized by week. The suggested homework and links to the workshops
will be added as the semester progresses.
Instructor and TAs
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||Tu 11:30, Th 2:30
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Attendance will not be taken.
The text for this course, by James Stewart, is titled Calculus,
Early Transcendentals. Please consult the textbook
page for more information and other resources. Note also that
many useful sites on the World Wide Web.
You might think about using a graphing calculator. I have on my
desk a TI-83 Plus, which is the flavor the math department seems to
favor. There are several
on its use.
Finally, there is an official cheat-sheet
which you may use on all quizzes and exams. There are many other collections
on-line which may be useful in doing the homework and workshops.
Homework will not be collected. See the schedule for suggested problems.
The workshops will be posted on the schedule. Workshop write-ups will be
collected at the beginning of the following meeting. Late work
will not be accepted. Every workshop write-up will be graded out of
ten points; five for mathematical correctness and five for
presentation. Your lowest workshop score will be dropped.
All quizzes and exams are closed book and closed calculator.
However, as noted above, you may bring the official cheat-sheet
with you to all quizzes and exams. (It will be provided for the class
There will be a weekly quiz. All problems on the quiz will be
taken directly from the homework posted on the schedule. Every quiz will be graded
out of five points. Your lowest quiz score will be dropped.
There will be two midterms and a final.
Midterm 1 : The week of 10/11, in class.
Midterm 2 : Thursday 11/11, in class.
Final Exam: Thursday, 12/16, 4-7pm (Group F) Location:
Note that at least 50% of the problems on each midterm will be
taken from the homework.
The final score is composed of 10% for quizzes, 20% for workshop
problems, 20% for each midterm (there are two), and 30% for the final.
The creation of class (letter) grades is a bit complicated.
Please tell me in person, or via email, about any errors on this
website or made (by me!) in class.