ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II SYLLABUS
MTH 220.002 for Spring 1997
5 CREDIT HOUR
Instructor: William V. Thayer
St. Louis Community College at Meramec
MTH 220.002 meeting daily Monday through Friday from 11 to 11:50 AM in CN 226
Campus Hours and Office Telephone 314 984 7866
Office hours Mon., Tue., Wed., & Fri. from 10 to 10:50 AM in SW 218
Office hours Mon., Wed., & Fri. from 1 to 1:50 PM in SW 218
Check with the math secretary if I am not in my office when you are free.
PREREQUISITE: MTH 210 CALCULUS I AND MTH 185 trigonometry with C OR HIGHER.
TEXT: Calculus by Larson, Hostetler, and Edwards, 5th Edition and Animating
Calculus by Packel and Wagon.
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Several sizes of graph paper and a calculator with
trig and log/exp keys. This type of calculator is needed during tests.
ADDITIONAL STUDY AIDS: The student answer key in the library has more than
just the answers. You may wish to use the Interactive Calculus CD-ROM
material by Larson, Hostetler, and Edwards. We will have labs in which
Mathematica is used to study calculus ideas. Other labs make use of
different software. You are encouraged to use graphics calculators and
other equipment including symbolic processors (some restrictions may be
made for tests.)
TYPICAL CLASS PERIOD: The first part of class time is open for answering
student questions about the previous assignment including exercises, reading
material, or classroom notes. Add your questions to the class day's START UP
LIST. You are encouraged to help answer other student's questions or show
your solutions by presenting chalk board work. While presenting information
is expected, this communication is not graded. Use this time to experiment
with your ability to understand an exercise and convey your understanding to
others. Subtract your contribution of board work from the START UP LIST as
you put work on the board with your first name next to the section and
problem numbers. Your frequent involvement will help you practice the course
material and generally aid your understanding of the problems of the course.
Don't worry about mistakes you may make, that's included in this part.
In fact, the first student that finds and reports a given textbook or answer
key mistake on the day's attendance sheet may have extra credit for that
Another part of class is used to introduce new material with examples and
discussion. I assume that prior to the date listed on the Course Schedule,
you took notes as you read from the new sections. You may wish to include
the textbook examples in your class questions of new material as your
instructor will cover some of these and do other examples.
Some class time is spent with all students working at the chalk board and
some class time is spent in the computer room SW 109.
LAB TEAM ACTIVITIES: Some class time is devoted to team work aimed at a
deeper understanding of some course topics or their applications. Your
instructor will assign you to a team of two or three students. When working
on a team, students are to think for themselves treating the instructor as a
guide, consultant, and evaluator to the team. Always try to approach your
team time with a knowledgeable position based on your personal studies.
During team activity, you should display a willingness to generate discussion
that leads to answers or more refined questions that converge to solutions to
your team assignment. You may be in the dark on some points but being open
to change and willing to communicate your points even if mistaken at first
helps the team toward the final goals while helping you toward greater
clarity. At times we need team work to derive all the answers or
computations in some assignments. And other times teams provide a natural
background for discussion of the material and presentation of solutions.
You are expected to help your team reach reasonable objectives on time and
demonstrate to me that you are participating on your team in a meaningful
way. Several grade units are given for these assignments and grades are based
on the group's activities and reports. Also, teams may wish to work as a
study group covering daily assignments. This can be implemented via your
telephone or computer networking.
Individual communication is not permitted in class. Please note that
individual communication is not very productive while another person is
speaking in a group or class room situation.
EXPECTATIONS: This syllabus including its Course Schedule, the Mathematics
Department's Syllabus including Assignment Sheets, Objectives, and Policies
combined with the St. Louis Community College Spring 1997 Fact Finder student
handbook gives you the relevant course, student academic rights and
responsibilities, and study guide information. These items will give you a
sense of the quality that your instructor works to achieve in this course.
Please see me as soon as possible for any personal accommodations you require
and please keep in mind that: The quickest way to resolve any difficulty, no
matter how small, is to let your instructor know about it as soon as possible.
SPECIFIC EXPECTATIONS: You are expected to read the textbook and take notes
from the textbook before the class in which the material is covered. Add to
these notes or take separate notes covering the new material and activities
in each class. Then, finish each assigned exercise for the following class
except perhaps a few of the more difficult exercises that you should ask
about in the next class (and then finish). Put your list of studied but
unsolved problems on the class day's START UP LIST. Definitely ask for
individual help when needed particularly if you can not work large portions
of the exercises. Review processes you used to solve home work exercises
each day. Remember that you want to stay on top of your work and be able
to adequately prepare for the unit test coming in a few days. This generally
means you need to develop a dogged attitude with more than several hours per
day spent on solving exercises, keeping good notes from the text and class,
and doing plenty of daily reviewing likely including some daily memorization.
Give yourself a short test of five problems each day! Use the enclosed
course schedule sheet to keep track of finished work and extra credit points.
If you need help, I am located in the mathematics department during office
hours or you may call my home telephone number before 8:30 PM.
This course takes lots of gumption.
GENERAL GOALS: Learning in this Calculus course may be enhanced by
1. your ability to define terms, expressions, processes, and operations;
2. your ability to listen and read with vocabulary skills essential for
3. your understanding of the application of definitions and concepts;
4. your skill in computing accurately and efficiently;
5. your ability to recognize mathematics as a way of thinking and speaking
about quantities, qualities, measures, and qualitative and quantitative
6. your ability to use mathematics to gather data, to present and interpret
this data, to read and understand mathematics reports, charts, graphs, and
7. your ability to use a general problem solving technique;
8. your understanding of the logical structure of a mathematical proof (both
formal and informal), the logical structure of subject areas within
mathematics, and the logical structure of mathematics as a philosophy;
9. your ability to demonstrate mental traits such as visualization, curiosity,
imagination, and creativity related to each concept;
10. your ability to develop attitudes that lead to appreciation, confidence,
respect, initiative, and independence.
Try to apply these skills and abilities in specific ways during this course.
Review the above list and put a circle around the activities you do most
often. Add more activities by experimenting with new ones that may help you
increase learning or make learning faster or easier. Reorganize your methods
for deeper understanding and interest. Use the criterion of - when time
seems to flow with a sense of accomplishment, your level of complexity can
change - as your gauge. Don't get or stay stuck!
ASSIGNMENTS and NOTES: Your problem assignments, text notes and class notes
are checked during regular test times. Turn in your notebook as you enter the
test time and take it with you when you leave the test. All material should
be in sequential textbook order. Eight extra credit points = 3 for
completely worked homework exercises + 3 points for textbook notes + 2
points for class notes are given via a quick review of the thoroughness and
spot checked for accuracy of your work.
TESTS: A regular test is given as shown on the Course Schedule and no make
up tests may be taken. Regular tests are composed from the assigned
exercises in your textbook for 85 to 95% of the test and the rest from
material highlighted during class. These tests are graded and returned as
soon as possible but certainly less than a week. Ask for help if you need
to develop better test taking skills. The final exam counts as two regular
REPORTS: A few team assignments are required and count as a regular test or
a part of a regular test. Additionally, some extra credit exercises and
reports are suggested during the course and carry the amount of points
assigned with the given work.
GRADES AND THE GRADE SCALE: The final grade is based on the average of these
regular tests and team assignments. Any extra credit points are added to the
regular test points at the end of the course. The following scale is used on
A for 90 points or above,
B for 80 to 89 points,
C for 70 to 79 points,
D for 50 to 69 points, and
F for under 50 points.
Test grades correspond to percentages of highest raw scores. I recommend an
average of 75 or better from the tests scores (without the extra credit
points) before you take any courses for which this course is a prerequisite.
You may ask about PR or I grades for your individual combination of
ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED and over SIX absences during the semester will result
in a course grade of F. Tardiness counts as an absence. Call me before hand
if you have a problem!
CHANGES: Some additions, substitutions and/or corrections to this syllabus
will be made during the course.
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ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II COURSE SCHEDULE
Week // Textbook Sections // Schedule comments
01 JAN. 13 // 5.1, 5.2
02 JAN. 20 // 5.3, 5.4 // . . . . . . no classes Jan. 20
03 JAN. 27 // 5.5, 5.6, 5.7 //
04 FEB. 03 // 5.8, 5.9, Test #1 //
05 FEB. 10 // 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 //
06 FEB. 17 // 7.4, Test #2 // . . . . no classes FEB. 17
07 FEB. 24 // 7.5, 7.6, 7.7 //
08 MAR. 03 // 7.8, Test #3, 8.1 //
09 MAR. 17 // 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 //
10 MAR. 24 // 8.5, Test #4 // . . . . no classes MAR. 26 and 27
11 MAR. 31 // 8.6, 8.7, 8.8 //
12 APR. 07 // 8.9, 8.10, Test #5 //
13 APR. 14 // 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 //
14 APR. 21 // 9.4, Test #6, 10.1 //
15 APR. 28 // 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 //
16 MAY 05 // 10.4, 10.5, Test #7 //
FINAL EXAM FOR 220.002 is Monday, May 12, from 11 to 12:50 PM
Copyright © 1982 through © 1997 with all rights reserved by William
V. Thayer, Mathematics Department, St. Louis Community College at Meramec,
11333 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63122-5977, Telephone: 314 984 7866,
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