Calculus II
Math 1230

Instructor: Dr. Kirsty J Eisenhart              Office:  3329 Everett Tower
e-mail: kirsty.eisenhart@wmich.edu                Phone:  387 - 4529
Mailbox: Everett Tower, 3rd floor (math dept office)

Office Hours:   Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm  and by appointment

Course Prerequisite:  A satisfactory score on an appropriate placement exam (ACT, SAT, or WMU math placement exam), or a C grade in  Calculus I, Math 1220 or Math 1700 (or equivalent transfer credits).

Text:  Stewart, Single Variable Calculus (Concepts & Contexts), 3rd Edition, Brooks/Cole.

Calculator:   You are required to have a graphing calculator for this course. The TI 85 or higher is needed.  If you already own a graphing calculator other than a Texas Instrument, check with me to see if it will suffice for this course.

Syllabus:   We will cover the majority of the above listed text book.  Click here for a list of topics and here for a tentative schedule.
Assessments: 
Review Assessment 
15%
Homework/ Quizzes
20%
 
Presentation
  5%
Tests
30%
Final Exam
30%
Basis Calculus Skills Test
**See Below**

Grading Scale:
 

A
B A
B
C B
C
D C
D
F
90 -100%
85 - 89%
80 - 84%
75 - 79%
70 - 74%
65 - 69%
60 - 64%
below 60%

Homework/quizzes:   Attendance and homework are vitally important to obtaining an understanding of any mathematical material. I will therefore be assigning several homework problems from each section which will randomly be collected.  In addition I will have weekly quizzes based on these problems.  There will be approximately 10 quizzes, and there will be no make-up quizzes.  For the occasional illness, I will drop the lowest 2 quiz scores at the end of the semester, but I will not drop any homework scores. To prepare yourself for the quizzes, I highly encourage you to discuss homework with your peers, but to then write the final draft of your homework alone (to make sure you can complete the problems during a quiz or exam). As mentioned on the homework listing, the assigned problems are intended for practice of new skills. The majority of you will need to do additional problems to master these skills for exams. You should expect to spend at least 2-3 hours outside class for each 50 minutes in class.

Presentations:   Most students must take an active rule in order to learn/ understand mathematics. For this reason each student will present at least one problem during the semester. The list of problems which will be presented can be found at the following link: Presentation Problems. Each presentation will be graded on both the board work and the verbal explanation. While preparing for your presentation, you may consult with whomever and whatever you wish.

Tests:   There will be 2 unit tests worth 15% each (for a total of 30%). Most of the problems on the unit tests will be similar to or elaborations of homework, group work, and presentation problems. Other questions may test definitions, example problems, and/or class work. Note that answers to selected section problems and all chapter review problems are in the back of your text.  You may wish to use these as practice problems. If you are unable to attend class on any exam day you must notify me before the exam or a make-up will be denied.  The final is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13th 7:15-9:15pm and will be a comprehensive test worth 30%.

Basic Calculus Skills Test: The purpose of the Basis Calculus Skills Test is to ensure that students can do basic differentiation and antidifferentiation problems. This test is meant to tell students and their instructor if the students’ basic skills for these problems are adequate for Calculus II. The skills tested on this examination are a small subset of the skills that students should have learned in Calculus I. A vast majority of the students who passed a Calculus I class will be able to pass this test with a moderate amount of studying. Each student will have three tries to pass the test. If a student does not pass this basic skills exam their final grade will be lowered by a half letter grade at the end of the course. Practice exams are available in three different ways.

    1. There is an exam posted here.
    2. You may practice the online version of this exam. This can only be done from on campus computers. You will be required to enter your answers in calculator syntax and you can check your answers at any time using the “How am I doing?” link on the page with each question. (The computer testing program is very forgiving of different syntax, but may cause you some problems.) Choose the Calc II Skills Practice link on the webpage
                   http://evr120.math-stat.wmich.edu:8080/classes/SkillsPractice/
    3. You may print a randomly generated copy of the exam by going to the link above and choosing the Calc II Skills Practice - Printable, creating an account, and signing in. You will be offered the option of printing the exam. This can only be done from on campus computers.

Incompletes:   According to University policy, incompletes are given only in those rare instances when extenuating circumstances have prevented a student from completing a small segment of the course. An incomplete is never given as a substitute for a failing grade. The last day a student can process an officially withdrawal from a class to avoid a failing grade is Monday, November 6th.

WMU Policies and Procedures.   You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and procedures in the Undergraduate (pp. 274-276) [Graduate (pp.25-27)] Catalog that pertain to Academic Honesty. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s). If you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with me if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test.