Math 31, Fall 2007  Syllabus
Instructor: Dr. Kimberly R. Elce  
Office: Brighton Hall 142  
Email: kelce@csus.edu  
Webpage: http://www.csus.edu/indiv/e/elcek  
Office Hours: Monday & Friday 11:0011:50, Wednesday 8:308:50 & 1:001:50 or by appointment 
Welcome to Math 31  Calculus is a huge branch of mathematics with endless applications. Consequently, we will study the concepts of Calculus from a purely mathematical viewpoint as well as explore applications whenever possible. To be successeful in this class will require strong background knowledge, good critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate your ideas clearly.
PREREQUISITE  C or better in Math 30  
TEXT  Calculus, Early Transcendentals, Fifth Edition, by James Stewart.  
TOPICS  Chapters 6,7,8,10,11  
HOMEWORK  Homework will be collected at the beginning of class every Wednesday. Your homework will be graded for completeness and accuracy. Remember that the answers to odd numbered problems are in the back of the book and you may come into my office to check your even numbered problems. You must show all work. NO WORK = NO CREDIT. Homework is assigned to give you an opportunity to practice the material you are learning, so it is your responsibility to come see me if you are unsure whether or not you are doing the problems correctly. Late homework will not be accepted, however I do drop your lowest homework score. Be sure to comply with the homework guidelines.  
WORKSHEETS  Group work is an invaluable tool when trying to understand, practice and communicate mathematics. To take advantage of this, we will occassionally do worksheets in class. If you miss class the day of a worksheet, you can download the worksheet from the class webpage and turn it in the following class meeting. Make up worksheets will not be given, however your lowest worksheet score will be dropped. 

PORTFOLIO  Math 31 is a general education course and consequently must have a writing element. To satisfy this requirement you will compile a portfolio throughout the term. It will consist of an online journal, paper problems and a final essay. More information regarding the portfolio will be given to you during the second week of classes. 

EXAMS  There will be three midterm exams and a cumulative final. Make up exams will not be given. The tentative dates for these are: 

Exam 1  Wednesday, October 3  
Exam 2  Wednesday, October 31  
Exam 3  Wednesday, November 28  
Final Exam  Friday, December 21, 8:00AM  10:00AM  
GRADING 

 Use standard size paper (8 1/2 in x 11 in)  No ragged edges.
 SHOW ALL WORK.
 If your writing shows through the paper, only write on one side of the paper.
 Staple your homework in the upper left corner.
 Don't let your work spill over into the left hand margin  the grader will often use the margin for scoring.
 Don't cramp your work. Leave at least one line between questions so that it is easier for the grader to see each problem.
 NEATNESS COUNTS! If it's too sloppy to read, it won't be graded.