## Course overview - Spring 2018

TO THE STUDENTS:
NEW: Click here to see the OFFICE HOURS of the recitation instructors (TAs) for all of the Math 135 recitation instructors. You should make every attempt to attend the office hours of your own professor and recitation instructor, but Math 135 students may attend the office hours of any Math 135 recitation instructor for assistance with the course material.
YOU'LL NEED TO BUY ACCESS TO WEBASSIGN ALONG WITH THE TEXTBOOK. PLEASE DO THIS THROUGH ONE OF THE KENDALL HUNT LINKS BELOW OR BY BUYING THE TEXTBOOK IN THE BOOKSTORE AND FOLLOWING THE DIRECTIONS FOR BUYING WEBASSIGN ACCESS.
REFER TO THE INSTRUCTIONS (SEE BELOW) ABOUT HOW TO ACCESS WEBASSIGN THROUGH SAKAI.
IMPORTANT NOTE: THE MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT HAS NOT YET DECIDED WHETHER WEBASSIGN WILL BE USED WITH CALCULUS COURSES IN THE FALL SEMESTER, 2018. SO YOU ARE ADVISED TO NOT PURCHASE A MULTI-SEMESTER WEBASSIGN PACKAGE.
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ ALL OF THESE MATH 135 PAGES CAREFULLY. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED DURING THE SEMESTER. YOU SHOULD CHECK BACK PERIODICALLY.
The links in the right menu point to important information about the operation of the course. Students are expected to be familiar with the policies and procedures described. PLEASE NOTE: USE ONLY THE 2018 MATERIAL IN THE "COURSE MATERIALS" SIDE MENU. IGNORE THE 2017 MATERIAL, WHICH REMAINS THERE BECAUSE OF THE ARCHITECTURE OF THESE JOOMLA PAGES; THE 2017 MATERIAL CAN'T BE REMOVED WITHOUT AN OVERHAUL OF THESE JOOMLA PAGES. Math 135 has many components, including the text, lectures, recitations, homework assignments, ## The TextbookThe textbook is ## CalculatorsStudents will find a calculator useful for homework and ## The SyllabusHere is a generic syllabus for the course. Here is a lecture-by-lecture description of the course. Each lecturer will prepare a detailed syllabus for their lecture section. The lecturer's syllabus is the official one for that class. Term grades are assigned by the lecturer. Here are the suggested homework problems for each section of the text covered in the course. Individual lecturers may modify this list. Students are expected to work on homework problems before coming to recitations. Recitations give students an opportunity to ask questions and to see sample problems worked in detail. Students will not benefit fully from recitation classes unless they attempt the assigned problems in advance. Normally, at the end of each recitation class there will be a short quiz consisting of problems similar to those discussed that day. Quiz scores are a signficant component of the term grade. ## WebAssign
At the end of the semester, the Students are required to use Each student will be able to either create an account or use an existing account after accessing For WebAssign instructions, go to the WebAssign link in the right menu. ## ExamsThere will be two midterm exams and a cumulative final exam. Midterm exams will be written by the lecturer and given in lecture. The final exam will be the same for all Math 135 students. It will be written by the course coordinator. For Spring 2018, the final exam will be given from 4:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The location of the final exam will be announced later in the term. No calculators, cell phones or computers will be permitted on any exams or quizzes. ## Cell Phone and Laptop PolicyCell phones need to be turned off and put away during lectures and recitation sections. Unless you have an urgent special situation, you cannot use your cell phone or allow it to vibrate or ring during lectures or recitation sections. Many instructors will not allow you to use a laptop during lectures or during recitation sections. You must respect your instructor's policies. You may use an iPad type of device to take notes. Writing notes by hand and asking questions during class if you wish something to be explained further is the best way to learn the material during class. During exams and quizzes, you are certainly not allowed to have any electronic device. All such devices must be turned off and put away in your bag during exams. If your cell phone rings during an exam, you must hand in your exam and leave the exam room. ## Other mattersLecturers and recitation instructors will hold regular office hours each week. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to ask questions and to get to know their teachers. The Rutgers Learning Centers offer tutoring in many mathematics classes, including Math 135. The tutoring is provided by undergraduate peer tutors. |