Math 112 A/B/C (Business Calculus) -- Winter 2008

Lecturer:             Alexandra Nichifor                                           Email:              nichifor [at] math.washington.edu
Office:                  Padelford C-326  (Directions)                         Office Phone:   206-543-7898.

Office Hours     none until next quarter                                       Quiz Sections and TA Information: click here

The FINAL EXAM
was on Saturday, March 15, 5-8pm.
You can check your final exam and course grade here, and you can see the class stats below.

During the first week of the Spring Quarter, my hours are tentatively set for: Wednesday/Friday 1:30-2:40 pm <--CHANGED!
(Later, you'll be able to check my office hrs here)

STATS:
The class grade median is 3.15 (high quartile 3.7, low quartile 2.5)
Final Exam
Median=85 (out of 100), high quartile 92, low quartile ≤77. Exam scores distribution:

Have a wonderful Spring Break!

PREVIOUS WEEKS & materials, in chronological order (scroll down):

Week 10 (Last):

This week: Mon: WS 24 Lecture Notes (pdf). Then we'll do Review:
Tue: Review Activity (New Material), Wed: Review Midterm 1, Thu: Review Midterm 2
Friday 10:30-1:20 in class Q&A

We won't collect this but it will be covered by the Final Exam:
HOMEWORK: Worksheets 23, 24 and the arrow pbls from WS 22

Midterm 2 Solutions
(to figure out your exam version, compare your first test question to the function listed next to each version)

Week 9 (03/03-03/07):

In Lecture: Mon: WS 20, Wed: WS 21, Fri: WS 23
In Quiz Section: Tues: Activity 7 & Return Midterms, Thu: Test Prep + Hwk Q&A

Homework 7 is collected on Friday 03/07. Turn in WS 18 (arrow pbls) & all of WS 19, 20, 21

Week 8 (02/25-02/29):

This is the week of Midterm 2. We'll review in class Mon-Wed, and cover Worksheet 19 on Friday.
There will be no homework collected this week. However, you should do Worksheet 18 before the midterm, and Worksheet 19 as soon as possible after we discuss the material on Friday.

Midterm 2: Thursday, February 28

Week 7 (02/18-02/22):

Some extra examples of partial derivatives: pages 123
Solutions to Problem 15 from WS 17: pages 123

In Lecture: Mon: Holiday (no class), Wed: WS 17, Fri: WS 18
In Quiz Section: Tues: Activity 6, Thu: Test Prep + Hwk Q&A

Homework 6 is collected on Friday 02/22. Turn in WS 15, 16 & 17

Week 6 (02/11-02/15):

MIDTERM 1, RESULTS & STATS+ Solutions

In Lecture: Mon: WS 14, Wed: WS 15, Fri: WS 16
In Quiz Section: Tues: Activity 5, Thu: Test Prep + Hwk Q&A

Homework 5 is collected on Friday 02/15. Turn in WS 12, 13 & 14.

Week 5 (02/04-02/08):

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Recall that if you cannot take the final on the scheduled date (Saturday, March 15, 5-8pm) you need to petition the Math Department by this
Friday, Feb 8

In Lecture: Mon: Review, Wed: WS 12, Fri: WS13 (no homework is collected this week!)
In Quiz Section: Tues: Midterm 1, Thu: Midterm discussion & Practice WS12

DO WS12 & WS13 as soon as we cover them, and PRACTICE the NEW DERIVATIVE RULES

MIDTERM 1: Tuesday, February 5, in quiz section

Main Topics for REVIEW

Direct link to ARCHIVE of EXAMS
Solutions to the Spring 2007 (Nichifor) exam can be found here.

We'll review in class on Friday 02/01 and Monday 02/04. Also on Monday:
--> if you have extra questions, there is an optional Q&A session 2:30-4 in SMI 102
(in place of my usual 3-4pm office hours!)
--> TA George Bouvier has office hrs 3-4 in PDL C-34 (1 floor below main level).

Week 4 (01/28-02/01):

In Lecture: Mon: WS 10, Wed: WS 11, Fri: Start Review + Collect Homework 4 (WS 9-11)
In Quiz Section: Tues: Activity 4 , Thu: Test Prep & TA Q&A

Monday's overheads and the Lecture Notes for WS 10: pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Week 3:

In Lecture: Mon: NO CLASS, Wed: WS 8, Fri: WS 9 + Collect Homework 3
In Quiz Section: Tues: Activity 3 , Thu: Test Prep & TA Q&A

Homework 3 (Worksheets 6, 7 and 8) is due this Friday, January 25.

Week 2:

In Lecture: Mon: WS 4 & 5, Wed: WS 5 & 6, Fri: WS 6 & 7 + Collect Homework 2
In Quiz Section: Tues: Activity 2 (& return Activity 1), Thu: Test Prep & TA Q&A (& probably return Hwk 1)

Homework 2 (Worksheets 3, 4 and 5) is due this Friday, January 18.
See the "Homework" link on the left for the homework rules.

Week 1:

To Do during the first week:

1) Familiarize yourself with the class rules & website. Read the links on the left side of this page. In particular look over the calendar and read the syllabus & the FAQs carefully. Be aware of exam dates.
2) Acquire the textbook, and a transparent ruler, a scientific calculator, and a small stapler.
3) Print out the Course Pack (Lecture Handouts)  & bring them to lectures with you.
4) Read/Work through the first 2 worksheets in your textbook and turn them in as the first homework. If you get stuck on something, you can:
-> see one of us at office hrs this week
-> if it's a quick question, you can ask me before or after lecture.
The Math Study Center (link on left bar) will open next week on Monday (it runs M-Th, 12:30-4:30.)

Slides from Wednesday: Summary of WS1, and Lecture Worksheet 2

Homework 1 is due this Friday, January 11.  See the "Homework" link on the left for the specific assignment and for the homework rules. From each assigned textbook section (worksheets 1 and 2), write and turn in solutions to each question, including those at the end of the worksheets. Spare graphs and diagrams to print and use for your homework are available at the back of your textbook. To get the most credit, it's important to be neat, staple the homework together, label each problem clearly, and show all your work.