For section 003, the average score on midterm 3 was 66.64 with a 65 median. I know that doesn’t sound amazing, but I’m impressed with how well the class did, considering how brutal the test was. Good job! Tests will be passed back on Friday. The ordered scores are as follows:

21, 50, 55 (2), 56, 58, 61 (2), 62, 63, 65 (6), 66, 67, 69, 72, 74 (2), 76, 77, 79 (3), 80 (2), 81 (2)

Again, the scores may not look pretty to you, but I think you guys did a great job.

The midterms will be located in DUAN G1B30 from 5:15 PM  to 6:45 PM.

Make sure to bring a calculator and your CU student ID.

Campus is closed today. We will treat today as if it doesn’t exist in terms of the schedule for the class. The midterm is still next Wednesday. Homework is due on Monday. Webwork due dates will be adjusted accordingly, as soon as I get back from Eldora. (FYI: Vail only recorded 1″, Eldora has 10″. Correction: Eldora had 18″ on Friday.)

Meeting Time/Place

All meetings are in ECCR 1B55. Lectures are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:00-11:50AM. Recitations are on Tuesday at 11:00-11:50AM.

Office Hours

My office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00-10:00AM.


We will be using Calculus by Hughes-Hallett (Wiley, ISBN 978-0470-08914-9), 5th edition. This text is a bit different than some other calculus books. Compared to popular books like Stewart’s, this text will seem less formal and more focused on understanding and applications. That being said, my experience is that the motivation for understanding and applications somewhat dies in the latter chapters of the text. I’ll be posting some notes here to compensate for that from time to time.


You will need a calculator for this course. Something at least as capable as a TI-83 will be sufficient. A TI-89 or TI-92, or whatever the new version is, would be even more beneficial as they have computer algebra systems and can help take derivatives and integrals, and so on.


Your online homework is done through WebWork. Here are WebWork Instructions detailing how to make an account on the WebWork server and log in.

Requirements and Grades

  • Midterm (February 8, 5:15-6:45PM) 10%
  • Midterm (March  7, 5:15-6:45PM) 10%
  • Midterm (April 11, 5:15-6:45PM) 10%
  • Final Exam (May 5, 7:30-10:00AM) 40%
  • Written Homework 10%
  • WebWork 10%
  • Quizzes 10%

Written Homework

Written homework will be done in groups of 2-3. (If you have not formed a group within the first week of class, contact me and I will place you in a group. Also, groups may change as students add or drop the course.) Everyone in each group should be working on the problems and sharing ideas, and each person has a specific job on each assignment which shall rotate throughout the semester:

  • Scribe: the person who physically writes the assignment.
  • Reporter: the person who writes a cover page for the assignment.
  • Clarifier: the person who ensures that everyone in the group understands the assignment and solutions.

The cover page for the assignment should list who did which job on that assignment, describe how the week went, and discuss any disagreements (on solutions, on workload, etc.). It is not unlikely that written homework problems will appear later in the course (quizzes, exams, etc.), so it is very important that everyone in your group understands each problem and each problem’s solution.


Bring your CU student ID to midterms and the final exam. The midterms and final exam are coordinated with other calculus sections and are in different places. Once those rooms are determined, information will be posted here. Do not miss the midterms or the final! If you have a valid excuse for not being at a midterm or exam (the interpretation of this is left to me), this is considered on a case-by-case basis.


I give a short quiz before every lecture. These quizzes are intended to be definition or theorem statements related to reading of the text, and should be relatively straightforward. I do this in multivariable calculus courses because it is a simple fact that we cannot cover all of the material in lectures. YOU MUST READ THE BOOK IN THIS COURSE. (That doesn’t mean that you must understand everything the first time you read it. I don’t expect you to completely understand the material before lectures or before you do the homework.) The calendar tells you which sections will be covered on specific days, and I expect students to read the text.

Quizzes will be given in recitation as well.

Undergraduate Mathematics Resource Center

The UMRC (math help lab) is located in MATH175 and is open on Monday through Thursday at 9:00AM-5:00PM, and on Friday at 9:00AM-2:00PM.


Students with Disabilities

If you qualify for accommodations because of a disability, please submit to me a letter from Disability Services in a timely manner so that your needs may be addressed. Disability Services determines accommodations based on documented disabilities. Contact: 303-492-8671, Willard 322, and www.Colorado.EDU/disabilityservices

Religious Obligations

Campus policy regarding religious observances requires that faculty make every effort to reasonably and fairly deal with all students who, because of religious obligations, have conflicts with scheduled exams, assignments or required attendance. In case of conflict with a test, please let me know at least two weeks in advance. See full details at

Discrimination and Harassment

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University Honor Code

All students of the University of Colorado at Boulder are responsible for knowing and adhering to the academic integrity policy of this institution. Violations of this policy may include: cheating, plagiarism, aid of academic dishonesty, fabrication, lying, bribery, and threatening behavior. All incidents of academic misconduct shall be reported to the Honor Code Council (; 303-725-2273). Students who are found to be in violation of the academic integrity policy will be subject to both academic sanctions from the faculty member and non-academic sanctions (including but not limited to university probation, suspension, or expulsion). Other information on the Honor Code can be found at and at