Winter Term 2 2012 Math 101 Section 211

Math 101 - Section 211
MWF 2:00-3:00 in Buchanan A104
Office: MATH 201
Office Hours: M12:30-1:30, Tu 11:00-12:00, W 3:00-4:00, F 11:00-12:00 or By Appointment
Digital Office Hours: Randomly throughout the term on Piazza .

Welcome to the Math 101 Section 211 home page section! Here is where new announcement will be posted as well as assignments/quizzes and their solutions.

The mark breakdown for the course is as follows:

  • Weekly Assignments 7.5% (Webwork) Due Sundays at 6:00pm.
  • Weekly Quizzes 7.5% (Based on suggested problems)
  • Midterms 35% (Two weighted evenly see below for more information)
  • Final 50%

Remember to visit office hours if you are finding difficulties with material!!!

The general Math 101 webpage can be found here . It contains the outline, guidelines, rules and regulations for the course.

This term, this section will use Piazza for course related questions. This is a newsgroup like message board where students can go online and post questions that both myself and others can answer. Please post all general course questions on Piazza. For more personal matters, feel free to email me. I will freely use both this webpage and Piazza for communication so please be sure to check both often.

You will need a UBC email account to log in. If you do not have one, try this link , which should work for any student even though it says alumni. If you’re still having problems logging in to Piazza, please email me ASAP! Piazza is my primary link to you. Not to mention most of the help will be available through Piazza.

Drop-in help is available for all first-year students at the Math Learning Centre (MLC) in LSK 100 (in the basement). The MLC is open from 9:00 to 7:00 Monday to Thursday and 9:00 to 4:00 on Fridays.

Quiz and Midterm Information

The midterms are each worth 17.5%. The dates for the midterms are

Tuesday February 7th at 6:30pm-7:30pm

Monday March 19th at 6:30pm-7:30pm

Locations to be announced. See the common web page above for more information.

Quizzes will be held weekly on Mondays (with two weeks omitted due to the midterms). Your worst quiz will be dropped. The dates are as follows. The quizzes and solutions (as well as statistics) will be posted below.

If a quiz is missed for a documented medical (or other documented reason), it will be ignored and other quizzes will be reweighted to compensate for missed quizzes. A student must provide proof or reason for missing a quiz in order to receive reweighting. Otherwise a mark of zero will be given.

For midterms, permission to write a makeup midterm OR reweighting of other course components may be given in the following two circumstances.

  • Prior notice of a valid conflict or absence on the scheduled date.
  • Notification to the instructor within 72 hours of absence due to medical illness.

Original written documentation (for example, a doctor’s note or letter from coach) is required in ALL cases. Otherwise a score of 0 will be assigned for the missed quiz or midterm. In all cases, contact me as soon as possible of knowing the conflict so that appropriate concessions can be made.

Regrading policy: Please indicate which problems you would like to have regarded on a sticky note/stapled piece of paper on the quiz or midterm in question. I will have a look at the question in doubt however I will also look at all other questions as well. This means that your mark could decrease after regrading. If the error in question is simply an addition error, then I will unconditionally fix it. I will not accept papers for regrading until 24 hours after both solutions have been posted and you have received your assignment.


January 1st 2012: Welcome to the Class!
January 3rd 2012: Please log on to our class in Piazza and post a message so that I know you are using the system. Also, please fill in this Doodle poll to help me set up office hours.
January 3rd 2012: Here is the syllabus.
January 5th 2012: Webwork 1 assignment now posted. Suggested problems are also now live. Start early! Log on to Piazza (see the above).
January 13th 2012: I have posted a survey to help me get an idea of where you guys are at. Your input is greatly appreciated!
January 17th 2012: The midterm times have changed!!! The new times are posted above.
January 23th 2012: Updated Quizzes. Included high def software video below.
February 13th 2012: Here are the first Midterm Practice Problems.
February 13th, 2012: Here are the Integration Bee slides.
February 13th 2012: Here are the slides I used for Approximate Integration.
February 13th 2012: Here are the errata for the slides I used for Approximate Integration. In the above file, they are corrected however in my hand out version, these are changes that need to be made.
February 13th, 2012: If you haven’t visited the common page for the course recently, it might be a good idea. There have been many recent changes so take a look around and see what you can find.
March 29th, 2012: I have posted course notes for my section.
March 29th, 2012: Here is also an addendum to Taylor's Inequality .
April 29th 2012: The term is over. Most of the course was maintained via Piazza and so I abandoned this webpage for the most part. It was useful as a starter page but then updating Piazza I felt was easier and so the course was mainly maintained there. Thanks for a great term everyone!