Thurs Oct 18 – Questions Day

// During class

  • Hand back 2.1 Mastery Quiz
  • Take 2.2 Mastery Quiz
  • Midterm Grades
  • Questions/discussion from Sections 2.1 and 2.2

// After class

  • Decide what Retake you will do on Tuesday; then do homework, take notes, and get help as needed to achieve mastery. You’ll be able to pick a Retake from any of the previous sections.

Tues Oct 16 – Definition of Derivative

// During class

  • Hand in SUMS writeups if you have them! (Or have ready for next class)
  • Hand back Mastery Quiz Retakes
  • Take 2.1 Mastery Quiz
  • Discuss Section 2.2

// After class

  • If you went to the SUMS Conference please be sure to do your writeup in time to hand in at the start of Thursday’s class.
  • See the Homework Calendar for details on what to do to prepare for Thursday’s Mastery Quiz on Section 2.2.

Thurs Oct 11 – Intuitive Derivatives

// During class

  • Hand back 1.6 Mastery Quiz
  • Take your choice of Retake from any past section
  • Getting help: Slack, making an appointment with me, the SMLC, and the Tutor List
  • Discuss Section 2.1
    • Overview of the reading
    • Projector slides lecture and discussions

// After class

  • The SUMS Conference is this Saturday! Don’t forget to attend if you have decided you want to do the extra credit assignment. See the previous post for details. The SUMS Schedule is now live!
  • See the Homework Calendar for details on what to do to prepare for Tuesday’s Mastery Quiz on Section 2.1.

Tues Oct 9 – Questions Day

// During class

  • Hand back 1.4–1.5 Mastery Quiz
  • Take 1.6 Mastery Quiz
  • Questions/discussion from Sections 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6

// After class

  • Decide what Retake you will do on Thursday; then do homework, take notes, and get help as needed to achieve mastery. You’ll be able to pick a Retake from any of the previous sections.

// SUMS Extra Credit — Details

To get 5 points extra credit in this course for attending the SUMS conference,

  • Go to the conference Saturday, October 13
    • Go to Dr. Crans’ opening address plus two student talks in the morning
    • OR go to Dr. Sellers’ opening address plus two student talks in the afternoon
    • The schedule should be available soon at http://www.jmu.edu/mathstat/sums/
  • While you are at the conference be sure to register at the reception desk (if you didn’t register online already)
  • Type up a one-page reflection on your experiences
  • Hand in the writeup by Thursday, October 18

If you have work or some other serious conflict on Saturday then you can get the same amount of extra credit with an alternate colloquium assignment:

  • Let me know by Thurdsay, October 11 that you plan to do this alternate assignment
  • Attend two math colloquium sessions
  • Type up a one-page reflection of your experiences
  • Hand in the writeup sometime later this semester

Remember, this is extra credit, and not a requirement for the course! Do it if you would like to, but don’t stress about it too much if you have other commitments or need to spend time working on homework or other things instead.


Thurs Oct 4 – Indeterminate and Infinite Limits

// During class

  • Hand back Mastery Quiz Retakes
  • Take 1.4–1.5 Mastery Quiz
  • Discuss Section 1.6

// After class

  • See the Homework Calendar for details on what to do to prepare for Tuesday’s Mastery Quiz on Section 1.6.

Tues Oct 2 – Calculating Limits

// During class

  • Hand back 1.2 Mastery Quiz
  • Take your choice of Retake from any past section
  • Discuss Sections 1.4 and 1.5

// After class

  • See the Homework Calendar for details on what to do to prepare for Thursday’s Mastery Quiz on Sections 1.4–1.5.

Thurs Sept 27 – Questions Day

// During class

  • Hand back 1.1 Mastery Quiz
  • Take 1.2 Mastery Quiz
  • Questions/discussion from Sections 1.1 and 1.2

// After class

  • Decide what Retake you will do on Tuesday; then do homework, take notes, and get help as needed to achieve mastery. In class you’ll be able to pick a Retake from any of the previous sections: 0.1, 0.2–0.3, 0.4–0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 1.1, or 1.2.

Tues Sept 25 – Definition of Limit

// During class

  • Hand back Mastery Quiz Retakes
  • Take 1.1 Mastery Quiz
  • EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: The annual SUMS Conference will be at JMU on Saturday, Oct 13. You can earn five points extra credit for attending one of the main addresses and two short student talks, then typing up a one-page reflection of your experience. If you cannot attend due to work or some other key conflict, please let me know so we can arrange an alternate extra credit opportunity.
  • Discuss Section 1.2
    • Overview of the reading
    • Projector slides with problems and questions

// After class

  • Register for the SUMS Conference if you can attend.
  • See the Homework Calendar for details on what to do to prepare for Thursday’s Mastery Quiz on Section 1.2.

Thurs Sept 20 – Intuitive Limits

// During class

  • Hand back 0.7 Mastery Quiz
  • Take your choice of Retake from any past section
  • Discuss Section 1.1
    • Overview of the reading
    • Projector slides lecture and discussions

// After class

  • See the Homework Calendar for details on what to do to prepare for Tuesday’s Mastery Quiz on Section 1.1.

Tues Sept 18 – Questions Day

// During class

  • Hand back 0.6 Mastery Quiz
  • Take 0.7 Mastery Quiz
  • Questions/discussion from Sections 0.6 and 0.7

// After class

  • Decide what Retake you will do on Thursday; then do homework, take notes, and get help as needed to achieve mastery. In class you’ll be able to pick a Retake from any of the previous sections: 0.1, 0.2–0.3, 0.4–0.5, 0.6, or 0.7.

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