Math 211 - Calculus I - Eli Barbullushi
Hello and Welcome!
As you probably already know, MATH 211 is the first part of the sequence of three calculus courses and represents an essential building block for further studies in STEM. It is a relatively fast-paced and challenging course that requires a solid foundation in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and precalculus. Students who attained mastery in these prerequisites and those who appreciate math and sciences usually enjoy furthering their knowledge, though they know that it takes time, hard work, and effort to attain success. I am ecstatic to assist you on your path of learning the course topics during the upcoming 8-week term. See you all the first day of class!
The course introduces limits, derivatives, and integrals, as well as applications including rate of change, maxima—minima, curve sketching, and area problems.
MATH 211 STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Recognize, analyze, and solve problems using elementary derivatives and integrals.
What to Expect in this Course
The textbook for this course is: Calculus by James Stewart (8th ed.)
In general, we will meet synchronously via Zoom Monday through Thursday. A hard copy of the textbook is not required since it can also be purchased electronically. You must attend the first class meeting via Zoom. Everything will be announced via Canvas. Any student absent on that day will be dropped unless I am notified in advance with a valid reason.
Your course material will consist of the textbook, daily recorded virtual lectures, lecture notes, and other online resources.
You will probably spend at least twenty-five hours per week for this course and even longer because of the nature of online courses and dealing with technology. After completing each section, a list of homework problems is assigned. Weekly homework quizzes (two-three sections together) will be assigned at the begginning of class at designates dates and you will be asked to provide solutions to one or more problems per section. I will be available to address any questions you have during class and/or office hours.
To organize our course materials and assignments, we will use Canvas. The detailed instructions will be under Modules tab.
Exams will also be given during your scheduled class time online. During the exams, you might be asked to have your webcams on. You might be asked to take an oral assessment if there is no webcam provided.
A typical weekly schedule: attend class lectures on MTWTH while taking notes, organize and review the lecture notes as necessary, and do assigned exercises from the section covered. Attend all scheduled zoom meetings.
Types of Assessments
5 synchronous online (proctored via Zoom) exams plus the Final Exam, multiple weekly synchronous homework quizzes, online discussion boards etc.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
We will use the Calculus by Stewart 8th edition (new or used) and homework problems will be assigned from the textbook.
ISBN-13: 978-1285740621 (red and black cover)
Other Relevant Course Information
A computer (laptop or desktop preferably with a webcam, a microphone, and speakers) is required.
A reliable connection to the internet to join live zoom lectures meetings and take online exams via Canvas is also required.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
- CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
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Last updated: 06/08/2022 Sub#: 1401