Math 1041 Calculus I

  Spring 2018

How to succeed in this course? Listen to the advice of Professor Maria Lorenz


Go there to find the list of the homework problems, review problems for each exam (appear one week before the exam), and other important documents.

Important Dates
  • The first day of classes: Tuesday, January 16
  • The last day to drop/add (tuition refund available): Monday, January 29
  • Spring Break: Monday, March 5 - Sunday, March 11
  • The last day to withdraw (no refund): Wednesday, March 21
  • The last day of classes: Monday, April 30


James Stewart: Calculus: Early Transcendentals; 8th Edition, Cengage Learning
Important: together with the textbook you will need to have WebAssign Instant Access for Calculus, Multi-Term Courses. Please  DO NOT buy any earlier edition of this book OR any used books (they will not let you access WebAssign because the WebAssign codes ARE NOT transferable).
You can find information about available buying options  here.


We will cover most of the sections in Chapters 2  5
Chapter 2:   Limits and Derivatives
Chapter 3:   Differentiation Rules
Chapter 4:   Applications of Differentiation
Chapter 5:   Integrals


See the Exam Security Policy here

There will be two common midterm exams and a comprehensive common final exam. The dates are:
Test 1
Wednesday, February 21, 5:50 PM - 7:20 PM
Test 2
Wednesday, April 11, 5:50 PM - 7:20 PM
Final Exam
Thursday, May 3, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Common Qizzes

Important:   you will have Review Quiz  given on WebAssign in the beginning of the second week of classes. It will be based on precalculus material. Students who perform poorly on this Review Quiz will be recommended to move to Math 1022, Precalculus. The score for Review Quiz will count for 1% of your Course Average.
You will also have Quiz on Derivatives which will test your differentiation skills. It will be given in class during the 8th or 9th week of the semester (the exact date will be announced after Test 1). Its score will count for 2% of your Course Average.  

Quizzes /Homework

Part of your homework will be assigned on WebAssign and will be graded by the computer. Your instructor will inform you how often the other part of the homework will be collected and how regularly you will have in-class quizzes.

Calculator Policy

NO CALCULATORS, including cell phone calculators, will be allowed on the exams and on most of your quizzes.

Grading Policy

Your Course Average score will be computed according to the following scheme:
Review Quiz
Test 1
Test 2
Quiz on Derivatives
WA Homework Final Exam
1% 24% 24% 2% 10%
5% 34%

Correspondence between the scores and the letter grades:
0-49 50-54 55-64 65-69 70-72 73-76 77-79 80-82 83-86 87-89 90-92 93-100
F D- D D+ C- C C+ B- B B+ A- A

Get Your Grade

Want to see your possible grade for the course? Go here and fill in your real or expected grades. (Please enter your WA grades and Quiz Average as % and your grades for the exams as the actual number of points you got, DO NOT transform them in %.)