Office: MS 6322
Office hours: Monday 4:00-5:00 (in MS 6221 with Faith, Ali, Luke), Tuesday 4:00-5:00 (in MS 6118), Thursday 10:00-11:00 (in MS 6322); MS 6221 is biggest, followed by MS 6118, followed by MS 6322, so plan accordingly if you want less crowded office hours!
Office: MS 3915C
Office hours: Monday 3:00-4:00 (in MS 6943), SMC on Monday 1:00-2:00 (in MS 3974)
Office: MS 2344
Office hours: Friday 1:00-2:00 (in MS 2344), SMC on Wednesday 9:00-10:00 (in MS 3974)
Office: MS 6161
Office hours: Tuesday 10:00-11:00 (in MS 6161), SMC on Thursday 11:00-12:00 (in MS 3974)
Faith, Weijia, Junho, Luke, Ali, Harishwer are students who have offered their support to help you learn!
Study sessions with LAs and peers: The De Neve Sycamore Room has been booked for study hall sessions. Sycamore is located on the third floor of De Neve and can seat 30. The space is reserved on Thursday of week 3,7,10, 6-8pm.
|LECTURES:||BROAD 2160E; MWF 2:00-2:50|
|DISCUSSIONS / LEARNING ASSISTANTS / OFFICE HOURS:||
Discussions will be a time for you to learn the material of the class actively through doing homework problems, being given guidance, where necessary, by your teaching assistant and/or learning assistant.
A number of homework problems have a ' next to them. When you come to discussion you should have already selected which of these problems you wish to work on. They can be taken from the homework that is due next, or the homework after that one. Based on which problem you wish to start working on, you should form groups with others in the class who also wish to work on that problem.
I have encouraged your teaching assistant and learning assistant NOT to simply tell you the answer to the problems that you are working on because learning does not happen passively. However, they will identify problems with your work, where your understanding is incomplete, and they can guide you towards a solution by suggesting things which you might try and how to start a problem. Of course, you can also ask them about things in lecture which you do not understand.
Office hours will have a similar structure to discussions, but any homework question is fair game. The reason for the limitation to bold questions in discussion is so that you are more likely to choose the same problems as other people, and therefore divide into groups more naturally.
You have the best three TAs you could ask for. They are more willing to help in person and online than any other TAs I have had at UCLA. You should make the most of them, and me.
Piazza is a good place to ask questions and share knowledge. We are generally pretty quick at answering questions and the effort we put in to our responses will be highly correlated with the effort you put in to asking a question. So ask good questions, and you will get good answers! Highlight precisely what you DO and DON'T understand, and what you have tried already. Also, speaking math in person is easier, so use piazza appropriately, as a resource additional to discussions and office hours, not as a replacement.
Do not waste our time unless you enjoy sarcastic responses! Wasting our time can be achieved by asking questions that have been answered on the website, or answered previously on piazza, or by a class email.
As an example of the correlation mentioned above, if you simply demand "tell me how to do Q5," we will either ignore you, or post the quickest answer possible without a good explanation; if you ask a question that is identical to one asked within the last day or so, we are also likely to ignore it. If we have gone over a question in office hours a million times and it shows up on piazza, that begs the question, "why weren't you in office hours?" If the question is more careful and says, "I know this was said in office hours and still don't understand THIS step," we will be more than happy to help.
There will be nine homeworks. They will be collected at the start of class on the days indicated on the course calendar. The assignments are posted online.
Do not submit homework by e-mail. No late homework will be accepted. However, the lowest two homework scores will be dropped.
I encourage you to form study groups in the class with friends / people you like. When faced with a homework question, you should make sure that you understand the relevant material from lectures first. Discussing the lectures with others in your study group and/or talking to the TAs, LAs, and myself can help. You should try to solve a problem by yourself first. When you have enough thoughts about it, you can talk with others in your study group about it. Working in groups is generally beneficial to your understanding and helps you learn how to communicate clearly about mathematics. However, you must write up all solutions yourself and not copy off of others work. Moreover, since crediting your collaborators is an important element of academic ethics, you should write down with whom you worked at the top of each assignment. You must also cite any sources you use other than the lecture or the textbook (other textbooks, a blog about calculus, etc.).
The Student Math Center (SMC) is a useful resource. You should use it!
|EXAMS:||There will be in-class midterms on Wednesday, October 25 and Monday, November 20. There will be a final exam on Thursday, December 14, 8:00-11:00. There will not be any make-up exams. In particular, note that university policy requires that a student, who has an undocumented absence from the final exam, be given a failing grade in the course.
The first midterm will cover sections 7.1, 7.3, 7.7, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, the second midterm will cover sections 11.4, 11.5, 9.4, 7.8, 8.5, and the final will be comprehensive with a little more emphasis on 8.1 and 8.7. The exams are closed book and closed notes.
|GRADES:||Your course grade will be determined as follows. Your score is calculated by taking the BETTER of the following schemes:
10% Homework, 20% Best midterm, 70% Final
Grade boundaries are then determined according to what UCLA suggests for Math 31B. Very exceptional performances on the final will be taken into account since they demonstrate a mastery of all the material, although they cannot make up for doing nothing all quarter.
Any issues about grading for homeworks or exams must be addressed within two weeks of the turn-in date. After that time no score changes will be allowed. Grades will be available online through the myUCLA website.
|TEXTBOOK:||Jon Rogawski and Colin Adams, Calculus: Single Variable. Third Edition. ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-7501-5, ISBN-10: 1-4641-7501-2. Second hand textbooks.|
|CALCULATORS:||A scientific calculator might help you on homework problems, but calculators will NOT be permitted on exams and so you should not be reliant on them.|
|CHEATING:||Cheating is stupid and a serious offense. Students caught cheating will be reported. Do NOT cheat!!|
|Department of Mathematics||Math 31B|