Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th Edition, by Stewart (with WebAssign access).


You must have one of the following:

  • a grade of B or better in any of Math 1014/1015/1016/1025/1536


  • two units of high school algebra
    one unit of geometry
    1/2 unit each of trigonometry and precalculus
    AND placement by the Mathematics Department


  • a passing grade on the Math 1225 Readiness Exam

Course Contents

The course will follow the 1225 syllabus. The main topics covered are limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration.

Course Format

You will meet with your instructor during four one-hour classes each week. Class attendance will be taken and recorded. See the respective webpages for details about weekly WebAssign assignments, including 'where to get help'.

Office Hours

For an individual instructor's office hours see instructors' web pages.

Check Getting Help for 1225 page for more information on how to get help.


There will be four common time exams and a common time final exam. The locations for the exams will be announced on the Test Locations page. Typically, they will not be the same as our lecture class.

You must take tests on the specified date. If you have a verified conflict with the time scheduled for an exam, an alternative starting time for the exam on the same evening will be provided. In general, makeup exams will not be given. If a student misses an exam for reasons that are serious, unavoidable, and beyond the student's control, the situation will be handled on an individual basis. If it is to your benefit, your grade on the final exam will replace your lowest test grade.

The four one-hour, common-time midterms will be given Wednesdays evenings at 7:00 PM. Rooms will be posted on the Test Locations page.

Test dates are:
Test dates
Test 1:Wed, Sep 121 hour
Test 2:Wed, Oct 101 hour
Test 3:Wed, Oct 311 hour
Test 4:Wed, Nov 281 hour
Final Exam:Tue, Dec 112 hours

Final Exam

As mentioned above, there will be a common final exam on Tuesday, December 11th at 7:00 PM. (Rooms will be posted on the Test Locations page.) The final exam is a required class meeting that will not be rescheduled for discretionary reasons, including conflicts with work schedules, with classes and exams at other colleges, or travel plans.

Warning: Common-time exams are inflexible. If there is a conflict with the final in another class that does not have a common-time final, you will be expected to change the other one.

Honor System

The Undergraduate Honor Code pledge that each member of the university community agrees to abide by states:

''As a Hokie, I will conduct myself with honor and integrity at all times. I will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor will I accept the actions of those who do.''

Students enrolled in this course are responsible for abiding by the Honor Code. A student who has doubts about how the Honor Code applies to any assignment is responsible for obtaining specific guidance from the course instructor before submitting the assignment for evaluation. Ignorance of the rules does not exclude any member of the University community from the requirements and expectations of the Honor Code. For additional information about the Honor Code, please visit: https://www.honorsystem.vt.edu


Class attendance will be taken daily and kept for Mathematics Department records. Students are responsible for course materials and announcements covered in class.

Accommodations and Special Arrangements

If you need adaptations or accommodations because of a documented disability, if you have emergency medical information that you need to share, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with your instructor as soon as possible.