Math 1226: Calculus of a Single Variable

Fall 2017

MW 2.30 – 3.45 PM & R 2.00 – 2.50 PM

Goodwin 155 & Goodwin 135


Instructor:          Mandy Welch


Office:                      565A McBryde


Office Hours:  

Office hours will be held M 1.00 – 2.00 PM and W 1.00 PM – 2.00 PM, 4.30 PM – 5.30 PM.

Other hours may be scheduled by appointment.

If you need additional help beyond office hours, you may hire a private tutor by sending an email to indicating your specific needs or attend the free tutoring lab in the Math Emporium.


Text:  Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Stewart, Edition 8E with WebAssign access.


Prerequisites: The prerequisite is Math 1225 (minimum grade of C-) or an equivalent course


Important Websites:

The Math 1226 course webpage may be found at:

Information particular to this section may be found on its Canvas page. I will post assignments and announcements on the Canvas page so make sure to check it daily.


Grade Breakdown: The following components will determine your final grade:

             Midterm Exams 48% (There are three midterm exams, each of which count 16%)

             Final Exam 25% (12.5% multiple choice, 12.5% free response)

             WebAssign Quizzes 7%

             Homework 15%

             Classwork 5%


A 90% will guarantee a grade of at least A-, 80% a B-, 70% a C-, and 60% a D-.


Attendance and Communication: Attendance will be taken. Students are responsible for all announcements made in class. Students are also responsible for information delivered via Canvas or email.


Grading Appeals: Specific grading disputes (points totaled incorrectly, partial credit appeals, missing assignments on Canvas, etc.) should be brought to my attention within one week of return of the assignment.  Coming to me within this period does not guarantee a grade change, only my consideration.  Appeals outside of this timeframe will not be considered.


Exams: There will be three in-class exams and a common time final exam.


You must take tests on the specified date. Usually, 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. When possible, the student should notify the teacher before missing the work.  


The final exam is a required class meeting that will not be rescheduled for discretionary reasons, including conflicts with work schedules, conflicts with classes and exams at other colleges, and travel plans. The common time final exam will be held on Monday, December 18 from 1.05 – 3.05 PM.


WebAssign: Each week you will be assigned a number of WebAssign quizzes. At the end of the semester your lowest two WebAssign quiz grades will be dropped.


Homework: There will be a written homework assignment due (roughly) each week. The due date and assignment will be posted on Canvas. Unspecified problems will be graded. You are encouraged to work together on homework assignments; however, your final write-up must be done independently. Homework will be collected at the beginning of class and will be considered late if you turn it in after it has been collected. No late assignments will be accepted, but I will accept homework that is turned in early. Your lowest homework score will be dropped.


Classwork: During class I will assign problems or worksheets for you to complete. Sometimes I will collect these problems and grade them. I encourage you to work with other students, but your final write up must be your own work. You must attend class to complete the classwork. No late classwork will be accepted. Your lowest classwork score will be dropped.


Basic Skills Review: The Department of Mathematics encourages each student enrolled in Math 1226 to take, at the beginning of the term, an online Basic Skills Review covering basic concepts from Math 1225.

Practice problems will be available to students enrolled in Math 1226.  To access practice problems click on the ``Practice for Basic Skills Review" button in the menu on the left of the Math 1226 homepage. Once you are logged in, choose ``Math 1226 (Calculus of a Single Variable)(CRN)" and then choose the Available Unit ``Practice - Math 1226 Basic Skills (401)". The practice Basic Skills problems are constructed identically to the actual Basic Skills Review problems.  The actual Basic Skills Review will be available to all students enrolled in Math 1226 on the first day of classes by clicking on ``Start Basic Skills Review" on the Math 1226 homepage. The deadline for completing the Basic Skills Review is midnight on Wednesday, September 6.


Caution: If you are not on the class roll that comes out after the last add date, immediately check your schedule and start attending the proper section. For no foreseeable reason (computer and registrar personnel mistakes included) will you be allowed to stay in the wrong section or to drop the section for which you are actually enrolled. By simply attending a section, you will not be placed on its roll.


Honor Code: All assignments and tests submitted will be considered graded work and must be completed on an individual basis. No consultation is permitted on tests and in-class quizzes. Homework and WebAssign quizzes may be discussed with other students as well as with the instructor; however, in writing up an assignment to be handed in or in submitting solutions on a WebAssign quiz, each student works alone (without other students or other students' papers) and certifies that what is written and/or submitted accurately represents the student's own understanding of the material expressed in the student's own words. In working, or in preparing to work, homework problems, classwork problems, and WebAssign quiz problems, students may not consult partial or complete solutions of the problems that have been prepared by anyone else. The prohibited solutions include, but are not limited to, solutions by current or former teachers or students at VT or elsewhere, whether these solutions are posted on the web or available from other sources. The honor code applies to all graded work in this course.


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:


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


Classroom Courtesy Statement: You and your classmates are here to learn, and that happens best in an atmosphere of mutual respect with freedom from distractions and disturbances. All of us should abide by the Virginia Tech Principles of Community.