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WELCOME TO MATH 223/224 INTRODUCTION TO CALCULUS/DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS


On the Math 223/224 Director's page you will find the syllabus with grade policy and distribution of points to tests and quizzes/take-home assignments and WebAssign. Also, several previous semester final exams (midway through, when 223 ends).

For WebAssign, our class key is binghamton 1995 8714

The e-book for Stewart's Precalculus 7e is in several places. It is easiest to go to My Assignments, where you will find the e-book, broken down into Chapters and Sections.

Find Steps to get to Kazmierczak videos here.

Exercises in Precalculus, Stewart, 7th ed. are to do addition to the WebAssign. They won't be collected, but you should have questions to ask in class.


WEEK 1 AUG 24-27

Summary of assignments for first week–if any exercises give you trouble, rest assured we'll cover them in class. Early exercises give me a broad idea of how familiar you are with fundamentals.

EXERCISES ARE NOT HANDED IN, EXCEPT WHEN ASSIGNED AS 'TAKE-HOME'.

  • Read textbook (e-book) Sections 1.8, 1.10, 1.9 and watch Kazmierczak Videos embedded there (also found in Resources)
  • Do Exercises Sec 1.8 #16, 18, 22, 32, 38, 47, 52, 60, 65, 79, 80, 88, 97, 99, 102, 113, 119, 120, 122
  • Do Exercises Sec 1.10: #4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 34, 35, 37, 39, 40, 45, 48, 50, 58, 62, 64, 66, 67, 72,73, 77, 88, 90
  • WebAssign: Appendix A and Appendix B (skip Warm Up Appendix C). Don't wait till the night before the due date to start these! I won't answer questions on email the night before.

WEEK 2 Aug 30-Sept 3

Adding videos for solving inequalities of all kinds: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4 Video 5

By Monday Aug 30 be acquainted with WebAssign. Ask in class if you are still unsure.

  • WebAssign:
  1. By Tuesday, Appendix A and Warm-up Appendix C
  2. By Wednesday, Appendix B and Warm-up Sec 1.1
  3. By Friday, Appendix C and Warm-up Sec 1.2
  • Read textbook Sections 1.4, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6 and watch the Kazmierczak Videos embedded there
  • By Friday Sept 3, do selected Exercises for Sections 1.9, 1.4, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6 (to be posted soon)

Saturday Sept 4 installment:

  • WebAssign: Extensions granted to Sept 6 or 7. Get to it!

WEEK 3 SEPT 6-10

  • Read e-book Sec 2.6 and 2.7 and view Kazmierczak videos embedded there

The videos can also be found under 'Resources' on your WebAssign homepage. See the screenshots here: Steps to get to Kazmierczak videos

  • Do textbook exercises – see answers (all are odd) and have questions for me on Friday.

Sec 1.9: #13, 17, 19, 27, 31, 37, 45, 47, 55, 67, 71, 75

Sec 1.4: #9, 11, 19, 23, 29, 33, 37, 41, 45, 63, 79, 85

Sec 2.2: #1, 5, 7, 9, 17, 23, 27, 31, 39, 43, 47, 53, 59, 63, 69, 79

8-o I DO NOT COLLECT EXERCISES, UNLESS I TELL YOU AHEAD OF TIME.

  • ^_^ Due to all the homework and WebAssign, no take-home
  • 8-o QUIZ 1 IS FRIDAY SEPT 10

Quiz covers absolute value and quadratic inequalities, eqns of a line (both point-slope and slope-intercept forms), circle (complete the square to identify center and radius, be able to graph it and find intercepts)

  • Read textbook Secs 1.5, 3.1, 3.2 and view Kazmierczak videos for same, which I accidentally omitted in the above reading – I apologize

Here is Another tour of this site and WebAssign/ebook/resources

Weekend Sept 10-12

  • Read Secs 3.3 and 3.4 and view Kazmierczak and Mosely videos Sec 3.3 and Kazmierczak videos in Sec 3.4
  • WebAssign Warm up Sec 1.3
  • Textbook exercises in Sec. 2.6 (These are very short!):

#3, 5, 9, 11, 15, 19, 24, 25, 27, 28, 43, 47, 51, 59, 63, 65, 69, 83-90

WEEK 4 SEPT 13-17 m( TRIGONOMETRY STARTS ON WEDNESDAY

Mon Sept 13-Tues Sept 14

  • Do textbook exercises:

Sec. 2.7 #29, 31, 33, 51, 55, 63

Sec 3.1 #3, 4, 7, 13, 23, 29, 39

Sec 3.2 #3, 9b-13b (skip the part a), 19, 37

Sec 3.3 #1, 2, 5, 11, 31

  • Read Sec 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and view Kazmierczak videos therein
  • WebAssign:
  1. By Tues morning, Warm up Sec 1.3 (extension granted)
  2. By Tues night, Sec 1.3 part 1 graphing transformations
  3. By Tues night Class Warm up Dividing polynomials and factoring

Wed Sept 15-Thurs Sept 16

  • Keep reading Sec 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and view Kazmierczak videos therein
  • WebAssign:
  1. Let me know before 7 pm if you need an extension on a WA
  2. By Wed night, Sec 1.3 part 1 (extended) and part 2
  3. By Fri morning App D warm up
  • To hand in Monday ;-) (you're welcome): TAKE HOME #!Take home #1
  • 8-O Study for Friday's Quiz #2: Sec 2.6 Transforming functions, Sec 2.7 Composition of functions and domain, Sec 3.2 Graphing polynomials (end behavior, y-intercept, roots/multiplicity), Sec 3.3 Equivalent statements about polynomial roots and factors
  • Draw two nice circles like I did in class: one with the multiples of pi/4, the other being multiples of pi/6. Be sure to include the degree equivalents. Keep these circle diagrams handy, on your desk, to refer to as we dive into trigonometry. (You may use on the next Friday quiz.)

m( I didn't mean to include the App D for tonight! We aren't there yet. I took it off ~

MIDTERM IS SEPT 27 AND FINAL IS OCT 18

See WEEK 5 for weekend homework.


WEEK 5


Saturday Sept 18 and Sunday Sept 19 Weekend trigonometry videos

FOR MONDAY, WATCH THESE! YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID :-P

Here are 30 minutes of videos taking us from understanding where the points on the unit circle come from to graphing the sine and cosine functions from these points.

We named the x and y coordinates by looking at the special angles 0, pi/6, pi/4, pi/3 and pi/2. Here, Professor Norm Prokup does it with a bit of simple geometry (Pythagorean theorem), which will prepare you well for calculus – which after all relies on analytic geometry! Learn and enjoy ~

Trig 1, Trig 2, Trig 3, and Trig 4

Trig 5, Trig 6, Trig 7, and Trig 8

Don't forget to complete TAKE HOME #1

Catch up on WebAssign and textbook exercises. I will add a trig batch on Monday.

Check it out

people/mckenzie/math223.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/18 18:00 by mckenzie