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Mathematics 1210 online

Important: Students currently enrolled in 1210 Online should log into the main course Canvas page at utah.instruture.com


This fully-online section of Calculus I covers the same material and uses the same textbook as the in-classroom sections. The online section requires the same pre-requisites and/or placement exam scores as well. The Catalog Description: is:

1210  Calculus I (4) Prerequisite: AccuPlacer CLM score of at least 90, or AP AB score of at least 3, or grade of C or better in MATH 1050 AND 1060. Fulfills Quantitative Reasoning (Math & Stat/Logic). Functions and their graphs, differentiation of polynomial, rational and trigonometric functions. Velocity and acceleration. Geometric applications of the derivative, minimization and maximization problems, the indefinite integral, and an introduction to differential equations. The definite integral and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

This course is NOT a learn-at-your-own-pace course. It follows the University semester-based academic calendar, has hard due dates for homework and exams. However, because course learning is guided through an online interface, it DOES provide greater time flexibility than a traditional lecture course. Rather than attending lectures at a fixed time/place as in a in-classroom section, in the online section, the student utilizes the textbook, supplemental videos and notes, interactive online homework assignments, and practice exams to learn the material. The online instructor Liz Fedak (fedak@math.utah.edu) is also available to provide any guidance that is necessary via email or communications through Canvas.

The course is directed through the Canvas interface. Click here for more information on Canvas and its capabilities. Course performance is assessed through homework and exams:
1. Homework is done in the WebWork environment, with one assignment due about once a week. The problem sets will cover concepts from the assigned textbook chapters and other materials. As the student learns the material, they can login to the homework online environment at any time before the due date, try each problem an unlimited number of times until they get it correct, so the student gets real-time feedback to guide learning. So, given enough time and persistence, a student can learn to complete all problems in each assignment (before the due date) to get full credit.

The WeBWorK Login is HERE (requires username/password given by instructor on the first day)

2. Midterm exams and the final exams are computer based and completed in a University-approved testing facility (see below) and composed of part multiple choice and part written response (using paper and pencil). Calculators are not allowed. Midterm exams must be completed in 90 minutes and the Final must be completed in 150 minutes. Students must sign up for a time slot to take the exam within a specified exam period set by the instructor (usually one week in the Fall and Spring semesters). Hence, compared to an in-classroom course, online section provides greater scheduling flexibility. The Technology Assisted Curriculum Center administers all exams, both on campus and for out-of-Area students. Exams are taken at their testing sites, or remotely with approved proctoring. The main testing facility is located in the Marriott Library, Room 1705, but there are also centers in the Bountiful and Sandy extension campuses.

Register for each exam at least two weeks in advance through UOnline.

The Syllabus has more details and Week-by-week roadmap for the semester.

Registering and Getting Started

If you need to register for the course, go to UOnline for the procedures.

If you need a permission code to register for this class, you must request one from the Department. The instructor can not grant permission codes anymore. To obtain a permission code, you must click this link below to fill out the request form:

Mathematics Class Permission Code Request Form

If you registered for the course in advance, you will be sent a welcome email during the first day of classes to your @utah.edu address, which is now required for all academic email use. The welcome email will give you your WeBWorK account login information. If you register after classes start, wait for two business days, within which time you should automatically be added to the WeBWorK system and a welcome email sent to you. If you have registered, but do not receive the welcome email by the first day, please contact the instructor (Liz Fedak, fedak@math.utah.edu ) with your full name, the course number (1210-90), and your uID, and he will set up your account and send you the login information and welcome email.


Practice and Past Exams

Useful information for using webwork

Summary of WebWork formats, conventions, and available mathematical functions

The Benny Rushing Mathematics Center (RMC, Math Tutoring Center, Computer Lab, Meeting Rooms, etc.)

Polynomial Calculus ("PC") Notes Page

The text used is Calculus, by Varberg, Purcell and Rigdon, Prentice-Hall, Ninth edition.

Supplementary notes by Prof. Hugo Rossi are also strongly recommended, and available on the Supplementary Materials page.

Are you sufficiently prepared to take Calculus? Take the following Diagnostic Test: Diagnostic Test---Part I goes over essential techniques of algebra and trigonometry; while Part II exhibits the kind of algebra and trigonometry problems which actually do arise in Calculus. Do part I first, and then, if interested, Part II. Solutions to the problems can be found in Solutions