Section: PR

Instructor: Alice Medvedev

Office: 6/278 NAC

Office Hours: Tuesday 4-5 (mostly for Math 202) and Tuesday 5-6 (mostly for Math 308)

E-mail: medvedev.math.ccny at gmail

This course will cover most of chapters 5, 6, 7, and 9 of Essential Calculus by James Stewart, 2nd edition; and Conic Sections.

The course grade will consist of: the final exam (40%), midterm exams on

Common WebWork problems:

- 1. If you don't know your citymail.cuny.edu email username or password, or if you don't know whether you have a citymail.cuny.edu email account, try to fix that here first.
- 2. If that doesn't work, visit the CCNY IT Service Desk in room 1/301 in North Academic Center (NAC).
- 3. Common reasons for passwords not working:
- Caps Lock: check that it's off.
- Expired password: ccny student passwords expire automatically every six months; go to Step 1 to fix this.
- Lockout: after 5 wrong tries, you cannot log in to WebWork for several hours.

- 4. If you can log in to your citymail.cuny.edu but cannot log in to WebWork, and Step 3 did not help, email me.

- Read the textbook sections assigned on Tuesday.
- Make a list of new stuff: new mathematical concepts, new methods of solving problems, new mathematical objects.
- Make a list of not-new stuff to look up and review: math from previous courses you don't remember well, English words you are not sure about, and so on.
- Look up and review stuff from your second list!
- Make a list of stuff you don't understand in this section. More precise questions are more likely to get useful answers!
- After all that, look at the new exercises on WebWork, solve the ones you can solve, and note what you could not solve and why.

Between Thursday and Tuesday:

- Solve all homework problems
**on paper**. Keep your past solutions: I will occasionally collect them, and you can use them to study for exams in this course, and to review math from this course when you are taking later courses. - Check your answers to WebWork exercises on WebWork. If your answers are incorrect, find errors in your solutions and fix them.
- Write up your solutions to non-WebWork problems nicely. Explain in complete sentences what you are doing at each step and why. Ideally, your write-up should look like the example problems in our textbook.
- For each new thing you identified before, write a short summary explanation to help you review these later.
- Look over your list of questions from before, check off the ones you can now answer, and add new ones that come up as you are working on the homework.

Math 202 Video Lessons created by Dr. Andrea Marchese in collaboration with Prof. Shelley Ring.

Khan Academy is a free online math resource that many of my past students used and liked.

Drop-in tutoring is available for all levels at the Math Help Desk, MR418S.

Appropriate academic accommodations are offered to students with disabilities.

The university's policy on academic integrity.

It is reasonable to expect emails to be answered within a day or two; it is unreasonable to expect an answer within an hour. The truly urgent questions (where's the final exam - i'm already late?) are better answered by google or a phone call to the relevant university office. Some questions that feel urgent (did I pass the class?) simply require patience.

Email is great for logistics: finding a time to talk outside regular office hours, making special arrangements for missed work, telling me about a problem with the web page or a homework, etc. Email does not work well for discussing mathematics - come to my office hours instead.

If a professor (or, really anyone else!) agrees to meet with you personally, outside of lecture and standard office hours, and then you find out that you will not make it to the meeting, you should inform the professor of this at least several hours in advance. I have had enough problems with this issue that

The best use of lecture is to focus all of your attention on it, for the entire duration. If you are not doing this, please do not disturb the people who do. If you come late or leave early, sit near the door and don't let the door slam. If you're eating, please don't be loud or smelly (if you bring hot pizza, bring enough for everyone!). Whether or not you use technology (phone, tablet, laptop, etc) during class, make sure it is silent. I have had enough problems with this issue that

The best way to stay focused in class is to get involved. If something doesn't quite make sense, ask about it! I like questions! I like stupid questions, too - for every brave soul willing to ask one, there's ten shy confused students thinking the same thing. If you think something is wrong on the board, you may well be right - ask about it! Sometimes, I make errors on purpose, to keep you on your toes. Other times, I make honest mistakes - I'm not perfect. And if you are not correct, your confusion will not get cleared up if you don't ask. Clearing up confusions is what this is all about.