Math 1131Q – Calculus I (Fall 2016)


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Course Description

This course is an introduction to differential and integral calculus, which is the mathematical language used in any science concerned with dynamically changing quantities. The main topics are limits, derivatives, integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and various applications of these ideas.


Textbook Information

The textbook for the course is Calculus: Early Transcendentals by James Stewart (8th Edition), which is bundled with a WebAssign code for online homework. You have the choice of buying one of two versions of the text, depending on how much calculus you plan to take in the future:

  • If you do NOT plan to take Math 2110 (multivariable calculus), then you should purchase Single-Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals by Stewart (8th Edition).
  • If you plan to take Math 1131, 1132, and 2110 (multivariable calculus) then you should purchase Calculus: Early Transcendentals by Stewart (8th Edition).

There are three ways to purchase the text and the WebAssign access code:

  • Get the text and WebAssign access code bundled together from the publisher’s special website for either the single variable version (1131/1132) or the full version (1131/1132/2110).
  • Get the text and WebAssign access code bundled together at the UConn Bookstore.
  • Get the text separately from anywhere, and buy the WebAssign access code when you access your homework through HuskyCT.

We do not recommend using the third option above, because it is more expensive to buy the access code and the textbook separately. Purchasing the text and WebAssign access code together lets you use that access code for the life of the edition of the textbook.


Calculator Policy

Models TI-82, 83, 84, 84 plus, 85 or 86 are recommended, and are allowed on exams and quizzes. Calculators that can perform symbolic computations, such as models TI-89 and above (including TI-Nspire), are NOT permitted on exams or quizzes.



Online Homework: There is an online homework assignment for each section we cover. To access these assignments, go to the Husky CT site for your discussion section (section number ends in D), then click on the WebAssign Homework link. You will get five attempts for each question that is not multiple choice and fewer than five attempts for each multiple choice question; the exact number of attempts will depend on the number of choices. After each attempt, you will be told whether your answer is correct or not. If you are not able to get the correct answer after your first two attempts, please talk to someone about it – this could be your professor, your TA, a fellow classmate, a tutor, or someone at the Q-Center (an excellent and free campus resource).

Useful tips on using WebAssign can be found here

Online Quizzes: There will be an online quiz on most sections we cover. Each quiz will be a timed assignment in WebAssign that draws questions from the corresponding homework assignment – make sure you are comfortable with all the homework exercises for a particular section before attempting the quiz! You will get three attempts for each question that is not multiple choice and at most three attempts for each multiple choice question; the exact number of attempts will depend on the number of choices.


Discussion and Worksheets

Discussion provides an opportunity to ask questions about content from lectures and WebAssign, and explore examples that provide different perspectives and more depth. There will be a worksheet corresponding to each section that you will normally begin working on in discussion, then finish and turn in at the beginning of the next discussion. These worksheets are designed to reinforce and strengthen your knowledge and understanding, and provide practice with writing coherent, well-reasoned answers to questions (very important for exams!). The majority of the grade for these worksheets will be based on completion of the exercises, and a couple exercises on each worksheet will be graded in detail for correctness.


i>clicker Registration

Clickers will be used in lectures. You must register your i>Clicker by visiting the i>Clicker Registration link in the HuskyCT site for your lecture section (either Section 100 or 120 or 140 or 160).



Homework (online)     WebAssign   10%
Quizzes (online)     WebAssign   5%
Worksheets (written)     Discussion   10%
Clicker responses     Lecture   5%
Exam 1: 2nd Discussion Meeting, Week 4     Discussion   15%
Exam 2: 2nd Discussion Meeting, Week 8     Discussion   15%
Exam 3: 2nd Discussion Meeting, Week 12     Discussion   15%
Final Exam:      Common (2 hours)   25%


Things that will help you succeed in this course

  1. Attend lecture and discussion class.
  2. Read relevant explanations and examples in the textbook.
  3. Watch videos ( Each video last 8-15 minutes and covers some of the difficult and/or critical concepts.
  4. Do online homeworks and quizzes.
  5. Revisit Concept Questions (
  6. Review using Flash Cards (


Important University Policies

References for Syllabi Links