Math 1071Q — Calculus for Business and Economics (Spring 2018)

About the course

Welcome! This course is an introduction to calculus and applications designed primarily for students majoring in business, economics, or the life and social sciences. We will cover essential concepts of differential and integral calculus.


Calculus, Applications and Technology (3rd edition) by Edmond C. Tomastik, bundled with WebAssign code.

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

  1. Get the text and WebAssign access code bundled together at the UConn Co-op.
  2. Get the text and WebAssign access code from the publisher’s special website.
  3. 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 if you buy the WebAssign access code separately then you will have to buy it for 95 dollars for one semester of calculus or 110 dollars for two or three semesters of calculus; by comparison, the cost of the book and WebAssign access code bundled together (from the publisher’s website or from the UConn Co-op) is less than 95 dollars. The option to buy the text and WebAssign access code bundled together lets you use that access code for the life of the edition of the textbook.

If you purchase a code for WebAssign from WebAssign, then please note that the code will appear to be for a different book (Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus – 5e by Waner and Costenoble). The reason this discrepancy exists is because the current Tomastik book is not currently available as an e-book but it was necessary to select some book for access code purposes only.

You will have two weeks of free access to WebAssign, so you can get started right away in case you need some time to arrange to buy textbook with the access code.


Graphing calculators: TI 82, 83, 84, 84 plus, 85 or 86 may be used. Models TI-89 and above (including TI-Nspire) are not permitted on the exams or quizzes. Some sections will allow the GraphLock smartphone app.  Ask your individual instructor.  See this link (from the University of Arizona) for more detailed description of what is and is not allowed (including Casio brand calculators).


The homework for Math 1071 is assigned online using the online home work system WebAssign. To access your homework online you must go to Husky CT.
Please note that many students have experienced problems using WebAssign with Internet Explorer or Safari. We recommend that you use Firefox or Chrome.
There will be homework assignments for each section of the text.  Homework due dates will be set by individual instructors.   You will get 5 attempts to answer each non-multiple choice question and two attempts for each multiple choice question. 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 initial attempts, we recommend that you seek help from your instructor, the Q-Center or another student.
WebAssign Quizzes
There will be a quiz on each homework assignment. These assignments are designed to provide you with extra practice.  They do not count towards your grade.  You have two attempts at each quiz question.

Worksheets and Quizzes


There is a worksheet that corresponds to each section covered in the textbook. You can access them under the outline tab above. Each worksheet lists the sections objectives, has a few practice problems and has suggested textbook problems. These practice problems are meant to prepare you for the quizzes and exams.  Worksheets do not need to be turned in and solutions will be posted.  It is recommended that you complete the worksheets before the quizzes each week. If you get stuck, review your class notes and the textbook and/or go to office hours. Once you are confident in your solutions, compare your answers to the posted solutions.  Reading solutions as an alternative to doing the problems on your own is NOT a good strategy.


There will be a quiz every Friday on the material covered the previous week. (e.g During Week 2, there will be a quiz on the material covered during Week 1). Quiz questions will be of similar style and difficulty as the worksheet questions.  In fact, at least one question each week will be the same as a worksheet question with different numbers. (Note: Exam questions will also be similar style and content as worksheet questions but will generally NOT be the same as worksheet questions.  Memorizing worksheet solutions is not the right approach for studying, you must work to understand all the topics in each section.)




Category Where Description Percentage Toward Grade
Homework WebAssign One assignment per topic 10%
Quizzes Fridays in class Once a week (12 total, lowest 2 dropped) 20%
Exam 1 (Feb 19) 50 min, in class Covers A.1, A.2, A.6, 1.1-1.5, 3.1-3.3 20%
Exam 2 (April 9) 50 min, in class Covers 4.1-4.5, 3.4, 5.1-5.6 20%
Final Exam 2 hours, during final exam week Cumulative 30%


Academic integrity

Please be familiar with the university policy on academic integrity. All breaches of this code of conduct will be taken seriously and handled as per university regulations.

Special accommodations

Student Athletes and Students with Disabilities should inform your instructor of your commitments as an athlete, any special needs that you have, etc. within the first three weeks of the semester. You will be expected to bring in a letter from the Athletics Department or the Center for Students with Disabilities.

The University Senate passed a motion on about religious observances which stipulated that Students anticipating such a conflict should inform their instructor in writing within the first three weeks of the semester, and prior to the anticipated absence, and should take the initiative to work out with the instructor a schedule for making up missed work. For conflicts with final examinations, students should, as usual, contact the Dean of Students.


The course coordinator:  Professor Katherine Hall( Or your instructor.