Math 142

posted [updated] 

Sun 5/12 
Grades are posted on Self Serve Carolina (from my end but
before you can see them on your end
you might have to wait until the registrar's office "rolls grades",
which they do daily at 8am, noon, 5pm and midnight).
You may look at the solutions to the final to figure out your grade on the
final exam. Please work on the problems you missed to get out
your misunderstandings before you proceed to higher level math class
(since we want you to succeed in them).
If you feel the urge to email me about your grade,
Thank you for a wonderful semester. Have a fun semester break and I hope to see you around 
Tue 4/30 
SI's Math 142 Finals Frenzy schedule is posted under the
Course Game Plan. I highly recommend these Finals Frenzy session.
The MML portion of the final exam is posted under Ch 11
and is named 19s 11.411.5 Final Exam. It is posted as an exam,
not a homework. The problems are similar to your MML homework.
Once you pull up the exam and hit the start button, you have 40 minutes to complete the
4 questions on the exam. When you finish the 4 questions, hit the
Submit Test (blue box) in the upper right hand side (next to
the "Time Remaining" counter). While taking the exam, do not
naviagate off the exam page or open another taborbroswer
(or you will automatically be
assigned no points for the whole test).

Wed 4/23 
Way to go, the class average on Exam 3 was about 80%!
Keep it up. Solutions to Exam 3 are posted. Exam stats: sorted by exam 3 score and sorted by average of Exams 13. 
Tue 4/23 
Study Suggestions for Final Exam 
Mon 4/22 
For the sole purpose of helping you study, all your (real) MML homeworks have been copied to the new Practice Only MML course (course ID 
Mon 4/22 
Note that MML §11.4 is due Wednesday 4/24 at 10am. Last Thursday (4/18) we finished the lectures for §11.4 (graphing in polar coords). For further examples, on §11.311.5 Lecture Notes, look at pages 810 (ignore the area part on bottom of page 10). To class on Thursday 4/25, bring your §11.311.5 Lecture Notes. 
Mon 4/15  Study Suggestions and details for Exam 3. 
Wed 4/10 
MML homework is posted through 11.2. A good preparation tomorrow's lecture would be to do the first three MML problems of 10.TS Part 4, which are really a quick review of 10.7 part 2 (operations on power series). Please see updated Class Game Plan. 
Wed 4/3  Solutions to Exam 2 are posted. Some class stats for Exam1 and Exam 2. 
Fri 3/29 
See the below Class Game Plan for the date of Exam 2.
Some Study Suggestions and details for Exam 2. For exam preparation: a Sat. Calculus Jam Session and a Sun. Double SI (see Class Game Plan for details). 
Wed 3/20  Exam 2 is approaching (see Class Game Plan). In preparation, there is a MML 10.110.6 Review homework. It is broken into 2 parts. Part 1 you can do now (it is 20 questions). Part 2 needs the AST. Both parts are due next Wednesday so it is best to get started on Part 1 now. Maybe you will join us this Saturday at the Calculus Jam Session. 
Sun 3/17  In class on Monday (3/18), Rob will pass out Before class on Tuesday 3/19, as explained in the instructions, look over the algebra in the lecture as so you can concentrate on the calculus in class. 
Thurs 2/28 
Calculus Jam Session this Saturday (see
Class Game Plan). Two regular attenders of the Calculus Jam Sessions
made in the 100's on Exam 1. Come join us.
The Integral Test Remainder Example from class today. Note the MML for 10.3 is posted. You now should be able to do 0.10.9 from Practice Problem 0 for Numerical Series (the new blue sheet). Solutions to your Intro. to Taylor Polynominal homework will be posted (under Selected Solutions) tomorrow (Friday 3/1) afternoon. On Monday, Rob will take your questions on the two Taylor Polynomial video posted on the handout page:

Wed 2/20 
Rob will take your question over MML 10.1 on Monday 2/25.
MML 10.1 due date has been extended until 10am on
Monday 2/25 (with usual 25% late penalty for 2 the next days).
Solutions to Exam 1 are posted (on the previous exam page). For Exam 1: the range was 8101, the average was 71, and the median was 74. For those students making at least 50% on Problem 0: the range was 27101, the average was 72, and the median was 75. . The exams will be returned at the end of class on Thursday. If you made below a 49% on the first exam, then to remain in the course you must speak Prof. Girardi by Wednesday 2/27. Either come to her office hours or email her a suggested appointment time. You should come to the appointment with a written explanation of what you will be doing differently to succeed in the remainder of the course. You might want to look at Sources of Help in the Freqently Used Links for ideas. You should come ready to explain how you will change your study habits as so to pass this class. Bring to the appointment: your graded exam, your statement of the multiple choice problems (which has your work), as well as your class notebook. 
Mon 2/11  Exam 1 date has been moved since many of you appear not prepared yet for the exam. Also, this allows for a Double SI next Sunday (note in LC, not CLLCTT). See the below detailed Class Game Plan. 
Sun 2/10  In preparation for Exam 1,

Thur 2/7  Some Study Suggestions and details for Exam 1. 
Thur 1/31 
Calculus Jam Session this Sat. (2/2), sd requested after class today by several students.
See Class Game Plan for more info.
To help prepare for the upcoming exam, the MML 8.18.5 Review of Techniques of Integration is due next Thursday (2/7). There is no late submission (as with recitation homework) with this MML assigments. Due to questions in class today, I have created a new MML course called "Extra Practice for 19s Math 142". You can registrar (for free); click here for the registration information. In this MML course, you will find copies of our review homeworks 0.0 and 8.0 but with unlimited attempts and also, the pull down window "Question Help" (towards top of the right hand side) has options for "help me solve this" and "view an example". Your scores on this Extra Practice MML account will not be recorded (basically, it just there to help you  take avantage of it if you need). The 8.0 assignment had several topics needed for PFD. The 0.0 assignment should help with the Maple Lab B assignment. 
Tue 1/29 
Note, today we have finished the lectures for §8.4 (Trig Sub)
so you should be starting on the MML for §8.4.
In recitation on Wed (1/30), Rob will answer your questions over the last example from class on today, namely Ex. 5 of the Trig. Substitution handout. He might talk about the algebra involved in the integration of the last example on page 4 of the handout Partial Fractions. Rob will also cover Maple Lab B (Review of Calculus I) and distribute the Maple Lab homework. After Rob's presentation until the end of class time , you should work on either the Maple Lab activities&homework (over limits of functions) or MML homework. In lecture on Thursday (1/31), we will cover §8.5 Partial Fractions. Before class, read pages 1 and 2 of the handout Partial Fractions. Then from the handout, read the example on page 4, an example you theoretically were able to do the first day of of Math 142 albeit the algebra is delicate. 
Fri 1/18 
Recall there is a Calculus Jam Session Saturday (1/19) at 24pm.
Look for us in LC 312 and if nobody is there, look for a note
on my office door (LC 309C) saying were we are (we might have to move/overfill
into LC 311 or LC 317R). Bring the material (e.g. class notebook/handouts/laptop) needed
to answer your questions.
See the below Class Game Plan for assignment/quiz information for Tue&Wed. Typically, assignments are announced in class and not posted on the Class Game Plan but since some students might still be adding the course, it is best to be posting them until the Wdate (after which students can no longer add a class). Look at the solutions to the Worksheet in the Selected Solution link in the above Frequently Used Links box. You should be able to do each problem each way since each solution illustrate techinques needed for Ch. 8 Check out the Handouts links, also in the above Frequently Used Links box. Some of these handouts (e.g. the one on L'Hopital's Rule) will not be distributed in class but might help you with MML Review homework. In class on Tuesday (1/23) we will finish the handout on Integration by Part (we are
almost done) and
then go over Trig. Integrals. In class, the choice of the udu in Trig. Integrals
will be motivated. Once the proper choice of the udu is made,
students often struggle with the algebra. So 
Mon 1/14 
MyMathLab (MML), the online homework system, is now set up. The
Student Registration Instructions, which has the course ID,
explains how you access your course's online homework. It also explains how you can
get free temporary access for 14 day and then, upon purchasing the MML access,
transfer all the work you had done.
When you set up your MML account, please
use your name as it appears on your student ID,
which is how it appears in my gradebook (so that the real you
gets the credit for all the work you did).
Once connected to MML, you will see homework posted. You should have 8.1 done before class on Wed 1/23. There are hints to the MML 8.1 on the Ch. 8 homework page (under "All Homework" in the Frequently Used Links above). Since 1/23 is the first day for some adding classes late (Wdate is 1/22) the absolute due date is as posted on MML. After the Wdate, MML assignments will usually be due by 10am the day of a question/quiz recitation, you get 3 attempts per question, and there is a late (basically, you have 2 more days) submission penalty (25% deduction). So you should do as much as you can before recitation, come to recitation with questions ready so that you can go back after recitation and work on those problems were giving you troubles.
Use MML wisely. Recall the course homepage "All Homework" link has hints and practice problems&solutions. 