Math 3, Winter 2013, Syllabus (subject to change)

Introduction to Calculus

Dartmouth College, Department of Mathematics







Olivia Prosper

Section 1: (10) MWF 10:00-11:05 (x-hour Th 12-12:50)

Office: 308 Kemeny Hall

Phone: 646-9837

Office hours: Mondays 12:30-2:00

                      Wednesdays 1:15-2:45

                      By appointment




Susan Diesel

Section 2: (11) MWF 11:15-12:20 (x-hour Tu 12-12:50)

Office: 310 Kemeny Hall

Phone: 646-9020

Office hours: Tuesdays 1:15-2:45

                      Wednesdays 12:30-2:00

                      By appointment






The manuscript Principles of Calculus Modeling: An Interactive Approach, by Donald Kreider, Dwight Lahr, and Susan Diesel, is available at Wheelock Books . Each section of the book has a companion page on the Web, which can be accessed at the KLDbook site


Class Meetings:


Classes meet for three 65-minute lectures each week.  Students should keep x-hours open, although they will typically be used only in weeks with a holiday (please refer to Daily schedule).


Math3-to-Math1 quiz:


We would like to identify all students for whom Math1 might be a better beginning calculus course. On "Monday 1/14 after the first three Math3 classes, a quiz will be available on WeBWork to help you decide. If by then you feel that the pace of Math3 is too fast, or the homework is too demanding or time consuming, you should consider moving to Math1: that course includes an in-depth review of pre-calculus topics, and together with Math2 covers intro calculus in two terms (Math1 + Math2 = Math3). This will be the last opportunity this term to make the change (The Registrar's deadline to add/drop is Sunday, 1/20/13).  Although the score will not count toward the course grade, all Math 3 students must take the quiz. We want to be sure that you are in the calculus course that is right for you.




In addition to the Math3-to-Math1 Quiz, there will be two hour-exams and a (three-hour) final examination. The final exam has been scheduled by the Registrar's office for Tuesday, March 12 at 3pm. Don't make any travel plans that might conflict with this time because all Math 3 students must be there. Here is the schedule of the two midterm exams and final:


·     Midterm 1: Wednesday, February 6, 7:00-8:15pm (tentative date)

·     Midterm 2: Wednesday, February 27, 7:00-8:15pm (tentative date)

·     Final Exam: Tuesday, March 12, 3pm

The Math3-to-Math1 Quiz will be entirely multiple-choice. Each of the two hour-exams will consist of two parts – a multiple-choice part and a non multiple-choice part where partial credit can be earned. The final exam will be entirely multiple-choice. No calculators, computers, or other electronic devices will be needed or allowed in these sit-down exams. Be sure to take #2 pencils to mark the scantron forms.



All Math 3 homework will be done online using WeBWorK.  Homework due-dates will be shown on the WeBWorK assignments, which will generally be due at 8:00 a.m. on the second class day after the class in which the material is covered. Answers will be available at 3:00 p.m. on the same day. Late homework will not be accepted without advance permission from your instructor.  There will normally be at least one class-day between the day homework is assigned and the day it is due, thereby providing plenty of opportunity for you to get your questions answered.




Assistance on the daily homework can be obtained in tutorials staffed by graduate Course Assistants and undergraduate student tutors. All tutorials are scheduled from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings and will be held in Kemeny Hall room 008.


Academic Honor Principle:


On the two hour-exams and the final examination you will work individually, guided by the Dartmouth Academic Honor Principle. On the daily homework exercises, you will each have different numbers and you will turn in assignments individually, although you are encouraged to work collaboratively. Collaboration though does not include copying someone else's work – a clear violation of the Honor Principle. Feel free to talk with other students about the material. You may even decide to form a study group for that purpose. You also may seek assistance from a tutor or your instructor(s). When it comes to writing up the homework, however, you should do this by yourself without outside assistance. In this regard, it is a violation of the Honor Principle to share electronic files, or to type answers into someone else's WeBWorK account.




The course grade will be based upon the scores of the two midterm exams, the final examination, and the homework, as follows:


·     Math3-to-Math1 Quiz: diagnostic only. Does not count toward grade.

·     Hour-Exams: 200 points (100 points each)

·     Final Exam: 150 points (multiple-choice)

·     Homework: 50 points

·     The total of 400 points will be the basis for final grades in the course.


Students’ Religious Observances:

Some students may wish to take part in religious observances that occur during this academic term.  If you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please meet with your instructor before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.



We encourage students with documented disabilities, including "invisible" disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, and psychiatric disabilities, to discuss possible accommodations with one of your instructors. Students might want to consult as well Student Accessibility Services, 301 Collis Center, ext. 6-2014. In addition to providing information and services, the office can assist with determining appropriate accommodations and registering them.


Flu or serious illness:

If you contract the flu or other serious illness, please contact your professor by email.  We will be happy to make arrangements for you to make up late work, or exams if you provide us with a note from Dick's house.  Please do not come to class if you have an influenza-like illness. The Math 3 website contains the complete class schedule, so you will know what you've missed and how to keep up.  For more information on what to do if you believe you have the flu, see the Dartmouth web page devoted to this topic.