# Functions for Calculus

# MATH 122A

Math 122A is a 1-unit course with course content covered from January 10th through February 3rd.

Students who complete Math 122A with a grade of C or higher will be eligible to continue on to Math 122B (First Semester Calculus). Students who do not complete Math 122A with a grade of C or higher will be administratively switched out of Math 122B and into Math 120R (Calculus Preparation). Both Math 122B and Math 120R will begin on Tuesday, February 6th.

## COURSE OBJECTIVES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES:

To extend precalculus skills by way of a brief integrated review of these skills as needed in calculus.

To reinforce manipulative skills in the form of simplifying expressions and solving equations in the context of solving problems.

To promote a problem solving approach through applications.

To provide a sufficient background for Math 122B.

## SECTIONS AND INSTRUCTORS

Section information and links to instructor webpages are found here. A common D2L page is used for all sections of Math 122A.

## ELIGIBILITY

Students must meet eligibility requirements.

See the current Math Course Placement Chart here.

## HOMEWORK

Math 122A uses a computer grading program called WebAssign for the common homework assignments. As a courtesy, WebAssign access will be free of charge. All students officially enrolled in Math 122A will have access to the WebAssign assignments through TBA. Instructions for logging into WebAssign can be found in the D2L site.

Things to Know About WebAssign at the UA

## TEXTBOOK

Math 122A covers chapter 1 of the 6th edition of Calculus, Single Variable; Hughes-Hallett, et al; Wiley. As a courtesy, this chapter is available free of charge as a pdf posted on the D2L Course Page. All students officially enrolled in Math 122A will have access to this pdf for the duration of the course.

## CALCULATORS

A graphing calculator is required for Math 122A. We recommend any model in the TI-83 or TI-84 series. Models that can perform symbolic calculations (also known as CAS) are NOT allowed on exams and quizzes. CAS models include (but are not limited to) the TI-89, TI NSpire CAS, HP 50g, and Casio Classpad 330. For more information about models, see http://math.arizona.edu/academics/calculators. Students are not allowed to share calculators during exams and quizzes.

## SUGGESTED CALENDARS AND COURSE POLICIES

The common course policy and day-to-day calendar are found here. This course policy is used for all sections of Math 122A. Instructors will provide section specific details. Be sure to check with your instructor.

Math 122A Course Policies (Spring 2024)

Math 122A Course Calendar (Spring 2024)

## COMMON FINAL EXAM INFORMATION

The final exam for Math 122A is a multiple-choice exam common to all sections, held on:

Saturday, February 3rd

Section 101 -- 10am-12pm, in person

Sections 201, 401, and DRC -- 1pm-3pm, in Zoom

Zoom ID will be posted in D2L

Math 122A is designed as a 3-week course. Because we offer students an opportunity to take a second final exam to improve their grade, we offer it as a 7-week course.

Continued registration into Math 122B or administrative switch into Math 120R is determined by the course grade earned as of February 3rd. Official course grades will not be entered into UAccess until March 1st. More information about the final exam and registration dates can be found in the Course Policy module in D2L.

Final Exam Procedures (Spring 2024)

Final Exam Study Guide (Spring 2024)

Students who do not withdraw from Math 122A will have the option of retaking another final exam, in order to improve their Math 122A grade. More details will be posted in the Math 122A D2L site later. Note - This retake exam is optional.

The Final exam retake is scheduled for Saturday, February 24th, 2024. Time TBD. See the Math 122A D2L site for more details.