Functions for Calculus (MATH 122A)
Math 122A is a 1-unit course with class meetings from August 24 through September 15.
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 Wednesday, September 16th.
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.
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.
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 September 15th. Instructions for creating a WebAssign account and logging into your class can be found in the D2L site. Additional homework and/or quizzes will be assigned by instructors. Be sure to check with your instructor.
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.
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.
COMMON FINAL EXAM INFORMATION
The final exam for Math 122A is a multiple-choice exam common to all sections, held on
Saturday, September 12th (times vary).
Continued registration into Math 122B or administrative switch into Math 120R is determined by the course grade earned as of September 15th. The final course grade for Math 122A will not be posted in UAccess until October 14th. The last class meeting for Math 122A is September 15th.
Students who do not withdraw from Math 122A will have the option of retaking another final exam on Saturday, October 10th (time TBA) in order to improve their Math 122A grade. More details will be posted in the Math 122A D2L site in late September/early October. Note - This retake exam is optional.