Math 131
Spring 2011

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HOWDY 

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College vs. High School 
(by TAMU Student Counseling Service)

Tips for College Math 
(by Janice Epstein)

Algebra Help 

Calculator Help 
(by Kathryn Bollinger)

Calculator Exam Restrictions 
(by Joe Kahlig)

TAMU 

Class Announcements

  • May 5, 2011
    • Seating Chart for Final Exam: Here is the seating chart for tomorrow's exam. I will also bring a copy of this to our classroom.
  • April 28, 2011
    • Office Hours: My office hours will be slightly different next week in preparation for final exams.
      • Wednesday, May 4 from 2-4pm in Blocker 111
      • Thursday, May 5 from 10am-noon in Blocker 639
    • Final Exam Schedule:
      • Section 502 Friday, May 6 from 12:30-2:30pm
      • Section 503 Friday, May 6 from 3:00-5:00pm
    • Scantron and Seating Chart: Bring a long, skinny green scantron (Form 882-E) to the final exam. If you would like to switch exam times to take it with the other class listed above, please let me know by Wednesday, May 4.
  • April 26, 2011
    • Exam 3 Grades: Your Exam 3 grade is on WebAssign if you'd like to check it out. I will be passing back the exams in class today.

Section 502 exam average: 70

Section 503 exam average: 68

    • Solutions are posted here:

Solutions to Exam 3A

Solutions to Exam 3B

  • April 19, 2011
    • Office Hours: I will have office hours tomorrow (Wed.) from 2-4pm in Blocker 111 and from 4-5pm in Blocker 639.
  • April 18, 2011
    • Extra Practice and Exam Reviews: If you desire more problems for practice, you can always do the Suggested Homework in the book. Other options are Week-in-Reviews:

Kilmer's Week-in-Review from Spring 2011

Bollinger's Week-in-Review from Fall 2010

Nite's Week-in-Review from Spring 2010

Allen's Week-in-Review from Spring 2009

Scarborough's Old Exams, Quizzes, and Practice Problems from Spring 2010

  • April 14, 2011
    • Take-home Quiz 10: If you were not in class today, I posted a link to the take-home quiz that is due on Thursday, April 21. You can find the link in the Course Calendar.
    • Exam Week-in-Review: Kendra Kilmer will be reviewing for Exam 3 on Monday, March 21 from 5:45-7:45pm in Blocker 169. You can access her problems at http://www.math.tamu.edu/~kilmer/13111awir.html.
    • Exam 3 Seating Chart: If you have a preference on general location of your seat for the exam (front, end, etc.), then let me know by 5pm on Wednesday 4/20. If you had a request for the first 2 exams, no need to ask again...I have a record of it and will try to accomodate that on each of the remaining seating charts this semester.
  • April 12, 2011
    • Office Hours: I will have office hours tomorrow (Wed.) from 2-4pm in Blocker 111 and from 4-5pm in Blocker 639.
  • April 6, 2011
    • New Office Hours Today: In order to welcome home our national basketball champs today at 2pm, I will postpone office hours. I plan to be in BLOC 111 from 3-4pm and BLOC 639 from 4-6pm.
  • March 29, 2011
    • Exam 2 Grades: Your Exam 2 grade is on WebAssign if you'd like to check it out. I will be passing back the exams in class today.

Section 502 exam average: 74

Section 503 exam average: 73

    • Solutions will be posted this afternoon here:

Solutions to Exam 2A

Solutions to Exam 2B

  • March 23, 2011
    • Office Hours: I will have office hours today from 2-4pm in Blocker 111 and from 4-5pm in Blocker 639.
  • March 10, 2011
    • Take-home Quiz 7: If you were not in class today, I posted a link to the take-home quiz that is due on Thursday, March 24. You can find the link in the Course Calendar.
    • Exam Week-in-Review: Kendra Kilmer will be reviewing for Exam 2 on Monday, March 21 from 5:45-7:45pm in Blocker 169. You can access her problems at http://www.math.tamu.edu/~kilmer/13111awir.html.
    • Help Sessions: There will be no Help Sessions from 3/13-3/17. They will resume Sunday, March 20.
    • Exam 2 Seating Chart: If you have a preference on general location of your seat for the exam (front, end, etc.), then let me know by 5pm on Wednesday 3/23. If you had a request for the first exam, no need to ask again...I have a record of it and will try to accomodate that on each of the exam seating charts this semester.
  • March 7, 2011
    • Derivatives Practice: Here is a sheet of derivative problems you can practice (courtesy of Joe Kahlig). Some may be difficult, but it is good practice for you. (Note: There are no trigonometric derivatives on this handout, but you are still responsible for knowing those.)
  • February 22, 2011
    • Exam 1 Grades: Your Exam 1 grade is on WebAssign if you'd like to check it out. I will be passing back the exams in class today.

Section 502 exam average: 76

Section 503 exam average: 77

  • February 15, 2011
    • NSSE survey: If you are a first year student or senior, you should have received an email invitation from President R. Bowen Loftin '71 to participate in the National Survey on Student Engagement. This survey helps us shape how we teach and nurture learning at Texas A&M University. It takes about 20 minutes to fill out and can impact our campus greatly. If you have done this already, THANK YOU. If not, then we hope you will take the time to do this in the upcoming weeks.
  • February 12, 2011
    • Exam 1: You do not need a scantron but you do need to bring your ID, a calculator, and the take-home quiz that is due. Please do not forget those. I will have a seating chart for the exam. If you have a special request (would like to sit up front so you're not distracted, etc.), let me know no later than 5pm Wednesday, Feb. 16. The seating chart will be posted here Wednesday evening and brought to class Thursday morning.
  • February 10, 2011
    • Take-home Quiz 4: If you were not in class today, I posted a link to the take-home quiz that is due on Thursday. You can find the link in the Course Calendar.
  • January 20, 2011
    • Help Session time change for Feb. 6: Because of the Super Bowl on Sunday night, the Help Session time for that date only has been moved up to 1:30-3:30pm in the same room (Bloc 160) instead of the usual time of 8-10pm.
  • January 20, 2011
    • Extra Credit: If you missed class today, I passed out blank 4x6 index cards for you to write some information about yourself on them for extra credit. Click here (info card) for an outline and example of what to put on your card. They are due by class time on Thursday, Jan. 27. You can pick up one anytime from the tray outside my office door (BLOC 639) or get one from me in class next Tuesday. You will get 2 points added to Quiz #2 if you simply fill out the card. You will get 4 points added to Quiz #2 if you fill out the card and attach a picture of yourself on it. I hope all of you will take advantage of this easy opportunity and help me get to know you!
  • January 18, 2011
    • Help Sessions: As of 1:30pm today, the link to the left hasn't been updated, but I want to let you know that Help Sessions will start this Sunday, January 23. Math 131/151/171 are all calculus using essentially the same textbook, so those classes have been placed together for the Help Sessions. Feel free to stop by Blocker 160 Sundays through Thursdays from 8-10pm to get help from a Student Instructor.
    • Week-in-Reviews: As of 1:30pm today, the link to the left hasn't been updated, but I want to let you know that Week-in-Reviews will start this Monday, January 24 from 5:45-7:45pm in Blocker 169. Each Monday, Kendra Kilmer will be working problems that cover the material taught in class the previous week. You can access her problems at http://www.math.tamu.edu/~kilmer/13111awir.html.
  • January 13, 2011
    • First Day Information: Please go to the Course Calendar (link on the left of this page) to print the lecture notes you will need to bring to class. You may also want to print the syllabus because I will not be giving a hardcopy to you in class. See you on Tuesday!