MATH 170 - Calculus I - Summer 2017

Department of Mathematics and Information Technology

Dr. Angela Berardinelli

Course Information

Course Dates: May 22 - June 30, 2017

Class Days and Times: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00PM-6:15PM, except as noted on the schedule below

Class Location: Old Main 205

Important Files and Links

Important Dates for Summer 2017

  • Monday, May 22 - First class
  • Friday, May 26 - Last day to add/drop
  • Monday, May 29 - No Class (Memorial Day)
  • Tuesday, May 30 - Chapter 1 Quiz
  • Tuesday, June 6 - Chapter 2 Quiz
  • Tuesday, June 13 - Chapter 3 Quiz
  • Tuesday, June 20 - Chapter 4 Quiz
  • Friday, June 23 - Last day to withdraw
  • Tuesday, June 27 - Chapter 5 Quiz
  • Thursday, June 29 - Last day of class; Final Exam

Course Description

This is the initial course in a sequence of courses on the fundamental ideas of the calculus of one variable. It is here that truly significant applications of mathematics begin. Topics included are functions, continuity, limits, derivatives, maxima, minima, and antiderivatives. 4 credits.

Prerequisites: MATH 118 or MATH 112 or ALEKS placement score of at least 76.

To be successful in this course, students should:

  • enter the course with a mastery of concepts taught in introductory algebra courses, including simplifying algebraic expressions, solving equations, definition of a function, common examples of functions, graphs of functions;
  • enter the course with a mastery of concepts taught in introductory trigonometry courses, including the definition of the sine, cosine, and tangent functions and their reciprocals, graphing the trigonometric functions, evaluating the trigonometric functions and inverse trigonometric functions, solving equations involving trigonometric functions;
  • be willing to spend time exercising their mathematical muscles and follow through on the practice necessary to complete the learning objectives of this course.


Textbook: Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 10th Edition, by Howard Anton, Irl Bivens, and Stephen Davis.

Office Hours: The perfect opportunity to ask general questions about course material, specific questions about homework problems or in-class examples, questions about your grade, questions about majoring in math or information technology, etc. My office location and office hour schedule are on my home page. You can also e-mail me to set up an appointment outside of office hours if that suits your schedule better.

Grading Information

If you have a weighted average of at least... You will earn a(n):
94% A
90% B+
84% B
78% C+
70% C
65% D+
60% D

Your final course grade will be the weighted average of the following components:

  • 25% - Daily problems and participation
  • 10% each - The five in-class chapter quizzes
  • 25% - Your final exam grade

Your final exam grade will replace your lowest in-class quiz grade (if the final exam grade is higher).