Math 1013 — Section M
Applied Calculus I
Winter 2020

Class schedule:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9h30 — 10h20 : ACE 102

Covid-19 update:

Updated: 18 March at 9:30

Classes have been cancelled! Here are the steps we are taking to ensure lectures keep going.

Class Discord: First and foremost, if you can't or don't want to use discord, it is not required. You are more than welcome to email me instead.

I have set-up a class discord. You can access it here. As mentioned above, I will be on discord regularly as a voice chat and screen share in order to help answer questions that you may have.
Note that discord has a 50 person limit in the voice chat. So if you do not have a question, or if you can ask the question through typing, please do that instead. Like this, everyone can see your question and my answer to it. The voice chat is more if you want to show me a problem (aka send me a picture of where you're confused) and I need to physically show you how to do the problem. I know this is not ideal, but unfortunately the university's software (zoom) does not work properly on my machine for me to be able to use it at home.

If you have problems installing it and/or don't know how to use it you can look at the following tutorial or you can email me directly. The tutorial is a little old (and has some minor wrong information because it's 4 years old) but most of the information is accurate.

Clarification for 2nd midterm: The second midterm exam is not an exam in the traditional sense.

It is basically like a homework assignment. You will be assigned your "exam" on Monday at 9:30 am. (So crowdmark will email you with your exam exactly like crowdmark emailed you the practice test). You then have until Friday the 27th to do the exam. You can do the exam whenever you want. You just have to submit the finished exam to crowdmark before midnight on Friday. (I would recommend trying to submit it earlier rather than later so that if there are problems you're still able to submit properly). This basically means you have 5 days to do the exam!

This is really just like a homework assignment. There are only 2 differences between this and a homework assignment:

  1. I am asking you to not talk to one another when doing the assignment
  2. I am asking you to not use the internet to solve the problems
I obviously won't know if you do do the above two, but I am trusting you all to not cheat on this. (You ARE allowed to use your notes from class though!)

The reason I gave 5 days for the exam and didn't do like other teachers where they are forcing you to do the exam within 2-3 hours or something, is not because the exam should take 5 days. The exam itself should take around 2-3 hours to complete (if I calculated correctly .-.). I am giving 5 days because I know people are stressed, there are other exams happening, some people are travelling back home to be with families, some people have family asking them to help around the house, some of us are working critical jobs and therefore have less time to devote to class daily, some people are in different time zones, etc. There is a lot going on. The 5 days are to make sure EVERYONE has more than enough time to complete the exam. I'd recommend you start early so that if something comes up during the week, you have already done the exam and you have one less thing to worry about. Don't procrastinate. (Also, the sooner you all submit your exams, the sooner we can start correcting them and the sooner we can get your grades out ;) Just make sure to double check your work and only submit when you're confident your 100% done. Remember Quiz 7 when you had to correct another student's quiz? Do the same for yours! Find your errors so that you get higher marks! There's a reason I had you all do a quiz like that =D)

Also, make sure to read the instructions on the 2nd midterm! A lot of people did the crowdmark practice test wrong because they didn't read the instructions. Then when crowdmark didn't work, they were confused. Read the instructions. They are there for a reason ;)

PS: The final "exam" will be exactly the same as this midterm.

Clarification for 70% option: First, the 70% option is not a class poll. It is individual. That means each of you gets to decide whether you take the 70% option or not for your own grade. You don't need to inform me which option you want to take.
- If you do not want to take the 70% option, then you must not take the mini-quiz.
- If you want to take the 70% option, you must take the "70% option mini-quiz" on moodle when it's available. (This should be on 3 April, but that date might change if we can't get the 2nd midterm grades out fast enough).

There are 2 main paths.
Path 1) You don't take the 70% option: Nothing changes. You do the final exam as you normally would and we use the normal grading scheme that we talked about in the beginning of class and is in the course outline. Do not take the "70% option mini-quiz" on moodle when it's available.
Path 2) You take the 70% option: you must take the "70% option mini-quiz" on moodle when it's available.
- If you get below 50% on the mini-quiz you are forced to do path 1. (Aka you must take the final exam anyway and we will use the normal grading scheme.)
- If you get above 50% on the mini-quiz then you do not have to take the final exam. Instead your class grade will be based off your midterm 1 and 2 scores and your quizzes. (Midterm 1 and 2 will be worth 45% each and the quiz will be worth 10%). That will be your final grade.

In both cases the mini-quiz is not worth anything and will not affect your final grade in any way. It doesn't matter if you don't take it, you get 0% or you get 100% on it. It will not impact your final grade in any way and counts for 0% of your grade in all options. So do not take the mini-quiz unless you plan on taking the 70% option.

On moodle and my website I have the class grades (through google) available so you can see your grades. I've included a mini-section in the google sheet in the bottom left where you can put in values for your expected midterm grade and your expected final grade to see which option would be best for you. Remember that you don't need to inform me which option you want to take. You either take the mini-quiz (which means that you want to use the 70% option) or you don't take the mini-quiz (which means you don't want to use the 70% option).
The grades in moodle/crowdmark are NOT the grades we are using in class.


Course Outline
Email: aram (dot) dermenjian (at) gmail com
Office: Dahdaleh (Tel) 2028
Office Hours:



Due to moodle not being able to handle grades in the way I like, I'm updating grades on a google spreadsheet. You can view your (current) grade below. They will be updated periodically, and if I ever forget, just email me to remind me.

You can now view "what if" scenarios in the document so that you can judge whether you want to take the 70% option or not. Just put in what you think you will get on the midterm and final and see how your grades compare.

Note: For security reasons, most information is hidden. Which means only one person can look at their grades at any given time. I am including two versions of the grades so if one of the two sheets is being viewed, you can use the other one. After viewing your grades, PLEASE remove your student ID and exit the browser so someone else can look. Thank you.

Last Updated: 23 April 2020


Webassign Course Key: 6392 1272


Week 0
-5 January
Course Notes - 0
Week 1
6-10 January
Course Outline
Course Notes - 1
Homework 1
Homework 1 Solutions
Week 2
13-17 January
Course Notes - 2
Homework 2
Homework 2 Solutions
Week 3
20-24 January
Course Notes - 3
Homework 3
Homework 3 Solutions
Week 4
27-31 January

Extra Office Hourse: Thrusday, 30 Jan: 14:30 - 17:00

Course Notes - 4
Homework 4
Homework 4 Solutions
Midterm Practice - In Class
Midterm Practice - Exercises
Midterm Practice - Exercises - With solutions
Week 5
3-7 February

Midterm 1 - Monday, 3 February: 9:30 - 10:20 ACE 102

Course Notes - 5
Homework 5
Homework 5 Solutions
Week 6
10-14 February

Midterm 1 Second Chance / Make-up Exam
Friday, February 14 11:30 am - 12:20 pm
Stedman Lecture Halls (SLH) room D
If you plan on taking a second chance/make-up exam, you MUST fill out the following form:

Office Hours: There will not be office hours on Friday since there will be the second chance/make-up exam at the same time. I will be in my office from 10h30 - 11h00 to answery any questions from week 5/6 material. (Aka, I will not answer questions about the second chance/make-up exam, nor any questions from the first four weeks of class.)

Course Notes - 6
Homework 6
Homework 6 Solutions
Week 7
17-21 February

Reading week! Have a fabulous time!

Office Hours: There will not be office hours during this week. Please email me if you have any questions. If you really need to see my in person, please send me an email for an appointment.

Course Notes - 7
Week 8
24-28 February

Common Mistakes: I made a document that outlines the most common mistakes of the first midterm and why they are wrong. If you didn't do well on the midterm, please review this document!

Course Notes - 8
Homework 7
Homework 7 Solutions

Favorite Memes: Here are my favorite memes from reading weak:
Click me to see memes

Week 9
2-6 March
Course Notes - 9
Homework 8
Homework 8 Solutions
Week 10
9-13 March
Lecture - 13 March 2020 - L'Hôpital's rule
Course Notes - 10
Homework 9
Homework 9 Solutions
Week 11
16-20 March
As announced, on Friday I am making a practice Crowdmark exam so everyone can practice taking a crowdmark exam from home. Completing this exam will give you 1 extra point on Midterm 2. If by Friday night you have not received the crowdmark link, please let me know.

Lecture - 16 March 2020 - L'Hôpital's rule (part 2) - Note that apparently the video didn't finish recording the end. I'll redo this in the next video lecture. Sorry about that.
Lecture - 18 March 2020 Part 1 - Announcements + L'Hôpital's rule
Lecture - 18 March 2020 Part 2 - Optimization Problems
Lecture - 20 March 2020 Part 1 - Announcements + Practice Midterm 2
Lecture - 20 March 2020 Part 2 - Practice Midterm 2 Cont.

Quiz 7 Solutions
Quiz 7 How to properly answer the questions

Class Notes
Course Notes - 11
Practice Midterm 2
Practice Midterm 2 - with solutions

Homework 10
Homework 10 Solutions
Week 12
23-27 March

Lecture - 23 March 2020 Part 1 - Announcements + Antiderivatives
Lecture - 23 March 2020 Part 2 - Antiderivatives cont + Summation
Lecture - 25 March 2020 Part 1 - Summation cont.
Lecture - 25 March 2020 Part 2 - Areas + Riemann Sum
Lecture - 27 March 2020 Part 1 - Announcements + Riemann Integrable
Lecture - 27 March 2020 Part 2 - Example of Integration
Lecture - 27 March 2020 Part 3 - Integration

Class Notes
Course Notes - 12

Homework 11
Homework 11 Solutions
Week 13
30 March - 3 April
Lecture - Part 1 - 30 March - Announcements + integration
Lecture - Part 2 - 30 March - Indefinite Integral
Lecture - Part 1 - 1 April 2020 - Announcements + Recall (you can skip this if you read my email and *just* watched the previous video)
Lecture - Part 2 - 1 April 2020 - Substitution
Lecture - Part 3 - 1 April 2020 - Substitution cont. + even/odd functions
Lecture - Part 1 - 3 April 2020 - Practice Final
Lecture - Part 2 - 3 April 2020 - Practice Final Cont.

Office Hours
Friday: 9:30 - 10:45 - Zoom Meeting ID: 632-576-646
Friday: 12:00 - 2:00 - Zoom Meeting ID: 477-985-736

Practice Final Exam

Midterm 2 Solution
Solutions can be found here

Class Notes
Course Notes - 13

Homework 12
Homework 12 Solutions