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Math 1131

Description: This course is an introduction to differential and integral calculus, which is the mathematical language used in any science concerned with dynamically changing quantities. The main topics it covers are limits, derivatives, integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and some basic applications of these ideas.

Prerequisites: Passing score on the Math placement exam.


The textbook for the course is Calculus Early Transcendentals, Single Variable by James Stewart (8th Edition), which is bundled with a WebAssign code for doing online homework.

BUYING THE BOOK AND WEBASSIGN ACCESS CODE: you can buy the bundled version of Calculus Early Transcendentals, Single Variable by James Stewart (8th Edition) either at the UConn Bookstores. Both the text and the WebAssign code are required for this course. The unbundled version of the book (that is, the book without a WebAssign access code) can be obtained in many places, but the cost of buying the unbundled text and the WebAssign code separately may be significantly greater. How can you decide which version of the text to buy?

  • If you plan to take Math 1131 or Math 1131 and 1132 only, then you should purchase the single-variable version of the textbook.
  • If you plan to take Math 1131, 1132 and 2110, then you should purchase the heavier book Calculus Early Transcendentals by Stewart (8th Edition) that has chapters on multivariable calculus in the table of contents.

Graphing calculators: TI 82, 83, 84, 84 plus, 85 or 86 may be used. Models TI-89 and above (including TI-Nspire) are not permitted on the exams or quizzes.


Homework and WebAssign:

Homework: To access the homework you will have to go through HuskyCT. In your account, you will find a link to do your homework using WebAssign. There will be homework assignments for each section of the text. Each assignment will be made available on WebAssign on the first day of the module. You will get five attempts for each question that is not multiple choice and fewer than five attempts for each multiple choice question; the exact number of attempts will depend on the number of choices. After each attempt, you will be told whether your answer is correct or not. If you are not able to get the correct answer after your initial attempts, we recommend that you seek help from your instructor or TA through email, online office hours, or discussion forum before attempting to answer the problem again.

Warning: When accessing your online homework, use Firefox or Chrome as your browser; there are problems that can occur if you use Internet Explorer or Safari.


Exam information

There will be three midterm exams, all taken in person and all will be multiple choice. 

The final exam will be a mix of multiple choice and free response questions.

If you are taking the course outside of the state of Connecticut, and you cannot make it to the exam you need to contact the instructor ASAP.


Homework (online)     WebAssign   10%
Worksheets (written)    TBA   10%
Participation on Piazza    Online   5%
Exam 1: In-person June 5th, 2018     Discussion   15%
Exam 2: In-person June 13th, 2018     Discussion   15%
Exam 3: In-person June 21st, 2018     Discussion   15%
Final Exam: In-person June 29th, 2018     Common (2 hours)   30%

Makeup Policy: In general, you will not be allowed to make up any exam, quizzes, homework or worksheet. In circumstances where you have a medical, family or personal emergency which prevents you from submitting your work on time, a proof in the form of doctor’s note excusing you from work (because of medical emergency), or an email from your parent (about family/personal emergency) will need to be provided.  If you are an athlete who will miss class time, quizzes, homework, worksheets or exams, you will need to ask your athletic advisor to send an email to your instructor and TA stating the circumstances for the absence.

How to study for this course

  1. Follow all the instruction provided in the learning modules on husky ct.
  2. Read the explanations and examples in the textbook.
  3. Do online homework, worksheet, discussion boards. Remember to follow these tips! WebAssign Tips
  4. Revisit Concept Questions (
  5. Review with Flash Cards (