Education is not the filling of a pail, it is the lighting of a fire. - W. B. Yeats

MATH 141, Fall 2008 - Calculus in Management Sciences

Office Hours | Schedule | Textbook and Calculator | Assignments | Exam Information | Final Exam | Grading Procedures | Links

Course Coordinator: Kelly Chappell
Office: Weber 111
Phone: 970-491-6416

Section 1 -- 9:00-9:50 Instructor: Elly Smith, Room: Clark A101 email
Section 2 -- 10:00-10:50 Instructor: Kelly Chappell, Room: Clark A101 email
Section 3 -- 4:00-4:50 Instructor: Shawn Farnell, Room: Plant Sciences C 101 email

About This Course

Office Hours

Regular Office Hour Schedule:
  • Monday, 11:00-1:00, Weber 14 (Elly)
  • Wednesday, 1:00-3:00, Weber 14 (Kelly)
  • Tuesday, 12:00-2:00, Weber 9 (Shawn)
NOTE: Every MATH 141 student is invited to attend all of the office hours listed, regardless of instructor.
During exam weeks, there will be no office hours. Instead, there will be review sessions. Review sessions Finals Week:
  • Sunday, 3:40-5:40, Engineering 100
  • Monday, 3:40-5:40, Clark A101
  • Tuesday, 5:50-7:50, Engineering 100

Schedule of Lectures

Be sure to follow along with the schedule of lectures. This schedule will help you to keep up with class material. In addition, in order to aid your notetaking, we are providing lecture overheads for your use. Print out these overheads before coming to class.

Textbook and Calculator

Calculus and Its Applications (9th edition)
M. Bittenger, D. Ellenbogen
Addison Wesley 2007, ISBN 0-32-139534-4

A copy of this textbook is on reserve in the library.

A graphing calculator is recommended. The TI-83/TI-83 Plus or the very similar TI-84/TI-84 Plus will be used by instructors in the classroom, review sessions, and office hours. The use of the TI-83/TI-83 Plus, TI-84/TI-84 Plus, TI-86, and TI-82 will be allowed on exams. The TI-89 and above are not allowed on exams.


Homework and quiz assignments will be updated regularly.

Homework is for practice only and will help you prepare for the quizzes and examinations. Homework will not count toward your course grade.

Quizzes do count toward your course grade and must be submitted via MathXL.

Each quiz question is worth 1 point. At the end of the semester, the quiz points you have earned will be summed to get your QUIZ POINT TOTAL which will then be scaled to 50 points. Here is an example of how it works. Lets say your QUIZ POINT TOTAL is 120 (out of 126 assigned points). Solve the equation 120/126 = x/50 for x to get your SCALED QUIZ SCORE (x = 47.62). See Grading Procedures below for how to calculate your final grade using this SCALED QUIZ SCORE.

If you have any difficulty using the installation wizard for MathXL, you should contact Product Support at 800-677-6337 or at

Exam Information

Exam Dates--A picture ID must be shown at all exams.
  • Exam 1 -- 17 September, Wednesday
  • Exam 2 -- 15 October, Wednesday
  • Exam 3 -- 12 November, Wednesday
  • Exam 4 -- 17 December, Wednesday, 1:30-3:30 PM
General Exam Rules -- You are responsible for knowing these rules for each exam.

Final Exam

The Final Exam is scheduled for December 17 at 1:30-3:30 PM. Put this date and time on your calendar now. Make up examinations will only be allowed for extreme circumstances, as approved by the course coordinator. Be sure to bring a photo ID, or your exam will not be accepted!!! No one will be admitted to the examination rooms after 2:00 pm. If you arrive to take the examination after 2:00 pm, you will not be allowed to take the examination.
  • Section 001 (Elly's Class) Chemistry A103
  • Section 002 (Kelly's Class) Plant Sciences C101
  • Section 003 (Shawn's Class) Eddy 212

Grading Procedures

The course grade is based entirely on four one-hour exams and MathXL Quizzes.

Each exam is worth 100 points. The exams are graded by hand; work must be shown to get full credit; there are no multiple-choice questions.

For each student, the top three exam scores are doubled. For example, suppose your four exam scores have values A,B,C,D. Also suppose that your SCALED QUIZ SCORE has the value E. If D denotes your lowest exam score, then your average will be determined by the formula:
Average = (2A + 2B + 2C + D + E)/7.5.

The grading scheme is traditional; no plus-minus grades are given:
A 90 - 100, B 80 - 89, C 70 - 79, D 60 - 69, F 0 - 59.

Useful Links

As the semester progresses, this will be a growing list of resources.