# Monthly Archives: March 2015

Many of you earned grades on test #1 that you’re probably not that happy with. When I returned your tests in class, I mentioned that these grades tend to be pretty good predictors of final exam grades. What this means … Continue reading

## Reminders

(1) WebWork Substitution Method and Further Transcendental Functions are both due on Monday. Area between Curves and Integration by Parts are due Wednesday. Make sure you take a look at the Integration by Parts set before Tuesday’s class so we … Continue reading

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## Reminders

(1) WebWork FTC I and FTC II are due tomorrow (Tuesday). Next Monday, the WebWork sets corresponding to topics covered today, Integration by Substitution and Further Transcendental functions, are due. (2) This Thursday’s quiz will cover sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, … Continue reading

## Reminders

(1) WebWork Riemann Sums is due Monday. The Fundamental Theorems of Calculus sets FTC Part I and FTC Part II are due next Wednesday. They’re quite long but mostly repetitive, so take a look at them as soon as you … Continue reading

## Riemann sum visualization

Here’s a pretty good interactive applet for visualizing Riemann sums for different functions, different intervals, different numbers of rectangles, and different points in subintervals used to calculate heights of rectangles. The idea is that you’ll fix f(x), a, b, and … Continue reading

## Reminders

(1) WebWork Definite Integrals is due tomorrow (Wednesday). The Riemann Sums WebWork set is not due until Monday, but take a look between now and Thursday to see if you anticipate needing any help with it. (2) This Thursday’s quiz … Continue reading

Here are a few interesting charts generated from Calculus II scores. The first is the grade distribution for test #1. There are two noticeable peaks; a number of students earned grades in the 30’s and a number of students earned … Continue reading

## In honor of Pi

Today’s the day that some people are calling the Pi Day of the Century. You’ve probably heard that is an irrational number, which means its decimal expansion never ends and never repeats. Some of you saw a really cool talk … Continue reading