## MAT 131: Calculus I, LO1

### Announcements

If you did not pick up the Final Exam Information handout, please download it now. It includes my end-of-term office hours. The locations for the final exam will be posted on the main website for MAT 131.

If the weighted average of your scores on the early exam and the two midterms is below 60, you are in considerable danger of failing this class. However, as the final exam and the problem sets are worth half of the total grade, there is probably still a good chance of your passing the course if you put in the necessary effort. Whatever your weighted average is, the final exam will have a huge impact on your grade, which could be positive or negative. The pace in the final third of the semester will be higher than in the second, as we cover the rest of Chapter 4 in addition to Chapter 5. So, please do not fall behind.

Since the early exam, Midterm I, and Midterm II constitute 5%, 20%, and 25%, respectively, of the total grade, the weighted average of your scores on these exams is
(.05*[EE score]+.2*[MTI score]+.25*[MTII score])/.5.
For example, if your scores are 60, 70, and 80, your weighted average is
(.05*60+.2*70+.25*80)/.5=74%,
and the trend is encouraging. On the other hand, if your scores are 80, 70, and 60, your weighted average is
(.05*80+.2*70+.25*60)/.5=66%,
and the trend is worrisome.

### Course Instructor

Name: Aleksey Zinger     E-mail: azinger@math     Phone: 432-8618
Office: Math Tower 3-117     Office Hours: Mon. 230-4 and Wed 130-3

### Mathematics Learning Center

MLC provides one-on-one tutoring in mathematics courses. It is staffed by mathematics students and faculty. All recitation instructors for this course will hold at least some of their office hours at MLC, but please feel free to stop by at any time it is open. For more information, visit MLC's website.