Math 146, Winter, 2017
Syllabus
Math 146 is a companion course to Math 116. For four hours a week we
will work on problems that explore aspects of calculus that are not
covered in the regular calculus course because of time constraints, and
at the same time, learn the material of those courses more
thoroughly.
We'll also mix it up on occasion, and try unusual ways of doing
problems. Plus we'll have some guest speakers, practice exams, and
review sessions.
Instructor
Email 
mconger@umich.edu 
Office 
1157 Angell Hall 
Office Hours* 
Monday 
5:15 
– 
6:15 
1157 Angell Hall 
Tuesday 
3:30 
– 
4:30 
1157 Angell Hall 
Friday 
10:00 
– 
4:00 
1157 Angell Hall 
or by appointment


Office Phone 
7646318 
Cell Phone 
7419351 
Requirements and Grading
Grades for Math 146 will be either "credit" or "no credit". In
order to get credit, you need to:
 Miss no more than one class per semester without a documented excuse.
Documented means I need paperwork.
 While in class, participate actively in solving the problems
presented. We will be working in groups almost all the time, so
participating means interacting with your peers as well as doing math.
There are no penalties for being wrong in this class; I encourage you to
become comfortable with being wrong. (You can't do hard problems if
you're afraid of being wrong all the time.) The only thing that's not
OK is giving up.
 Attend two math or science related events outside of class, and give
a short presentation to the class on what you saw and heard at each.
One of your two events will be an interview with someone involved with a
field you're interested in. That person could be a faculty
member, a grad student, or a DHSP alumnus, and I will help connect you
with potential interviewees.
That's it. We will take some quizzes and practice exams in class to
prepare for the Math 116 exams, but no grades will be recorded.
Help
If you feel you need extra help with the material in this class or in
Math 116, you have a number of options.
 Come to see me in office hours, or make an appointment to see me
another time. I will usually hang around after class (unless it turns out
that someone else needs the room right after us) to answer questions as
well.
 Contact some of your peers in the class or in your calculus class,
and get together to have a study session. There are two DHSP mailing
lists:
Consider mailing the lists and asking if anyone would like to get
together. Or, you can go to the online directory, enter
dhspsec1 or dhspsec2, and it will show you the
uniqnames of the people in the group. Note that I'm not on either
group, so you can use them to complain about me if you like.
 Talk to your calculus instructor. Most instructors love it
when you come to office hours and ask them questions. Trust me on
this.
 Go to the Math Lab.
Tutors are there to answer your questions whenever the lab is open.
(It's open every day except Saturday, but not all day—click on the
link above to see the hours.)
 If the above options don't work for you and you need personalized
attention, the math department maintains a list of tutors
who can be hired to help. Tutoring is not cheap, but it's certainly
cheaper than doing badly in Math 116.
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