Tutoring at the Q-Center
This semester, the Aetna Quantitative Center (Q-Center) will be conducting all of its tutoring online via Zoom. Please visit their website below to see the weekly schedule. You don’t need to make an appointment and can always drop in for tutoring any time the Q-Center is open, either alone or with other students from your study group.
In addition, the Q-Center will also be holding special sessions each week on Monday and Wednesday from 7:00-7:45pm for students in Math 131 Calculus 1. Supplemental problems designed to reinforce your understanding of important concepts will be posted below. You are encouraged to think about and attempt these problems on your own, and/or discuss them with a study group before attending the session. During the session, there will be time to discuss and work on the problems in groups, as well as to check your understanding with the tutor. You don’t need to stay for the whole time, but please arrive at the beginning of the session.
Textbook and WebAssign
The textbook for all levels of Calculus (1, 2, and 3) is titled “Calculus” by Laura Taalman and Peter Kohn. There is only one edition (the 1st).
If you purchase the textbook from the Trinity College Bookstore, the hardcover text will come with an “access code” to enroll in WebAssign, which will be valid for all levels of Calculus.
If you purchase the book elsewhere, it very likely does NOT come with access to WebAssign, which will need to be purchased separately. The following PDF has information about the various options for purchasing WebAssign access with or without an eBook. Note: you will only have access to the eBook during the semester, and it is NOT a PDF that can be downloaded.
Desmos is an incredible free online graphing calculator that you can access from any web browser. There is also an app for iOS and Android phones and tablets. This graph introduces you to some of the things Desmos can do. If you create a free account, you can save graphs that you work on. If you utilize Desmos effectively, you can save large amounts of time on certain problems that you might use a graphing calculator for.
The Padlet below collects all of the Desmos links in one place.
Math Department YouTube page
At the Trinity College Department of Mathematics YouTube page, you will find Playlists of videos for each of Ch 0, Ch 1, Ch2, some from Khan Academy, 3blue1brown, other YouTubers, and some made by Trinity faculty.