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 ($181.81) 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 most 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 or printed.)
The calculus workshop is an optional 0.25 credit class, which meets once a week for 75 minutes in MECC 172. The class is taken Pass/Fail and the grade is based entirely on attendance. Each week, you will work in small groups with students from various sections of Math 131 on worksheets of supplemental problems designed to reinforce and expand your understanding of the material. There are four sections and you can enroll as if it were any other class. If you have any questions, please email Prof. Ryan Pellico (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Math 131-20||Thursday 10:50a – 12:05p||MECC 172||Prof. Schuerger|
|Math 131-21||Thursday 9:25a – 10:40a||MECC 172||Prof. Schuerger|
|Math 131-22||Tuesday 10:50a – 12:05p||MECC 172||Prof. Sandoval|
|Math 131-23||Tuesday 9:25a – 10:40a||MECC 172||Prof. Schuerger|
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.
Tutoring at the Q-Center
The Aetna Quantitative Center (Q-Center), located in MECC 172, provides tutoring services to students in Math 131 – Calculus 1. Starting in the second week of the semester, the tutoring schedule and instructions to receive tutoring will be posted at the link below.
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.