MATH 1225 Course Page
MATH 1225 is a four-credit first-semester calculus course that is included in the Pathways curriculum for Quantitative and Computational Thinking. The main topics covered are limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration.
Text: Calculus: Early Transcendentals by Stewart (9th edition) with WebAssign access
Prerequisites: To be eligible to enroll in MATH 1225 at VT, you must
|AP Calculus AB||4 or 5|
|AP Calculus BC||3, 4, or 5|
|CLEP Calculus||64 - 80|
|IB Higher Level
Analysis & Approaches
|Completion of the Certificate or Diploma
5, 6, or 7
IMPORTANT: Your score must be reported to Virginia Tech and appear on your VT academic record in Hokie Spa.
Download the Complete Syllabus with Problem Assignments (PDF)
|2.1||Tangent and Velocity Problems|
|2.2||The Limit of a Function|
|2.3||Calculating Limits using Limit Laws|
|2.4||The Precise Definition of a Limit|
|2.6||Limits at Infinity; Horizontal Asymptotes|
|2.7||Derivatives and Rates of Change|
|2.8||The Derivative as a Function|
|3.1||Derivatives of Polynomials and Exponentials|
|3.2||The Product and Quotient Rules|
|3.3||Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions|
|3.4||The Chain Rule|
|3.6||Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions|
|3.7||Rates of Change (Particle Motion)|
|3.10||Linear Approximations and Differentials|
|4.1||Maximum and Minimum Values|
|4.2||The Mean Value Theorem|
|4.3||What Derivatives Tell Us about the Shape of a Graph|
|4.5||Summary of Curve Sketching|
|5.1||Areas and Distances|
|5.2||The Definite Integral|
|5.3||The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus|
|5.4||Indefinite Integrals and the Net Change Theorem|
|5.5||The Substitution Rule|
Math 1225 has 4 common-time midterms and a common final exam.
The 4 midterm exams are administered in person outside of regular class time.
- The midterm exams are 1 hour and 15 minutes in length, and they consist of both free response and multiple choice questions.
- All midterm exams should be completed without a textbook or any other course materials including a calculator.
Students who need accommodations or have scheduling conflicts should contact their instructor. The makeup exam policy can be found on your instructor's course policy sheet.
The Math 1225 Midterm Tests will be given on the following dates:
|Exam 1||Monday, February 13, 2023||7-8:15 pm|
|Exam 2||Monday, March 20, 2023||7-8:15 pm|
|Exam 3||Monday, April 10, 2023||7-8:15 pm|
|Exam 4||Wednesday, April 26, 2023||7-8:15 pm|
The exam location is often different than your lecture classroom. Midterm Exams 1 - 4 will be given in the following rooms, listed by teacher:
|Caruso, Peter||McBryde 209|
|Elsrrawi, Fariha||Goodwin 190|
|Gaitan, José||McBryde 218|
|Heitzman-Breen, Nora||McBryde 224|
|Jones, Paul||Goodwin 190|
|Li, Yichen||McBryde 226|
|McDonald, Ashlyn||McBryde 230|
|Moore, Ian||McBryde 231|
|Nguyen, Ba||New Classroom Building 360|
|Park, Dylan||McBryde 232|
|Perera, Menuja||Torgersen 2150|
|Pidaparthi, Sarma||Torgersen 2150|
|Scarlett, Varun||McBryde 238|
|Shaplin, Rick||McBryde 304|
|Smucker, Jenny||McBryde 307|
|Summers, Kevin||McBryde 240|
|Late Start||McBryde 136|
The final exam is a Common Time Exam and consists of two parts:
- Common Exam
This test is a multiple choice exam taken by all sections of MATH 1225. Samples of Common Time Final Exams given in previous years are available (koofers).
- Free Response Exam
Your instructor will give you information on what to expect for the second portion of the exam.
- Both portions of this exam will be administered in person. The exam is NOT scheduled in your regular classroom. Rooms for the exam will be announced near the end of the semester.
- The final exam time is fixed and will not be rescheduled for discretionary reasons, including conflicts with work schedules or exams for classes at other colleges.
- If there is a conflict with the final in another class, follow the procedures proposed by your college to reschedule an exam. Exams of courses that have a common-time final have priority and the exam for the other course should be rescheduled.
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“As a Hokie, I will conduct myself with honor and integrity at all times. I will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor will I accept the actions of those who do.”
Students enrolled in this course are responsible for abiding by the Honor Code. A student who has doubts about how the Honor Code applies to any assignment is responsible for obtaining specific guidance from the course instructor before submitting the assignment for evaluation. Ignorance of the rules does not excuse any member of the University community from the requirements and expectations of the Honor Code.
Your instructor may indicate additional Honor Code conditions. Please refer to your instructor's course policy sheet for additional information.
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