Math 229, Calculus Computer Lab, Spring 2015

W 2:30-4:25 1S-103

Section: 6731

Instructor: Joseph Maher
Office: 1S-222
Office hours: M 12:20-2:15, W 12:20-1:10
Phone: (718) 982-3623

Important Dates (

You can use julia from your browser here:

Online Homework:

Documentation for the projects is available here:

There are 10 projects to be done and there will be 3 in-class exams. The projects are available at You can also click through for notes that accompany each project from that page. For example, thefirst project looks more or less like this link. Whereas, the notes for that project are here.

Project deadlines:

Calculator Feb 4
Functions Feb 11
Graphing Feb 18
Zeros Feb 25
Limits Mar 11
Derivatives Mar 18
Newton's Method Mar 25
First and second derivatives Apr 15
Extrema Apr 22
Integration Apr 29

Exams: There will be three exams during the semester and a final exam at the end of the semester. You must take the final exam at the time scheduled by the university. You may not use a phone during exams.

  • Exam 1: Wed 4th Mar
  • Exam 2: Wed 1st Apr
  • Exam 3: Wed 6th May
  • Final: TBA

Grading: The course grade will be determined using the following formula: max(0.5JP + 0.3MT +0.2FE), where JP is the Julia projects, MT is the midterms and FE is the Final Exam. You must pass the exams to pass this course.

Help: Email is the best way to contact me. Come and see me during my office hours! Free math tutoring is also available (

Attendance: Attendance is mandatory.

Disability policy: Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable academic accommodations if determined eligible by the Office for Disability Services. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of student's eligibility from the Office of Disability Services, which is located in 1P-101. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with the Office for Disability Services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Integrity policy: CUNY's Academic Integrity Policy is available online at

Sample midterm 1

Midterm 1a solutions

Midterm 1b solutions

Sample midterm 2

Midterm 2a solutions

Midterm 2b solutions

Sample midterm 3

Midterm 3a solutions

Midterm 3b solutions

Sample final

Final a solutions

Final b solutions

Useful links:

Online graphing tool

Calculus online tutorial

List of calculus formulas and theorems

Khan Academy

Patrick JMT

These are the notes I make for class, they are probably not of much use to anyone else.