Department of Mathematics, College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CUNY)

Calculus Computer Lab MTH 229 (Section 26906):  Spring 2018 Course Outline

Instructor:   Ilya Kofman
Course website:           
Office:   1S-209   phone: (718) 982-3615
Office hours:   Wednesdays   2:15 - 4:45pm
Course Time and Place:
Wednesdays:  12:20pm - 2:15pm   in 1S-103

Julia: To use Julia from your browser, click here: and log in with your google account.

Projects: There are 10 projects due. The projects are available at

You can also get notes that accompany each project from The actual work that must be submitted is from an ipython notebook file meant to be run in IJulia. For example, the first project looks like this link. But the notes for that project are here.

Project due dates:

1. Calculator Feb 7
2. Functions Feb 21
3. Graphing Mar 7
4. Zeros Mar 14
5. Limits Mar 28
6. Derivatives Apr 18
7. Newton's Method Apr 25
8. First and second derivatives May 2
9. Extrema May 9
10. Integration May 16

Grading: The course grade will be determined as follows (subject to change announced in class): 30% Julia Projects + 50% Quizzes + 20% Final Exam. You must pass the quizzes and final exam to pass this course.

Help: Email is the best way to contact me. Stop by during my office hours. Free math tutoring is also available (

Attendance policy: Attendance is mandatory. Unauthorized absences from three or more classes will result in a course grade of WU (Withdrew Unofficially).

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

Important Dates:

Without Juliabox, Julia is available on our 1S lab computers, using these steps: