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

Calculus Computer Lab MTH 229 (Section D009-23762):  Spring 2021 Course Outline

Instructor:   Ilya Kofman
Course website:           
Office hours:   Mondays and Wednesdays   3:30 - 4:45pm, online.
Course Time and Place:
Mondays and Wednesdays:  2:30pm - 3:20pm on Blackboard

Webwork for Math 229-23762

Julia on Mybinder

Julia: There are several ways to access Julia:

Projects: There are 10 projects due. You must load and work on each project in a Julia notebook. Your answers must be submitted on Webwork for Math 229-23762. In Webwork, you can click on to launch Julia on Mybinder in a browser. You can cut and paste your answers from Julia into Webwork. Helpful notes about the projects are at

In a Julia notebook, you can "run" cells by (1) shift-enter, or (2) click on the "Run" button, or (3) click on "Cell" then "Run all". If you open a new Julia notebook, remember to run “using MTH229” on the first line.

Project due dates:

1. Calculator Feb 10
2. Functions Mar 1
3. Graphing Mar 3
4. Zeros Mar 10
5. Limits Mar 24
6. Derivatives Apr 7
7. Newton's Method Apr 14
8. First and second derivatives  Apr 21
9. Extrema Apr 28
10. Integration May 12

Final Exam: You must take the final exam at the time scheduled by the college. You may not use a phone, calculator or other websites during the exam.

Grading: The course grade will be determined by your grades on the Julia projects, quizzes and 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

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