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

Calculus Computer Lab MTH 229 (Section D005-13579):  Spring 2022 Course Outline

Instructor:   Ilya Kofman
Course website:           
Office hours:   Mondays   12 - 2:30pm in my office, 1S-209.
Course Time and Place:
Wednesdays:  12:20pm - 2:15pm in 1S-108

Webwork for MTH 229-13579

Juliabox online for MTH 229-13579

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 229-13579. 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 or restart the kernel, remember to run the first cell.

Project due dates:

1. Calculator Feb 9
2. Functions Feb 16
3. Graphing Mar 2
4. Zeros Mar 9
5. Limits Mar 16
6. Derivatives Mar 23
7. First and second derivatives April 6
8. Newton's Method April 13
9. Extrema April 27
10. Integration May 11

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

Important Dates:

Excellent online videos:  3Blue1Brown Essence of Calculus