Math 221, Lecture Section 001, Discussion Section 306 & 307, Spring 2011


View the homework for this whole semester here. (These homework problems are NOT collected.)

View the syllabus (by the professor) here. (IMPORTANT information inside!)

View the lecture schedule here. (This includes the schedule for quizzes)




Course Information

Lecture room: Van Vleck B102

Lecture time: MWF 8:50 AM – 9:40 AM

Lecturer: Ann Scheels, PhD

Lecturer’s office: Van Vleck 720

Lecturer’s office hours: MWF 9:55 AM – 10:45 AM, 12:05 AM – 12:55 AM

Required textbook: Thomas' Calculus, 12th edition, with 2nd-order differential equations. ISBN: 9780321726414.

Recommended textbook: Thomas' Calculus, Part 1-Student Solution Manual. Author: Weir ISBN: 9780321600707.

Discussion room: Van Vleck B123 (section 306) & Van Vleck B235 (section 307)

Discussion time: TR 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM (section 306) & TR 12:05 AM – 12:55 AM

Teaching assistant: Meng-Che Ho (Turbo)

TA’s office: Van Vleck 422

TA’s office hours: W 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM, F 2:25 PM – 3:15 PM, or by appointment

TA’s e-mail: ho at math dot wisc dot edu


Classroom policy

You don’t have to bring your textbook to the discussion sessions. However, if you want to ask some questions related to your textbook, you could either bring your textbook along or just copy the question to some piece of paper as a reminder.

You are free to do anything in the classroom as long as you do not distract the teaching assistant or other students. Students who are talking, reading newspapers or magazines, playing with cellphones, laptops or ipods, etc… will be considered violating the previous rule and be asked to leave the classroom.


Academic misconduct policy

If not otherwise indicated, all the works submitted under a student’s name should be solely the work of that student and be done in the manner indicated. During the quizzes, you’re not allowed to use your notes, read textbook, use calculators or talk to anyone except your proctor, unless otherwise indicated. When doing your homework, you’re free and encouraged to discuss with each other, but you should only change ideas or hints, not virtually copying or “revising” other’s homework.

The penalties of academic misconduct can include but not limited to reduction in grades or removal from the course. For more information, please refer to


Some advises about how to do well in this class

-          There is a study guide on math studying written by Christelle Vincent.

-          Study hard – normally, the courses in university are harder, if not much more harder, than the courses in high school.

-          Take notes during the classes, and review them after classes.

-          Ask questions immediately if something is unclear for you during the class.

-          Read the textbook and do the homework as well as additional problems which is not assigned as homework.

-          Practice past exams as you go on.

-          Come to office hours if you have any questions.

-          If necessary, find other resources besides TA and professor (Math lab, mathematics tutorial program, GUTS, private tutors, etc…)