Mid-term II. (Wednesday, November 7th or Thursday, November 8th)
Week 10 Graphing Functions. Chapter 3.6. Note: Monday, November 13 is a holiday in lieu of November11th.
Week 11 Approximating Functions with polynomials I. Chapter 3.4.
Week 12 Approximating Functions with Polynomials II. Chapter 3.4. Inverse Trigonometric Functions. Chapter 2.12
The learning goals for MATH 104 are found here. More detailed weekly learning goals and coaching notes will be found on this
page. You are encouraged to track your progress in mastering these learning goals throughout the term.
Your grade normally will be computed based on the following formula: 50% Final Exam + 30% 2 Midterms + 10% WebWork
Assignments + 10% Homework, Quizzes, Clicker participation, and other work assigned by individual instructors.
Please note that grades may be scaled to ensure fairness across sections; this does not mean the distribution will be the same
for all sections. The final exam is common to all sections and may be used to normalize grades across sections.
FINAL EXAM PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT: Students need to achieve a minimum of 40% on the final exam to pass
MATH 104. Passing the MATH 104 final exam may not be sufficient to ensure a student passes MATH 104 if they have failed the
1. The final examination in December for this course will be common to all sections of MATH 104. This examination will account for
50% of a student's final grade. The remaining 50% will be based on term work. The final examination generally will not be
weighted higher for students who perform better on the final examination than they did during the term, although some
allowance may be made for students who perform much better on the final examination than they did during the term. (In
practice, this rarely happens and the criterion will be set by the Instructor-in-charge and applied uniformly across all sections.)
The final examination is board marked (i.e. all instructors teaching this course mark the exams together) to ensure consistency
and fairness across sections.
2. IMPORTANT: The final mark distribution of the term work of each section may be scaled based on the final exam mark
distribution of that section. These adjusted term marks would then be used to compute a student's final grade. Any scaling is
performed to ensure fairness in the final grades across sections. It is not expected that such scalings would result in significant
3. No unauthorized devices will be allowed at the final examination. This includes cell phones, smart phones, music players, and all
other devices. Formula sheets and other memory aids will not be allowed.
4. No calculators will be allowed on midterms or the final examination.
5. Midterms: There will be two in-class midterms in MATH 104/184. The dates, which are subject to change, are:
Midterm 1: Wednesday, October 3rd for MWF classes and Thursday, October 4th for T Th classes
Midterm 2: Wednesday, November 7th for MWF classes and Thursday, November 8th for T Th classes.
6. Missing midterms:There are no make-up midterms in this course. Missing a midterm for a documented valid reason normally
results in the weight of that midterm being transferred to the final exam. Examples of valid reasons include illness and travel to
play a scheduled game for a varsity team. Examples of reasons that are not valid include conflicts with personal travel schedules
or conflicts with work schedules.
Please note that a student who misses both midterms has not completed a substantial portion of the term work and
normally shall not be admitted to the final examination.
7. Missing the Final Exam: You will need to present your situation to the Dean's Office of your Faculty to be considered for a
deferred exam. See the Calendar for detailed regulations (http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=3,41,94,0) . Your
performance in a course up to the exam is taken into consideration in granting a deferred exam status (e.g. failing badly
generally means you will not be granted a deferred exam). In Mathematics, generally students sit the next available exam for the
course they are taking, which could be several months after the original exam was scheduled. Note that your personal travel