The lectures of this course will support your learning of calculus in a number of ways.
During lectures, we will motivate new material, clarify diﬃcult concepts, test your under-
standing of calculus prior to the major assessments, and give you the opportunity to meet
with fellow students. You should come prepared to not only hear about math during lectures,
but to think and engage with math. While your instructor will use some of the lecture time
to explain the material, you may also be expected to actively engage in learning by working
on problems, discussing ideas with your fellow students, and sharing your thinking with the
The more you prepare for and engage in class, the more you will get out of it. The following
are basic guidelines for ensuring that you and your classmates get the most out of class.
•Be sure not to speak when someone else is speaking during class. While it might seem
as though no one notices, even one person whispering in the back of the classroom
can be a signiﬁcant distraction for the entire class, and can side-track learning. If you
have a question about the class, pose the question to the entire class - not just to your
•Please be on time to class. Coming in late means that you may miss important infor-
mation and it disrupts the learning of other students.
•Likewise, do not leave late at the end of class or pack up before class has ended. If you
must leave one class early for an appointment or other special commitment, sit near the
door to minimize disruptions.
•Bring pencils, paper, textbook, a scientiﬁc calculator, and a device to connect to Top
Hat to every class.
•If you use technology during class, make sure that it is always for an in-course use.
While it may seem harmless to check your email or a game update, it can be distracting
for students around you; research has demonstrated that the learning of students who
can see the laptop of another person engaging in oﬀ-task behaviour is damaged.
Each week, you will attend one tutorial, a class of about 30 students from across MAT135H1
lecture sections. The purpose of tutorials is to improve your problem-solving and communica-
tion skills, and to provide you opportunities to collaborate with other students. You will also
be submitting and working on components of Applied Communication Tasks during tutorials.
Also be aware that tutorials take priority over other tests, so you should not skip your tutorial
to attend a test in another course.
Each tutorial is 50 minutes, starting at 10 minutes past the hour and ending on the hour.
Tutorials will begin on Thursday, September 13. Be aware that tutorials take priority
over other tests, so you should not skip your tutorial to attend a test in another course. If you
need to miss a tutorial due to illness or another emergency, you do not need to notify your
Teaching Assistant. If you miss a tutorial where you are supposed to submit a component
of an Applied Communication Task, you must attach oﬃcial documentation verifying your
absence to your assignment submission in the next tutorial.
If you are more than 20 minutes late for a tutorial, you will not be permitted to submit
assignments due in tutorials.