Math 222 - Second semester calculus - Spring 2014

Lectures 1 and 2

Instructor: Melanie Matchett Wood

Office Hours:


The lecture schedule is posted below. You are not allowed to have laptops, cellphones or camera out during lecture. You must also be enrolled in and attend a section for this course.

Course Webpage:

TA Webpage (inlcudes TA office hours, review sessions, homework and exam solutions):

Course Description: This course will cover second semester calculus, including: techniques of integration; improper integrals; Taylor expansions; elementary differential equations; sequences and series; and an introduction to vectors.

Text: There is a required course pack based on departmental notes. Instructions for purchasing your course packet with the Math Department can be found at this URL: They will take cash (exact change appreciated), WisCard, or online payment. Users who do the online Cashnet purchase MUST bring a copy of their email receipt and a photo ID with them to pick up their course packet. If you have questions concerning your course packet sale, contact

Communication: Your TA is your first stop for any questions you have about the organizational aspects of the course. Your TA is also a great resource for questions about the course material as well. The best way to talk to the professor is in person during office hours or before or after class, and this is encouraged. Professor Wood's email is mmwood at math dot wisc dot edu, but email is an extremely poor medium for discussing mathematics and most brief administrative questions can be handled more efficiently with your TA or in person (exceptions to this are exam conflicts and special accommodations as discussed below).

Quick links


  1. Section: 5%.
  2. Exam 1: 25%.
  3. Exam 2: 25%.
  4. Final Exam: 45%.

Grades will be posted in Learn @ UW.

Section grades consist of homework and quizzes. You will have homework due every Thursday in section and a quiz every Tuesday in section.

Quizzes: There are no makeup quizzes, however, we will automatically drop your two lowest quiz scores. (There are no notes or texts used during quizes--see below for exams.)

Homework problems: There will be weekly homework assignments posted on this website, and due at the beginning of section each Thursday. Late homework will not be accepted. If you need to miss a class on Thursday, you are expected to make arrangements with the TA to turn in your homework ahead of time.

You are encouraged to discuss questions with each other or to come to office hours for help. After discussion with others, write-ups must be done separately. In practice, this means that you should not be looking at other students' solutions as you write your own. Use examples in the book as a model for the level of detail expected.

Reading homework: You are also responsible for reading the textbook on your own. The lecture schedule below shows which sections of the book will be covered in this course, and when we will cover those sections. If a section is included on that list, then every part of that section is a part of the course and may be relevant to the exams.

Show your work! Unless otherwise stated, you are always expected to justify your answer (i.e. show your work). This holds for homework, quizzes, and exams.

How to improve your performance: Calculus is something you can get better at with more practice, and the best way to improve your performance in the class is to spend more time practicing. Practicing means doing sample problems from the book, from old exams, or anywhere else you find them. If you need help figuring out what or how to practice, see the next section. Reading your notes and the book is important and will explain to you what you need to practice, but after you have read that, to get better you must practice, practice, practice!

Help is available! If you are concerned about your performance in the course, it is best to get extra help as soon as possible. There are lots of available resources for extra help . See below.


There will be two midterm exams. If you have another UW course that conflicts with the exam, send an email to your TA with subject "Math 222 Exam 1 Conflict" or "Math 222 Exam 2 Conflict" no later than February 7. Other classes are the only conflicts that will be considered, and conflicts will not be considered after February 7. (Send two emails if you have two conflicts.) Arrive early and bring your ID to each exam.
  1. Exam 1: Thursday, February 27 , 7:30-8:30pm.
  2. Exam 2: Tuesday, April 8, 5:45-6:45pm.
  3. Final Exam: Tuesday, May 13, 7:45-9:45am (covering the entire course).

Books, ipods, cellphones, computers, headphones, and calculators will not be permitted for exams. You will be allowed one 3x5 index card (writing on both sides is okay). Bring ONLY your student ID, index card, and pencils or pens to all exams.

Past exams Here is a link to some past exams for Math 222: Note that the material covered in other courses may differ slightly.

Academic Dishonesty: Students in this class have the right to expect that their fellow students are upholding the academic integrity of this University. Academic dishonesty is a serious offense at the University because it undermines the bonds of trust and honesty between members of the community. On homework assignments, academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to: copying other students' homework or copying homework answers from the internet. On quizzes and exams, academic dishonestly includes but is not limited to: looking at another students' work, making use of a disallowed reference during an exam, or looking at a cellphone for any reason (even if it's just to check the time) during an exam.

We treat all incidents of academic dishonesty very seriously. For instance, the consequences for cheating on an exam may range from automatically failing the course to suspension or expulsion. We will not hesitate to initiate disciplinary procedures should such a case arise.

Other important things:

Accommodations: In general, it is your responsibility to inform me and your TA as far in advance as possible in case of an unavoidable conflict with an exam, in case of an extended absence, or in case you find yourself struggling with the course for any other reason.

In addition, please note: I wish to fully include persons with disabilities in this course. Please email your TA with subject "Math 222 Accommodations" regarding special accommodations in the curriculum, instruction, or assessments of this course that may be necessary to enable you to fully participate in this course. Special accommodations for individuals with obvious or documented disabilities require 2 weeks advance notice.

Background From the start of this course, you will need to be familiar with standard topics from first semester calculus, including: the rules of differentiation; definite integrals and indefinite integrals; basic methods of integration, including integrals of polynomials, trig functions, etc; the method of u-substitution. If you are concerned about your background for this course, you may want to review some of the material from Math 221. You can obtain a Math 221 textbook in the same manner that you obtained your Math 222 textbook. In addition, you can look at old Math 221 exams here:

Expectations: We expect each student and each instructor to be respect of all of the students and instructors involved in this course. For instance, we expect students to refrain from behaviors that are disruptive to your instructors and your fellow students, including: showing up late to lecture or section on time, playing with electronic devices during lecture or section, or leaving early.

Lecture schedule:

The following lecture schedule may be updated during the semester.

Homework assignments:

Homework assignments will be due on Thursday in your section. The assignments may be adjusted during the semester. An asterisk denotes a problem that is unusual or more involved.
  1. Week 1 (due Jan 23):
  2. Week 2 (due Jan 30):
  3. Week 3 (due Feb 6):
  4. Week 4 (due Feb 13):
  5. Week 5 (due Feb 20):
  6. Week 6 (HW will not be collected during exam week):
  7. Week 7 (due Mar 6):
  8. Week 8 (due Mar 13):
  9. Week 9 (due March 27):
  10. Week 10 (due Apr 3):
  11. Week 11 (HW will not be collected during exam week, but is good exam review!):
  12. Week 12 (due Apr 17):
  13. Week 13 (due Apr 24):
  14. Week 14 (due May 1):
  15. Week 15: study for the exam!

Resources for extra help:

Don't stay confused. There are several resources available when you want some help outside of lecture and discussion:

(Most of this information was taken from the Getting help in your math class page.)


For office hours, see here.
Lecture 001
Name Email Discussion Sections
Yuan Liu liu459 at wisc dot edu 301 and 304
Zheng Lu zlu59 at wisc dot edu 302 and 306
Thomas Morrell tamorrell at wisc dot edu 303 and 305
Kejia Wang kwang54 at wisc dot edu 308 and 312
Ivan Ongay Valverde ongayvalverd at wisc dot edu 311 and 313
Manik Aima aima at wisc dot edu 314
Lecture 002
Name Email Discussion Sections
Manik Aima aima at wisc dot edu 321
Zachary Charles zcharles at wisc dot edu 322 and 324
Adrian Tovar Lopez tovarlopez at wisc dot edu 325 and 333
Angelica Resendiz Mora resendizmora at wisc dot edu 326 and 328
Michelle Mason Soule msoule at wisc dot edu 327 and 332
Ethan Joseph McCarthy ejmccarthy at wisc dot edu 329 and 331