Math 125 Materials Website


Important Information:

  • Please read: A note to the student.
  • REQUIRED for this class:

    1)  A "WebAssign access code". You can purchase the Webassign access code (which automatically includes the ebook -- but not the paper textbook) directly from the publisher at this custom Cengage website.
         > Do NOT
    click "Purchase Access Online"
    when you log on to Webassign directly -- follow the above link instead
          (or you can buy the Webassign access with or without a paper text bundle at the U Bookstore, if you prefer)

          > You do not need to buy a Webassign code again if you already purchased a LOE (lifetime of edition) code
         for the 8th edition of Stewart in an earlier class, i.e. if you took Math 124 or 125 at UW during or after 2017/18 and
         purchased the Webassign code for that class.
         > You may need to set up a Cengage account first, if you don't already have one. 
           It's important to use your email when setting up your Cengage account. 

    2)  A Ti-30x IIS Calculator -- $15.95 new at the bookstore.
         This is the ONLY calculator model allowed on exams
    , in the entire Calculus sequence! Any color is fine.
  • Recommended: The textbook for the course is "Calculus, 8th Edition, Early Transcendentals" by Stewart. An electronic version is included with your purchase of a WebAssign access code, so a paper copy is not required. However, we do recommend that you read the textbook, and a paper copy will make that easier. An older paper copy (6th, 7th, or 8th edition) will serve just as well, and will cost significantly less. Some smaller, custom versions of this textbook (volume 1 covers both Math124 and Math125) are available at the UW bookstore for $30-$40. Alternatively, you can buy both the new custom paper textbook that covers Math 124/125 and the Webassign access code as a bundle at the University Bookstore for about $137. 

  • HOMEWORK: All homework is accessible and turned in online using WebAssign.

    • To sign in to WebAssign, do NOT go to the main WebAssign website.
      You must enter through the
      Official WebAssign site for UW,
      a special WebAssign portal designed specifically for the University of Washington.
      Click on the buttom in the middle of the page "Log in @ University of Washington" and use your UW Net ID to sign in.

    • You can sign in to WebAssign as soon as you are enrolled and your instructor has posted homework assignments, even before you have purchased an access code. There is a two-week grace period at the beginning of the quarter for you to get your access code and enter it into WebAssign. After the grace period, you will not be able to sign in to WebAssign until you have entered a valid access code, so do not wait until the last day to purchase access. 
    • Webassign will hold drop-in Office Hours 11A.M-3P.M. on Tuesday Oct. 1st and Monday Oct. 7,  in the Math Study Center (basement of Communications, room B-014). If you need help accessing or navigating Webassign, or you have issues with a purchased Webassign code, drop in to have your questions answered!

  • WORKSHEETS: Here is a pdf file with all of the worksheets for the quarter together in one file. Please download and print out this file, and bring all of them with you to every quiz section meeting. AllWorksheets125.pdf

  • FINAL EXAM: There is a common final exam, given at 1:30pm - 4:20pm on Saturday afternoon, the day immediately after the last day of class. See Date, Ground Rules, and Rooms for more information.

Table of Integrals: During the final exam, you may use directly any of the integral formulas in the table below. All other integrals must be computed from these.

  • Calculator policy: The Ti-30x IIS is the only calculator allowed on exams in Math 125.

  • Math 124/5/6 Median GRADE POLICY: Since Autumn 2012 the Department of Mathematics has adopted a grade policy for this course. The median course grades for each lecture section (or a single instructor's combined lecture sections) of Math 124/5/6 taught during the regular academic year will fall within the range of 2.9 +/- 0.2. This policy may not apply to the online sections of Math 124/5/6.

  • What if the Calculus class I wish to add is closed?
    1. Use Notify.UW to check for openings online, which are filled on a first-come/first-served basis. During the first week, the enrollment status of a class can change hourly; it really pays off to check frequently. There are no overloads or waiting lists. In most quarters almost all persistent students who want to take the course will find an opening sooner or later (but after the first week there may be a late fee).
    2. Whether or not you are officially enrolled, you should choose a class and start attending both lectures and quiz sections from the very first day. You should do any worksheets or quizzes. You will NOT be able to access homework until you are officially enrolled in the class.
    3. Important material is covered in the first week, and it is necessary to be in class and do the work during this period. All students are graded in the same way, and no student is excused from the first week's work.
    4. Students who cannot enroll in an on-campus section of Math 125 may register for the online section of Math125, which features online videos based on an on-campus section of the course. This section has exactly the same syllabus, textbook, and homework assignments as all other sections. Registered students must take two in-person midterms, and the same common final as the on-campus sections of Math 125.

Sample Outline for AUTUMN Quarter:


Week Weekly Outline/
Study Guide
Exam Archive Topics and Textbook Sections
1 Outline 1 Antiderivatives; Areas and Riemann Sums.
(in Stewart: Sec. 4.9, 5.1)
2 Outline 2 Definite Integrals; The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; Indefinite Integrals & Total vs Net Change.  (Sec. 5.2, 5.3, 5.4)
3 Outline 3 The Technique of Substitution; Applications: Areas between Curves, Volumes By Slicing, Volumes of Solids of Revolutions via the Disks/Washers method.
(Sec. 5.5, 6.1, 6.2)
4 Outline 4 MIDTERM #1 Archive Applications: Volumes of Solids of Revolutions via Shells; Review. Midterm #1. Applications: Work
(Sec. 6.3, 6.4)
5 Outline 5   Applications: Work; Average Value of a Function;
Techniques of Integration: Integration by Parts, Products of Trig Functions
(Sec. 6.4/6.5; 7.1, 7.2)
6 Outline 6 More Techniques: Trigonometric Substitution, Partial Fractions, Strategies of Integration
(Sec. 7.3, 7.4, 7.5)
7 Outline 7 Combining Methods; Approximation of Integrals; Improper Integrals;
(Sec. 7.5, 7.7, 7.8)
8 Outline 8 MIDTERM #2 Archive  Veteran's Day on Monday; Review. Midterm #2. Application: ArcLength of a Curve.
(Sec. 8.1)
9 Outline 9 Applications: Center of Mass; Intro to Diff Eqs; Solving Separable Differentiable Equations.
(Sec. 8.3, 9.1, 9.3)
10 Outline 10   Various Applications of Diff. Eqs.; Thanksgiving Break on Thu/Fri;
(Sec. 3.8; 9.4)
10 Outline 11 FINAL EXAM Archive Catch up + Final Exam Review.