Math 125 Materials Website -- Spring 2021


A note to the student.

Course Materials:

  • Required: You must purchase Webassign access if you are taking CALCULUS for the FIRST TIME at the University of Washington. All homework assignments and quizzes will be on Webassign. Webassign costs $40 per quarter.
    To access and purchase webassign access:

      1. Go to WebAssign Login Page to create a WebAssign account. You have 14-days of FREE ACCESS to WebAssign. You are automatically enrolled in the Math 125 Section you are registered for and you should be able to see your course and assignments when classes start. So there is no need to do anything at the start of the term except to login and create your account.
      2. Before the FREE ACCESS ends, you need to pay the $40 fee to the University Bookstore by : CLICKING HERE
        Note: If you are planning on taking at least 3 courses in the FULL CALCULUS series Math 124/5/6 and Math 324 you may wish to email the Bookstore at at for an alternative purchase option that will be about $92 for all four quarters.
  • 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. We do recommend that you read the textbook, and a paper copy will make that easier. An older edition of the paper textbook will serve just as well, and will cost significantly less. Some used custom versions of this textbook (volume 1 covers math124 and math125) are available through the UW bookstore.
  • WORKSHEETS: Here is a pdf file with all of the worksheets for the quarter together in one file: AllWorksheets125.pdf.

Exams & Grading:

  • All  exams will be administered online this quarter. Exams are open notes and you can use a scientific calculator. You may not use the following resources during exams: collaborating or getting help from anyone during your exam, using any online tools, websites, or search engines, using any calculators that can do calculus, using any materials other than your notes and your textbook. Please review UW's policy on Academic Misconduct.
  • Table of Allowed Integral Formulas: During exams, you may use directly any of the integral formulas in the table below. Any other integrals must be computed from these, using the methods of the class.

  • Calculator policy: A TI-30X IIS calculator is required in any of the Math 120/124/125/126 courses. Using an alternative model of a basic scientific non-graphing calculator is permitted during remote testing, as long as it only has similar functionality to a TI-30X IIS. Using any more advanced calculator, website, or app that can perform Calculus operations such as differentiation or integration during a quiz or exam is prohibited and counts as academic misconduct.

  • 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. This policy has been suspended during the current extraordinary circumstances quarters. Grading information will be provided by instructors.

Sample Weekly Outline for SPRING Quarter 2021:

Week Weekly Outline/
Study Guide
Exam Archive Topics and Textbook Sections
1 Outline 1 Antiderivatives; Areas and Riemann Sums; Definite Integrals. (in Stewart: Sec. 4.9, 5.1, 5.2)
2 Outline 2 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; Indefinite Integrals & Total vs Net Change; The Technique of Substitution.  (Sec. 5.3, 5.4, 5.5)
3 Outline 3 Applications: Areas between Curves, Volumes By Slicing, Volumes of Solids of Revolutions via the Disks/Washers method; Volumes of Solids of Revolutions via Shells. (Sec. 6.1, 6.2, 6.3)
4 Outline 4 Exam #1 Archive  More volumes; Review; Exam #1 Applications: Work. (Sec. 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 Exam #2 Archive Approximation of Integrals;  Review; Exam #2; Improper Integrals (Sec. 7.7, 7.8)
8 Outline 8   Applications: ArcLength of a Curve & Center of Mass; Intro to Diff Eqs
(Sec. 8.1 & part of 8.3; 9.1)
9 Outline 9 Solving Separable Differentiable Equations; Various Applications of Diff. Eqs. (Sec. 9.3, 9.4, 3.8)
10 Outline 10 Final Exam Archive* No class on Monday; Review; Exam #3 (Sec. 3.8; 9.4)

* NOTE: This quarter there will not be a cumulative final exam like the ones in the archive. Instead, there will be a 3rd incremental exam on the Thursday of the last week of classes, focused on the material from section 7.7 on. You can find practice problems for exam 3 in the final exam archive by selecting questions relating to this material from the old final exams: Aprroximating Integrals, Improper Integrals, Arclength, Center of Mass, Differential equations and their applications.