Math 125 Materials Website


Important Information:

  • A note to the student.

  • What is required:

    1)  A "WebAssign access code". You can purchase the access code (which automatically includes the ebook -- but not the paper textbook) either directly from the publisher at our custom Cengage website for $80, or from the University Bookstore. Do NOT select "Purchase Access Online" when you log on Webassign directly, but follow the above link instead.  
    Please note:
    If you took Math 124 during the Autumn 2017 Quarter, you probably have already purchased a LOE (lifetime of edition) access code for the 8th Edition Early Transcendentals, in which case you do not need a new access code. Both Math 124 and 125 are covered by the same access code.
    >>If you took Math 124 during an earlier quarter, or if you are retaking Math125, then you probably have a LOE for the earlier, 7th edition of the textbook, in which case you will need a grace code from your instructor that will allow you to access Webassign without paying again. Ask your instructor after the start of the quarter, and provide an unofficial transcript to your instructor to verify prior enrollment.        

    2)  A Ti-30x IIS Calculator -- $14.95 at the bookstore. THIS IS THE ONLY CALCULATOR MODEL ALLOWED ON EXAMS, in all Calculus classes.

  • Recommended Textbook -- 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 (Note: There is no way to buy only the access code, without the ebook.) However, we do recommend that you read the textbook, and a paper copy will make that easier. An older edition of the paper textbook (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) may be 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 $135. 

  • 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.
      You will 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Math 124/5/6 Grade Policy. Beginning Autumn 2012, the Department of Mathematics has adopted a grade policy for this course. The final median course grades for each lecture section of Math 124/5/6 taught during the regular academic year will fall within the range of 2.9 +/- 0.2. This policy does not apply to the honors sections of Math 124/5/6.

  • What if the Calculus class I wish to add is closed?
    1. You should be persistent in frequently checking 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.

Outline for WINTER Quarter:

Week Outline/Study Guide Exam Archive Topics and Textbook Sections
1 Outline 1 Antiderivatives, Areas and Distances
(Sec. 4.9, 5.1)
2 Outline 2 The Definite Integral, The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Indefinite Integrals and Total vs Net Change.
(Sec. 5.2, 5.3, 5.4)
3 Outline 3 No class on Monday; The Technique of Substitution. Applications: Areas between Curves.
(Sec. 5.5, 6.1)
4 Outline 4 MIDTERM #1 Archive Applications: Volumes by Slicing; Volumes of Solids of Revolutions via the Disks/Washers method; Review. Midterm #1.
Applications: Volumes by Shells.
(Sec. 6.2, 6.3)
5 Outline 5   Applications: Work; Average Value of a Function.
Techniques of Integration: Integration by Parts.
(Sec. 6.4, 6.5, 7.1)
6 Outline 6 More Techniques: Products of Trigonometric Functions, Trigonometric Substitution, Partial Fractions.
(Sec. 7.2, 7.3, 7.4)
7 Outline 7 Integration Practice Combining Methods; Approximation of Integrals; Improper Integrals.
(Sec.7.5, 7.7, 7.8)
8 Outline 8 MIDTERM #2 Archive No class on Monday; Midterm #2. Applications: Arc Length of a Curve.
(Sec. 8.1)
9 Outline 9 Intro to Differential Equations, Solving Separable Equations, Applications
(Sec. 9.1, 9.3, 3.8; 9.4)
10 Outline 10 Final Exam Archive More Applications (9.4) + Final Exam Review.