MATH 1020

Business Calculus I

Course Information and Policies
Course Syllabus

This Course Syllabus includes policies for all sections of MATH 1020. It is supplemented by the Section Syllabus in each section which iterates the policies that are specific to each section regarding the 10% class work grade.
Daily Course Schedule
Course Learning Objectives
Exam Information
Correctly formatted Scantron: Bubble a "0" in place of the "C" in your student identification number.
Where will I be taking my tests? Where will I take my final exam?

Spring 2019 Tests (These will be added after each test is returned on the following Wednesday.)
(1) MATH DEPARTMENT MATH-IN: Math instructors are available to answer your questions on SATURDAY, April 27th from 8 am - 5 pm. Go to M-building of Martin Hall and look for the room with a Math 1020/2070 sign.
(2) MATH 10202070  MATH-IN: Math instructors are available to answer your questions on TUESDAY, April 30th in Martin M-201 from 9 am - 4pm.
Previous Exams
Extra Help Offered for Web Assign Start Up: Representatives will return to Martin Hall, room O-10, between 10 am and 2 pm on Thursday, January 24th.

Be sure to click on a WebAssignment in Canvas first thing on Wednesday, January 9th . There is a 14 day grace period in which you can log onto Web Assign and do the homework even if you haven't yet purchased an access code.  If you have any problems getting in to your account, go to Martin Hall, room O-10, between 10 am and 2 pm on Monday,Jan 14th, Tuesday, January 15th, or Wednesday, January16th. This will be your last chance to get help from a WebAssign representative on campus.  Do not go to CCIT!

See the section below titled "Additional Resources" for options to purchase course materials, including Web Assign.

Additional Resources
I. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS re: Required Course Materials
Q:   I have a TI-89/TI-92/TI-Nspire calculator.  Can I use it for this course?
A:   No. Math 1020 requires a TI-84 Plus (or SE or CSE or CE) or TI-83 Plus calculator. No exceptions will be made.

Q:  Do I need to buy the Lecture Guide and WebAssign access?  What's the most economical way to buy them?  Will it benefit me to subscribe/upgrade to Cengage Unlimited?
A:  Both the 2018-19 Lecture Guide and WebAssign access are required for ALL sections of Math 1020. The most economical way to make these purchases will depend upon several factors.  Please refer to this flow chart to help you decide which option is best for you.  If you have additional questions about Cengage Unlimited, please refer to their FAQs page.

Q:  Do I need to purchase the course textbook, "Calculus Concepts: An Informal Approach to the Mathematics of Change,  by Latorre, et al, 2014"?
A:  No. You will have access to the e-book through WebAssign and/or Cengage Unlimited, which is sufficient. If you would like to purchase a physical copy of the text, you can purchase it at the bookstore bundled with the Lecture and Note-taking Guide and the WebAssign Access Code for $307.30, ISBN: 9780357251294.  If you subscribe to Cengage Unlimited, you will also have the option of renting a hard copy of the text for $7.99.

Q:  Do I need to purchase the Student Solutions Manual?
A:  No.  This is completely optional

II. Clemson's Academic Success Center 

          PAL:  Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) sessions are available to support your success in this course. At these sessions, fellow 
          students who have taken this course in the past offer extra practice with course material as well as tips and tricks for being
          successful in the course. These sessions are designed to help you study effectively with others who also want to be
          successful.  You are welcome to attend sessions with any PAL leader for the course and even if you do not have a PAL
          leader attending your section of the class, you still have free support available to you.
          The scheduled times, locations and peer leaders for this course are provided on the ASC website under the tab on the
          right labeled "View PAL Schedule" (

         Tutoring Information:  This course is supported by the Academic Success Center tutoring program. The ASC tutors have
         completed and done well in this course, and they understand the concepts well enough to help you work through questions
         you have. The ASC tutoring program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association, which means that our
         tutors are trained to share learning and study strategies during tutorial sessions. While tutors will not complete/correct
         homework for you or help you on take-home tests or quizzes, they will help you understand and reinforce concepts that you
         are learning in your classes. For more information visit

        Clemson MATHLab:  Clemson MATHLab is available for this course. MATHLab is for students who want to collaborate with
        others enrolled in the same course in a study group environment to further their understanding of the course concepts.  An
        ASC-trained peer leader is available in the MATH Lab to coach students and facilitate and encourage active learning
        strategies. MATHLab hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. in ASC 302.

        Additional Course Support:
  Private tutoring may be available through the Tutor Matching Service.
        ( /asc/courses/index.html).