MATH 1040

Precalculus and Introductory Differential Calculus

Course Information and Policies
    Course Information and Policies  Spring 2019
  This is the department course policies for MATH 1040.  Make sure you also get your instructor's supplement.

      A summary of your options for purchasing the course materials.
Daily Course Schedule
Course Learning Objectives

      A list of learning outcomes for the course can be found in the department course policies.
      Here is also a list of specific course objectives and correlated problems.  
Exam Information
Previous Exams
Do not assume that the sections covered on each test are the same semester to semester.  Do not assume that the content of one of the previous exams is the same as the content of your corresponding unit exam.  Do not assume that the testing format is the same.

  • Exams for MATH 1040, Fall 2018
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Fall 2014 - Spring 2018 classes and tests are based on Stewart Calculus Early Transcendentals. 
 Fall 2014, Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 Test 1 do not contain multiple choice questions.  Fall 2015 Test 2 and following tests may contain roughly 33% multiple choice and the rest will be free response. 

Classes and tests before Fall 2014 were based on Briggs Calculus Late Transcendentals 1st edition

Additional Resources

      • Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) sessions are available to support your success in this course. Typically, students who utilize PAL regularly do well in this course. PAL sessions are a great place to ask questions and to study with others who also want to be successful. At these sessions, fellow students who have taken this course in the past offer strategies for mastering course material as well as tips and tricks for being successful in the course. You are welcome to attend sessions with any PAL leader for this 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 ( the view PAL schedule tab on the right.
      • 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 the ASC. (Location will be announced by early in the semester.)
      • 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