Math 113
Sections 13-18 and 25-30
Fall 2016

Instructor   Peter Perry
Office   755 Patterson Office Tower
Office Hours   MW 2:00-3:30, F 2:00-3:00

This is the instructor web page for Math 113 sections 13-18 and 25-30. You can find out more about your instructor at Professor Perry's web page

Textbook Information

For MA 113, you only need to buy only one textbook. If you plan on only taking Calculus I and II, then you need chapters 1-11. If you plan on taking Calculus I, II, and III, then you need chapters 1-16.

If you purchased your text from the University of Kentucky Bookstore, you will have access to an electronic copy of the text. I will give you the "class key" in lecture. For instructions on how to access the electronic copy, please go here.

You do not need to purchase a WebAssign access code. We will be using a free online homework system called WebWork.

REEF Polling

In my lecture sections we will use REEF polling, an interactive system which works with laptops and cellphones to provide real-time polling (answering short questions) in lecture. This will help me interact better with you and better gauge how well you're understanding the lecture material. We will begin using the system during the second week of classes.

Please follow the left-hand link to REEF polling for instructions on how to purchase and set up a REEF account.

If you have already purchased a REEF account for CHEM 105, you do not need to purchase another one for Dr. Perry's sections of MA 113. Note that other sections of MA 113 are not using REEF polling

Common Course Page for Math 113

See the Common Course Page for general information about Math 113 including the course schedule, syllabus, and exam schedule.


MWF 11:00-11:50 AM, CP 139 - Sections 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
MWF 1:00-1:50 PM, CP 139 - Sections 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30


Exam 1: Tuesday, September 20, 5:00-7:00 PM, Room to be announced

Exam 2: Tuesday, October 18, 5:00-7:00 PM, Room to be announced

Exam 3: Tuesday, November 15, 5:00-7:00 PM, Room to be announced

Final Exam: Wednesday, December 13, 6:00-8:00 PM, Room to be announced


To be announced


You can also find this information on the
Common Course Page.

Your course grade is based on:

3 Exams300 points
Final100 points
Homework, Quizzes, Attendence 125 points
Total 525 points

Letter grades will be assigned as follows:

A 473-500
B 420-472
C 368-419
D 315-367
E 0-314

The Homework, Quizzes, and Attendence grade is computed as follows:

Web Homework 100
Written Assignments (6) 60
Lecture Attendence (40) 40
Quizzes (10) 50
Total Divided by 2 125

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