MAT137: Calculus!

University of Toronto 2020-2021

  If you have technical questions or problems DURING the test...

  • There will be one of us monitoring Piazza at all times during the 24 hour-period. Post a private comment to Piazza (visible only to instructors) and we will reply to it quickly.
  • If an image does not upload or an equation does not render correctly on Quercus, refresh the page. Your progress will be saved. This fixes almost all issues. If it does not fix yours, post on Piazza.
  • If you have any other technical issue, it is up to you to ask about it. Notice that we are already including additional time to account for any technical problems you may have.
  • Do not ask us math questions. We will not answer them. The answer to any question of the type "Am I allowed..." is "Use your judgement".
  • For questions that are not time-sensitive, you may also email "admin137 (at) math (dot) toronto (dot) edu". However, if you send an email during the test, you won't get a reply on time.

Test 5: the basics

  • Coverage: Test 5 will include Units 13 and 14. To prepare:
    • Rewatch the videos
    • Solve all the practice problems
    • Review class questions and homework assignments
  • Structure: Test 5 will have two parts:
    • Part A (120 minutes): a quiz on Quercus. Some questions will be multiple choice; other questions will require a numerical answer.
    • Part B (120 minutes): long-answer questions on Crowdmark.
    If this were a regular in-person test, we would give you only 60 minutes for each part. That is how long we think it should actually take you. We are giving you additional time to accommodate for any possible technical problems you may have, and to give you time to scan and upload to Crowdmark. If you choose to leave uploading for the last minute and don't complete it on time, that was your choice.
  • When?
    • The test will open on Thursday, 22 April at 2pm (Toronto time).
    • It will close on Friday, 23 April at 2pm (Toronto time).
    During this 24-hour window, you decide when your timer for each part begins. The two parts are independent. For example, you could start Part A at 3:30pm (and finish it by 5:30pm) and you could start Part B at 8pm (and finish it by 10pm). Everything must be completed by the closing time.
  • Late submissions:
    • For your Quercus Quiz, if your time runs out, your quiz will be automatically submitted with whatever answers you had selected at that time.
    • For Part B, you are already familiar with Crowdmark:
      • You are allowed to resubmit as many times as you want before your time runs out.
      • After your time runs out, you are not allowed to resubmit at all.
      • If you have not submitted yet and your time runs out, you are allowed to submit late once with a 2% penalty per late minute.
  • Disability accommodations: If you are registered with Accessibility Services and require accommodations for test taking, book your tests with ATS.
  • Illness, emergency, or bad connection? Remember that we drop the lowest three scores for each student. If you miss the test due to illness, emergency, a bad internet connection, or any other reason, it will be one of the three we drop for you. There are no accommodations, extensions, or make-up tests for these reasons.
  • Administrative or logistical questions?
    • BEFORE the test, please email admin137 (at) math (dot) toronto (dot) edu
    • DURING the test, please post on Piazza as a private message (to instructors only).

Aids, collaboration, and academic integrity

  • You are allowed to use official course materials (anything on the course website, the course videos, the notes you have taken in class...)
  • You are allowed to use a simple non-programmable calculator. Anything fancier would not help you anyway.
  • You are not allowed any other aids. In particular, you may not consult anything else online.
  • You must work entirely by yourself, individually, from beginning to submission.
  • You may not collaborate with other students.
  • You may not discuss the problems with anybody else, including other students in the course, "tutoring" services, cheating websites, or your mom.
If you do not follow these rules, then you are committing academic misconduct.