MATH 1300 A, B, D & E: Mathematical Methods I


This website is for the course MAT 1300, Fall 2017. Over the next few days, more information will appear.

But it is also a general reference site for anyone taking MAT 1300. On this site, you will find many old exams with solutions.

Throughout the semester, there will be frequent updates. You should check this site regularly.

Here is the course outline for MAT1300A, Professor Blute's section.

Here is the course outline for MAT1300B, Professor Kousha's section.

Here is the course outline for MAT1300D, Professor Jacqmin's section.

Here is the course outline for MAT1300E, Professor Bentoumi's section.

Textbook:

Here is the textbook for all sections of MAT1300.

Here is the website for the textbook.

Here are solutions to selected problems from the textbook.

As of Fall 2016, we will no longer be using the textbook by Larson. (But it is a useful reference. If you do have the Larson text book, you can find the topics and recommended exercises below).

Diagnostic Test:

Here is a diagnostic test. This test is for your own information and should be used to determine if you have sufficient algebraic background to take this course. It measures your proficiency in the algebra necessary to take the course. Give yourself 30 minutes with no books or calculators allowed. If you get 8 or more right, you probably have sufficient algebra to follow the course. If you get 5-7 right, you probably still have enough but may have some difficulties. If you get 4 or less right, you may have substantial difficulties in this course. If you are unsure on where you stand, please feel free to come to talk to me. The solutions to the above diagnostic are C E A B C A A B E A.

Precalculus Tutorials:

Here is an online tutorial for solving quadratic inequalities. There are lots of examples.

Here is an online tutorial for factoring quadratic polynomials.

Here is an online tutorial for graphing quadratic polynomials.

Topics Schedule:

Here is an approximate course timetable for the semester.

Exam Topics:

Here is a list of topics and some sample questions for Midterm 1.

Exam Solutions:

Here are solutions to Midterm 1, Sections A and B.

Here are solutions to Midterm 1, Sections C and D.

Topics Schedule for Larson Book:

Here is a topics and exercise list for the ninth edition of the Larson book.

Section A Lectures-2017:

Here are PDFs of the lectures for Section A, 2017. These are NOT complete notes. These should not be considered as a substitute for coming to class.

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Lecture 4

Lecture 5

Lecture 6

Lecture 7

Lecture 8

Lecture 9

DGD problems:

Below are the problems to be done in the given week's DGDs.

DGD 1

DGD 2

DGD 3

DGD 4

DGD 5

DGD 6 (If you are in Section A, C or D, you can skip Q3 and Q4.)

Old Exams:

Below you will find MANY old midterms, finals, etc. Most with solutions. They provide an excellent study guide for this year's midterms and finals.

2015:

Here are solutions to Midterm 1 for sections A and B. Here is a blank copy.

Here are solutions to Midterm 2 for sections A and B. Here is a blank copy.

Here are solutions to the Final Exam 2015. Here is a blank copy of Final Exam 2015.

2014:

Here are solutions to Midterm 1 for sections A and B. Here is a blank copy.

Here are solutions to Midterm 2 for section A. Here is a blank copy.

Here are solutions to the Final Exam 2014. Here is a blank copy of Final Exam 2014. (For some reason, the questions are in a different order. But they are the same questions.)

2013:

Here are solutions to Midterm 1, 2013. Here is a blank copy.

Here are solutions to Midterm 2, 2013. Here is a blank copy.

Here are solutions to the 2013 Final Exam. Here is a blank copy.

2012:

Here is a blank copy of the 2012 final exam. Here are solutions.

Here are solutions for Midterm 2, 2012. Here is a blank copy.

Here are solutions for Midterm 1, 2012. Here is a blank copy.

2011:

Here are solutions for Midterm 1, 2011. Here is a blank copy. Please note that the 4th multiple choice question is different on the blank version than on the version with solutions. For the blank version, the correct answer is +1.

Here are solutions for Midterm 2, 2011. Here is a blank copy.

Here is a blank copy of the 2011 final exam. Here are the solutions.

2010:

Here are solutions to the first midterm, 2010. Here is a blank copy of the first midterm, 2010. For some reason, the second multiple choice question is different on the blank copy. The answer to the question on the blank test is minus one half.

Here are solutions to the second midterm, 2010. Here is a blank copy.

Here are solutions to the 2010 final exam. Here is a blank copy.

2009:

Here is a blank copy of Midterm 1, 2009. Here are the solutions.

Here are the solutions for the second midterm, 2009. Here is a blank copy of Midterm 2, 2009.

Here is a blank copy of the Final Exam, 2009. Here are solutions.

2007:

Here are the solutions for the 2007 final exam. (Ignore that it says 1300D at the top.)

Here is a blank copy of the 2007 final exam.

Here are the solutions to midterm 2, 2007.

Here are the solutions to midterm 1, 2007. Here is a blank copy.

2006:

Here is a blank copy of the final exam from 2006, and here are solutions.

Here and here are the solutions to midterm 2, 2006.

Here are the solutions to midterm 1, 2006.

Here is a blank copy of midterm 1, 2006.

2005:

Here is a blank copy of one of the versions of 2005's second midterm.

Here are solutions to 2005's second midterm.

Here is a blank copy of one of the versions of 2005's first midterm.

Here are solutions to 2005's first midterm.

2004:

Here is a blank copy of the final from 2004.

Here are solutions to the final exam from 2004.

Here is a blank copy of the second midterm from 2004.

Here are solutions to midterm 2 from 2004.

Here is a blank copy of midterm 1 from 2004, and Here are the solutions. (Sorry about the poor quality of the printout.)

2002 & 2003:

Here is the final exam from 2002.

Here are the solutions for the above final exam.

Please note there is an error in the solution to Question 6 of the 2003 final. x=2 is a min not a max.

Here are the solutions to the first midterm from 2003.

Here is a blank copy of the second midterm from 2003. Here are the solutions to the second midterm from 2003.

Here is Midterm 1 from 2003, with solutions.

Here is Midterm 2 from 2003, with solutions.