Calculus II

Professor Hlas
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Let epsilon be less than zero. —Anonymous

Course Information

A second calculus course builds on Calculus I by focusing on integration, applications of integration, and convergence. This course is often considered one of the most intense courses in the major, so plan accordingly! Course learning outcomes include:

More course information is available on Canvas.



  1. Growth mindset!
  2. Rogawski, J. & Adams, C. (2015). Single Variable Calculus, 3rd edition, Early transcendentals. ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-7174-1


Research background


Each student is expected to master the material in a variety of ways including: multi-step problems, applications, and conceptual understanding. If any concerns arise regarding grading, please contact the instructor. Students earn "math points" (MP) for demonstration of mathematical thinking in their solutions.

Book exercises

Recommended practice exercises from the book are listed in the calendar. This exercises are not graded but are recommended as these problems will likely appear on quizzes or exams.

Group quizzes (4 × 10 MP)

During most weeks a group quiz will be given. Only one quiz per group will be scored with each group member receiving the same score. It is expected that all group members contribute to quiz responses and that all answers are fully explained. Notes are not allowed for quizzes, but approved calculators are allowed.

Online classes will only have formative quizzes, which may impact the grade scale.

Exams (3 × 25 MP)

There will be three in-class exams. One page of notes (one-sided, handwritten) is allowed for each exam as are approved calculators.

"To assess conceptual knowledge, researchers often use novel tasks … Because children do not already know a procedure for solving the task, they must rely on their knowledge of relevant concepts to generate methods for solving the problems." (Rittle-Johnson, Seigler, Alibali, 2001, p. 347). Assessments are a part of the learning experience so will require mastery of class material and will require the ability to apply class material to new situations.

Final exam (25 MP, +MP bonus)

This course uses a comprehensive, common final with the other sections. The final exam is typically multiple choice questions and free response questions. Students gain +1 MP for every 5 correct multiple-choice answers.

Remember that university policy does not allow students to take an examination prior to its scheduled time, so plan accordingly.

Online practice (+10 MP bonus)

WeBWorK problem sets are used to apply skills from class. Feedback is limited to correct/incorrect so if problems are difficult please see the instructor for better feedback.

Each student earns bonus points based on their percent of correct answers. For example, a student that completes 70% of the problems would receive 70% of 10, or 7 bonus points.

Make-up policy for online classes: Make-ups will be done through "proctoring", either by Respondus Monitor (using webcam in Canvas), or in person through a vetted proctor , or by some other method agreed upon between the student and the professor.

Fine print

Email is the best way to reach me. I typically respond within 24 hours, but do not check email in the evenings or on Saturdays due to family commitments.

Attendance A record of attendance will be collected. This is required by the University to maintain accurate class rosters and to assess the impact of attendance on student achievement. Attendance is not graded but poor attendance may impact group activities.

Absences If you are absent, please meet with me (drop-in hours, Zoom, and/or email) so I can make sure you are caught up. Authorized absences (school functions, emergencies or COVID-19 related absences) do not require explanation and may be made up for full credit. Other absences may be completed early for full credit, or late for 90% credit. Late work is expected to be completed within two weeks of the original due date or by the last day of classes, whichever occurs first.

Entry-level switching The Department of Mathematics allows students within entry-level mathematics courses (i.e., 010, 020, 104, 109, 112, 114, or 246) to move up to a higher numbered course during the first two weeks of a semester or move down during the first three weeks. Please contact the instructor for more details.

*Grades Midterm grades will be based on percentage of points completed at the time of midterm submission. For final grades, total points will be rounded up to the nearest whole number to determine a letter grade. Individual scores or grades will not modified because they represent a student's progress in the class throughout the semester.

Student Accommodations Any student who has a disability and is in need of classroom accommodations should contact the instructor and the Services for Students with Disabilities Office in Centennial Hall 2106 at the beginning of the semester.

Academic Integrity Any academic misconduct in this course as a serious offense. The disciplinary procedures and penalties for academic misconduct are described on the UW-Eau Claire Dean of Students web site.

Civility As members of this class, we are members of a larger learning community where excellence is achieved through civility. Our actions affect everyone in our community. Courtesy is reciprocated and extends beyond our local setting, whether in future jobs, classes, or communities. Civility is not learned individually, it is practiced as a community.

Mandatory Reporter As a Wisconsin State employee, I am obligated to report any claims of sexual harassment or sexual assault. Please know that any such information revealed to me will be forwarded to the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students office may reach out to you to offer resources and support.