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Distance Learning Math 140 and 141
Calculus I and II
Mrs. B. Farber
Bucks County Community College
Distance Learning is not for everyone
You must be self-motivated!
You should be able to access the Internet.
You should be willing to spend time on
learning course material.
For students who possess these qualities, welcome
to the world of distance-learning where you can
learn at your own pace in your own time frame and
your own space. The advantages are infinite.
How to succeed at distance-learning Calculus
Do one section at a time. Allow 3 hours per section.
Text: Single Variable Calculus 5e by Stewart
Also required is a TI-83 calculator.
• Read the required text section and work through the
examples. Keep a notebook and write out any definitions,
rules or formulas. Be sure you understand the symbols used.
• Watch the video that explains the examples from the CD
that comes with you text.
• Try a correlating problem for each example.
• Use the PowerPoint slides available on Mrs. Farber’s web
Where to find specifics
Refer to the Basic Course Information sheet that will be
mailed to you for more specific information on grading.
Use the assignment sheet as a guideline for problems. The best
way to learn math is to do problems. There are online
homework assignments for each assigned section. These will
be graded and be counted in your course grade. You can redo
homework problems you get wrong, so the homework grade
should be high. The homework grade counts as one quiz.
There are 9 quizzes. Take the first quiz early. It contains
material you already studied. It will also help you get
acquainted with the iLrn online quiz taking. Since you can take
this quiz as often as you like, I suggest trying it soon.
Check your email often for messages. Stay in contact with me.
Let me know how you are progressing.
1. Read through the examples in the text. Use the CD
video lesson as you go through these. Attempt the
section problems from the text listed on your
assignment sheet.Check your answers, and see if
you can fix the incorrect ones. Do the online
2. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
when you are confused. Your questions will help
others in the class as well. In the subject space,
include the name of your course (i.e. MATH
140.59). Please include your full name.
3. Help is available in the Tutoring Center in the
Library.You can go there or call 215-968-8217 or
215-968-8307 during hours it is open.
When you finish a section
1. Repeat steps given for all the listed sections for
2. Do the homework problems in iLrn.
3. Repeat for all sections for each quiz.
4. You will have two chances for each quiz. The
first is a practice quiz. If you are not happy
with the results of the practice quiz, watch the
videos, do more problems or get help. When
you feel ready, take the online quiz. (The first
quiz can be taken as often as you like)
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You need to
go to the New
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Enter your Course Key
Fill in your Information
Fill in the
email that you
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Don’t forget to install the plug–ins. (programs that enhance
the function of the browser software you will be using.
Your course will not function properly if the proper plug-ins
are not installed. Plug-ins are free and safe to install.)
Look under Assignments to see what to do. Homework
problems give immediate feedback and hints. they can be
attempted as many times as you like. Online scores do count
toward your grade. Quizzes may be taken two times and the
better score is counted.
For more help, click on the following link:
Once you login you will see
to see how
Click on Take
to try the first
Obtain the textbook Single Variable Calculus 5e by Stewart
Register in iLrn. Be sure your email address is correct.
Download the plug-Ins necessary to use iLrn.
Go through the Equation Editor tutorial.
Print the Assignment sheet from Mrs. Farber’s Web Page.
Read Section 2.1. View the CD tutorial lesson for this section.
Take the first homework in iLrn.
Send an email to Mrs. Farber email@example.com with any
questions about the class. Include Math140 or Math 141 in the
subject line and sign your full name.