Office hours and address

Office location: Boyd 603C

Office hours for Spring 2018

  • Mondays: 4:00-5:30pm
  • Tuesdays: 10:00-11:30am
  • Wednesdays: 4:00-5:30pm
  • Thursdays: 10:00-11:30am and 4:00-5:30pm
  • Fridays: 10:00-11:30am

or by appointment. You can stop by if my door is open.

Mailing address

Dr. Michael Klipper
(706) 542-2588
Boyd GSRC 603C
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602

Basic Course Information / Links

Course Sections (click on the section number for syllabus)

Section 24956: MWF 8:00am-8:50am in Boyd 323, T 8:00am-9:15am in Boyd 323

Section 40632: MWF 2:30pm-3:20pm in Boyd 323, T 2:00pm-3:15pm in Geography / Geology 155


Useful Website Links




Department-wide Math 2250 page

Free online graphing calculator (Desmos)


Tutoring resources (includes some paid tutor options)

Math 2250, Spring 2018

Rough class schedule:

This calendar is updated weekly, indicating which textbook sections we plan to cover. It is where you will find paper HW assignments, test review documents, and other useful handouts.

This schedule will not show the topics for each day. Instead, it will outline what we plan to cover over the whole week. If you want more detail, email me or talk to me outside of class.


Week 0:

  • Introduction to the course (see the syllabus at the top of this page)
    • Make sure to log on to WeBWorK and practice with it! Check the syllabus or email me if you're having problems.
    • You will need to install VPN (virtual private network) programs if you plan to use WeBWorK off-campus. Read this to see the necessary steps.
    • Here's an algebra pretest. (In class, I only handed out the first two pages.) Here's an algebra review if you want more help.
      • I especially recommend practicing fraction manipulation! If you want help with common denominators, look at these documents.
  • Section 2.1: average versus instantaneous slopes


There's no paper HW or quiz for this week. (We only meet on Friday, after all!)

Week 1:

  • Section 2.2: pictures of limits, computing basic limits, some 0/0 forms (rationalization)
    • We will mostly skip over the Sandwich Theorem (aka Squeeze Theorem) in the textbook.
    • Groupwork for Tuesday's class
      • If you want, you can look through the first page (with problems) before class. But don't read all the answers until after class.
  • Section 2.4: one-sided limits, sin(theta)/theta when theta is close to 0
  • Start Section 2.5: picturing continuity


No quiz this week: the first quiz will be Tuesday January 16.


Demo paper HW, with solutions

  • This is meant to show the level of explanation and presentation we want with paper assignments.
  • The first graded paper HW will come out at the end of this week, to be due the following Friday.

Week 2:

  • NO CLASS MONDAY (Martin Luther King Jr day)
  • Finish Section 2.5: domain and continuity, Intermediate Value Theorem
  • Section 2.6: horizontal and vertical asymptotes, drawing sign diagrams for functions


Quiz this week: Section 2.2


Paper HW 1, due Friday January 19

  • You may want to look at the demo from last week to get an idea of the expected presentation.
  • Some solutions will be uploaded to eLC on Monday January 22. (It will always be one class day after the due date.)


TEST 1 is on next Tuesday, January 23.

  • It covers Sections 2.1 through 2.6 (from average / instantaneous slopes to asymptotes), excluding 2.3.
  • Expect somewhere from 6 to 8 questions, with a 75-minute time limit.
    • You do not have to explain your answers with full sentences unless the question specifically asks for it.
    • Per syllabus policy, the only allowed calculator is TI-30XS Multiview calculator. (You do not need a calculator though.)
  • Topic list for the exam, with some review questions
  • Practice questions for the exam
    • We will go over many of these in class next Monday.
    • Try these out ahead of time, so you can review these with your other students in class!

Last updated: 1/19/2018