Undergraduate Study

MATH1021 Calculus of One Variable

General Information

MATH1021 is a Junior (or first-year) unit forming part of the Mainstream Mathematics stream.

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Information sheet for MATH1021

All students should read the information sheet. The information includes (for example) details of the assessment procedure, including dates of assessment tasks.

Answers to frequently asked questions

See the main junior mathematics page for information relating to all junior mathematics units, and see in particular the Junior Maths FAQ page.


Please familiarise yourself with the MATH1021 Canvas site, as you will need to visit it to submit your assignments, check your marks, and view lecture recordings. You will also gain access to the MATH1021 Ed discussion forum by clicking one of the Ed links on the Canvas site.

Online Quizzes

There are 12 weekly online quizzes, which will be run on WeBWorK. A list of the opening and closing times for the quizzes can be found on the MATH1021 information sheet.

Each online quiz consists of a set of randomised questions. You will have one hour to complete a quiz each time you open it. Note that if you start a quiz within an hour of the closing time, you will only get the remaining time to complete it (not the full hour). After completing a quiz, you will receive the total mark for the quiz, and will be told which questions you got correct or incorrect. You have unlimited attempts at each quiz, and your best mark counts. After the deadline, you will be able to review your answers and you will be given the solutions.

The best 10 of your 12 quizzes will count, making each worth 1%. You cannot apply for special consideration for the quizzes. The better mark principle will apply for the total 10%, which means if your overall exam mark is higher, then your 10% for quizzes will come from your exam.

Weekly Consultations

The lecturers are available for weekly consultations at the following times:

  • Ben Goldys: Fridays 9-10am Room 709 Carslaw
  • Behrouz Taji: Tuesdays 10-11am Room 606 Carslaw
  • Fernando Viera: Tuesdays 1-2pm Room 605 Carslaw
  • Course Notes for MATH1021

    The course notes are available at Kopystop. It is strongly recommended that students purchase a copy of the course notes.

    Class Representatives

    Priya Gupta, Jayesh Kamboj, Stella Lintzeris, Stephen Lowe, Guansong (Robert) Pang, Yuqi Peng, Stephanie Prevedoros, Jiayu Wang, and Bangshuo Zhu have volunteered to be your class representatives.

    They will meet shortly with the Head of School. We would like to know what you like about the unit and where things can be improved. If you have any issues you would like discussed, then please email your class representatives using the address, and let them know your views.

    Online Resources

    For enrolled students or other authorized people only, here is a link to the Canvas page for MATH1021.

    Resources Information Sheet Canvas Ed Discussion
    Tutorials Assessment Thursday lecture Friday lecture
    Week 1
    25 Feb
    Pre-tutorial 1 Questions
    Pre-tutorial 1 Solutions
    Goldys 1-1
    Taji 1-1
    Viera 1-1
    Goldys 1-2
    Taji 1-2
    Viera 1-2
    Week 2
    4 Mar
    Pre-tutorial 2 Questions
    Pre-tutorial 2 Solutions
    Board Tutorial 1 solutions
    Online Quiz 1
    Assignment 1 questions
    Goldys 2-1
    Taji 2-1
    Viera 2-1
    Goldys 2-2
    Taji 2-2
    Viera 2-2
    Week 3
    11 Mar
    Pre-tutorial 3 Questions
    Pre-tutorial 3 Solutions
    Board Tutorial 2 solutions
    Online Quiz 2
    Goldys 3-1
    Taji 3-1
    Viera 3-1
    Goldys 3-2
    Taji 3-2
    Viera 3-2
    Week 4
    18 Mar
    Pre-tutorial 4 Questions
    Pre-tutorial 4 Solutions
    Board Tutorial 3 solutions
    Online Quiz 3
    Assignment 1 - Due
    Goldys 4-1
    Taji 4-1
    Viera 4-1
    Goldys 4-2
    Taji 4-2
    Viera 4-2
    Week 5
    25 Mar
    Pre-tutorial 5 Questions
    Pre-tutorial 5 Solutions
    Board Tutorial 4 solutions
    Online Quiz 4
    Written Quiz 1 Study Guide
    Goldys 5-1
    Taji 5-1
    Viera 5-1
    Goldys 5-2
    Taji 5-2
    Viera 5-2
    Week 6
    1 Apr
    Pre-tutorial 6 Questions
    Pre-tutorial 6 Solutions
    Board Tutorial 5 solutions
    Online Quiz 5
    Assignment 1 Solutions
    Goldys 6-1
    Taji 6-1
    Viera 6-1
    Goldys 6-2
    Taji 6-2
    Viera 6-2
    Week 7
    8 Apr
    Pre-tutorial 7 Questions
    Pre-tutorial 7 Solutions

    Board Tutorial 6 Questions
    Board Tutorial 6 solutions
    Online Quiz 6
    Assignment 2 Questions
    Written Quiz 1 -- Held in Tutorials
    It was based on material covered during
    Lectures in weeks 1--5 and
    Board Tutorials in Weeks 2--6.
    Goldys 7-1
    Taji 7-1
    Viera 7-1
    Goldys 7-2
    Taji 7-2
    Viera 7-2
    Week 8
    15 Apr
    Pre-tutorial 8 Questions
    Pre-tutorial 8 Solutions
    Board Tutorial 7 solutions
    Online Quiz 7 Goldys 8-1
    Taji 8-1
    Viera 8-1 + 8-2
    Goldys 8-2
    Taji 8-2
    Viera 8-2
    Mid-semester break -- 22 Apr
    Week 9
    29 Apr
    Pre-tutorial 9 Questions
    Pre-tutorial 9 Solutions
    Board Tutorial 8 solutions
    Online Quiz 8
    Assignment 2 Due
    Goldys 9-1
    Taji 9-1
    Viera 9-1
    Goldys 9-2
    Taji 9-2
    Viera 9-2
    Week 10
    6 May
    Pre-tutorial 10 Questions
    Pre-tutorial 10 Solutions
    Board Tutorial 9 solutions
    Online Quiz 9
    Sample Quiz 2 + Brief solutions
    Goldys 10-1
    Taji 10-1
    Viera 10-1
    Goldys 10-2
    Taji 10-2
    Viera 10-2
    Week 11
    13 May
    Pre-tutorial 11 Questions
    Pre-tutorial 11 Solutions
    Board Tutorial 10 solutions
    Online Quiz 10
    Assignment 2 Solutions
    Goldys 11-1
    Taji 11-1
    Viera 11-1
    Goldys 11-2
    Taji 11-2
    Viera 11-2
    Week 12
    20 May
    Pre-tutorial 12 Questions
    Pre-tutorial 12 Solutions
    Board Tutorial 11 solutions
    Online Quiz 11
    Written Quiz 2 -- Held in Tutorials
    It will be based on material covered during
    Lectures in weeks 6--10 and
    Board Tutorials in Weeks 7--11.
    Goldys 12-1
    Taji 12-1
    Viera 12-1
    Goldys 12-2
    Taji 12-2
    Viera 12-2
    Week 13
    27 May
    Board Tutorial 12 solutions Online Quiz 12 Goldys 13-1
    Taji 13-1
    Viera 13-1
    Goldys 13-2
    Taji 13-2
    Viera 13-2

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