Undergraduate Study

MATH1021 Calculus of One Variable

General Information

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

  • Credit point value: 3CP.
  • Classes per week: Two lectures and one tutorial.
  • Lecturer(s) in 2019: Brad Roberts and Fernando Viera
  • Email contact address:

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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

During semester the lecturers are available for weekly consultations at the following times:

  • Brad Roberts: Thursday 1-2m Room 605 Carslaw
  • Fernando Viera: Monday 2-3pm 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.

Tutorial Quiz 1 -- Study Guide

Tutorial Quiz 1 was held in Week 6 during the tutorial hour. It was based on material covered in Weeks 1 to 4. More details are found on the Study Guide which also shows the front page of the Quiz.

Tutorial Quiz 2 -- Practice Quiz

Tutorial Quiz 2 will be held in Week 12 during the tutorial hour. It will be based on material covered in Weeks 5 to 10. Here is a Practice Quiz.

Class Representatives

Umar Affendi, Saua Ah Him Vaai, Moses Kim, Tomas Lawton, Gwen Masonsong, Samir Omar, Satvika Vyas and Jay Zi have volunteered to be your class representatives.

They will meet with the Head of School later in the semester. 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 Lecture Recordings Ed Discussion
Thursday lectures Friday lectures Tutorials Assessment
Week 1
5/8 -- 9/8
Exercises 1-Questions
Exercises 1-Solutions
Assignment 1 Questions
Week 2
12/8 -- 16/8
Exercises 2-Questions
Exercises 2-Solutions
Board Tutorial 1-Solutions
Online Quiz 1
Week 3
19/8 -- 23/8
Exercises 3-Questions
Exercises 3-Solutions
Board Tutorial 2-Solutions
Online Quiz 2
Assignment 1 (2.5%)
Due 22 August 23:59
Week 4
26/8 -- 30/8
Exercises 4-Questions
Exercises 4-Solutions
Board Tutorial 3-Solutions
Online Quiz 3
Week 5
2/9 -- 6/9
Exercises 5-Questions
Exercises 5-Solutions
Board Tutorial 4-Solutions
Online Quiz 4
Assignment 1 Solutions
Week 6
9/9 -- 13/9
Exercises 6-Questions
Exercises 6-Solutions
Board Tutorial 5-Questions
Board Tutorial 5-Solutions
Online Quiz 5
Assignment 2 Questions
Tutorial Quiz (15%)
Week 7
16/9 -- 20/9
Roberts 7-2 8am
Roberts 7-2 11am
Exercises 7-Questions
Exercises 7-Solutions
Board Tutorial 6-Solutions
Online Quiz 6
Week 8
23/9 -- 27/9
Exercises 8-Questions
Exercises 8-Solutions
Board Tutorial 7-Solutions
Online Quiz 7
Assignment 2 (2.5%)
Due 26 September 23:59
Mid-semester break
Week 9
8/10 -- 11/10
Exercises 9-Questions
Exercises 9-Solutions
Board Tutorial 8-Solutions
Online Quiz 8
Labour Day (Monday 7 October)
Assignment 2 Solutions
Week 10
Viera 10-1
Roberts 10-1
Viera 10-2
Roberts 10-2
Exercises 10-Questions
Exercises 10-Solutions
Board Tutorial 9-Solutions
Online Quiz 9
Week 11
21/10 -- 25/10
Viera 11-1
Roberts 11-1
Viera 11-2
Roberts 11-2
Exercises 11-Questions
Exercises 11-Solutions
Board Tutorial 10-Solutions
Online Quiz 10
Week 12
28/10 -- 1/11
Viera 12-1
Roberts 12-1
Viera 12-2
Roberts 12-2
Exercises 12-Questions
Exercises 12-Solutions
Board Tutorial 11-Solutions
Online Quiz 11
Tutorial Quiz (15%)
Week 13
4/11 -- 8/11
Viera 13-1
Roberts 13-1
Viera 13-2
Roberts 13-2
Board Tutorial 12-Solutions Online Quiz 12
Check your marks

MATH1021 students: please check that your marks for Assignment 1 , Quiz 1 and Assignment 2 have been recorded correctly by pressing the "Check marks" button.

Please note that any corrections to Assignment 1 marks must be made by Friday, Oct 04.
Please note that any corrections to Quiz 1 marks must be made by Friday, Oct 04.
Please note that any corrections to Assignment 2 marks must be made by Friday, Oct 11.

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