MATH 140

Course description

This course covers pre-calculus material and is intended for students lacking the algebra and trigonometry background necessary to perform successfully in MATH 141. After completing this course students are ready to take MATH 141. MATH140 cannot be taken after completing MATH141 or MATH161 or higher.


Yuanyuan Pan

Class times: MW at 10:25-11:40am, Harkness 115.

Office: Hylan 715
Office Hours: MW 2:30-3:30pm

Teaching Assistants

My Nguyen
Recitation time
Tuesday 2-3:15pm Hylan 1101
Thursday 4:50pm - 6:05pm Bausch&Lomb Room 269
Thiloginy Sathiaseelan
Recitation time
Thursday 3:25pm - 4:40pm Morey Room 502
Vanessa Matus De La Par
Recitation time
Thursday: 12:30-1:45pm on Zoom

Recitation Worksheets

9/8-Worksheet 1

9/15-Worksheet 2

9/22-Worksheet 3

10/13-Worksheet 4

10/17-Worksheet 5

10/24-Worksheet 6

10/31-Worksheet 7

11/7-Worksheet 8

11/14-Worksheet 8

11/28-Worksheet 9


We will use PreCalculus: Mathematics for Calculus 7th edition by Stewart, Redlin, and Watson. TEXTBOOK_7th edition


Recitation attendance and participation 10%
Webwork 20%
Midterm 1 20%
Midterm 2 20%
Final 30%

For a detailed information, please see the Exams and Grading page.

Academic Integrity Statement

All assignments and activities associated with this course must be performed in accordance with the University of Rochester’s Academic Honesty Policy. More information is available at: .

In this class, you are encouraged to discuss homework with each other, but your work must be your own, and you may not copy someone else’s answers.

Math Dept policy on unauthorized online resources: Any usage whatsoever of online solution sets or paid online resources ( or similar) is considered an academic honesty violation and will be reported to the Board on Academic Honesty. In particular, any assignment found to contain content which originated from such sources is subject to a minimum penalty of zero on the assignment and a full letter grade reduction at the end of the semester (e.g. a B would be reduced to a C). Depending on the circumstances, this may apply even if the unauthorized content was obtained through indirect means (through a friend for instance) and/or the student is seemingly unaware that the content originated from such sources. If you have any questions about whether resources are acceptable, please check with your instructor.

Exams in MATH 140

Notes and electronic devices (including, but not limited to, cell phones) are not permitted at exams. If you bring your phone, you will be asked to put it away in a bag that closes completely. Alternatively, you can leave your phone with the proctors for the duration of the exam. Students found with notes or electronic devices during the exam will be reported to the Board on Academic Honesty.

You should bring your student id to all exams. You may be asked to show it to a proctor when you hand in your exam.

Webwork in MATH 140

You are encouraged to work on webwork with others in the class. You must ultimately do your own set yourself, however. The use of online calculators such as Wolfram Alpha is short-sighted at best. You will NOT be able to use these tools during exams.

Recitations in MATH 140

Recitations will meet once a week and it will start the week of September 5. More details will be announced soon.

Did you know?

We provide a few details of the university’s academic honesty policy that hold for all courses. This is just for your information. If you find any of them surprising, you should take the quizzes linked below.

  • Making a false statement in order to try to get an extension on homework or a make-up on a quiz or exam is a violation of the university’s academic honesty policy.

  • Allowing another student to copy from you in an exam is considered as serious a violation as copying.

  • You can be held responsible for details of the academic honesty policy that you were not aware of.

  • If you are found to have violated the academic honesty policy in a course, you may not withdraw from it or declare the S/F option.

Unsure about what constitutes a violation? Take the quizzes: Quiz 1 Quiz 2

Disability Support

The University of Rochester respects and welcomes students of all backgrounds and abilities. in the event you encounter any barrier(s) to full participation in this course due to the impact of a disability, please contact the Office of Disability Resources. The access coordinators in the Office of Disability Resources can meet with you to discuss the barriers you are experiencing and explain the eligibility process for establishing academic accommodations. You can reach the Office of Disability Resources at:; (585)276-5075. They are located in Taylor Hall or visit