Math 184 — Section 105
Differential Calculus for Social Science and Commerce



  • I encourage everyone to complete the Math Attitudes and Perceptions Survey.  It will help us educators to understand your point of view and how it correlates with learning.
  • First quiz will be Thursday, September 21, at the beginning of class.  It will contain questions very closely resembling the practice problems (through Section 2.6) and/or the business problem.
  • This first webwork is up, “Diagnostic test”, “Introduction”, and “Assignment1”.  That’s a lot of webwork, so start now!
    • “Diagnostic test” will give you feedback on your level of preparedness for calculus. At the end of the assignment, students will be directed to a Precalculus Review Course.
    • “Introduction” will show you how to input webwork answers.
    • “Assignment1” is the main course assignment on the material we are learning.


Instructor: Yaniv Plan
Office: 1219 Math Annex
Email:  yaniv (at) math (dot) ubc (dot) ca

Lectures: TTh 3:30-5:00, Math 100.

Office hours (tentative):  Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:00am, Wednesdays 9:40-11:00am, 1219 Math Annex.

Common course webpage: (A lot of important information here.)

Grading scheme:

  • 50% Final Exam + 25% 2 Midterms + 10% Math 184 Workshops + 10% Webwork Homework + 5% quizzes and/or homework for this section.
  • Your lowest webwork score and your lowest quiz score will be dropped.
  • A student must get at least 40% on the final exam to pass this course. A student who gets less than 40% on the final exam and whose grade computed by the grading scheme would be a passing grade shall receive a final grade of 48%.”


  • Math Learning Centre. (MLC for short) A space for undergraduate students to study math together, with friendly support from tutors, who are graduate and undergraduate students in the math department. The MLC is located at LSK301 and LSK302. Every undergraduate student studying Math is welcome there! In the MLC, students may join the study groups if students wish to. Please note that while students are encouraged to seek help with homework, the MLC is not a place to check answers or receive solutions, rather, the aim is to aid students in becoming better learners and to develop critical thinking in a mathematical setting. For additional information please visit the website.
  • AMS Free Tutoring.  Your Student Society offers free tutoring services.  I recommend to first try the MLC, since that is specialized for math.
  • Piazza.  An online forum for the class.  I encourage you to ask questions here, and to check here for answers to questions you may have.  (E.g., is there a workshop in the first week of term?)  To access the forum, first register at using the access code W17-184.  You can then access the forum at

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