Sectioning: After the introductory meetings,
calculus is taught entirely in sections.
To enroll in
Math 21a and
Math 21b you
must section by computer during the period starting Monday,
September 20th, and no later than 1:00 pm (Noon) on Wednesday,
Note that you can re-section as often as you
like during this time and your previous entry will be erased.
Directions for Sectioning by computer:
(See also Flyer (PDF)).
Using any Harvard computer, login into your FAS account. At the shell prompt, type
(Go to a science center public computer, if your machine should not
have an ssh client installed. More help.)
and follow the instructions there.
Your section assignment will be emailed to you by 5:00 pm Friday, September 24th.
Calculus advising and placement help is
available as follows:
"Should I take Math 23,25,55, or 101?" Meeting and Discussion will be held on
Thursday, September 16th at 4:00-5:30 pm in Science Center D.
REQUIRED Introductory Meetings will be held for each course
on the following dates and locations:
| Course || Date
|| Location|| Time |
| Xa || Monday, Sept 20|| Sci Center D || 8:30am|
| 1a || Tuesday, Sept 21|| Sci Center D || 8:30am|
| 1b || Monday, Sept 20|| Sci Center C || 8:30am|
| 21a || Tuesday, Sept 21|| Sci Center C || 8:30am|
| 21b || Monday, Sept 20|| Sci Center A || 8:30am|
Non-sectioned courses 19,20,23,25,55 begin on Monday, September 20th.
Sections in Xa,1a,1b,21a,21b will begin on Monday September 27th.
Math Warm Up Series: ( Details)
Calculus faculty run optional course specific Preview/Review Sessions about various topics::|
Online Diagnostics Placement Tests:
The Department of Mathematics is implementing voluntary online placement
exams tailored specifically for Math 1a, 1b, 21a, and 21b. The exam
for each course is an individualized, timed, multiple-choice test
covering skills that students taking that course will be expected to know. |
At the end of the test, you will immediately receive your results
broken down by topic area as well as a placement recommendation
based on those scores. The topical information can help you choose
a Preview/Review Session to attend. Especially because this online
system is new, all placement recommendations received from it should be
discussed with a Mathematics Department advisor.
All first-year students are required to take the written placement exam.
The online exam is for additional information. Students who have earned
a score of 4 or 5 on the BC Calculus AP Exam,
or who have course work on the level of Math 21ab are strongly encouraged
to take the online exam.
START DIAGNOSTICS TEST
(Online Diagnostics require a recent version of the Netscape or
web browsers which are also available in most labs on campus).