Math 051 Online

This is the main page for MAT 051 at BMCC/CUNY, taught by Prof. Wladis.

Useful course links (you may want to print these out and keep them with you throughout the semester):

  • Important Dates:

    • Midterm: mid-to-late October in class--TBA--prepare by going over all the projects
    • Department Final Exam (on paper): mid-December in class--TBA--prepare by going over all the projects and the midterm
    • Computerized CUNY Final Exam: mid-December during final exam week, in a different room--TBA
      Be on time, or you may not be permitted to take the exam. Prepare by doing the practice final exams (in WebAssign or the math lab). Bring photo ID.

      If you are unable to take the exam at this date/time, you will have to provide proof of illness, death in the family, or other reasonably reason, to a chair of the math department--I cannot authorize you to make up this exam if you miss it. So please plan ahead now.
  • Assignments:
    Each of these assignments is a required part of the course. If you want to pass the class, you have to complete ALL of the different assignment types. If you skip certain catgories of assignments, you will not be prepared for the exams, and you will also get zeros averaged into your grade, making it difficult or impossible to pass the class.
    • Projects:

      In this class the primary assignments that we will work on are a series of projects that we will work on in class. If you don't finish them during class time, you will need to complete them at home. These projects are essential for passing the class--if you do not complete them, you will not pass. On the other hand, if you come to class on time and complete all the projects, you are likely to do well on them and to pass the class.

        Projects will be handed out in class, due dates will be posted here.

  • Handouts and Class Notes:

  • Class Mailing List: Click here for instructions on how to sign up for the class email list.
    If class is ever cancelled due to weather or illness, or if I need to contact you about your grade, this will be my main way of communicating with you, so please use an email address that you are likely to check often.

    Be sure to put my email address on your email program's accept list: If you plan on using an email address which is not a BMCC email address, make sure to put my email address, and the group email list, on your email program's accept list so that my emails to you are not filtered to your spam folder. To find out how to do this, contact your email provider.

  • BMCC email: You are required by BMCC to check your BMCC email regularly. While you may always email me from a non-BMCC email address, and you may sign up for the class mailing list with a non-BMCC email address, you must also check your BMCC email for important notifications. Go to to set up your BMCC email account. You will also need this information to login to the computers in our classrooms!

  • Technical Help: If you encounter any technical problems during the course:

    • For problems with Blackboard, contact Information Technology (IT) at (212) 220-8122 or at

    • For problems with BMCC email, contact the Help Desk at BMCC at 212-220-8379 or at