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Office Number: MATH 643

Alexandra Cuadra
Mathematics Department
Purdue University

My name is Alexandra Cuadra, and I am a fourth year Mathematics PhD student. I am originally from Hialeah, FL which is about 30 mins outside of Miami, FL. Since many families immigrated from Cuba to Hialeah, I believe Hialeah is Cuba 2.0. Hence, I consider myself a Cuban-American.

I have always had an affinity for finding patterns and teaching other how to do the same, so my dream job is to be an educator at the college level, especially in Mathematics. That is why my background is in Mathematics and Mathematics Education from my B.S. (from FIU) to my M.S. (from EMU).

When I am not playing with numbers, I’m cuddled up with my fur-babies. Nimoy is a 4 (almost 5) year old puppy, named after the late Mr. Spock. Misu is a 8 (almost 9) year old sweet, sassy, Siamese kitty named by my little brother. Fun fact. Misu is the Spanish equivalent of saying ‘meow-meow’ when calling after a cat. But if the animals do not want to spend time with me, I’ll find something to do with my hands, like playing Tetris, completing a puzzle, or any arts & crafts project that comes my way.

Currently Teaching

Math 16010: Applied Calculus I

Classroom: CRTN 1011

Course Day & Time: MWF 12:30pm-1:20pm, 1:30pm-2:20pm


Course Calendar

Week Monday Wednesday Friday
Week 1
  • Lesson 1: (Notes)

    • Course Information
  • Lesson 2: (Notes)

    • Finding Limits Numerically
    • One-Sided Limits
Week 2
  • Lesson 3: (Notes)

    • Finding Limits Graphically
  • Lesson 4: (Notes)

    • Finding Limits Analytically
  • Lesson 5: (Notes)

    • Continuity
    • Quiz 1 Released on Lon-Capa
    • (DUE: 1/30/21 @ 9AM)
Week 3
  • Lesson 7: (Notes)

    • Basic Rules of Differentation
    • Derivatives of the Sine and Cosine Functions
    • Derivatives of the Natural Exponential Function
  • HW 7 Solutions
    • Quiz 2 Released on Lon-Capa
    • (DUE: 2/4/21 @ 9AM)
  • Lesson 8: (Notes)

    • Instantaneous Rates of Change
Week 4
  • Lesson 9: (Notes)

    • Product Rule
    • Quiz 3 Released on Lon-Capa
    • (DUE: 2/9/21 @ 9AM)
  • Lesson 10: (Notes)

    • The Quotient Rule
    • Derivatives of the Other Trigonometric Functions
  • HW 10 Solutions
  • Review for Exam 1

  • Formulas Sheets
    • Exam 1 Release SUNDAY on Lon-Capa
    • (DUE: 2/17/21 @ 9AM)
Week 5
  • No Class

  • Reading Day (NO CLASS)

Week 6
Week 7
  • Lesson 16: (Handout | Notes )

    • Related Rates Pt 2
    • Quiz 5 Released on Lon-Capa
    • (DUE: 3/4/21 @ 9AM)
Week 8
  • Lesson 18: (Notes)

    • Increasing and Decreasing Functions and the First Derivative Test
  • HW 18 Solutions
    • Quiz 6 Released on Lon-Capa
    • (DUE: 3/9/21 @ 9AM)
  • Review for Exam 2

  • Formulas Sheets
    • Exam 2 Release THURSDAY on Lon-Capa
    • (DUE: 3/14/21 @ 9AM)
  • No Class

Week 9
  • Lesson 20: (Notes)

    • Absolute Extrema on an Interval
  • Lesson 21: (Notes)

    • Graphical Interpretation of Derivatives
Week 10
  • Lesson 22: (Notes)

    • Limits at Infinity
    • Quiz 7 Released on Lon-Capa
    • (DUE: 3/23/21 @ 9AM)
  • Lesson 23: (Notes)

    • A Summary of Curve Sketching
  • Lesson 24: (Handout | Notes )

    • Optimization Pt 1
    • Quiz 8 Released on Lon-Capa
    • (DUE: 3/27/21 @ 9AM)
Week 11
  • Lesson 27: (Notes)

    • Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integration Pt 1
Week 12
  • Lesson 28: (Notes)

    • Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integration Pt 2
  • HW 28 Solutions
    • Quiz 10 Released on Lon-Capa
    • (DUE: 4/6/21 @ 9AM)
  • Review for Exam 3

  • Formulas Sheets (Calculus | Algebra)
    • Exam 3 Release THURSDAY on Lon-Capa
    • (DUE: 4/11/21 @ 9AM)
  • No Class

Week 13
  • Lesson 29: (Notes)

    • Area and Riemann Sums
  • Lesson 31: (Notes)

    • Definite Integrals Pt 2
Week 14
  • Lesson 32: (Notes)

    • The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Pt 1
    • Quiz 11 Released on Lon-Capa
    • (DUE: 4/20/21 @ 9AM)
  • Lesson 33: (Notes)

    • The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Pt 2
  • Lesson 34: (Notes |Excel Workbook)

    • Numerical Integration
    • Quiz 12 Released on Lon-Capa
    • (DUE: 4/24/21 @ 9AM)
Week 15
  • Lesson 35: (Notes)

    • Exponential Growth
  • Lesson 36: (Notes)

    • Exponential Decay
  • Review for Exam 4