General Information | Syllabus | Homework Assignments | Exam Related |
Instructors | Lectures | Textbook |
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Examinations | Homework Policy | Grades |
Honor Principle | Tutorials | Disabilities |
Instructors |
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Section | 1 |
Instructor |
Mark Skandera |
Office | 412 Bradley |
Office hours | M 8-9 PM, W 11 AM- 12 PM, F 3-4 PM. |
Phone | 646-1720 |
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Lectures |
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Section | 1 |
Instructor | Mark Skandera |
Classroom | 105 Bradley |
Lecture (MWF) | 1:45-2:50 |
X-hour | Thurs 1:00-1:50 |
If you are shy about asking questions during lecture, try asking these suggested questions.
Textbook |
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Introduction to Probability (2nd revised edition) by Grinstead & Snell, American Mathematical Society. The hardbound version is available at Wheelock Books. The electronic version is available online.
Exams |
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There will be two midterm examinations and a final examination. These exams are scheduled as follows:
Exam | Midterm 1 | Midterm 2 |
Final |
Date | October 20 |
November 10 |
December 4 |
Time | (in class) | (in class) | 3:00 - 6:00 PM |
Classroom | 105 Bradley |
105 Bradley |
Carson L01 |
Note. Exams will not be given early to accommodate travel plans.
Homework Policy |
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Students who understand the homework sets typically perform better on the exams.
Grades |
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The course grade will be based upon the scores on the two midterm exams, the final exam, and the homework.
Midterm 1 | 100 points |
Midterm 2 | 100 points |
Final Exam | 200 points |
Written assignments |
50 points |
Total | 450 points |
The Honor Principle |
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On Exams: No help given or received
On Homework: Collaboration is permitted and encouraged, but NO COPYING. On the other hand discussions of the general ideas of the problems is desirable.
Tutorials |
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There is no teaching assistant for Math 20. Tutors may be available for Math 20 through the Tutor Clearinghouse. If you would like to have a tutor, please go to 301 Collis and fill out an application as early in the term as possible. There may be a waiting list.
Disabilities |
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Students with disabilities who will be taking this course and may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see their instructor as soon as possible. Also, they should stop by the Academic Skills Center in Collis Center to register for support services.