"To learn read, to think write, to master teach."
There will be three types of homework assigned in this course, the reason for this is to help you
learn the material, you have to be aware that to learn mathematics you actually
have to do mathematics. You cannot really learn just by watching someone solve problems for you.
Also remember that homework is a dress rehearsal for the exams.
For better results I recommend that you do the reading assignment first, then the practice assignment
and finally the writting assignment. It would be great if you formed a study group so that you can
teach someone else the material, this way you would trully master the concepts.
Reading Assignment: What reading math? Yes, most students that are successful in mathematics
actually read their books/notes first to understand the concepts before attempting problems. This will
save you lots of time since you don't have to be guessing what the definitions when doing
the problems. Also reading will acquaint you with your book and hopefully reduce the things that
you have to learn the night before the exam. Reading the book first is a smarter way to study.
Practice Problems: These are interesting problems that will help in your understanding of the material.
These are good preparation for the exams. If you cannot do these problems and you have done the reading assignment
then you should come to see me.
Written Assignment: These problems will check whether you have understood the material,
it is due once a week; however, please do not leave it until 10PM the night before it is due because
chances are you won't be able to finish it. These problems are intended to give you a better preparation
and a deeper understanding of what you have learned during the previous week.
The Written Assignment will contain one or two proof problems that will be graded on a credit/no credit basis and
you will be allowed rewrites within one week after it is returned to you.
The following are some guidelines when preparing your written assignment:
If you do not follow this guidelines, your homework will be returned to
- I recommend that you buy a binder instead of a notebook for this class. It will be easier to
add remove assignments and this way you will be more organized.
- Late homework will not be accepted under any circumstances, please do not ask for
extensions. I will, however, allow you to drop the lowest score in the written assignments.
Written homework will be assigned daily and will be collected once a week
at the beginning of class.
All homework assignments will be posted on the course assignment's
- Always read the feedback given on your written assignments, it will help you understand
what you missed and also help you when you study for exams.
- Late and missing papers count zero. It is your responsibility to keep track of all your papers
so please make sure that you keep them until you know your final grade.
Homework is to be written neatly using both sides of 8 1/2 x 11
inch paper. Do not use paper from a spiral notebook unless you can
tear off the ragged edge. All papers are to be stapled.
Use English. If you can't read your solutions aloud as fluently
as if you were reading a textbook, try using nouns and verbs in your write
Last updated on May 18, 2012 by R.C.