There will be two
different types of homework for Math 2: almost daily textbook
assignments and weekly written assignments.
problems will be
assigned any time a lecture introduces a new section of material and
will be due before the following class, with some exceptions.
more difficult and will require more class time. You will be
given more time to complete problems for these sections. Problems
will be chosen to help you practice the basic concepts covered
in lecture and the text.
weekly written homework will be assigned on Mondays and due the
following Friday, with exceptions because of "no class days."
homework will consist of one or two problems. The focus of
assignments should be a clear presentation of the solution. These
problems will vary from week to week. Some will be more
challenging problems then the daily homework, combining a few topics
you have already practiced. Some may be problems where the
calculus involved is fairly straightforward, or even a problem you have
already solved, but it will be presented in a different, more
"real-world" way. Some may ask you to explain a particularly
difficult concept in a clear and well thought out way. Whatever
the form of the question is, your write up should be clear, and you
should be keeping in mind who is "asking" the question; your math
instructor, a fellow student, someone who knows no cacluclus at all,
etc. Guidelines and examples of good
be discussed in class. These assignments will be turned in at
start of class on Friday, or earlier to your instructor's
office or mailbox. Late
homework will be given only half credit.
will be given weekly, usually on Fridays, except during exam weeks.
See the calendar for exact dates. Quizzes are intended to
check your understanding of the basic concepts and help keep everyone up to speed. You may be asked
to give a definition, explain the fundamentals of a process, or solve a
straightforward problem similar to those solved in class or daily homework problems.
Quizzes will cover material you have already completed problem
sets for. If you are going to miss a quiz, you must contact
instructor before the quiz to arrange an alternate time to take it. Top This
course will have two midterm exams and one final. These exams
will be more challanging than weekly quizzes. You will be asked
more in depth questions, expected to be able to work with mulitple
concepts together, and apply your knowledge to new forms of problems.
Don't let this scare you. There will be time in class for
review, study group sessions, and practice exams/problems. More
information on the structure of the exams and what will be covered on
each, including the final will be available as we get closer to exam
time. As with quizzes, if you are going to miss a midterm exam,
you must work something out with your instructor before the exam.
|Exam 1||Thursday, January 31, 2008||6-8pm||Moore B03|
|Exam 2||Thursday, February 21, 2008||6-8pm||Moore B03|
|Final||Tuesday, March 11, 2008||3-6 pm||Kemeny 007|
|Daliy Homework||40 points|
|Weekly Homework||80 points|
|Midterm Exams||200 points|
|Final Exam||200 points|
is an approximate breakdown of the grade scheme. It may be
changed slightly as the term progresses. At the end of the term
the total points from every student in both classes will be ordered and
grades will be appropriately assigned. Grades may be adjusted
depending on the median class score, but if you have at least 90
percent of the points you will get no lower than an A, 80 percent now
lower than a B, and so on. If you have any questions about your
current standing see your instructor.|
The IAS Program in the First Year Office is running study groups for
this course. Study
groups are designed to clarify more difficult topics, give you extra
practice, give you a chance to work together
with your peers and learn from one another, and prepare for quizzes and
exams. They are not intended as a time to work on your
homework under the supervision of a tutor. Attendance at
these sessions is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged. You
will receive more information about your assigned group and tutor
during the first week of classes.