This course is taught by S.P. Smith. My office is PDL C418; my phone is 543-2929; my email firstname.lastname@example.org
My office hours will be held at the Math Study Center on Mondays, 3:30-4:30 pm. You can also contact me about an appointment if that time does not suit you.
Y'all have a nice vacation now. And don't forget all that great math you learned!
Each week there is a quiz. There will be about 8 of these during the quarter, and we will use the best 7 of these towards your final grade. Quizzes and solutions
Here's how to print off the Homework and/or Quiz solutions.
No make-up midterms are given. If you miss a midterm for medical or other reasons, I will require documentation from a doctor, and your final graded will be computed by making the final exam count for 55% of the grade.
A common final exam is given to all Math 124 students. I do not set this exam.
The quizzes are always on Thursday, except during the two weeks in which Midterms occur. Notice, the first quiz is Thursday of the FIRST WEEK. Each quiz is typically about 20-25 minutes and worth 20 points. There are no makeup quizzes. However, we will drop the lowest quiz score, so you can miss one quiz without penalty. On all quizzes you are allowed a 5x7 note card of notes and your calculator. I will always make it clear in lecture the sections covered on each quiz.
I will assign homework from the text together with occasional supplementary problems. These will NOT be collected or graded. It is intended as a learning exercise and is a good guide to the type and quality of quiz and exam questions. The homework is THE heart of the course and more than anything else, study time is the key to success in Math 124. I advise 15 hours of study per week, OUTSIDE class. Also, during the first week, the number of study hours will probably be even higher as you adjust to the viewpoint of the course and brush up on precalculus skills. Notice, this means that for most of you Math 124 will be a 20 hour per week effort; the equivalent of a half-time job!
Maximizing your grade If you want to get as high a grade as you think you deserve, you should try to win the sympathy of whoever is grading your tests. Here is how to do this. Write legibly. Use equal signs to connect things that are equal. Use mathematical symbols according to the correct rules of mathematical grammar. Use words in English to explain things where the mathematics alone does not do that. Remember that whoever is grading your test probably has some 60 or more tests to grade (sometimes as many as 200); grading is not fun; the grader has little time to try figuring out what is meant; it is not the grader's job to decipher unclear mathematics; the grader wants you to make yourself clear; the grader is not telepathic.
The Final The final is Saturday December 12 1:30-4:20. The exam for 124E takes place in Johnson 101. That for 124F takes place in Savery 239. You must attend the exam. You must bring a picture ID with you; without a picture ID you will not be allowed to take the exam. You may bring a 5-by-7 notecard to the final exam, and you may also use a graphing calculator.
Please hold onto all of your graded materials during the term. This can be important when correcting any errors involving the recording of scores.
Calculators A scientific calculator is required. It must do things like trig functions, exponents and logarithms, and square roots in addition to the basic operations of arithmetic. A graphing calculator is ok too. However, calculators that do symbolic notation are not allowed.
Section 124EA M W F 1430-1520 GWN 301 SMITH, S P T TH 1430-1520 BLM 416 HORNER Section 124EB M W F 1430-1520 GWN 301 SMITH, S P T TH 1430-1520 DEN 315 CHAPPA Section 124EC M W F 1430-1520 GWN 301 SMITH, S P T TH 1330-1420 THO 119 HORNER Section 124ED M W F 1430-1520 GWN 301 SMITH, S P T TH 1330-1420 DEN 216 CHAPPA Section 124FA M W F 1330-1420 GWN 301 SMITH, S P T TH 1330-1420 BNS 117 ROSSMANITH Section 124FB M W F 1330-1420 GWN 301 SMITH, S P T TH 1330-1420 PAR 305 DUGAW Section 124FC M W F 1330-1420 GWN 301 SMITH, S P T TH 1230-1320 EEB 108 ROSSMANITH Section 124FD M W F 1330-1420 GWN 301 SMITH, S P T TH 1230-1320 SAV 315 DUGAWThe email addresses for the TAs are: email@example.com
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