Home, 5/24 (last message)

The course is over and the final grades are in!  Almost everyone who came to the final exam for a better grade, did indeed improve their score.  You may see final exam and final grade statistics on the usual page.

Thanks to everyone for being a good class!  Special thanks to people who participated in class: this is always a great deal of help when I teach.

Everyone have a great summer!

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Home, 5/4

Exam 4 turned out well.  Good job, class!

The final exam is scheduled for Monday, 5/7, at 10:30 in our usual classroom.  Recall that the final exam replaces your weakest exam grade, if it is better.  Therefore, there is nothing to lose by taking the final.  Even if you are unsure if you will have enough on the final to bring your grade up, you should take it.

The final exam will have 70 points and 6 pages (so, longer than our usual exam).  Problems on it will be like problems on exams we had so far.  Thus, the best way to study for the final exam is to make sure you can do all the problems on the previous exams.

On the "scores and solutions" page, you can find solutions to all our previous exams and worksheets, as well as blank exams (practice on those!) and worksheets.  If any are missing, let me know as soon as possible!

If you have any questions, I will be in the office during the following times next week:

Day Office hours
Final exam times
Monday 9:30-10:30
(MAT 117)
Tuesday 10:00-3:00
Wednesday 9:30-10:30
(MAT 250)
Thursday 9:30-10:30
(MAT 335)

Good luck on your final exams!

Home, 4/27

Exam 4 is scheduled for Tuesday, 5/1.  It will cover sections 1.1-1.5.  (Contrary to what was mentioned in class earlier, 6.1 will not be on the exam.)

A sample exam may be found on the "scores and solutions" page.  Look at Exam 1.

Once exam 4 is done, I will grade it and bring your overall course scores to class on Thursday, so you can decide whether you should take the final exam.

Home, 4/20

Exam 3 turned out pretty well.  Good job, class!  See scores and solutions on the usual page.

We started a new chapter (chapter 1) this week, with homework assigned up to 1.3.

Home, 4/13

With an exam just done on Thursday, we finished a chapter.  So everyone can just take a break and relax!

Looking forward, we have one more exam during the semester over chapters 1 and 6, which ought to be very easy.

Home, 4/6

Exam 3 is scheduled for Thursday, 4/12.  It will be over 5.1-5.4.  Note that this material is easier than the material on the first two exams, so make sure to study!  It will be a less demanding way to make up for any poor grades you may have had so far.  A sample exam (look at exam 4) is provided on the "scores and solutions" page.

Worksheet 7 was handed out in class on Thursday as preparation for the exam.  It is due on Tuesday.  If you didn't receive it I can email it to you.

On Tuesday, we'll go over homework in 5.3 and 5.4 and take any questions you may have ahead of the exam.

Home, 3/16

We finished the week with an exam, so there's nothing to do for spring break.  Enjoy!

Home, 3/9

Exam 2 is scheduled for Thursday, 3/15.  It will cover 4.1-4.4 and 4.7.  A sample exam (look at Exam 3) may be found on the "scores and solutions" page.

On Tuesday, we plan to go over homework in 4.4 (haven't finished that yet) and 4.7.  Come with questions over the homework and the upcoming exam.

Home, 3/2

We are working on 4.4.  After our next topic, 4.7, we plan to have exam 2, which will happen the week before spring break.  Think about whether you'd like to have it on Tuesday or Thursday.  (If it is on Thursday, we'll have to cover new material from another next section before the exam, but this material will not be on the exam.)

Solutions to all worksheets so far are on the usual page.

Home, 2/23

Exam 1 turned out so-so, which is not much of a surprise, since this section is probably the hardest that we'll work on.  You can get solutions to the exam (and worksheets 1-3) on the "scores and solutions" page.

Homework has now been assigned up to 4.2.

Home, 2/16

We started on 4.1 on Thursday.  Work on homework in 4.1. for Tuesday.

Home, 2/9

Exam 1, covering sections 3.1-3.5, is scheduled  for Tuesday, February 13th.  Problems like those we did in class and those given on homework will be on the exam.  Make sure you stop by for office hours if you need help with any of the material.

Solutions to worksheet 1 and 2 can be found on the usual page, along with a practice exam (check out exam 2).  If you weren't in class on pick up your worksheet during office hours on Monday.  It will help you see what ideas you need to reinforce.

Our essential formulas will be printed on the exam, but it won't say which one applies to what.  Bring your calculators to the exam.

Home, 2/2

Section 3.4 has been assigned for homework.  Next week, we'll finish 3.5 and go over homeworks in 3.4 and 3.5.  Also,  another at-home worksheet will be given and we will do one in class.

Worksheet 2 alert: on problem 5, I omitted to state the term of the loan, which is 4 years.  The worksheet is due on Tuesday.

Exam 1 is scheduled  for Tuesday, February 13th.  It will cover sections 3.1-3.5.  A sample exam is available on the "scores and solutions" page, look at exam 2.  (I taught this course in a different order of chapters previously.)

Home, 1/26

Sections 3.3 has been assigned for homework.  If you haven't done so already, turn in the worksheet that was due yesterday as soon as you can to minimize point loss for lateness.

Free tutoring information has been updated.

Home, 1/19

Sections 3.1 and 3.2 have been assigned for homework so far.  We will work on some of those problems on next Tuesday - come prepared, and with any questions over the material.  A worksheet was handed out and is due next Thursday. 

Home, 1/16

Welcome to the course!  Look around to familiarize yourself with the layout of the webpage.  Note that the most important links are highlighted.

These pages will get more content as the semester progresses.  Check back often: useful  infomation is provided in the 'home' section (which you are reading), typically updated weekly.  Homework assignments will be updated when we start a new chapter.