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The course is over, the final grades are in! You may view all the course statistics, including final grades, on the "scores and docs" page. All the exams, joysheets and their solutions are available there as well.
I enjoyed teaching this course. Special thanks go to students who were active in class - your participation makes my work easier!
Hope your break was good and that you have a good spring semester!
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Exam 3 turned out reasonably well, with the highest average so far.
The final exam will be held at 1:30 on Thursday. The final exam will be comprehensive, will have 6 pages (so, 50% longer than regular exams), and will have problems similar to the four exams we had so far. The best way to start studying for the final is to make sure you can do all the problems on our four exams, especially the ones you did not do so well on. After you are confident with the exams, review all the joysheets. All the solutions are posted (exam 4 will be posted on Monday).
Office hours for next week are:
Good luck on final exams!
To accomodate the remaining time and what may be more useful to students, I have changed slightly what Exam 4 will cover to sections 5.1-5.3, 5.5 and 5.6. Check out sample exam 4, with the exception of problems 3-5.
MyMathLab has been updated accordingly: section 5.4 was deleted from the assignment (sorry if you had already done it), and 5.6 was added. Joysheet 10 was distributed today in class: it is due on Friday. (If you want it sooner than Thursday, download it at right.)
I will email your overall grade to you by Sunday night, so you can decide whether to take the final exam on Thursday of next week.
Exam 4, covering at least 5.1-5.5 (possibly 5.6) is scheduled for Friday, 12/4. Check out sample exam 4 for some representative problems.
Next week will fly by quickly, and we will cover material that students often have trouble with. Make sure you come to class.
Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Exam 3 turned out better than the previous ones. See scores and solutions on the usual page.,
MyMathLab has been assigned for sections 5.1 and 5.2. We will discuss homework from 5.1 on Monday.
Our last few sections, on logarithms, are short, but students often have trouble with them. You are highly advised to come to class next week to get an early exposure to this material.
Exam 2, covering sections 3.1-3.5, 4.1 and 4.2, is scheduled for Tuesday. Check out sample exam 3 on the "scores and docs" page.
Joysheet 9 is due on Tuesday at the exam (download at right if you want your copy before Monday), and MyMathLabs for sections 3.5, 4.1, 4.2 are due on that day, too.
Section 3.3 has been assigned for homework discussion for Monday and on MyMathLab.
Let's start thinking about our 3rd exam, aimed for week after next.
Section 3.1 has been assigned for homework and on MyMathLab.
Exam 2 is scheduled for Thursday, 10/29. It will cover sections 1.3-1.6, 2.1-2.5. Check out sample exam 2 for some representative problems. When working on sample exams, try to take a sample exam over the course of 50 minutes - a good test of how well prepared you are is if you can finish in the allotted time. Exams are written with the premise that routine problems - which is most of them - will not require much time spent on thinking. If you have to think too much about a routine problem, perhaps you are not prepared well enough.
MyMathLab has been assigned for 2.4 and 2.5. We will discuss these problems in class before the exam.
On Monday, we will discuss homework from 2.1 and 2.2, with MyMathLab for these sections due on Tuesday.
Let's start thinking about exam 2 during the week after next.
On Monday, we will discuss homework from 1.6. MyMathLab for this section is due on Tuesday.
Exam 1 turned out pretty poorly - everyone will need to up their game if you want better grades. You can see the overall scores and solutions on the "scores and docs" page.
On Monday, we finish 1.4 with a calculator exercise - make sure your calculator with you. Exams will also be returned on Monday, and we will discuss some homework from 1.4.
MyMathLab for 1.3 and 1.4 are due on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.
Exam 1 has been rescheduled for Tuesday of next week (9/22). See the previous message about exam content. Make sure you bring a graphing calculator to the exam.
Joysheet 2 scores weren't so hot - if you didn't do very well on it, or on Joysheet 1, it is a good idea to look at their solutions on the scores and docs page, as this material will be on the exam.
Joysheet 3 was distributed in class today and is due on Tuesday. If you didn't get one and would like to have it before Monday, you can find it at the link at right.
Exam 1 is scheduled for Friday of next week. It will cover sections R.1-R.7, 1.1 and 1.2 and will have problems similar to the ones we had on homework and joysheets. Check out sample exam 1 to get an idea of what my exams are like. Try taking that exam in 50 minutes for practice. How well you do is an indication of how well-prepared you are.
Joysheet 2 was distributed in class today and is due on Tuesday. If you didn't get one and would like to have it before Monday, you can find it at the link at right.
On Tuesday, we will finish going over homework in R.6 - MyMathLab will be due over that section that night.
An exam will be coming not too long from now. For those who like to start thinking ahead about it, check out the sample exams posted on the "scores and docs" page.
Also, if you need help - and, going by the first Joysheet, a number of you do - stop by for office hours sometime or consider going to free tutoring around campus. Information has been updated for this semester on the "free tutoring" page.
Have a good Labor Day long weekend!
On Monday, we will finish going over homework in R.4, and then I will lecture over R.5 (it has not been assigned for homework discussion).
MyMathLab over R.3 is due today, and the one over R.4 is due on Monday. Joysheet 1 is due on Monday as well - if you didn't get yours in class, click on the link at right!
On Monday, we will finish going over homework in R.2 and do R.1. MyMathLab over these sections is due on Tuesday.
If you haven't signed up for MyMathLab, it is time to do it soon - work is due on Tuesday! See instructions at the link at right.
Welcome to the course! Look around to familiarize yourself with the layout of these webpages. Note that the most important links at right are highlighted. All documents (homework assignment, solutions to exams, etc.) can be found at the "scores and documents" page. Links to often-used documents also appear in the menu bar at right.
Since you are already here, now may be a good moment to sign up for MyMathLab. See the instructions at the link at right.
These pages will get more content as information becomes available. Check back often: useful information is provided in the "home" section (which you are reading), typically updated weekly.