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The course is over and the final grades are in! You can view the overall class statistics, as well as all exams and their solutions on the "scores and docs" page.
I greatly enjoyed teaching this course, and you were a good class! Special thanks go to everyone who was active in class - your participation made it more productive and fun!
Have a restful break!
The final exam is scheduled for Tuesday at 1:30 in room 300 (rather than the officially scheduled 8:00), where I am giving a final to another class. If anyone cannot make this time, please let me know. Recall that the final exam is optional, and serves as an opportunity to improve your grade, should you decide to do so.
Homework for sections 6.2 and 6.3 is due by the final exam time.
The final exam, which is comprehensive, will have 6 pages (as opposed to our usual 4 pages) and will consist of problems quite like the ones we have had on the previous exams. Thus, the best way to study for the final exam is to make sure you can do all the problems we had on the past three exams. For further practice, work on the sample final. Solutions to all of our exams are in the "scores and docs" section.
I will send your grade by email by Saturday evening. If you need to see me during finals week, my office hours are Monday: 9:00-1:30, Tuesday: 9:00-10:30. Let me know if you cannot make these times.
Good luck on finals!
Exam 3, covering sections 5.1-5.3 and 6.1-6.3 is scheduled for Friday (12/1) of next week. Check out sample exam 3.
After exam 3, you will receive your grade by email by Saturday evening, so you can decide whether to take the final exam (scheduled for Tuesday, 12/5 at 8:00, but I am open to rescheduling).
On Monday after Thanksgiving we will discuss homework from sections 5.3 and 6.1. The homework is due on Tuesday, so you can get it back before exam 3.
Have a good Thanksgiving break, but don't forget mathematical reasoning - you will need it the following week!
Exam 2 turned out in much the same way as exam 1. However, due to lateness in bringing the exam to class, everyone can turn in a redo of up to two problems for up to 10 points of additional credit. Bring it on Monday or Tuesday.
On Monday, we will move on with our material, covering sections 6.1 and 6.2. Homework for sections 5.3, 6.1 and 6.2 will be discussed on Monday after Thanksgiving.
Exam 2 is scheduled for Wednesday. Check out sample exam 2 and the review sheet to help prepare you for the exam.
On Monday, we will discuss some homework in section 5.2 and then take any questions you may have ahead of the exam. Homework for 5.1 and 5.2 will be due on Friday.
Homework for sections 4.1 and 4.2. is due on Monday. You can get help from me in office hours if you are still having trouble with it.
Exam 2, covering sections 3.1-3.5, 4.1 and 4.2 is scheduled for Wednesday, 11/15.
On Monday, we start chapter 5.
On Monday we will wrap up sections 4.1 and 4.2. Try to work on some homework problems in section 4.1.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the AWM fundraiser (we have about $32). You will see me in costume next week!
Exam 2 is planned for week after next. The grade computer has been updated to reflect the structure of the grade in this course. Check it out!
On Monday we will wrap up section 3.5. Its homework will be discussed on Wednesday and the write-ups due on Friday.
Don't forget the AWM fundraiser next week. I plan to contribute to not have to teach in the barrelful-of-monkeys costume and you will have to outbid me - bring warm, soft cash!
On Monday we will wrap up section 3.4 and discuss homework over section 3.3. Section 3.4 will be discussed on Wednesday.
On Monday we will discuss homework over section 3.2 and the handout showing that 2.9999... = 3.
Have a good fall break!
On Monday we will continue our discussion proofs with section 3.2. Homework will not be due until we finish discussion from that section.
Exam 1 turned out so-so, especially for a group that is probably used to getting A's. Half the class got a B, which is good. Only one person had an A, which is not so good. (I said none in class, but it turned out I had added points incorrectly on one exam).
Most people are on their way to getting a good grade, but to clinch the deal will have to put in just a little more effort by asking more in class, visiting office hours, and working on more problems, including the ones that are not written up and sample exams. See exam 1 scores and solution on the "scores and docs" page.
On Monday we will continue our discussion of section 3.1.
Exam 1 is scheduled for Wednesday, covering sections 1.1, 1.2 and
2.1-2.4. Problems on the exam will be like problems we considered in
class and had on homework. To get an idea what an exam might look like,
check out sample exam 1 on the
"scores and docs" page. On the same page, there is a review sheet with
all the basic ideas from the sections the exam covers.
On Monday we will finish discussion of homework in section 2.4 and take any questions you may have ahead of the exam. Homework for 2.3 and 2.4 is due on Monday, and you will be able to pick it up graded on Tuesday.
On Monday we will discuss homework in section 2.3.
An exam looms week after next, coming after homework in 2.3 and 2.4 are returned.
On Monday we will discuss homework in sections 2.1 and 2.2, with write-ups due on Friday.
Free tutoring information has been updated with this semester's schedules.
Have a nice Labor Day break (no school on on Monday)!
On Monday we will discuss homework in section 1.2. Write-ups for sections 1.1 and 1.2 are due on Wednesday.
Also on Monday, we continue with the handouts given out today, so make sure you bring them with you.
On Monday we still have class, since we end well before the eclipse is set to start. Take care when watching the sun - you still want to be able to work on homework later in the week - and enjoy!
Speaking of homework, nothing has been assigned yet since we are not yet finished with the first section.
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