This class places a strong emphasis on homework. Homework will be assigned weekly and due in lecture each Wednesday, or can be delivered to my mailbox in the math lounge of Padelford by 4:30pm. Your job is not just to answer the questions, but write up your solutions in a way that explains the answer. As in all math classes, you must show your work and write out clear and concise solutions to all assigned problems. No credit will be given to unjustiﬁed answers, and you will lose points if your homework is messy, out of order, or not stapled. I encourage you to work together on the homework, but everyone is responsible to write up his or her own solutions. If you’re struggling to ﬁnd a partner to work with, email me and I’ll try to help out.
If I suspect that you’ve copied someone else’s solutions, I’ll ﬂag your paper and ask you to explain to me your work. If you can’t, you’ll lose half your grade for that homework. If I have two ﬂagged homeworks that haven’t been collected, I’ll send you an email and ask to meet with you.
The homework will be graded as follows: three problems will be graded carefully, out of three points each, for a total of 9 points. Then six points will be given holistically for completion, for a total of 15 possible points. The lowest homework score will be dropped. Late homework assignments will not be accepted for any reason.
Every week you will be responsible for ﬁlling out a very short online weekly survey, accessible from the course website. This is your chance to give feedback about how the course is progressing. While they are not anonymous, you are encouraged to be candid and honest. (If you wish to send me anonymous feedback, there is a link to the left.) The survey must be completed by 11pm on Wednesday - I suggest you think of it as part of your homework. If you complete this survey at least 8 out of 10 weeks, this will count as 15/15 on a homework. Otherwise, you will get 0/15.