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|12/10/2016||Click here for information about the
final exam and my office hour schedule.
have updated the scatter plot distributed in my email of 11/2 showing
problems completed and average scores for each student in the
course. The updated plot reflects all of the regular homework set scores as posted in
the blackboard gradebook yesterday. I have also added rough
letter grades to the plot. These are tentative, and may change
slightly as I think more about how to take into account the fact that
some students did several fewer problems than others. But these
rough grades should give you some idea of where your homework score
stands. The updated
plot is here. Keep in mind that the overall portfolio score
will be based on the regular homework set grade, as well as polished
work compilations, exam solutions, and reading logs. I have
also posted this solution key
to the homework from sections 8.1 and 8/2.
As discussed in class today, the final exam will be cumulative and weighted equally with the two prior exams. It will be similar in length to the prior exams. About half of the points on the exam will be for problems covering the material we have studied since the second midterm: 7.8, 8.1, and 8.2. The other half will be about the material up to and including section 7.7. More information about the exam will be posted soon.
discussed in class last week, there appears to have been widespread
misunderstanding of the rules I had in mind for homework
problems. Consequently, I am revising the relative weights of
exams and portfolios in determining final course grades. The new
weights are 25% for each exam and 25% for the portfolio.
has been updated again,
delaying due dates after today by one class meeting. The class schedule has also been updated.
exams have been graded
and will be returned in class on Tuesday. Scores have been posted
on blackboard. Please see
this webpage for
information about how the class performed.
will have an exam this Friday, 11/11/2016, covering 7.1 through
7.7. The types of questions for which you should be prepared will
be the same as for the first exam, as was detailed in the exam 1 info posted earlier.
Also, the assignment sheet
has been updated with new assignments, including a compilation of *
problems and a group project to write a set of exam
solutions. Do not forget to bring your portfiolio to the
exam for review.
has been updated. In
particular, I will not be collecting Friday's assignment, and I removed
all the *s from the assignments that will go directly in your
portfolio. I will post a solution key for the problems in those
assignments next week before the exam.
and Schedule have been updated. In particular, we
will be taking an additional class period for section 7.4, and the
assignment for 7.4 is being postponed by one class
meeting. Other changes have also been made, so please
discard any printed or saved copies of the assignment sheet and
has been updated.
exams have been graded
and will be returned in class on Tuesday. Please see this webpage for
information about how the class performed, and important information
about upcoming assignments and class activities.
are detailed instructions for the first polished work assignment,
including a list of problems to include.
information about our upcoming exam.
has been updated. In particular, note that a polished work
assignment will be due on Friday, October 7. Also, we will have
an exam on Friday, September 30, covering everything up to and
including Section 3.3.
discussed in class, here are discussion questions
for section 2.1. Please review these before you begin the
reading assignment for Friday.
Homowork from section 1.1 will be collected tomorrow. I will
answer questions about the section 1.2 assignment. Section 1.3 is
assigned reading for tomorrow. Here are discussion questions that may be
asked in class.
|8/24/2016||Before coming to class Tuesday, please print out and fill in this survey. Bring it to class with you. Also please review the following documents linked in the table above: Course Info, Course Objectives, Integrity, Portfolio, Tentative Schedule, Homework Information, and Assignment Sheet. I strongly suggest reviewing these before the first class, so you can ask any questions you might have.|
|8/24/2016||Are you ready for Modern Algebra? Do you know how to write proofs? Do you have a strong mastery of basic set theory and function concepts? Before the start of classes, please read this webpage and review as necessary to prepare for our class.|