The instructor is Dr. Jason Grout, 492 Carver, (515) 294-8170, email@example.com. For the first few weeks, office hours will be by appointment. After that time, office hours will be set based on the times that people have come in.
If you cannot come during an office hour, please make an appointment. One of the most frustrating things as a teacher is to see a student struggling, but not coming in to ask questions or get help.
The course website is accessible from http://www.math.iastate.edu/grout/.
See the following departmental pages for more information about the goals of the course:
We will be covering chapters 11–14 in the book.
Specific homework instructions will detailed on the course website. These instructions may change throughout the semester.
As a general guide, your written work should contain enough explanation so that one of your classmates would be able to easily understand what you have done. Generally, it is inadequate to merely write down a final answer to a problem. You are encouraged to study and work together on homework assignments, but you must submit your own assignment. Everything you turn in should be in your own words and you should thoroughly understand everything you write down.
Because a large part of your learning will come from working problems, I strongly encourage you to finish all homework assignments.
Late homework is generally not accepted. Instead, several sections will be dropped at the end of the semester from the homework calculation.
Quizzes will be given periodically in class. Each quiz will have two scores: an original score and a corrected score. Only correct solutions will receive credit. The corrected score defaults to the original score and can be raised to 100% by correcting the problems as outlined below.
There will be a midterm exam before spring break covering chapters 11 and 12. A department-wide final exam will be given at the end of the semester and will be cumulative.
Your course grade will be determined from (percentages subject to adjustment):
|Homework and other assignments||30%|
|Original Quiz Scores||10%|
|Corrected Quiz Scores||20%|
If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact the instructor early in the semester so that your learning needs may be appropriately met. You will need to provide documentation of your disability to the Disability Resources (DR) office, located on the main floor of the Student Services Building, Room 1076, 515-294-6624.