Math 220 Syllabus

Structure of Course and Assignments

Meetings: The classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday will usually consist of discussion of new material. Thursday's quiz section will be reserved for answering questions, working problems and quizzes. Questions are encouraged in all classes.

Exams Homeworks: WebAssign homework is based on the regular homework assignment posted on Blackboard. The due dates are generally Mondays at 11:59pm for all sections covered the previous week. Your total score will later be scaled to 40 points. Please see Common Documents on Blackboard for instructions how to login to WebAssign.

ALEKS: ALEKS is a web-based system that tests your knowledge of precalculus. Please see Common Documents on Blackboard for detailed instructions. Note in particular that the deadline to take the initial assessment is Friday, September 25th, 1 pm. If you did not obtain more than 75%, you will have to continue in ALEKS Learning Mode until you reach 80%, or spend a minimum of 10 hours by Wednesday, October 14th, 8 am. Missing either deadline will take 10 points off of your grade. Missing both will take off 20 points.

Course requirements and grading

Final Exam 1 x 200 = 200
Tests 2 x 100 = 200
Weekly Quizzes 5 x 125 = 125
WebAssign 1 x 40 = 40
Total Points   565

To make up for occasional illness, the lowest quiz score be dropped. There will be no make-up quizzes.

Other Information

Gateway Science Workshop Program (GSW): Many people find this very helpful! Participating students meet once a week for two hours in groups of 5 to 7 students, with an undergraduate facilitator who completed the same course successfully in a previous year. For more information, see here. You have to sign up until Friday, September 25, 5pm!

Free or Private Tutors: The Calculus Room will meet Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday evenings, 8-10pm. For more information and for paid tutors, click here.

Drop Date and Holidays: The drop deadline for this course is Friday, October 30, 2009. There will be no class on Friday, November 27, due to the Thanksgiving holidays.

Student Concerns: Any student with a disability or other special circumstances should make an appointment and discuss this with me. Students requesting any academic accommodations in the classroom provide a letter, which is prepared by SSD (Northwestern University Services for Students with Disabilities, 847-467-5530).

Academic Dishonesty: All cases of suspected dishonesty in my courses will be immediately referred to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. You can find the definition of Academic Dishonesty and the examples represent some basic types of behavior that are unacceptable at the following link.