Late work and/or extensions:
If you seek an extension on
an assignment and the request occurs after the due date or time, your
request will be summarily denied (except in the most extraordinary
circumstances). Such requests that occur before the due date and time will be
considered on a case-by-case basis.
If you think I have graded you unfairly on a particular assignment, you must
bring this to my attention within a week from the time that the assignment
was returned to the class. After a week I will not consider any requests
to review and possibly change my grading.
Tutoring and extra assistance:
Assistants are available for MATH 187.
At the conclusion of the course, the students will be able to:
- use written English to communicate clearly and unambiguously.
- construct mathematically correct proofs using a variety of
techniques, including induction.
- solve problems in the areas of beginning probability and combinatorics.
Your grade will be determined by your performance in three areas:
Your grade will
be computed via the following algorithm. Let x be the number of points
accumulated throughout the semester (between 0 and 100):
- Three tests --
Tests will occur during regular class meeting times on
20 September, 25 October, and 6 December. Any requests to take a test on a date other than which appears directly above must be submitted to me in writing at least four weeks prior to the test's regular administration. Exceptions to this policy may be granted only in extraordinary circumstances, such as illness or injury. Collaborative work on tests is not permitted.
Solutions to tests.
Quizzes -- All quizzes are take-home and
will be assigned and
collected on a weekly basis (except those weeks when tests occur). Generally,
quizzes are available online
on Wednesdays and are due at the beginning
of class on the following Friday. Although collaborative work on quizzes is
encouraged, each student must hand in his/her own quiz paper.
The lowest quiz score for each student will be "dropped".
- Final exam -- Wednesday 18 December at 1430.
Collaborative work on the final exam is not permitted.
The four week rule above applies also to the final exam.
Each student determines the relative ranking of these three components.
Click here for instructions on how
to do this.
A+: x > 97
A: 93 < x < 97
A-: 90 < x < 93
B+: 87 < x < 90
B: 83 < x < 87
B-: 80 < x < 83
C+: 77 < x < 80
C: 73 < x < 77
C-: 70 < x < 73
D: 60 < x < 70
F: x < 60
This page was most recently updated on 28 August 2019.