Homework:
Each assignment must be accompanied by a Cover Sheet. (Here is the .tex file).
Each homework assignment will be graded based on completeness and correctness. Due dates will be posted here.
Homework 1 (Hammack Chapters 1 and 2) due January 25, 2018 at 1:30pm. Don't forget the cover sheet and a staple.
Homework 2 (Hammack Chapters 4 and 5) due February 1, 2018 at 1:30pm. Here is the solution for A2.
Homework 3 (Hammack Chapters 6 and 7) due February 15, 2018 at 1:30pm.
Homework 4 (Hammack Chapters 8, 9, and 10) due February 27, 2018 at 1:30pm.
Homework 5 (Hammack Chapters 11 and 12) due March 6, 2018 at 1:30pm.
Homework 6 (Hammack Chapters 12 and 13) due March 29, 2018 at 1:30pm.
Homework 7 (Ross Chapter 2) due April 10, 2018 at 1:30pm.
Homework 8 (Judson Chapter 3) due April 17, 2018 at 1:30pm.
In-Class Assignments:
In-Class Assignments will be given regularly, and worth 5\% of the total course grade. They will primarily be graded for effort. No make-up in-class assignments will be given, but the lowest 2 scores will be dropped.
In-Class Assignment 1 (January 9, 2018) in conjunction with Chapter 1 of the Hammack text. This is due at the start of class on January 16.
In-Class Assignment 2 (January 23, 2018) in conjunction with Chapter 4 of the Hammack text.
In-Class Assignment 3 (January 25, 2018) in conjunction with Chapter 5 of the Hammack text.
In-Class Assignment 4 (January 30, 2018) in conjunction with Chapter 6 of the Hammack text.
In-Class Assignment 5 (February 1, 2018) in conjunction with Chapters 4-6 of the Hammack text.
In-Class Assignment 6 (February 8, 2018) in conjunction with Chapter 7 of the Hammack text.
In-Class Assignment 7 (February 13, 2018) in conjunction with Chapter 8 of the Hammack text.
In-Class Assignment 8 (February 15, 2018) in conjunction with Chapter 9 of the Hammack text.
In-Class Assignment 9 (February 22, 2018) in conjunction with Chapter 10 of the Hammack text.
In-Class Assignment 10 (February 27, 2018) in conjunction with Chapter 11 of the Hammack text.
In-Class Assignment 11 (March 6, 2018) in conjunction with Chapter 12 of the Hammack text.
In-Class Assignment 12 (March 13, 2018) in conjunction with Chapter 12 of the Hammack text.
In-Class Assignment 13 (March 15, 2018) in conjunction with Chapter 13 of the Hammack text.
Final Exam. Monday, April 30, 2018, 2:50pm - 5:40pm (FIRM!)
We will follow a mastery-based system for exams this semester. In short, you will only receive credit for exam problems on which you have displayed a mastery-level of understanding, but you will have multiple opportunities to display mastery. I will describe it in a bit more detail below, but please feel free to ask questions.
There will be a total of 14 categories of exam questions throughout the semester. Exam 1 will contain a problem from each of the first 5 categories.
Exam 2 will contain 10 problems (one from each of Categories 1 - 10). Exam 3 will contain 14 problems (one from each of the 14 categories). The Final Exam will again contain 14 problems, one from each of the 14 categories.
Your work for each question will receive one of three letters: ``M'' for master, ``J'' for journeyman, or ``A'' for apprentice. Mastery means that, based on your work, you fully understand the concept being tested, giving full justification for your answer. Journeyman means that you are well on your way to mastery, but there are some problems with your answer and you could benefit from reviewing the topic once more. Apprentice means that you need to review this concept more thoroughly. Once you master a problem, then you \textbf{do not} need to solve any more problems in that category on later exams.
If you do not master a problem, then you can try another problem from that category on the next exam.
Exams will be individualized. You will only received problems from the categories that you have not yet mastered.
Your overall exam grade will directly correspond to the number of categories for which you have mastered a problem during or before the final exam. The following table converts problems to percentage points:
# Categories Mastered
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Exam Mastery Grade
52%
58%
64%
70%
76%
82%
88%
94%
100%
Course grades:
Course grades will be weighted
by the following distribution:
15%: Homework
5%: In-Class Assignments
80%: Exam Mastery Grade
Letter grades will be assigned at the end using the standard 10-point scale. Grades will be posted on T-Square throughout the semester.