Topics in Contemporary Mathematics
Students are expected to arrive on time, to behave in such a way as to contribute to the learning environment, and to stay until the class ends.
We will make a seating chart on Tuesday, August 27, and will use it to take attendance and to pass back tests. Please decide by then where you would like to sit.
The attendance record is used to answer inquiries by University administrators.
At most classes I assign homework problems to be discussed at the next class. If you miss class please check the homework page. If I assign too much homework, just save some of the problems to use as review problems before a test. These homework problems will not be collected, but the tests will be largely based on them. You are responsible for working and understanding all the assigned problems.
As a service to you, I am happy to look at your homework if you wish. Turn it in and indicate which problems you would like looked at.
I recommend that you find a group of fellow students to work with.
There will be four tests and a final exam. For dates see the schedule.
For each test, you may bring to class a "personal help sheet": one sheet of paper, written by you, containing whatever you find helpful. Please save these sheets for possible reuse on the final exam.
If you miss a test, I will need a letter documenting the reason. Makeup tests can only be given for reasons such as illness, family emergency, participation in a University-sponsored event, required court attendance or military duty, or religious observances as certified by the Department of Student Development.
If you know you will be absent on a test date, you must clear the absence with me in advance and schedule a makeup date. In the case of an unanticipated absence on a test date, you must give me documentation and schedule a makeup date as soon as possible. See the University policies, items 1 and 2.
On all tests that you turn in for this course, you must show your work to receive credit.
- Each of the four tests counts 1/5 of your grade.
- The final counts 2/5 of your grade.
- Of course, this doesn't quite make sense. We adjust as follows:
- If the lowest of your test and exam grades is an hour test, it is dropped.
- If the lowest of your test and exam grades is the final, it only counts 1/5 of your grade.
On each test that you turn in for this class, you should write and sign:
I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this test.
Cheating will not be tolerated. It will be dealt with in the manner prescribed by University guidelines.
Students with Disabilities
The NC State policy on working with students with disabilities can be found here.
Statement on Laboratory Safety or Risk Assumption Related to Physical Activity or Field Trips
Students have no special physical activity or field trips for this course.
Statement on "Pass-through" Charges
There are no such charges for this course.
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