Policies

Course Responsibilities and Grades

As a student of this course, you are responsible for the following.

Attending lecture.


Completing weekly Webwork assignments.


Attending workshops.


Completing two midterm exams and one final exam.

Your raw numerical grade will be computed as a weighted average of these components (see table below), and

Component Weight

Webwork 20%

Workshop 10%

Midterm 1 20%

Midterm 2 20%

Final Exam 30%

After all raw numerical grades have been calculated at the end of the course, letter grade cutoffs (A, A-, B+, etc.) will be decided and final letter grades will be assigned.

Textbook Calculus: Early Transcendentals by Daniel K. Clegg, James Stewart, and Saleem Watson., 9th Edition

ISBN 9781337613927 hardcover

ISBN 9780357631478 ebook

Note: The 9th edition of this text has been published very recently, and has yet to be stocked in the university library. If you cannot obtain a 9th edition text, 8th edition should suffice. Please contact Professor Wyman (emmett.wyman@rochester.edu) if you have any difficulties obtaining a copy.

Note: Earlier editions of the text contain the same material, and are cheaper.

Webwork

Webwork is an online homework system developed in the Math Department at the University of Rochester and now used throughout the world. There will be weekly Webwork assignments, which may consist of up to 25 problems. Webwork homework deadlines are Friday nights at 11:59pm. Please note that extensions will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. A crowded schedule or minor illness are NOT valid reasons to ask for an extension. At most one extension per semester will be granted. If you know you will be absent from school for an extended period, inform your instructor as early as possible so arrangements can be made.

Your first Webwork assignment is due Friday, January 21.

Webwork homework counts for 20% of your total grade. No Webwork sets will be dropped. Your score at the end of the semester will be based on the number of questions you complete out of the total questions assigned. Hence, even if you are not able to complete a given assignments, be sure to complete as much of it as you can.

You are encouraged to discuss homework problems with other students. However, Webwork problems are individualized for each student and you must do your own assignment. A “Webwork TA” will be available to answer questions about Webwork homework sets until 5pm on Fridays. Questions received after 5pm may not be answered.

There is a button on each problem to email the Webwork TA.

Workshop

Workshop is a small-group meeting led by a teaching assistant. Students will work through a sheet of problems in small groups. Workshop problems are designed to be difficult and to stretch your understanding. Workshop will be worth 10% of your grade, but will be based on attendance only–not on finishing the problem set.

Exams

There will be 2 midterms and a final. The midterms will be 80 minutes and each is worth 20% of your grade.

The final exam is broken into 2 parts, A and B. Part A will cover material from the midterms and part B will cover material from after the midterm. Part A will be worth 10% of your final grade and part B will be worth 20% of your grade. Also, if you score higher on part A than one of your midterms, then the part A score will also replace your lowest midterm score. (A midterm score will not replace part A of the final.) This replacement will be done automatically at the end of the semester.

There will be no makeup exams for any reason.