### Schedule of Homework Assignments

The schedule of homework assignments can be found on the Calender page.

### Homework Policy

One of the goals of this course is for you to learn to think and communicate mathematically. This means that homework assignments should be written with justification and explanations of your steps in English where appropriate. See the course textbook and notes for examples of well-written solutions. Since many of the exam problems ask for justification, this will be good practice.

Please submit your homework notebook on time. We cannot accept homework submitted by email. Since we will drop your lowest homework grade, please do not ask us to accept late homework notebooks.

### Homework Grading

More elaborate problems or parts of a multi-part problem will be worth three points. We grade more involved homework problems according to the following rubric.
• 4 Points. Solution is exemplary. Four points will only be awarded for solutions to particularly difficult problems or very elegant solutions. Generally, 3 points will be the most that you can earn for a solution.
• 3 Points. Work is completely accurate and essentially perfect. Work is thoroughly developed, neat, and easy to read. Complete sentences are used where appropriate.
• 2 Points. Work is good, but incompletely developed, hard to read, unexplained, or jumbled. Answers that are not explained may received 2 points even if correct. The work contains the right idea but is flawed.
• 1 Points. Work is sketchy. There is some correct work, but most of the work is incorrect.
• 0 Points. Work is minimal or non-existent. Solution is completely incorrect.

### Making Your Homework Easy to Read and Easy to Grade

• Make sure your handwriting is legible.
• Problems should be clearly labeled and numbered on the left side of the page. There should also be a visible separation between problems.
• You should leave the entire left margin blank so that the grader can use this space for scoring and comments.
• To ensure that each problem is graded, problems and solutions should be written in the order that they are assigned.
• It is good practice to first work out the solutions to homework problems on scratch paper, and then to neatly write up your solutions. This will help you turn in a clean finished product.
• You should write up your solutions by yourself. You should always acknowledge any help received at the top of the assignment or in the right-hand margin.

### Presentation Grading

In class presentations will be graded according to the following rubric.
• 4 Points. Your solution is exemplary. Four points will only be awarded for solutions to particularly difficult problems or very elegant solutions. Generally, 3 points will be the most that you can earn for a solution.
• 3 Points. Your solution is completely accurate and essentially perfect.
• 2 Points. Your solutions is good, but incompletely developed. Correct solutions that are not explained may received 2 points even if correct. You have the right idea, but the solution is flawed.
• 1 Points. Solution is sketchy. There is some correct work, but most of the solution is incorrect.
• 0 Points. Solution is completely incorrect.

Spring 2012
 Home Calendar Examinations Syllabus

Last modified: December 29, 2012