Choose exercises from:
Percent of grade:
Your homework grade makes up 25% of your grade for this course. I will assign many exercises and you can hand in as many as you want. You will receive 0, 1, or 2 points for each problem. You may turn in a corrected problem if you like for a maximum of 2 points per problem. I expect you to hand in about 25 problems. Your numerical homework grade will then be figured by dividing the total points received by 50. It is possible for instance to get 100% on your homework grade by either handing 50 problems and getting 1 point each or handing in 25 problems for which you received 2 points each.
How it works:
I will assign exercises from each section that we cover in class. When we begin working on the section in class, you should begin to complete the homework on that section. I don't expect you to be able to solve every single problem. Some of these are very difficult. I expect you to work on the ones that are most interesting to you and spend a reasonable amount of time doing so.
Work together in small groups if you like. You are to write up the solutions to the homework problems as well as you possibly can. There are 2 parts to this. You must have a correct solution and a well written argument.
Hand in exercises at any time during the semester.
Feedback and points:
When I read your homework, I will give comments on your writing, saying where it is clear and unclear and suggest better explanations. Also, of course, I will be looking for correct solutions. I will give you a grade of 0, 1 or 2 for each problem.
Present to the class:
After I hand back your work, I will ask for some of the solutions to be presented to the class. This will give you a bonus of 1 homework point.
Redo your solution:
You may redo problems and hand them back in at any time, for a maximum of 2 points per problem. This allows you to correct any solutions after seeing my comments for full credit. You may also take advantage of homework problems that were presented in class, write them up in your own words and hand them in.
|3.3||22, 23, 26, 31|
|4.2||14, 15, 17, 18, 19|
|4.3||2 given in class|