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Course Information:  MATH 151A,  Autumn 2005

(*Syllabus)  (*Infosheet)  (*CourseDetails) 

Instructor:  Heather Lehr

      Office:  MW 456
      Phone:  292-6597
      Instructor Office Hours: MW 2:30-3:30, TR 9-10

Teaching Assistants:  Isabel Averill   MW200,
                                  Janhavi Joshi  MW350,

Lecture: MWF 3:30-4:18, EA 170

    12636 - TR 3:30, CC354
    12637 - TR 3:30, CC311
    12638 - TR 4:30, CC311
    12639 - TR 4:30, CC254

Text:  Calculus (4th Edition); by Hughes-Hallet, Gleason, McCallum, et al.

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Homework:  Homework will be assigned each Friday and collected the following Thursday.  The lowest homework score will be dropped.

Exams:  (*tentative!)
Wednesday October 12, at 7:30 pm,  in EL1008
Wednesday  November 2, at 7:30 pm,  in EL1008
Gateway Exam:  Wednesday November 9, at 7:30 pm, in EA 160
A  comprehensive final exam will be held on  Monday, Dec 5,  at 3:30 in our usual classroom

Grading Scheme:
    Recitation ~20%
    Midterm1 ~20%
    Midterm2 ~20%
    Final ~40%
    (here ~ denotes approximately;  see *Infosheet for more info)

The grading scheme reflects a bit of my teaching philosophy.   True learning and mastery of material is an internal process, not something anyone can give to you or do for you.  Homework and time spent reading  (and rereading) and digesting the material  is essential to knowledge of the material.   So, the recitation score (which includes the homework and groupwork) has the same weight as any exam.

Working in groups on homework sets can certainly be beneficial, however do your final homework writeups in your own words,  preferably alone.   If you attempt this and find you cannot in the end do the sets on your own, take this not as a sign of defeat, but a mere indication that there is still something that you need to learn in order to really understand the material.  Whether you seek help from me, fellow classmates, or from rereading the text is up to you, just don't give up!  Often the only difference between the students who score well and those who don't is a refusal to give up.