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Course Information:  MATH 153A,  Spring 2006


Instructor:  Heather Lehr

      Office:  MW 456
      Phone:  292-6597
      Instructor Office Hours: Tuesday 11:30-12:30, Wednesday 10:30-12

Teaching Assistants:  (
      Xueying Wang  
            Xueying's Office Hours:  TR 8:30-9:30 am, or by appointment

      Justin Lynd   (
           Justin's Office Hours: MW 11:30-12:18, F 4:30-5:18

Lecture: MWF 9:30-10:18, MQ 0264

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

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

Exams:  (*tentative!)
Wednesday  April 26, during class, in our usual classroom
Tuesday  May 23, 7:30 pm, EA 160

Final Exam:  Tuesday, June 6, at 5:30 pm,  LZ 0021

Grading Scheme:
    Recitation 25% (composed of homework/groupwork)
    Midterm1  25%
    Midterm2  25%
    Final  25% (unless the final is greater than your lowest exam score - then the lowest exam score is replaced by the final)

The grading scheme reflects 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.