Problem Set Policy:
There will be five problem sets assigned during the course (see the course calendar for exact due
dates). These will be extended assignments that will take you more than
one sitting to complete, so don't wait until the last minute to start them.
Most problem sets will include a programming portion, and this always takes
three times as long as you think it will, so this really means you need to
start it early. I will give out the assignment the week before it is due so
that you have time to ask questions or come to office hours before it is
due. Please be sure to take advantage of this.
Read the cover sheet for each problem set when you get it. This
will remind you of the terms of the problem set. In particular, you
should not discuss the problem set with anyone but the course instructor.
You should use the following guidelines for the solutions that you turn in:
You should write in complete, English sentences when you write up
your solutions (both the in-class and take-home portions); since
mathematical notation is shorthand for English words, you can incorporate
these into your sentences, but you must explain what you are doing
as you do it. Many students feel at first that this is extraneous, but it
is precisely this that should be central to your learning process.
- Please staple your pages together, and trim the left
edge if they are torn out of a spiral notebook. Unstapled or ragged
pages will not be graded.
- Your solutions are due at the beginning of class on Tuesday. Late
papers will count as a zero.
- Please print on only one side of the paper, clearly and legibly.
- Please leave some space in the margins or between problems for my
- Do not use graph paper except for graphs. Use lined paper for written
Copies of the best solutions will be made available in a notebook outside my office, as will any solution
that I write up myself.
While you may work with other students on homework problems, the problem
sets are to be done independently. You may not discuss the questions with
anyone except the course instructor until after the problem set has been
handed in. The cover sheet for each problem set will remind you of this
See the discussion of the grading policy for
the percentage of your grade that will come from your problem sets.
||Math 127 (Winter 2000) web pages|
Created: 29 Dec 1998
Last modified: 28 Dec 1999 16:53:42