There will be a short quiz at the beginning of class every Monday other than during a week with an exam, and the second week of the course, when the quiz will be on Wednesday (see the course calendar for exact dates). The quiz will cover material from the homework and class lectures from the preceding week (which is the information covered by the WeBWorK assignments).
Part of your responsibility as a student is to begin to organize the material for yourself. For example, at this point in your educational career, you should be able to recognize which ideas are the most important, and should be able to summarize those. As part of this responsibility, you I recommend that you generate a review sheet for yourself before each quiz or exam. This should be a one (or sometimes two) page summary of the most important ideas to be covered on the quiz, organized in some meaningful way (depending on the centent). You should not rely on me to provide these for you (I will not be handing any out).
The questions on the quiz will be similar to the homework problems, but will not be identical to them. That is, they will not simply be the same problems you have already seen but with the numbers changed. You may be asked to combine ideas from class to solve a problem that you have never seen before. See the course philosophy for information about why this is the case.
You should write in complete, English sentences when you write up your solutions. Since mathematical notation is shorthand for English words, you can incorporate equations into your sentences, but you must explain why you are doing what you do. (See the writing samples for examples of what this means.) Many students feel at first that this is extraneous, but it is precisely this that should be central to your learning process. See the course philosophy and the last paragraph of the course responsibilities statement for more details on why this is important.
Copies of the best solutions will be made available in a notebook outside my office, as will any solution that I write up myself. If I circle a problem number in red on an assignment that you turn in, that means I have made a copy of your answer and placed it in this notebook (this is just for your information). See the discussion of the course notebook for more information.
See the discussion of the grading policy for the percentage of your grade that will come from your quizzes, and for policy on missed and dropped quizzes.
If you have a learning disability for which you should receive extra time on quizzes, you must inform me of this by Monday of the second week of class (since the first quiz will be on the next Wednesday), and make arragements for how we will accommodate your condition.