MA 15400 GROUND RULES, SUMMER 2011
CLASS PERIOD
: Students are expected to attend every class meeting and to read the appropriate
sections of the text before coming to class. The instructor may not have time to cover every topic
in class. The summer session moves very quickly
SUPPLIES:
Other than the textbook, students will need to have the following for this course: an
appropriate calculator (see calculator policy), looseleaf paper for homework and quizzes, a 3
ring binder (optional), the usual pencils and erasers, a few sheets of graph paper (optional), a 3
hole punch (optional), and a straight edge (optional).
HOMEWORK
: Homework is collected every day except before exams, in which case it will be
collected the day of the exam.
No early or late homework will be accepted. Two homework
scores will automatically be excused.
For more than two to be excused, valid, documentable
reasons will have to be provided for ALL missed homework assignments.
Students are expected to work homework on loose leaf paper.
For homework, students are
required to copy the original problems, show necessary steps or work, and derive answers.
Homework will be scored both on correct work and/or answers and completion of the assigned
problems.
QUIZZES
: A quiz will be given at least once a week and often twice a week.
No makeup quizzes will
be given.
One quiz score will automatically be excused or dropped.
For more than one to be
excused; valid, documentable reasons will have to be provided for ALL missed quizzes.
EXAMS
: There are 3 midterms exams given during the class period. These exams will be in
class.
There will be a 2 hour final exam during the last 3 days of the semester. Time, date, and
location will be announced later in the semester.
To prepare for the midterm exams, students should review all of the material covered by their
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 Summer '09
 University of Cambridge

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