Penn Math Math 260: Honors Calculus II Spring 2012

Homework and Course Grading

Exams: There will be three in-class exams, from 12:00-1:20 on

You may always use one 3"x5" card with handwritten notes on both sides
Final Exam: Wednesday, May 2, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Course Grades:   Final grade based on six equal parts: Final exam (equals two parts), three midterm exams, everything else. Everything else includes regular homework, the occasional quiz in recitation.

In giving grades, I act more as a secretary. Most students get the same grade the other students in the class would have given them.

It is often smart to discuss the homework with others in the class -- but counterproductive to be a parasite.

The grading for each homework will comprise of two independent scores: a "completion score" based on how many problems you honestly attempted, and a "success score" based on how many problems you successfully solved out of the ones the TA chooses to grade.

One goal of your work is to communicate, so neatness counts.
PLEASE staple/paperclip your homework. If your homework is not stapled together, the TA will take off 2 points from your homework each time.

Since we all can be sick or have a bad week, your lowest homework score will be dropped (late homeworks will not be accepted).

Bonus Problems
In some weeks a Bonus problem may be offered. They are primarily intended as a challenge to the best students.
It would be poor strategy to spend lots of time on the Bonus problems at the cost of not learning the basic material. The scores on the Bonus Problems will not be used in a numerical computation of course grades. However, if you are between two grades and have done well on some of the Bonus Problems, then you will likely be pushed to the higher grade.
Note that it is possible to receive an "A" in this course and not solve any Bonus Problems.