*** DAILY ATTENDANCE SHOULD BE A HABIT! ***
 Bonus Points for POW: Every other week (with some exceptions) you may submit a response to
the optional "problem/activity of the week."
This optional problem work will be graded +(5 well
done), ü(4
for OK), (3 acceptable), or unacceptable(1) and will be used to give additional
points toward your 200 points for midterm examination grades.

GRADES: Final grades will be determined taking into consideration
the quality of work done in the course as evidenced primarily from the
accumulation of points from tests and assignments.

We will use Blackboard
for online reality quizzes. Click
here for some information on how to use Blackboard.

You can also go directly to the HSU Blackboard
.

Online Reality quizzes will be used to determine 100 points.[I will not
use the lowest 20% of these scores.]

Midterm exams will be worth 100 points each. Any points for work on the POW's will be added to these points.

Homework performance will count for 125 points.

Cooperative summaries assignments will be worth 25 points.

The final examination will be be worth either
200 or 300 points determined by the following rule:
The final grade will use the score that
maximizes the average for the term based on all possible points .
Reality Quizzes 
100 points 
2 Midterm Examinations 
200 points 
Homework 
125 points 
Cooperative work 
25 points 
Final Examination 
200/300 points 
Total 
650/750 points 
The total points available for the semester is 650 or 750 ponts. Notice
that 250 of these points are not from examinations, so regular participation
is essential to forming a good foundation for your grades as well as your
learning.
MORE THAN 4 ABSENCES MAY LOWER THE FINAL GRADE FOR POOR ATTENDANCE.
See the university course schedule for the dates related to the following:

no drops will be allowed without "serious and compelling reasons" and a
fee.

no drops will be allowed.

Students wishing to be graded with either CR or NC should make this request
through the online registration system.
See the Spring course list for a full list of relevant days.

TECHNOLOGY:

The computer or a graphing
calculator can be used for many problems.

We will use Winplot. Winplot
is freeware and may be downloaded from
Rick Parris 's website or directly from one of these links for Winplot1
or Winplot2 . This software is small
enough to fit on a 3.5" disc and can be used on any Windows PC on campus.
You can find introductions to Winplot on the web.

Students wishing help with any graphing
calculator should plan to bring their calculator manual with them to class.

Graphing Calculators: Though much of our work this semester will be using
the computer, graphing calculators are welcome and highly recommended.
The HP48G, HP 49 and the TI89 and 92 are particularly useful for some
3dimensional work though most graphing calculators will be able to do
much of this work. HP48G's will be available for students to borrow for
the term by arrangement with the Math department. Supplementary materials
will be distributed if needed. If you would like to purchase one or have
one already, let me know. Students wishing help with any graphing calculator
should plan to bring their calculator manual with them. I will try to help
you with your own technology when possible during office hours or by appointment
(not in class).

Use of Office Hours: Many
students find the third semester of calculus difficult because of weakness
in their Calculus I, II, and precalculus background skills and concepts.
A grade of C in Math 110 or Math 109 might indicate this kind of weakness.
Difficulties that might have been ignored or passed over in previous
courses can be a major reason for why things don't make sense now.
You may use my office hours for some additional work on these background
areas either as individuals or in small groups. My office time is also
available to discuss routine problems from homework after they have been
discussed in class and reality check quizzes as well as using technology. Questions about the Problem of the Week
are also welcome. Regular use of my time outside of class should be especially
useful for students having difficulty with the work and wishing to improve
through a steady approach to mastering skills and concepts.

Don't be shy about asking
for an appointment outside of the scheduled office hours.