Q: Does the Introduction to WeBWorK count towards my WeBWorK grade?
A: No. It is only there for practice.
Q: Do you curve grades?
A: I do one overall curve at the end of the semester. However, when you get
tests back, I will give an "on the spot" curve to let you know how much I would curve
if I curved at that point.
You cannot get an A+ by curving; you must get the 100% or more on your own.
Q: Do you offer extra credit?
Q: What notes can I use on the Final Exam?
A: You may only use a note sheet on the Final Exam if the Final Exam is comprehensive.
Otherwise, no notes or books are allowed.
Q: What can I put on my note sheet for the Final Exam?
A: You may only include formulas and procedures; you may not work out any examples.
Your names make take up both sides of a 8½'' × 11'' sheet of paper.
Notes must be hand-written; no copiers, computers, or any other technology may be used.
Notes which violate these conditions may result in a reduction of your grade. You must
turn in your notes with your final exam. If you have questions
about what a "worked out example" is, see this page.
Q: What is the Putnam Exam?
A: It is a nationwide exam given to undergraduate students across North America.
It doesn't cost you anything to take. Further information can be found at
the department's Putnam webpage.
Q: How do I sign up for the Putnam Exam?
A: Send me an e-mail before the "registration"
deadline, which is usually in October.
Q: What should I do to prepare for the Putnam Exam?
A: Old exams and answers to old exams have been archived
There are a lot of subject areas; number theory, counting, and linear algebra
seem to be the committee's favorite source for problems.