Math 233: An Introduction to Modern Algebra

## Grades and Expectations

Grades will be based on- homework (worth 30%),
- two 2-hour midterm exams (worth 20% each),
- one 2-hour final exam (worth 30%).

## Homework

There will generally be two problem sets due each week, usually on Tuesday and Friday. Due dates are noted on the assignments and on the syllabus. The**four**lowest homework scores will be dropped. Collaboration is encouraged, but each student is responsible for

- writing her own solutions,
- knowing how to solve the problems, and
**listing all collaborators or other resources used**.

- Late homework is a bad idea. If you're behind, it's hard for you to learn new stuff and to participate in class.
- Homework that is unreadable may not be graded.

- Problems for the first week (January 25-29).
- Problems for the second week (February 1-5).
- Problems for the third week (February 8-12).
- Problems for the fourth week (February 15-19).
- Problems for the fifth week (February 22-26).
- Problems for the sixth week (February 29-March 4).
- Problems for the seventh week (March 7-11).
- Problems for the eighth week (March 21-25).
- Problems for the ninth week (March 28-April 1).
- Problems for the tenth week (April 4-8).
- Problems for the eleventh week (April 11-15).
- Problems for the twelfth week (April 18-22).
- Problems for the thirteenth week (April 25-29).

## Exams

Exams are self-scheduled at the Science Library, and are closed book and closed notebook. You are allowed to bring one 3x5 index card to the first exam, two 3x5 index cards to the second, and three 3x5 index cards to the final. At least one problem on each exam will be taken from the homework with minimal modification. Calculators will not be allowed on the exams. The exams will be held:- First Midterm: Thursday 2/18 through Sunday 2/21.
- Second Midterm: Saturday 3/26 through Tuesday 3/29.
- Final Exam: during finals period.