Grades will are ready.
Progress: (Thu., 11am) Final grades have been
assigned. You may pick up your exam from the secretaries in the
math office only at the times listed below. Have a great
Picking Up Your Exam: You can pick up your final in
Wilson 2-214 at the following
times. If you stop by at another time, the secretaries will
probably be rather annoyed, and they'll probably let me
know about it, so please just be patient and follow the
- Thursday from 1-4pm.
- Friday from 8-11am.
- Friday from 1-4pm.
- Monday from 1-4pm.
Final Exam Date and Time and Location: The final
exam will be in our usual classroom, Wilson 1-121, because
there is only one section of Math151. It will take place on
Tuesday, from 4pm till 5:50pm.
Office Hours for Finals Week: I will hold office
hours from 9-1pm on Monday, and from 1-2pm on Tuesday. Please
try to make it during those times, but if you cannot, send me
an email to schedule another time.
Review (with ANSWERS) for the final: Here is a review sheet (38K) (including
practice problems) and
its answer key (650K) that will help you prepare for the
distributed the review sheet in class on Wednesday, 12/8. A
single printed copy of the
answer key is available on the bulletin board
outside my office door, and I'll bring printed copies to class
with me on Friday. Enjoy!
Summary of the course objectives: Now that you have
nearly completed the course, you may wish to review this list of course
objectives for Math151. It should help you identify areas
that need improvement before the final. I handed this out on
Monday, 12/6, in class.
Missing Homeworks: If you have been coming to class
and turning in homeworks regularly, I'm going to give you a
chance to make up your missing assignments. If you have missed
5 or fewer homework assignments this semester, you can turn
them in for credit. I'll look over the assignment quickly, and
if it looks like you put in sufficient effort, I'll award you
7/10 on the assignment. If you have questions, please feel free
to contact me. (If you need to know which assignments you've
missed, you can send me an email or stop by my office.) The
last time to turn in your missing homework assignments is
Friday, 12/10, at 12:00pm (I'll be leaving at noon, so make
sure you get there on time!)
Extra Credit Opportunity: Many instructors in the
math department are giving their students a chance at
some extra credit in return for donations to the Gallatin Valley
Food Bank. Last year, I believe
the math department's "Extra Credit Food Drive" donated over
700 pounds of food to the Food Bank.
There are two possibilities to earn this extra credit:
Your reward for completing EITHER ONE of the above requirements
will be an extra dropped quiz score at the end of the
semester. If you have any questions, please feel free to
discuss this with me after class.
- Bring two items of non-perishable food (e.g. a can
of soup, a box of rice, a can of creamed corn or green beans)
to my office before the last day of class this semester,
- Clip out or photocopy a short article from a newspaper or
magazine in which the author made a claim that does not
follow logically from the underlying premise. Highlight
the faulty logic, and explain why the
logic is faulty by referring to the material we have
studied this semester in Math151.
Office Hour Change: On Friday, 12/3, I have to
reschedule my 11am-12pm office hour. Instead, I will be
available from 8am-9:30am. Stop by if you need to chat.
Review for Chapter 4: Scroll to the bottom of this
page to find a link to the review sheet for the chapter 4
exam. An answer key is also available for download (below), or you may
pick one up from the folder hanging outside my office door.
Worksheet for Monday, 11/15: The in-class worksheet
(and its answer key) are available as PDF documents at the
bottom of this page. The worksheet will be good review for Monday's
exam, but I will not be collecting it for a grade.
Thanksgiving Recess and Exam 4: We have an exam
scheduled on the day before Thanksgiving. What a terrible idea!
Let's move Exam 4 to Monday, Nov. 24. I'd also like to cancel
class on Wednesday, as I (like many of you) have some traveling
to do for the holiday. I'll make this announcement in class as
What kind of variable is it? Many of you have
expressed concerns that you can't tell whether a variable is a
placeholder, or an unknown, or a parameter, etc. So I put together
a flow chart to help you make that distinction. Keep in mind
that the ultimate focus should be on the overall meaning expressed
by the sentence (e.g. Is it about multiplication, or about
x?). Still, perhaps this
flowchart (a 25Kb PDF document) will help you with that. I'll
bring copies to class with me on Wednesday, but I thought you
might want a sneak peak.
Cards n' Copies: I believe Cards n' Copies
(downstairs in the SUB) has copies of old Math151 exams. Check
them out if you would like some more problems to work