Goals for HW

Theory, Practice, and Tools

**Inspiration and an Introduction to Calculus I-01 Homework**

“A great discovery solves a great problem but there is a grain of discovery in the solution of every problem. Your problem may be modest; but if iy challenges your curiosity and brings into play your inventive faculties, and if you solve it by your own means, you may experience the tension and enjoy the triumph of discovery.”

George Polya

"I implore you
to go **beyond** working the
assigned problems and exercises - **reflect** on each answer and
method of solution! Ask yourself whether your answer makes sense, what concepts
you used in your solution, and what greater meaning might be derived from the
problem and its solution. Reflection takes time, and most of us want to use
our time efficiently, but you'll enjoy your work and learn much more if you
take reflection time."

Jim Morrow

**Logistical Details**

Homework will generally be handed in during class - on Monday
for problem assignments and Wednesday for question assignments - and will be
returned in class or in a folder on a 4th floor bulletin board in Clapp. (location:
the board above the student mail slots on the south wall across from 401 Clapp)
Revised homework can be handed in again,** if completed within the week
following its return**. The grade on the redone homework will **replace** the
original grade. You may work with others on the homework (I encourage you to
do so!) but, in keeping with the MHC Honor Code, you must contribute substantially
to the work and __list those with whom you collaborate__.

__Computers & Calculators__: We will be using the computer
programs that are available on the computers in Clapp 401, 422 and 420. In
addition, we will use graphing calculators; in any case these are recommended
but not required.

__Evening help sessions__: Held Sunday through
Thursday, 7:00--10:00 PM, in Clapp 401, 402 and the surrounding classrooms

__Exams__: There will be three exams (all
involving some individual work, some in class, some outside class) and a final
self-scheduled exam.

__Grading__: Your grade for the course will
be computed as follows:

- Homework
and Class Work ~30%
- In-Class
and Take-Home Exams ~50%
- Final Exam ~20%