| MAT 131: Calculus I |
There will be weekly homeworks, typically consisting of two parts: online homework which uses WebAssign online homework system (described below) and paper homework.
Current HW assignments
These homeworks are to be written on a piece of paper (with your name, recitation section and ID number) and handed to your recitation instructor in the specified week. You must write not only the answers but also your reasoning and explanation, which must be written clearly enough so that the grader should be able to follow your reasoning. Answers without explanation will get only parital credit.
WebAssignThe best way to access WebAssign is through Blackboard. From within Blackboard, click on the link for your MAT 131 recitation (not lecture!). Then go to the left panel, go almost all the way to the bottom, and click on "Tools". Finally, scroll all the way to the bottom of tools and click on "WebAssign". That should automatically log you into your WebAssign account.
At the beginning of the semester there is a 2 week "grace period" during which you may access WebAssign without an access code. But within the first 2 weeks you are required to purchase a WebAssign access code (either bundled with a textbook, or as a stand-alone access code, whichever you prefer). Without a WebAssign access code, you will not be able to continue accessing WebAssign. That means you will not be able to complete the WebAssign assignments.
You can access the web interface from any computer with Internet access and a recent web browser (the computers in the SINC sites, for instance).
When you first access the WebAssign account, please go to the My Options page (in the upper right of the screen) and put in your email address.
After they are assigned, the online problems may be completed anytime before the assigned deadline. You can look at problems online, print them out, work on them as long as you like, and then answer them in a later Internet session (before the deadline). The online problems are automatically graded with instant feedback.
The online problems are of different types; some are short answer and some are multiple choice. There are different problems and different variants of the same problem. Different students will be assigned different problems. So do not try to compare your answers to another student's answers.
The WebAssign assignments will be due at 9am on Wed (for all sections of MAT 131). Late submissions will not be accepted except in cases of emergency. Questions answered early (before 9am on Monday) will get 5% early submission bonus.
If you got the answer wrong, you can retry it. However, you with each wrong answer you are losing points: getting the answer right on the 1st try gives you full credit, getting it right on the second try gives you 1/2 of the credit, getting it right on the 3rd try gives 1/3 of the credit, etc.
Doing the AssignmentWebAssign has a variety of different question types, ranging from multiple choice to fill-in-the-blank to symbolic questions. Here are some things to keep in mind as you work through your assignments:
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