Instructional staff for Math 151:04-06, fall 2006

Lecturer S. Greenfield
Office: Hill 542; (732) 445-3074;
Office hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30-noon,
and by appointment.
Recitation instructor S. Blight
Office: Hill 521; (732) 445-6857;
Office hours: To be announced
Peer mentor,
section 4
Marc Leili, majoring in math and economics
Peer mentor,
section 5
Leo Barinov, majoring in electrical and biomedical engineering
Peer mentor,
section 6
Gauri Srinivas, majoring in math and computer science

Please note that peer mentors do not have office hour responsibilities.

Local rules for sections 4, 5, and 6

The progress of these sections (compared with ...)

It's my intention that we move at about the same pace as indicated in the standard course syllabus. Any serious difference with pace and content will be noted in the course diary. Students should note the recommended problems on the syllabus, and be able to do most of them. Students will be requested to hand in solutions to a few of these problems every week at recitation meetings, but those problems are intended to be minimal homework assignments.

Due dates for textbook homework and workshop problems

Late textbook homework and late workshop writeups will generally not be accepted. Your two lowest scores in both categories will be discarded, however. This should help you cope with your responsibilities.

Exam procedures
  1. A formula sheet will be provided for each exam. A copy will be available for students several days before each exam.
  2. No other notes or textbook material may be used during the exam.
  3. No electronic devices may be used during the exam. This includes any calculators, any cellphones, and any musical devices. If emergencies make using a cellphone mandatory, inform the instructor before such use.
  4. Make-up exams will be given only in the case of illness, a major emergency, or a major outside commitment. Verification of each of these should be done through the appropriate Dean's office, and a written note from the Dean requesting a make up exam should be presented. You will need some some form of proof (like a doctor's note, a police report, a towing bill etc.).
    If the reason for the make up is known in advance you must ask for permission before the exam. In all other cases, you must notify the instructor using e-mail (preferred:, by phone (at (732) 445-3074 [equipped with an answering machine]), or through the Math Department Undergraduate Office (at (732) 445-2390) as soon as possible.
    No make ups will be granted for reasons like "the alarm clock didn't go off", "not knowing when the exam will be", or "not feeling prepared".

Although this is subject to change, students should expect that grades will be determined using the following point distribution:
      First exam in class: 100 points
     Second exam in class: 100 points
    Final exam: 200 points
    Workshops: 60 points
    Textbook homework: 40 points
    Quizzes & attendance: 75 points
    Total: 575 points
Unannounced short quizzes may be given at any class meeting, and no make ups will be given for these. One-point quizzes in lecture earn full credit for any answer (!). You are responsible for attending all class meetings. Poor attendance may be used to decide borderline grade situations.

It is my intent to write and grade the exams so that approximately the following percentage cut-offs for letter grades can be used: 85 for an A, 70 for a B, 55 for a C, and 50 for a D. So there are "absolute standards" for letter grades rather than "a curve". I will be happy if every student gets a high grade.

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