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MAT 2401 Linear Algebra Fall 2014 http://myhome.spu.edu/lauw
Dr. Wai W. Lau Dr. Lau Wai
Dr. Wai W. Lau Dr. Lau Wai =
Dr. Wai W. Lau Dr. Lau Wai = =
Course Web Page http://myhome.spu.edu/lauw Link to this document and other course information
Office Hours See course web page By Appointment
How to success in this class? have good learning skills. work hard. do the homework as soon as possible.
How to success in this class? Follow Instructions on using Standard Notations Presentation Formats
Course Materials Textbook: Elementary Linear algebra 6 ed. by Larson & Falvo Access card for Enhanced WebAssign
Text Larson & Falvo, Elementary Linear algebra 6 ed.
Access card for Enhanced WebAssign Your access code card will look like this or this
Objectives (Refer to the syllabus)
Exams 2 Mid-term Exams and a Final Exam.
Homework Assignments Homework problems will be assigned daily by using the online homework system WebAssign. We are going to learn and practice the basics of how to use WebAssign later today.
Homework Assignments All assignments are due 4:50 pm the next class day. CAUTION: This site is not at SPU & you should give yourself plenty of time for submitting answers – sometimes the network can be slow or down.
Class Participation You can get class participation points by answering questions in class. There are small group classwork almost everyday.
Class Participation At the end of the quarter, your grades on class participation will be determined by the above activities and other observations by the instructor.
Class Participation Please respect your instructor and classmates. Do not talk during the lecture. There will be time for you to talk. Disruptive and disturbing behavior will not be tolerated.
Class Participation No text messaging, web surfing, email sending,…… Turn off your phone before you enter the classroom***.
Expectations - Handouts You are expected to print and bring your handout to class unless… you have a tablet that allow you display and write note on a electronic copy of the HO. Fail to have your HO repeatedly will negatively impact your grade.
Expectations - Solutions Sufficient and precise solution steps are expected. Do not skip steps. Pay attention to instructions given to you in class, handout, and feedback from quizzes.
Points Distribution Exam 1100 points Exam 2100 points Final130 points Homework50 points Class Participation20 points
Final Class Grade 90%A Range 80%B Range 70%C Range 60%D Range Below 60%E
Missing Classes You are responsible to catch up all the materials if you miss classes for whatever reasons (sickness, family issues, family Hawaii vacation, etc). The instructor will not "re-teach" the lecture in any form including special appointments.
Make-Up Policies If a student has a documented conflict that will prevent him or her from taking an exam at the scheduled time, he/she must arrange IN ADVANCE with the instructor to take the exam early.
Study Hints Studying in groups is an efficient way to learn mathematics. Pre-class Reading (2.5 hours) Class Post-class Study, homework (6-8 hours) There are tutorials in the CD-ROM comes with the textbook.
Study Hints Studying in groups is an efficient way to learn mathematics. Pre-class Reading (30 min) Class Post-class Study, homework (2-3 hours)
Help!! Talk to me. I am available during office hours and other times.
MAT 2401 Linear Algebra WebAssign http://myhome.spu.edu/lauw
Where Do I Log In ? Go to the Blackboard and login with your user name and password. Find the WebAssign link. Some of you may need to share a computer.
How Do I Pay for WebAssign? After logging in you may see a notice that includes Grace Period information and payment options.
How Do I Pay for WebAssign? You can register a code number if you have an Access Code card -or- you can buy an Access Code online with a credit card. After the Grace Period you will see the payment options and not be able to continue without entering an Access Code.
How Do I Pay for WebAssign? The general advise is to wait for a few days to enter the code. Once the code is entered, it is not transferable.
Payment/Code Registration Screen
Locate Today’s Assignment Let us take a moment and make sure everyone is on the same “page”. Finish problem 1 before you leave.
Locate Today’s Assignment Do this assign either by 1. hand, or 2. using Maple Do not use a calculator or other apps or online resources. Finish problem 1 before you go.
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