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									Course Policy Sheet for Math 1206C                                   

         Course Policy sheet for Math 1206C (computer-tested sections)

         Integral Calculus
         Classes Spring 2009:

         CRN 13885 (Sue Hagen ) TR: 9:30 - 10:45 am Gym 124
         CRN 13886 (Elizabeth Niese ) TR: 11:00 - 12:15 pm McBryde 129
         CRN 13888 (Linda Powers ) MWF: 9:05 - 9:55 am McBryde 113
         CRN 13889 (Robert Wheeler ) TR: 2:00 - 3:15 pm Surge 117A
         CRN 13890 (Thomas Weinhart) TR: 12:30 - 1:45 pm. Gym 124
         CRN 13891 (Lucy Hanks) MWF: 8:00 - 8:50 am McBryde 113
         CRN 13893 (Evgeny Savel'ev ) MWF: 12:20 - 1:10 pm McBryde 113
         CRN 13894 (Robert Wheeler) MW: 2:30 - 3:45 pm Randolph 216
         CRN 13895 (Ermira Cami ) MWF: 10:10 - 11:00 am McBryde 113
         CRN 13896 (James Turner ) MW: 4:00 - 5:15 pm Randolph 221
         CRN 13897 (James Turner ) MW: 2:30 - 3:45 pm McBryde 210
         CRN 13901 (Franziska Hinkelmann ) MWF: 1:25 - 2:15 pm Randolph 221

         Text: University Calculus 1st edition by Hass, Weir & Thomas

         Prerequisite: Math 1205 or equivalent

         Course Contents: The course will follow the 1206c syllabus. The main topic covered is integral calculus.

         Office Hours: Emporium helpers are not expected to help with Math1206; however, Math 1206 teachers will be at
         the Math Emporium in the interview area on the right as you enter the Emporium at the following times:

         Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4 - 8 p.m. during tests 1 - 6.

         If you are at a computer on the floor, go to the interview area for help. Alternatively you can bring your own laptop
         and work in the interview area. For other office hours see instructors' web pages.

         Tests:There will be seven tests given during proctored testing hours at the Math Emporium. See the Math Emporium
         home page for rules and hours for taking proctored tests. Note that the deadlines each day for our tests are 8:30 p.m.
         Sunday - Thursday and 1 p.m. on Friday.

           The first test is a pass/fail "gateway" on material from the previous course and must be passed to pass the
         course. It will be available Tuesday January 20th and can be taken twice a day during testing hours. See Basic Skills
         Test for more information.

           The remaining six tests are taken roughly every two weeks. Each test opens for credit on Sunday (except Test 3
         opens Wednesday after spring break) and is available until Friday of the same week (except Test 3 which is
         available until Tuesday of the following week). Each test may be taken for credit a maximum of five times, and
         the highest score is used for the grade. You will be issued 5 electronic tickets. One will expire on Monday, and
         everyday after so that on Friday, the final day of testing, the test may be taken only once and must be started by

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         1:00 pm. Unlimited practice tests are available for every test. See Using Computer Tests. Test dates are:

                                                      Test 1: Feb. 8 - 13
                                                      Test 2: Feb. 22 - 27
                                                      Test 3: Mar 18 - 24*
                                                      Test 4: Mar 29 - Apr 3
                                                      Test 5: Apr 12 - 17
                                                      Test 6: Apr 26 - May 1

          IMPORTANT: In the event of inclimate weather, should the university close, the testing schedule dates will
         NOT be adjusted. Exceptions will be made ONLY if the closure is on the last day of the testing cycle.

         Test Make-up Policy: During the last 3 full weeks of class (April 13 - May 1) students will have the opportunity to
         take a maximum of 2 replacement tests. The grade on each of these tests would replace any grade already achieved
         by the student even if the prior grade was higher than the recplacement grade. All testing for Math 1206c will end
         on May 1st @ 1pm .

         Final Exam: There will be a multiple choice common final exam on May 8th , from 4:25 - 6:25 p.m . (Rooms will
         be posted on the Announcements page ) The final exam counts 16% of the grade. Warning: Common-time exams
         are inflexible. If there is a conflict with the final in another class that does not have a common-time final, you will
         be expected to change the other one.

         Homework: Homework on the syllabus is for the benefit of the student: it shows what the student is expected to be
         able to do, and provides an opportunity to practice. Students should therefore do the homework. Homework
         problems can be gone over with the instructor during office hours; with tutors in the Math Emporium; and when
         time permits, after class.

         Calculators: Student calculators are not allowed on tests or the exam. Instead all mathematical computations on
         Exams must be made on the Emporium computers using a scientific calculator program called Sliderule. Go to the
         Emporium well before the Exams and make certain you know how to work with the Sliderule program. There is a
         link to SlideRule Calculator Instructions on the course homepage. During the Exam, Emporium proctors are not
         permitted to assist you, even if your only problem is difficulty in calculating with Sliderule. This software is not
         available for installation on your own computers.

         Honor System: The Virginia Tech Honor Code applies to all graded work in this course. Students are responsible
         for understanding and adhering to the Honor Code. Among other things the Honor Code prohibits giving or
         receiving unauthorized aid, assistance, or unfair advantage on academic work, and it prohibits plagiarism. Under the
         Honor Code it is the responsibility of each student to consult with his/her teacher, if necessary, to ensure that the
         student understands exactly how the Honor Code applies to each piece of graded work.

         Attendance: Class attendance will be taken daily and kept for Mathematics Department records. Students are
         responsible for course materials and announcements covered in class.

         Grading scale: The course tests will be graded using the standard 10-point scale.

                                                     Test # 1 - 6 (12% each) 72%
                                                     Final                     16%

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                                                     Instructor's Discretion
                                                     (see your instructor's
                                                     web page for more

         No extra credit work will be given. Collection of homework is up to the individual instructor.

         Important: If you are not on the class roll after the last add date, immediately check your schedule at a terminal and
         start attending the proper section. For no foreseeable reason will you be allowed to stay in the wrong section or to
         drop a section for which you are actually enrolled after the last drop date. By simply attending a section you will not
         be placed on its roll.

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ADDENDUM to POLICY SHEET for MATH 1206 CRN 93893                       

                               ADDENDUM to POLICY SHEET for MATH 1206 CRN 13894
                                   Dr. Wheeler’s MW 2:30 – 3:45 MCB 113 Section

         Instructor: Robert Wheeler (, Office MCB 576.

         Office Hours: Wed 9:00-11:00 am and Wed 4:00-5:00 pm. Also by appointment. I will also be at the MATH Emporium
         Tue 6:00 - 8:00 pm and Thur 4:00 – 6:00 pm on 1206C test weeks.

         My 12% of the Grade:
         Tests 3, 4, 5, and 6 will each be worth 13% instead of 12%. This is a total of 4% of the course grade.
         Graded homework and in-class quizzes will be worth a total of 8%. I do not take late homework. There will be no
         make-up quizzes. If you have a documented excuse on a day that a quiz is given or homework is collected, I will give you
         an “excused” grade for that item, and the quiz, homework grade will be based on the other quiz, homework items. A
         missed quiz or homework without a documented excuse will receive a grade of zero. If at all possible, I should get the
         excuse in advance of you absence. In all cases I should receive the excuse in a timely manner. I reserve the right to ask
         you to send me your excuse by way of the Office of Student Affairs.

         The course grade is determined by the system described above. I do not give extra credit work to make up for poor
         performance on this work

         Attendance: An attendance sheet will be passed around every day. Attendance will not count in your grade calculation,
         however I am required to turn your attendance record into the Mathematics Department. Your attendance will become
         part of your departmental record for this course.

         Grading Scheme: 90 – 100 % guarantees a grade of at least an A-, 80 – 89% guarantees a grade of at least a B-, 70 -79%
         guarantees a grade of at least a C-, 60 – 69 % guarantees a grade of at least a D-. I use plus and minus grades.

         CAUTION: If you take a test in the proctored test area and want to start another proctored test, YOU MUST HAVE
         THE PROCTOR START THE SECOND PROCTORED TEST. If you start the test it will be recorded as a practice
         test. Under no circumstances will I count this result as a proctored test. This is true for the Basic Skills Test as well as for
         the numbered electronic tests. You can tell by looking at your past test record if a test is recorded as a proctored test or a
         practice test. Any test with the word “Practice” in the title is a PRACTICE TEST AND WILL NOT BE COUNTED AS A

         A SUGGESTION FOR DOING WELL IN 1206C: The MATH Department has carefully studied the performance of
         students in 1206C. Scores on the 1206 Common Final Exam for 1206C sections and non-computer tested 1206 sections
         are statistically the same. The single factor that correlates directly with success is how early during the testing
         periods the first PROCTORED TEST is taken. Even though the Practice Tests and Proctored tests are taken from
         exactly the same question base, students who consistently take their first proctored test early in the testing periods tend to
         do better in the course.

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