**Antonella Grassi**

**Math 314-514 Spring 2018 **

*The New Syllabus I developed (updated)*

**Lectures:**T-R 9:00-10:30, Room DRL A1

**Office Hours:**Tuesday, 11:30-12:30, Thursday 2:30-3:30, DRL 3E6

**TA: Aline Zanardini, alinez@sas.upenn.edu**

**TA Office Hours:**T: 5:00-6:00, F 3:00-4:00, DRL 4E14.

**Textbooks:**Linear Algebra Done Wrong; Linear Algebra (On reserve in the MP Library)

**Syllabus, Homework:**Course materials will be posted on Canvas

**In the classroom:**We use no electronic equipment (laptop, cell phones, etc.).

**Homework:**Weekly homework assignments. First homework due by Friday January 19, by 12:00 PM. Starting on January 29, the homework assignments are due every Monday, 12:00 PM in the TA's mailbox. No late homework is accepted. The lowest homework score is dropped.

**More on Homework:**Students are encouraged to work together but homework must be written independently. Students will be asked to present homework problems in class and recitations. The homework grade is for completion.

**Recitation:**Attendance will be taken.

**Midterm:**No make up midterm will be given. If a note from the Dean's office is provided to justify the absence, the missed midterm will be replaced with the appropriate percentage of the Final.

**Exams:**Exams are closed book and closed notes. The exams cover the material as covered in class and in the homework assignements.

**Grades:**Homework, quizzes and class participation (30%), midterm (30%), final (40%). Grades will be posted on Canvas.

**1. Midterm:**In class,

*Tentative: February 27, 2018.*

**2. Final:**Tentative

Why we should stop grading students on a curve

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