# 21-118: Calculus of Approximation

## Exams

The course will have two exams. The First Exam will be given in class on
Friday, April 7. The Second Exam will be
given in class on Friday, May 5. There
will be an opportunity for students to take a retest to improve their score
on the First Exam.

Tests will be closed book and no calculators.
A student may reschedule an exam in case of documented illness or family
emergency or documented University sponsored trips.

## Quizzes

Quizzes will be given in Recitation sections approximately once per week.
Your lowest quiz grade will be dropped from your quiz average. If you miss
one quiz, that will be the grade that is dropped. If a documented illness or
family emergency or documented University sponsored trip causes you to miss
more than one quiz, the second and subsequent quizzes may be made up.

## Homework

You will be given homework assignments to help you prepare for the quizzes.
It is expected that you will solve all the problems on each assignment.
Your homework will not be collected or graded, however.
## Grading policy

The final grade for the course will be determined by your performance
on the quizzes and on the two exams, according
to the following algorithm:
Quiz Average 30%
First Exam 35%
Second Exam 35%

## Letter Grades

Letter grades will be assigned according to the following guidelines:

R: < 49, D: 50-64, C: 65-74, B: 75-84, A: > 85

Adjustments to this scheme may be made if there is some operator-error in
making up the tests.

## Cheating

Any cheating on quizzes of exams
will, at minimum, result in failure on that test, at maximum, in
failure for the course. The incident will be reported to the Dean of
Students per University policy.
Cheating includes, but is not limited to, receiving aid from another student,
giving aid to another student, or use of unauthorized materials.