**Homework**

One of the keys to success in mathematics is repetition. Therefore there
will be a lot of homework assignments. They will mostly consist of problems from
the textbook. Generally about half of the problems will be from the
current section and half from previous sections. This is to help you keep
all of the topics fresh in your minds throughout the semester. *Be
careful to make sure you are completing the proper problems.*Because
there are many benefits to discussing problems, you will be allowed to work
together on your homework assignments. Let me be clear about what I mean.
You must all complete and turn in your own homework assignments, but are free to
discuss the problems with each other and get help when you are stuck. You
may also "compare answers" if you would like. However, if in the process
of doing so you find differences, you must not merely copy the correct one!
In general, *you may not copy solutions from each other, and you are
certainly not allowed to copy answers from any other sources*--both of these things are
considered academically dishonest and will be dealt with according to the
college's policies.

Homework is due at the beginning of class. Any homework submitted
after the beginning of class will receive a 10% deduction. The Free
Late policy is in effect for this course. Thus, you may turn in one homework
assignment one class period late. However, because there will be
quizzes (see next item) with problems based on or similar to the homework
problems, it is highly recommended that you never do this.

For full credit on a problem, you must show all of your work. Even
if you can do the problem mostly in your head, write down enough information
so I know how you got your answer. In this class, how you got your
answer is as important as the answer itself.

Finally, not every problem on every homework assignment will be graded.
I will typically grade at least half of the assigned problems. Of
course, since you do not know which ones I will grade, you should do them
all!

These four areas will not necessarily be weighted equally.