**Grading Policy**

Exams and quizzes will determine
70% of your grade. The remaining 30% of your grade will be determined by
the final exam. Neither homework nor class attendance will be used to
compute your grade except if you are auditing the course. If you
are auditing the course, you must attend at least 40% of the time to receive
the grade AU; otherwise you will receive the grade W.

While homework will not be
used directly in the computation of your grade, it should not be inferred that
doing homework is unnecessary. This is one of the best ways to learn mathematics.
Occasionally, homework may be collected in order to monitor your understanding
of the material.

Partial credit will be given on all exams and
quizzes. The amount of credit given on a particular problem will depend
upon the work you show. In some cases, if you do not show your work, full
credit may not be given for a correct answer to a problem. Therefore, it
is necessary that you show all work that is relevant to the problems you solve.

If you have a valid reason for missing an exam or
quiz, you will be given a makeup. If possible, you should notify the
instructor in advance of missing an exam to make arrangements to take a makeup.

On all exams and quizzes it is expected that you will
do your own work and not copy from others. Failure to comply with this
policy may result in losing a significant amount of credit and could result in
being assigned a failing grade for the course.

The following grading scale will be used.

90 -
100% A

80 - 89% B (at least)

70 -
79% C (at least)

55 -
69% D (at least)

Below
55% F (at least)