Math 246 Exams, Fall 2009
There will be three in-class exams and a two-hour final exam.
These exams and their (optional) review sessions are scheduled as
No calculators, books, or notes may be used during these exams.
All items except pens, pencils, and erasers must be off the
- In-Class Exams:
- Thursday, 24 September. Solutions
The grade cutoffs were: A 90, B 80, C 70, D 60. Median: 75.
Grade distribution: A 19, B 37, C 47, D 32, F 33
- Thursday, 29 October. Solutions
The grade cutoffs were: A 90, B 80, C 70, D 60. Median: 80.
Grade distribution: A 39, B 43, C 39, D 15, F 19
- Thursday, 3 December Solutions
- Final Exam:
- Monday, 14 December, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
- Sample problems are posted here
- Solutions of the sample problems are here
- Review Sessions:
- Tuesday, 22 September, 5:00pm - 7:00pm in ARM 0131
- Tuesday, 27 October, 5:00pm - 7:00pm in ARM 0131
- Tuesday, 1 December, 5:00pm - 7:00pm in ARM 0131
- Saturday, 12 December, 2:00pm - 4:00pm in TYD 0130 (Tydings Hall, Building #42)
You are expected to sign the University Honor Pledge.
In-Class Exams: The three in-class exams will be worth 100
points each. Generally there will be no make-up exams. If you
miss an in-class exam and if you either
then your score for that exam will be replaced by the average of
half your final exam score and your lowest other in-class exam
score. In all other cases if you miss one or more in-class exams
then your score for each missed exam will be zero. If the
University closes on the day of a scheduled in-class exam, the
exam will be given the next lecture time the class meets. You
may appeal the score you receive on an exam by submitting your
exam plus a note stating which problems you wish to have regraded
to Professor Balan within two weeks of the date the exam is
- have a 6 or better on every quiz covering the material
on the exam,
- or earn a C- or better on all the other exams
(including the final),
Final Exam: The two-hour Final Exam will be worth 200 points.
It will be based on the entire course, including material covered
after the third in-class exam. It will be common for all Math 246
sections. If you miss the Final Exam, and if by the next day you
present a legitimate, well-documented excuse showing that for
reasons beyond your control it was absolutely impossible for you
to take the Final Exam, and if you have a C- or better at the time
of the Final Exam, then you will receive a grade of ``I'' for the
course. In all other cases a score of zero will be assigned for
the Final Exam and your course grade will be evaluated
accordingly. If the University closes on the day of a scheduled
final exam, then it will be given whenever the University
Disabled Student Services (DDS): If you have a disability
that might affect your performance on these timed exams, you may
contact the DDS
office in Susquehanna Hall. If they assess that you merit
either private conditions and/or extra time then they will give
you forms with which you must notify your instructors. This
notification must be renewed for each course each semester.
Because instructors must be notified of the DSS assessment at
least one week before you use their service, you should arrange
for it well in advance. Once I have been notifed, you may
arrange to take your exams at DDS with the extra time they
indicate by giving me a "Test Authorization Form" one week
prior to each time you plan to use their service. Your testing
time at DDS must overlap the entire in-class exam time.