All exams for Math 51 are closed-book, closed-notes, with no calculators or other electronic aids permitted. (We keep
the numbers reasonably simple on exams, so there is no need for a calculator.) Each midterm
counts approximately 23% toward your final grade, and the final exam counts approximately 34%.
(Your overall exam average is the sum of all points earned on all exams, divided by the total
possible points; this average counts 80% toward the final grade. No scaling or curving is applied to individual exam scores.)
If you have a course-related or competition-related schedule conflict with a midterm exam, you must
at least two weeks in advance of the exam
to make arrangements for an alternate (early) sitting; the same policy holds for OAE
accomodations. No other schedule conflicts are accommodated for midterms, and alternate exam times are limited.
The date and time of the Final Exam are set by the University; all students must take the exam at this time.
We will have assigned seating for all exams. The seating chart will be posted at the exam room on the evening of the
exam; you are responsible for arriving a few minutes early to find your seat before the exam starts. Failure to sit
in your assigned seat will be considered a breach of the Honor Code and
be handled accordingly.
There is a regrade process after each midterm exam to address possible grading issues on individual problems.
Compose a letter clearly explaining why the particular problem merited more points, and turn it into your TA no more
than two weeks after the official exam date. (Once submitted, any part of the exam may be regraded.) The submission
deadlines are firm, and no exceptions will be made, so please go over your exam, alongside the posted solutions in a