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Math 51
Autumn 2020

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Exam Policy

There will be five 1-hour exams. The exams will consist of mostly numerical answer, True/False and Multiple Choice questions. There will be some randomization element in exams: different students will not have exactly the same exams, however the length and difficulty levels of different exams are designed to be consistent.

All exams for Math 51 are administered on Canvas. Each exam is administered on Canvas in a 24-hour window starting on Thursday 5PM and ending on following Friday 5PM. Within the 24-hour window, once you start the exam, you will have 1 hour to complete and submit the exam on Canvas. No downloading, scanning or uploading is needed. More precise details will be available closer to the exam dates.

If you have a course-related or competition-related schedule conflict with an exam, you must at least one week in advance of the exam to make arrangements for an alternate sitting. No other schedule conflicts are accommodated for exams, and alternate exam times are limited.

If you have an academic or physical disability which requires academic accommodations, please obtain a letter from the Office of Accessible Education. Once you have done so, please as soon as possible so that proper accommodations can be made. Failure to more than one week before an exam could mean we are unable to provide your accommodations.

The exam dates are given below; it is your responsibility to verify right now to you can attend these exams. Please as soon as possible if you will not be able to attend one of the exams. In any case, if you need to reschedule the exam you must do so no later than one week before the exam.

If an emergency occurs and you need to miss an exam, as soon as possible.

There is a regrade process after each exam to address possible grading issues on individual problems. You must submit your request in writing, clearly explaining why the particular problem merited more points, and email it into your TA no more than 5 days 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 timely manner.

Exam 1

Exam 1 available 5pm Thursday, September 24 and due 5pm Friday, September 25. The exam covers the material on the course syllabus through (and including) the end of Week 1.

Exam 2

Exam 2 available 5pm Thursday, October 8, and due 5pm Friday, October 9. The exam covers the material on the course syllabus through (and including) the end of Week 3 with main focus on material in Weeks 2 and 3.

Exam 3

Exam 3 available 5pm Thursday, October 22, and due 5pm Friday, October 23. The exam covers the material on the syllabus material through (and including) the end of Week 5 with main focus on material in Weeks 4 and 5.

Exam 4

Exam 4 available 5pm Thursday, November 5, and due 5pm Friday, November 6. The exam covers the material on the syllabus material through (and including) the end of Week 7 with main focus on material in Weeks 6 and 7.

Exam 5

Exam 5 available 5pm Thursday, November 19, and due 5pm Friday, November 20. The exam covers the material on the syllabus material through (and including) the end of Week 9 with main focus on material in Weeks 8 and 9. Chapter 27 will not be examined.

Practice Exams

We will post one practice exam for each exam on Canvas. When working through practice exams, you should attempt to solve the problems on your own without looking at the included solution sets. Working the problems with the solutions at hand will do you no good at all.

We will also offer a recorded review session and additional office hours before each exam.


Autumn 2020 -- Department of Mathematics, Stanford University
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