Math 221, Lecture Section 002, Discussion Section 325 & 328, Spring 2012


View the professor’s website and homework here. (IMPORTANT information inside!)


Course Information

Discussion room: Van Vleck B219 (section 325) & Ingraham 214 (section 328)

Discussion time: TR 11:00 – 11:50 (section 325) & TR 12:05 – 12:55 (section 328)

Teaching assistant: Meng-Che “Turbo” Ho

TA’s office: Van Vleck 422

TA’s office hours: M 3:30 – 4:20, T 2:25 – 3:15, or by appointment

TA’s e-mail: mho3 at wisc dot edu


Homework and Quizzes

Please refer to the professor’s website.

For the homework grade, 6 points will be based on two randomly chosen problems, 3 points each, and 4 points will be based on completeness. Thus each homework has 10 points in total.


Classroom policy

You don’t have to bring your textbook to the discussion sections. However, if you want to ask some questions related to your textbook, you could either bring your textbook along or just copy the question to some piece of paper as a reminder.

You are free to do anything in the classroom as long as you do not distract the teaching assistant or other students. Students who are talking, reading newspapers or magazines, playing with cellphones, laptops or ipods, etc… will be considered violating the previous rule and be asked to leave the classroom.


Academic misconduct policy

If not otherwise indicated, all the works submitted under a student’s name should be solely the work of that student and be done in the manner indicated. During the quizzes, you’re not allowed to use your notes, read textbook, use calculators or talk to anyone except your proctor, unless otherwise indicated. When doing your homework, you’re free and encouraged to discuss with each other, but you should only change ideas or hints, not virtually copying or “revising” other’s homework.

The penalties of academic misconduct can include but not limited to reduction in grades or removal from the course. For more information, please refer to


Some advises about how to do well in this class

-          Study hard – normally, the courses in university are harder, if not much more harder, than the courses in high school.

-          Take notes during the classes, and review them after classes.

-          Ask questions immediately if something is unclear for you during the class.

-          Read the textbook and do the homework as well as additional problems which is not assigned as homework.

-          Practice past exams as you go on.

-          Come to office hours if you have any questions.

-          If necessary, find other resources besides TA and professor (Math lab, mathematics tutorial program, GUTS, private tutors, etc…)

-          Refer to the “GETTING HELP” section of the professor’s website.