Download the information sheet from the first day.

Basic Information

Essential Dates

It is your responsibility to keep track of key dates for the course. In addition to University deadlines regarding registration, we call your attention to the following: Day-by-day calendar


You will be assessed in this course in several different ways. Except in Sections 2 (Cooper), 9 and 11 (Davis), and 220 (Shoemaker), these components will be used to calculate your final grade in the following way. (For the exceptional sections, your instructor gave you the applicable formula on the first day of class.)
Component Points
Exam 1100
Exam 2100
Exam 3100
Final Exam200
Your grade for the course will be determined by your points:
Point Range Grade


Homework for this course is administered through WeBWorK.

In a typical week several different problem sets will be assigned, and each will be due the following week. Log in with your eID or eName; this is the same as your login for Canvas. Initially, your password is your CSU ID number (a 9 digit number). Please change your password when you log in for the first time. Homework extensions will be granted rarely, if ever. Please contact your instructor if you feel you have a legitimate reason.


The dates of the exams are listed above and are immutable. You will not be allowed to use notes, books, calculators, or other electronic resources during these exams.


There will be three computer labs in the course, held in Weber 205 the week following each exam. The written report is due one week from the date of the lab.


There will be a quiz at the end of class every Friday, except for the first Friday and the day after each exam (i.e., except weeks 1, 4, 8 and 12). As with exams, no outside resources are allowed, and there will be no rescheduling. Only your top eight scores will be used in computing your final grade; the bottom two scores will be dropped.


The Department of Mathematics has a set of policies which cover topics ranging from cell phones to alternate exams. It is your responsibility to read them. Having said that, we call your attention to a few issues in particular.

Academic Integrity

Colorado State University has an Academic Integrity Policy and Student Conduct Code; you can read this policy here , and find related materials here. This will be enforced in Math 161. Briefly, while you are encouraged to seek out help, including from your peers, for labs and homework assignments, all work on any quiz or exam must be your own. Students judged to have engaged in cheating on a particular quiz or exam will receive a score of 0 for that particular quiz or exam. Also, for the student who received a 0 on a quiz or exam due to cheating, Repeat/Delete will not be an option for the grade earned the semester cheating occurred. A second offense will result in an F for the course. Cases of flagrant academic dishonesty will be brought to the attention of the TILT Academic Integrity Program.

Resources for Disabled Students

Colorado State University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all individuals with disabilities; Resources for Disabled Students coordinates the necessary support systems. If you need accommodation, especially for exams, it is up to you to work with RDS to make suitable arrangements. In particular, you can schedule an exam with them.

Make-up quizzes and exams

Make-ups for quizzes and exams will be given only in the cases of university-approved absence and documentable emergencies. All excuses must include adequate documentation. Inform your instructor about any such absences as soon as possible. Instructors will handle the rescheduling of make-up quizzes; the coordinator will handle the scheduling of make-up exams. Please fill out the Alternate Exam Time Request Form as soon as possible and turn it in to your instructor no later than 10 days before the quiz or exam you will miss. Of course, for illnesses or other emergencies, this form will need to be turned in later.

Exam conflicts with other courses

The math department will not give you an override to register for Math 161 if you have a conflict with another course at the times of the Thursday evening exams. If another department gives you an override which results in such a conflict, it is up to that department to resolve this conflict. In particular, there will be no alternate Math 161 exam times available to accommodate such conflicts. There should also not be a direct conflict for the final exam. In the case that a student has three or more final exams in one day, the Registrar indicates that the student may negotiate with his or her instructors for an alternate exam time for one or more courses. In this situation, the general policy is that final exams for uncoordinated courses should be moved instead of those for coordinated courses. In other words, if you are in this situation, please try to move your other final exams since Math 161 is a coordinated course.

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