Quizzes

Quizzes will be held every second week in your normal lecture time and place. Each quiz will be 20 minutes long and consist of one short answer question and two long answer questions. We will enforce the following policies to help prevent students from cheating on the quizzes:

Other than your student ID, all you need for each quiz is something to write with. (Pens are preferred, but pencils are allowed as long as they write darkly enough to be easily read. Red pens are not allowed.) The quizzes are completely closed book: you cannot use any books or notes of any kind, and there will not be a list of formulas provided for you (with only a few specific exceptions, listed on the course syllabus page). Also, you cannot use calculators on the quizzes. (For this reason, you should get used to not using calculators when you do the homework assignments.) You will not be allowed to have phones, pencil cases, or other electronic devices out while taking the quizzes, nor will you be allowed to use headphones or earbuds.

We will post detailed solutions to the quizzes so that they are a good resource for your studying. Your solutions on the timed quizzes won't need to be as verbose. That being said, don't be afraid to use words in addition to clearly written mathematics! The better we can see your thought process, the more partial credit we will be able to give if the final answer isn't exactly right.

WeBWorK problems and suggested problems are an excellent source of quiz questions, so they also provide an excellent way to study for the quizzes. In addition, you may look at all of last year's MATH 101 quizzes for additional practice material (though note that the quiz format, while quite similar, is not exactly the same as it is be this year).

Each of the five quizzes will be weighted equally to determine the quiz portion of your overall grade; no quiz scores will be dropped.

There are no make-up quizzes in MATH 101. See the missed assessment web page about what to do if you are unable to attend a quiz.

Quizzes and their solutions

Each quiz will focus on the previous two units of material (where “unit” is to be understood as described on the syllabus), but may contain earlier material as well. The dates of the quizzes are listed below.

Quiz Topics Thursday
dates
Thursday quizzes
and solutions
Friday
dates
Friday morning quizzes
and solutions
Friday afternoon quizzes
and solutions
#1 Units 1–2 January 19 blank: v.T1, v.T2, v.T3
solutions: v.T1, v.T2, v.T3
January 20 blank: v.M1, v.M2, v.M3
solutions: v.M1, v.M2, v.M3
blank: v.A1, v.A2, v.A3
solutions: v.A1, v.A2, v.A3
#2 Units 3–4 February 2 blank: v.T1, v.T2, v.T3
solutions: v.T1, v.T2, v.T3
February 3 blank: v.M1, v.M2, v.M3
solutions: v.M1, v.M2, v.M3
blank: v.A1, v.A2, v.A3
solutions: v.A1, v.A2, v.A3
makeup quiz February 10 blank, solutions
#3 Units 5–6 February 16 blank: v.T1, v.T2, v.T3
solutions: v.T1, v.T2, v.T3
February 17 blank: v.M1, v.M2, v.M3
solutions: v.M1, v.M2, v.M3
blank: v.A1, v.A2, v.A3
solutions: v.A1, v.A2, v.A3
#4 Units 7–8 March 9 blank: v.T1, v.T2, v.T3
solutions: v.T1, v.T2, v.T3
March 10 blank: v.M1, v.M2, v.M3
solutions: v.M1, v.M2, v.M3
blank: v.A1, v.A2, v.A3
solutions: v.A1, v.A2, v.A3
#5 Units 9–10 March 23 blank: v.T1, v.T2, v.T3
solutions: v.T1, v.T2, v.T3
March 24 blank: v.M1, v.M2, v.M3
solutions: v.M1, v.M2, v.M3
blank: v.A1, v.A2, v.A3
solutions: v.A1, v.A2, v.A3

The quizzes, with solutions and marking schemes, will be posted during the weekend after each quiz. The quiz you took can be found among the versions in the column corresponding to your section:

You will benefit from coming back to these quizzes later in the semester and using all of them for study and practice material.

Getting your quiz back

Your physical quiz papers will not be returned to you; instead, scanned copies of your marked quizzes will be available online. To obtain your marked quiz, first go to Connect (where you can find your quiz scores themselves) and take note of the "quiz code" associated with your quizzes. Then, go to the MATH 101 quiz return page and type in your student number and your quiz code. Finally, simply select the quiz you want to view; you may either view it online or download a PDF copy for yourself. The files will remain online all semester, if you want to view your old quizzes later.

Quizzes should be ready for retrieval a week after you write each quiz. You should make it part of your study habit to read each marked quiz carefully and compare your answers against the solutions posted above. The purpose of the quizzes is to provide you with important feedback—take advantage of that feedback!

Requesting regrades of quizzes

If you find a recording error (the score on your quiz paper doesn't match the score recorded in Connect), just bring the error to the attention of your instructor, who will verify and correct the error.

If, after your quiz is returned to you, you feel that your grade on an individual problem deserves to be reconsidered, you can request a regrade from your instructor—but only by following these steps:

You must submit requests for regrades of quizzes no later than the next quiz day (regardless of when you got your quiz back). For example, if you took Quiz #1 on Friday, January 20, any requests for regrading Quiz #1 must be submitted by Friday, February 3. Requests for regrades of Quiz #5 must be submitted by the last day of classes, April 6.

We emphasize: there is never any need to write on a printed copy of your quiz paper. Doing so, especially in the context of a regrade request, will be interpreted as trying to cheat by changing answers to quiz questions after the fact. Such an action, of course, is a serious violation of UBC's academic misconduct policy, as well as a breach of personal integrity.