WeBWorK link and homework problems

There are two types of homework in MATH 100: WeBWorK assignments and problems from the CLP problem book.

The homework component of your grade in this course is determined by online WeBWorK assignments. The WeBWorK system has many advantages, including slightly randomizing homework problems and (perhaps best of all) providing you with instant feedback. Remember that the homework is intended to help you learn the course material, and therefore it should be done as you are studying; students who leave their homework to the night before it is due do poorly in this course. (Do not be tempted into finding ways to complete your WeBWorK assignments without working through the problems yourself; in addition to the consequences of violating UBC's academic misconduct policies, you will be depriving yourself of the practice necessary to do well on the quizzes.)

The online assignments are supplemented by the CLP problem book; these problems are not handed in or graded, but they are a valuable component of your preparation for the quizzes. These problems tend to come in two categories: You should definitely do as many of the problems from the CLP problem book as you can each week, in conjunction with completing your WeBWorK assignments. Trying some of the harder problems on from the problem book, in particular, gives you a specific type of preparation for the hard questions on the exams that WeBWorK can't supply well on its own. (For that matter, the CLP problem book problems make great practice problems for the exams.)

More information about WeBWorK assignments

Each week you will be assigned a number of WeBWorK problems. You will be able to access your WeBWorK assignments using your CWL (Campus-Wide Login). All assignments will be open starting at 8:00 AM on Friday mornings a week before they are due, and due at 9:00 PM on Sunday nights (Monday nights, for Homework 3 onward); answers will be available a few minutes after the assignment deadline. For example, the first WeBWorK assignment must be completed by 9:00 PM on Sunday, May 21. No extensions will be granted for WeBWorK assignments.

Your WeBWorK assignments count for 10% of your overall grade in this course. All six WeBWorK assignments will be counted equally (regardless of which assignments have more or fewer problems), except that the lowest score will automatically be dropped. If you have an illness or other circumstance that prevents you from completing one of the WeBWorK assignments, don't worry—your grade will not suffer, since that assignment will just be dropped. (You should still complete the problems later, though, since the purpose of the WeBWorK assignments is to give you practice on the types of problems that will appear on the quizzes.) For circumstances that force you to miss multiple WeBWorK assignments, see the web page on missed assessment.

Problems from the CLP problem book

We also strongly recommend that you work through the representative problem set in the CLP problem book.
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