Every section of the course meets in University Crossings
(UC), Room 145.
section of the course (even-
odd-numbered sections) will meet for a 1 hour 50 minute lab during odd-numbered weeks,
starting with the first
week of class. That means labs take place
during Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9.
Every section of the course will have a quiz
during (mostly) even-numbered
weeks, starting with the second
week of class. Quizzes will take place
during Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, and 9–10. The quizzes will
administered online using Maple TA. You do not need to come to
UC 145 in order to take the quiz—you can take the quiz from anywhere that you
have access to a web browser. Quiz 5 will be available during Weeks 9
and 10 and will review
Labs 1–5 in
order to help you prepare for a lab proficiency exam in Week 10.
We will have extensive office hours this term so that you can
extra help outside of regular class hours. Office hours will
place in UC 145 during Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8. We will post a
schedule of office hours on this website prior to Week 2. There will be no office hours
during Week 10 since the lab proficiency exam will taken in class
during that time.
We plan to keep UC 145 open during Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 so that
can get extra practice with Maple and can get help from your fellow
students by forming your own informal study groups.
You are expected to attend all five labs throughout the term.
Your attendance and conscientious participation in the labs
count towards half your grade in the course. In order to
credit for attendance and participation, you must fulfill all three of the
must be present during roll call at the beginning of the class.
Your instructor will enter the day's attendance data directly
WebCT while calling roll. You will be able to verify that
attendance has been properly recorded by logging into WebCT. You must bring any WebCT
attendance errors or oversights to the attention of your instructor before your leave the classroom
for the day—you will not
be allowed to correct any mistakes in attendance after you leave.
As a backup procedure in case of problems with WebCT, we will
pass around a sign-in sheet. You must sign in by writing down
your DrexelOne username
(e.g., xyz23), by printing
your name, and then by signing
Before you leave the classroom at the end of the lab, you
save your Maple worksheet and submit a record of your work in the place
provided on WebCT. Be sure to follow the online instructions
carefully. Please remember to attach your Maple worksheet to
your WebCT submission and be careful so send us the correct
worksheet—do not send us a blank worksheet by mistake!
Note that you can download
your worksheet from WebCT later to continue working on it outside of
class, and you can resubmit
your work any time before the lab is due. (In order to resubmit your lab,
you must first take
back your original submission. To do this, use
Assignments icon in the upper right corner to go
into to the Assignments screen, find your original lab submission under
the Submitted tab, and then use the Take Back icon in the Options
column to take back your old lab. After doing this, you will
be able to submit your new lab to WebCT.)
**Leaving Early and Signing Out: In
general, you are expected to remain in class until the class is over.
If you leave
class early without
the permission of your instructor, you will not receive credit
for the lab. If you complete the lab before the
end of class, ask your
instructor or one of the lab assistants to check your work.
If you have completed the lab correctly, you will be allowed
leaving early, you must sign
out by seeing the instructor, who will check that your
work has been submitted to WebCT. Your
instructor will also
the class sign-in sheet the
and the name
of the person who checked your work.
Note that students who leave at the end of class do not need
Solutions: Solutions to each lab will be posted
on WebCT after the lab is due. See the Lab Solutions media
collection on the WebCT desktop.
If you cannot attend your regularly scheduled lab for a
legitimate reason (e.g., illness or traveling to an athletic
competition), please contact your instructor—in
arrange to attend the lab at an alternate time during the same week.
If this is not possible, you must contact your instructor to
special arrangements to make up the missed work. Makeup labs
accepted after the
solutions have been posted. Since you will have an entire
complete each quiz and can take the quiz from anywhere you have access
to a web browser, there will be no make-ups for quizzes.
Lab Proficiency Exam:
During Week 10, we will administer a lab proficiency exam in
145 during your assigned lab day and time. The exam will be
proctored and given using Maple TA. Any student who does not attend
the exam at the scheduled day and time will receive a grade of zero for
unless documentation can be provided of serious extenuating
circumstances (e.g., major illness, a death in the immediate family).
Your attendance and participation in the five labs will count
for 50% of your
overall course grade. The five quizzes will count for 25% of
your grade, and the lab proficiency exam
count for 25% of your grade. The course grading policy is
summarized in the following table.
121 Makeup Exam:
A makeup exam for CS 121 will be given during Week 2 of this
term. If you received an incomplete (INC) in CS 121,
not show up for the exam, did not attach a Maple worksheet to your
WebCT submission, or did not attach the correct Maple worksheet to your
WebCT submission. You may either take the makeup exam or
receive a grade of zero for your exam. We will send
an announcement with the day,
time, and room for the makeup exam (as soon as
has been confirmed) by email to all
students with incompletes
table below presents a weekly overview of all the events in
course—the five labs, the five quizzes, office hours, and the
events begin the very first week of classes and continue
the last week of classes. The table gives the class dates
these events as well as the due dates for the work associated
Lab 5 on The Geometry and Behavior of
to be started in class and submitted on WebCT. Lab 5 revisits
Newton's method (originally covered in Lab 2) from a geometric point of
view and draws upon many of the Maple skills and programming techniques
previously covered in Labs 1–4. Lab 5 is intended
shorter than usual
so that you can complete the lab in class during
Week 9 in order to prepare for the lab proficiency exam in Week 10.
5 is taken
online using Maple TA. Quiz 5 is longer than usual
and consists of 20 review questions taken from Quizzes
1–4. The purpose of Quiz 5 is to
help you prepare for the lab proficiency exam, which will be given in
class during Week 10. Consequently, Quiz 5 will be made
available starting in Week 9. You can take Quiz 5 an unlimited number of
times. Quiz 5 will allow you to
look up the correct answers in Maple TA right away so that
you can get
feedback. Everyone can get a perfect score on
proficiency exam will be
proctored. You must take the exam in your assigned lab room
(UC 145) during Week 10 on your assigned class day and
time. The exam will cover the main ideas from Labs
1–5 and will be taken using Maple TA. The exam will
count for 25% of your overall grade in the course. Please be
aware that any student who misses the exam will receive a zero for the
exam and will not
be permitted to make up the exam (unless the student can provide documentation which
proves there are extenuating circumstances of an extremely serious nature).
will have 1.5 hours to complete the exam. You may use Maple,
the Maple online help, and the original Maple worksheets for Labs
1–5 as reference material during the exam. No other
reference material will be allowed. In particular, you may not consult the
solutions to the labs (either the posted solutions or your own
solutions) during the exam, and you may not
solutions to the quizzes during the exam. Since the exam will
graded automatically by Maple TA, you will know your exam grade as soon
as you complete the exam.
You are welcome to contact your instructor by email
with any questions or concerns you may have about the course.
Before you contact your
instructor, please (re)read the course website carefully to see if your
question has already been answered here! Whenever
you contact your instructor, always
include the following information in your email:
your student ID number
61, 62, 64, 66, 68, 69, 75, 77,
Dr. Frederick W. Chapman
63, 65, 67,
Mr. Pete Bogunovich
76, 79, 80,
Mr. Michael Andrews
Mr. Ryan Cooper
Mr. Jason Czop
sections of the class meet for 1 hour and 50
Crossings (UC) Room 145 during odd-numbered
weeks throughout the term. Class days and times
are listed below by section number. The initials of
the instructor for each section appear in parentheses.
Tue/Thu Time Slots
– 10 AM
– 11 AM
– 12 PM
– 1 PM
– 2 PM
– 3 PM
– 4 PM
– 5 PM
– 6 PM
hours will be held in
Crossings (UC) Room 145 during even-numbered
throughout the term (except during Week 10, when the lab proficiency
exam will be held). The days and times of office
hours are listed below, along with the initials
of the staff member on duty.
Please note that you are welcome
to consult with any staff member
of the scheduled office hours—even if it is not your regular
instructor or your regular class time!