READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

dr bob quizzes and tests are not about just getting "the
right answer", but also presenting and communicating well the process which
leads to the results requested in each part of every problem, as well as your
understanding of the course content and its vocabulary. [This is good practice
for learning how to communicate technical results to other people in a workplace
environment.] Unless specifically requested, no results here may be * justified*
using technology—a reasoned explanation supported by mathematical facts is
always required and cannot be substituted by a technology result (except
for antiderivatives which cannot be obtained directly or by
using a simple

Show ** all** work
and answers,

Use proper mathematical notation: "symbol"
= "expression representing symbol" = "...",
introducing symbols if necessary. Don't misuse equal signs, and don't
write down unidentified expressions, but do link expressions which are equal
with **EQUAL SIGNS**, while using **ARROWS** or colons to link
expressions which are not equal but are related by some step. Give
**EXACT ANSWERS**, not decimal
approximations, *unless the context warrants it*, but first give the exact result in any
case. Always **SIMPLIFY** results. Only use technology to
**CHECK** hand calculations, not subsitute for them, unless specifically requested.

**Math is case
sensitive: always be consistent with your upper and lower case letters used as
symbols. Respect integral sign and matching differential notation PLEASE!**

**Take home test:**

Put all work on other paper and
staple together with the test sheet on top as the cover page.

**Optional.** If you use (computer) technology to check
your work, you might print out your worksheet with comments, handwritten if necessary,
labeled by problem, and attach it to your test after your hand work.

bob is not a grade policeman and will not attempt lockdown, time
pressured assessments. "Cheating" only hurts those who engage in it, both in
degrading their moral code and defeating their learning outcomes. No limitations
are placed on nonhuman resources that may be consulted during assessment at home
(not in-class tests where other resources are not allowed!), but
merely copying from some worked problem without understanding what you are doing
is not helping you at all. You also have to communicate clearly all steps in the
process in precise mathematical notation on paper. **No collaboration is
allowed.** Signing the test pledge puts your own commitment to honesty on
the line.

The weekly quizzes are on material for which we have already discussed the
homework in class and are graded in half points out of a
total of 10 points each. There should be no surprises on quizzes, which are
designed to assess a basic understanding of the key ideas following typical
homework problems. To avoid stress, these are to be done outside of class
**over
the weekend**, with no restrictions what materials you consult except that **
no collaboration is allowed**. These must be your own work. These are
posted online in BlackBoard and handed out in paper form in class each Friday of
normal 4 class day weeks to be turned in Monday during class usually. Email bob
if you are not able to meet these deadlines or if you get stuck. **These are meant
to give you practice in communicating clearly problem solutions in standard math
notation.**

When you have completed the exam, please read and sign the dr bob integrity pledge and attach it to your answer sheets (staple take home test) as a cover page, first side face up:

"During this examination, all work has been my own. I give my word that I have not resorted to any ethically questionable means of improving my grade or anyone else's on this examination and that I have not discussed this exam with anyone other than my instructor, nor will I until after the exam period is terminated for all participants."

Signature:

Date:

PS. Remember the rules about Academic Integrity.

Does having this statement at the end of the test prevent anyone from violating it? Of course not. But by violating it and signing anyway, an individual sells a little part of their moral integrity for some low level reward (perhaps a slightly higher grade on one single test). In effect that individual is putting a concrete price on their integrity, and their signature is the confirmation of that moral transaction. Unfortunately looking around at the news, too many people have chosen to give up integrity for some self-centered gain. It starts small, may even seem harmless or "justified" to beat the system, but in the end the loss is great, both for the community and the individual.