There will be four labs common to all sections of MA 1022.
LAB DATES (W or Th) LAB REPORT DUE DATE
4 - 5 November 98 at start of lab on 11 - 12 November 98
11 - 12 November 98 at start of lab on 18 - 19 November 98
18 - 19 November 98 at start of class on 24 November 98
2 - 3 December 98 at start of class on 10 December 98
9 - 10 December 98 as directed by your instructor
Labs will be posted on this the MA 1022 web page and will also
be available at the SGA office. Printing copies of the lab sheet
in SH 306 is not permitted.
LAB REPORT TEAMS
Lab reports are to be done in teams, each team consisting of
exactly two students. In particular, single author or three
author lab reports will receive a zero unless prior approval
has been obtained from your instructor or IA.
Lab write-ups must be done independently. A submitted lab
report should be the exclusive work of those listed as the
authors. Your lab partner should be enrolled in
the same MA 1022 section that you are in.
LAB REPORT FORMAT
Your lab report will consist of a hard copy of your annotated
Maple worksheet. Put a title (LAB REPORT 1) at the top of the
first page and follow this with the authors' names and section
number (e.g., Monica Lewinsky and Kenneth Starr, Section 4).
Next give a short summary, probably three to five sentences,
that describes the major points/goals of the lab and the
mathematical concepts addressed. This should be in your own
words, not just a restatement of something on the lab sheet.
This summary should be written after you have completed all of
the exercises of the lab.
Lastly, address the various exercises of the lab. Each exercise
discussion should start with the number of that exercise
prominently displayed. After the Maple commands and output for
the exercise, give a paragraph that explains the role of the
Maple work, identifies the solution to the problem and draws
any conclusions that need to be made. Your explanation and
conclusion for a given exercise must immediately follow the
Maple work for that exercise. Identify answers with the
appropriate units (feet, meters per second, square inches,
etc.). Of course, all of your comments should be given in full
sentences that are grammatically correct.
Lab reports are due at the start of a subsequent lab and
must be printed out before the start of that lab.
The Maple work that is in the lab report should only contain
material that is directly pertinent to the exercises. False
starts on problems, mistyped commands that produce extraneous
output and other such errors must be deleted from the
GRADING OF LAB REPORTS
The reports for all sections of the course will be graded by
the Instructors' Associates, Jane Bouchard and Christine
Bonini. The major portion of your grade will be determined by
the correctness of your mathematical work and the completeness
of your explanation/discussion. However your report grade could
suffer if you have misspelled words, incomplete sentences
and/or other grammatical errors. Your grade will also suffer if
you do not adhere to the lab report format described above.
Labs will be graded on a 25 point basis. That is, the top grade
for a lab will be 25.
Most likely there will be little cause to appeal a lab grade.
However if there is an appeal, it must be made to the IA who
graded the lab within one week of the day the lab is available
to be returned. After that week, no appeal will be accepted.
Note that the appeal period starts on the day the report is
available, not on the day it is actually picked up.
If a lab is passed in after the start of class up until 4:30 of the
day it is due, the lab will be assessed a penalty of 5 points. Labs
received after 4:30 on the day it was due will receive NO CREDIT.