WeBWorK is a
system that allows professors to put the homework
problems on the web and allows students to solve these problems
over the web. Using WeBWorK, students may try to answer
homework problems more than once. After each try, a message
the answer is correct or not. This allows students to try to find
out what they did wrong and, I hope, to understand the
In class, we will briefly discuss using WebWork. Then you
should look at the more detailed information at Introduction
to WeBWork for Students.
When you are actually ready to use WeBWorK,
you can sign on. Go
to WeBWork Courses
(http://webwork.wustl.edu/ ). You will probably want to bookmark
this page on your own computer. Choose your course (Math 131) and
Send an e-mail your
instructor who will be able to reset your password.
There will be a set of "demo" problems available on September
1. They are simply to let you practice how to enter answers in
WebWork. Generally, the syntax is pretty much like
that on a graphing calculator---for example, x^2 is entered
represent x2 and sqrt(x) is used to represent "the
root of x." The solutions you "submit" for these demo questions
actually be counted toward your WebWork score for the course.
On Monday, September 6 (even though
it's a holiday) the first real WebWork problem set HW1
will be "open" for you to start working on. You should open HW1 and
print out a copy for
yourself. You may work
problems during the following week. The deadline for
submitting answers will be 5 p.m. on the following Monday, September 13.
When you submit the
answers to some or all
problems, WeBWorK will let you know whether or not your answer is
If it is wrong, you are free to try again as many times as you like up
to the deadline.
The pattern "appear Monday, due by 5pm the next Monday" will be the
pattern throughout the course. The Daily
Assignments page will keep
reminding you of the dates.
Some WeBWorK problems may be the same for everyone. Other
problems will be randomized.
Each question will be
worth 1 point. At
the end of the semester, your total WeBWorK
score will be converted to
a percentage WEBSCORE.
WEBSCORE will count for 10% of your grade in the
WeBWorK functions on an "honor
system." It is expected that you will do and submit your own
work. If there are indications (from the computer system, or
otherwise) that you are not doing so, it will constitute an academic