Exam 1 Thursday September 23 6:30-8:30 pm Exam 2 Thursday October 21 6:30-8:30 pm Exam 3 Thursday November 14 6:30-8:30 pm FINAL EXAM Exam Period XXVII Monday, December 20 10:30 AM-
Generally, each in-semester exam will cover the material up through what was assigned for the Monday just before the exam. You are responsible for all the material in the assigned sections of the text or in the corresponding lectures, unless your instructor specifically excludes something.Note that the FINAL EXAM is near end of the College's final exam schedule and in the morning! Sorry, but this schedule is created by the Dean's Office, not the Math Department.
Please make your end of semester travel reservations early; a conflicting travel reservation is not a valid excuse for missing the final. If your parents are making your travel reservations, be sure they know your exam schedule before they do it.
Just before each exam you can look up your exam room assignment on the web. The room probably will not be your regular classroom, and it may change for each exam, so check it each time. The seating assignments are also posted on the wall beside the 131 Bulletin Board (on the first floor hall of Cupples I) just before each test.
Exam scores are posted on the web when the grading is finished. The multiple choice section of each exam is machine graded and the scores for that part of the exam are usually posted by the end of the next day. The hand graded part is slower to grade, so the scores for the whole exam usually appear in about a week. Click here to look up your exam scores.
Legitimate excuses for missing an exam (such as verified illness or family emergencies) in all calculus courses must be approved by Professor Jack Shapiro (Cupples I, 107B, 314-935-6787), preferably in advance. (Having one person approve excused absences for all sections of all the calculus courses helps to assure that all students receive uniform treatment.) Unexcused absences from any exam receive a score of "0".
If you receive an excused absence from Professor Shapiro for missing one of the in-semester exams, you will not take a make-up exam. Instead, a statistical formula called "multilinear regression" will be used at the end of the semester to estimate your missing score based on your performance on the other three exams. (The formula is complicated but it takes into account the average class score on each exam and how far above or below average you were on each exam you did take. Therefore you're not penalized if the exam you missed was the one on which other students had high scores.)
Students who miss the final with a excuse from Professor Shapiro will need to take a make-up final at another time, perhaps early in the Spring semester.There will be a short time after each exam when you can go into the Math Office (Cupples I, Room 100) and look at your graded test if you feel that there was some error, for example, in how you filled in your answer card. Then exams will be put out for you to pick up in a cabinet by the Math 131 bulletin board (on the first floor hall of Cupples I).
Note: Any exams older than Fall 1997 (when we began using the current textbook) may not be as useful as study aids. These files are maintained by the Olin Library. For some reason, Math 131 Exams from the current semester (Fall 1999) online are listed separately rather than grouped under the link to "Math 131".
Copies of some old exams are also available at the Reserve Desk on Level 2 of Olin Library.