Description of Homework
    Math 101: Calculus 1; Fall, 2017

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    The most important part of mastering Calculus is mastering ideas, not just techniques and skills. But of course, there will always be new skills that must be mastered with each new topic. Thus assignments should consist of some problems practicing the new techniques, and some problems emphasizing the concepts and putting new and old ideas together. Naturally, this means a substantial amount of homework (but probably less than most of you will have had in high school math courses).

    It is also really important that you practice writing up well-written solutions to problems.

    In order to balance mastering techniques with working through concepts and connections, and to balance the need for practice writing math with the benefit of instant feedback, your homework will be divided into two types of assignments: brief daily assignments addressing some basics of the section(s) just covered, and weekly problem sets.

    Janice Sklensky
    Wheaton College
    Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    Science Center, Room 1306
    Norton, Massachusetts 02766-0930
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