Time: 
MW, 13:5514:45 
Place: 
Weber SST III, Room 1 
Text: 
Interactive Linear Algebra [1553]by Dan Margalit and Joseph Rabinoffhttps://textbooks.math.gatech.edu/ila/1553/ 
Course Information 

Instructor: 
Prof. Ronghua Pan 
Office: 
Skiles 108 D 
Phone: 
(404)8948947 
Email: 

Course webpage 
www.math.gatech.edu/~panrh/Teaching/Fall 2019/math1553/1553J.html 
Office Hours: 
MW, 11:00 AM 11:59 AM, Skiles 108D (Pan). 
Teaching Assistant: 

Studio: 
Friday: 13:5514:45; J1(Skiles 257), J2(Skiles 270), J3 (Skiles 271). 
Homework: 
Webwork through Assignments on Canvas 
Quizes & Tests 
There will be weekly quizes based on homework assignments in studio, inclass midterms and one final exam. Midterms Schedule: Exam 1: Friday, 09/20/2019 Exam 2: Friday, 10/18/2019 Exam 3: Friday, 11/15/2019 Final Exam: Tuesday, December 10, from 6:00 PM  8:50 PM 
Academic Honesty 
All students are expected to comply with the Georgia Tech Honor Code (the honor code can be found at http://www.policylibrary.gatech.edu/studentaffairs/codeconduct). Any evidence of cheating or other violations of the Georgia Tech Honor Code will be submitted directly to the Dean of Students. Cheating includes, but is not limited to:

Grading: 
The components of the class are weighted as follows:
 5% Homework (two lowest scores dropped)
5% Class participation, as measured by responses to Piazza poll questions (lowest three scores dropped)
15% Quizzes (lowest score dropped)
–15% Midterm 1
15% Midterm 2
15% Midterm 3
30% Final Exam
If you score higher on your final exam than on one of the midterms, then your final exam will count for 37.5% of your grade and your lowest midterm will count for 7.5% of your grade. However, any student found guilty of academic dishonesty of any kind in Math 1553 is ineligible for this policy.

Curves: 
After all grades are in and all overall percentage scores for students have been computed using the weights described above, grades are assigned. The standard cutoffs are as follows. A: [90%, 100%] B: [80%, 90%) C: [70%, 80%) D: [60%, 70%) F: [0%, 60%) So, to guarantee an A, get 90% or better overall. (90 means 90, not 89.9) To guarantee at least a B grade, get 80% or better overall, etc.
These cutoffs might be adjusted, but only in the downward direction (to make letter grades higher). In the event of a curve, only your final overall percentage grade for the course will be curved. Individual quizzes and exams will not be curved as we go along.

