Teaching: Math 124, Section AB

In Fall 2017 I am the teaching assistant for Math 124, Section AB. Welcome to our quiz section website! Here you will find a mini-syllabus and general compilation of info relevant to our class, including links to additional resources.

Contact info

Email: kmacphee(at)uw(dot)edu
Office Hours: Mondays 5:00-6:00pm in the Math Study Center (CMU B-014), and Tuesdays 8:30-9:30am in my office.
Office: Padelford (PDL) C-018 (in the C-wing, on the lower level, near the elevator)

If you cannot come to my regularly scheduled office hours due to an academic or other legitimate conflict, you are also welcome to email me and we can set up an appointment at a different time.

General course info

Quiz section info

Tuesdays: worksheet days! You are required to print out a copy of the worksheet before class and bring it with you. (Worksheets can be found on the Math 124 Materials page. Solutions will also be posted at the same link about one day after the class; I encourage you to look over these to make sure you understood the material.) In order to get full credit for participation you must be on time, present for the entire class period, and working effectively with your group during that time. Participation grades are zero/half/full credit only. When time permits, after finishing the worksheet we may also spend time on some homework or practice exam problems.

Guidelines for group work, as discussed on the first day of class:

Thursdays: example problems, homework questions, and exam practice. You are encouraged to start the homework early and bring any questions you have to class.

Advice for succeeding in this class

Here are some general tips for succeeding in Math 124, and later math courses at UW:

Resources for students at UW

The following are free resources for students at UW, which you may find helpful. Some are math-related, and others are more general.

If you're looking for something that you don’t see offered above, please let me know and I will be happy to help you find support. (Alternatively, if you know of any resources that you think should be listed here, please let me know that too.)

Statement on Inclusivity

Diverse backgrounds, embodiments, and experiences are essential to the critical thinking endeavor at the heart of university education. Therefore, I expect all students in my courses to follow the UW Student Conduct Code in their interactions with peers and myself by respecting the many social and cultural differences among us, which may include, but are not limited to: age, cultural background, disability, ethnicity, family status, gender identity and presentation, citizenship and immigration status, national origin, race, religious and political beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and veteran status. Please talk with me right away if you experience disrespect in our class or have any concerns related to the above, and I will work to address the situation to the best of my abilities.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

I share UW’s commitment to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for students with disabilities. I am happy to work in conjunction with the Disabilities Resources for Students office. If you would like information or to request disability accommodations, contact Disability Resources for Students (Seattle Campus) at 206.543.8924, or via email at uwdrs@uw.edu. If you have a letter from the Disabilities Resources for Students office indicating you have a disability that requires academic accommodations, please present the letter so that I can ensure you have the appropriate accommodations. Regardless of whether you have an official letter, please feel free to talk with me about any aspect of accommodations or accessibility.

Last word

I look forward to working with and getting to know all of you this quarter. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns as the quarter progresses. Happy studying!!