Jennifer Zakotnik

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Class Format

Classes are mostly lecture, with some in-class practice and group work.

Resource Use

Book: Extensive
Calculator: Limited
Software: Limited


I use daily homework quizzes, student presentations and participation to assess progress. Student mastery is assessed by exams every 1-2 chapters and a comprehensive, mandatory final exam.

Homework Policy

Homework is assigned each class but not collected. Instead, daily homework quizzes allow me to see how students are doing. Each class, I will answer questions over the previous homework assignment, as needed.

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend class daily, but attendance is not tracked.


I have set office hours during the week (which vary by semester), and I am available during other times by appointment. I will also answer questions by email as needed.