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Math 1114

Elementary Linear Algebra

Math 1114 covers topics in Linear Algebra, including systematic solution of linear systems and Gaussian elimination, basic matrix algebra, vectors in two-and three-dimensional space, and eigenvalue problems. It is a self-paced course with all materials available online.

Math 1114 Course Policy

About this course:

In this course we have 4 modules. The module topics are:

  1. Systems of Linear Equations
  2. Matrices
  3. Vectors in Two and Three Dimensions
  4. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors

You will work at your own pace subject to meeting weekly deadlines for the semester.


Instructor: E. Fanny Jasso Hernandez

How we work in this course:

Learning at the Math Emporium is based on a student-led learning approach, where knowledge is constructed by the students' exploration and hands-on problems.

You will be asked to read and study the Math 1114 (free) online text-book at your own pace, work examples, and work on practice problems that will prepare you for the quizzes and exams in your course. Students should be prepared to actively develop learner autonomy and independence, instead of passively listening to a lecture. Please click in this link to know the steps to work in our course.


Your grade in this course:

The final grade for this course is computed based on the following:

  • Midterm tests: 65%
  • Quizzes: 15%
  • Final Exam: 20%

Grades are not rounded

pie chart of grade weights

You will receive scores for 18 Graded Quizzes this semester.

  • Most quizzes (Quizzes 1 - 14) will be based on the mathematical content of the course. Each of these quizzes will have 6 questions.
  • Four quizzes (Quiz 0, Quiz TC, Quiz S, & Quiz E) will not be based on mathematical content.
    • Quiz 0: This is the Orientation Quiz. It covers things you need to know to succeed in your course. Quiz 0 has 15 questions.
    • Quiz TC: This is a Quiz to get you used to using the Testing Center. It covers Testing Center policies. Unlike other Quizzes, it is taken in the Testing Center. Quic TC has 8 questions.
    • Quiz S: You will get Quiz credit for completing several Canvas activities involving study habits.
    • Quiz E: You will get Quiz credit for completing an end-of-semester survey about the Emporium.
  • Only the highest 13 Graded Quiz scores will be used to calculate your ending Quiz % Average at the end of the semester.

You will receive grades for 4 Midterm Tests. 

  • Each Midterm Test consists of 18 problems in multiple-choice format covering the same material as the corresponding Practice Problems.
  •  You may take each of the 4 Midterm Tests once before the deadline date and time that appear to the right of the test link in the Quiz and Test System for that test.
  • If it is to your benefit, the percentage grade from your Final Exam will replace the lowest Midterm Test percentage score.
  • There are 4 Midterm Tests that must be taken for this course. The LAST day to start a test is called the deadline day. Deadline days for your Midterm Tests are: (remember, the times of your deadlines can be found in the Quiz & Test system)

    Test 1 - February 8
    Test 2 - March 22
    Test 3 - April 12
    Test 4 - May 3

You will take a Comprehensive Final Exam.

  • The Final Exam consists of 25 problems in multiple-choice format covering all of the course content.  
  • The Comprehensive Final Exam must be taken one time before the deadline in the Emporium proctored area.
  • If it is to your benefit, the percentage grade from your Final Exam will replace the lowest Midterm Test percentage score.
  • The LAST day to start the Final Exam is: May 9.
  • Note: Since the final exam is worth 20% of your course average, you can’t earn an A in this course if you miss the final exam.

If you want to track your grade in the course, you can use the Grade Estimator.

Honor Code: 

The Undergraduate Honor Code pledge that each member of the university community agrees to abide by states:

"As a Hokie, I will conduct myself with honor and integrity at all times. I will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor will I accept the actions of those who do."

Students enrolled in this course are responsible for abiding by the Honor Code. A student who has doubts about how the Honor Code applies to any assignment is responsible for obtaining specific guidance from the course instructor before submitting the assignment for evaluation. Ignorance of the rules does not exclude any member of the University community from the requirements and expectations of the Honor Code. For more details about how the honor code applies to Emporium courses, see the Emporium Honor Code Policy.

For additional information about the Honor Code, please visit the University's Honor System.

Getting Help in this course

Learner autonomy means that you will be in charge of persistently seeking help in a timely manner, keeping track of the deadlines and managing your time wisely. 

At the Math Emporium you will have support from your instructor and tutors to succeed. Visit the help resources available for you at the Math Emporium.

You should feel free to contact your instructor with any questions you may have.

Instructor: E. Fanny Jasso Hernandez


Course Schedule

Week Day/Deadline Activity Content
Week 1 January 23 Quiz 0 Orientation Information
  January 23 Quiz 1 Modules 1.1 - 1.2
Week 2 January 25 Quiz TC
Testing Center Policies
  January 27 Quiz 2 Modules 1.3 - 1.4
Week 3 February 3 Quiz 3 Modules 1.5 - 1.6
Week 4 February 8 Test 1 Unit 1
  February 10 Quiz 4 Modules 2.1 - 2.2
Week 5 February 17 Quiz 5 Modules 2.3 - 2.4
Week 6 February 24 Quiz 6 Modules 2.5 - 2.6
Week 7 March 3
Quiz 7 Modules 2.7 - 2.8
Week 8 March 17 Quiz 8 Modules 2.9 - 3.1
Week 9 March 22 Test 2 Unit 2
  March 24 Quiz 9 Modules 3.2 - 3.3
Week 10 March 31 Quiz 10 Modules 3.4 - 3.5
Week 11 April 7 Quiz 11 Modules 3.6 - 3.7
Week 12 April 12 Test 3 Unit 3
  April 14 Quiz 12 Module 4.1
Week 13 April 21 Quiz 13 Modules 4.2 - 4.3
Week 14 April 28 Quiz 14 Modules 4.4 - 4.5
Week 15 May 3 Test 4 Unit 4
Week 16 May 9 Final Exam All Course materials