There will be four homework assignments due during the course of the term. You can ask questions about the current homework in your recitation section, or by email to the course instructor.
You should give your completed homework in class on the day it's due. If for some reason you can't make class that day, make other arrangements with her to hand it in.
Homework will be given back to you and discussed in the next feasible meeting of your recitation section.
We're happy to see students work in small groups on (most) homework assignments, unless the assignment specifically indicates that you should do it alone. If you work in a group, each participant should submit his or her own copy of the answer, and should indicate on the answer who the other group participants were. If all participants really contribute actively to the exercise, then they may well learn more working together than they would working separately. Of course, if one partner has done much more of the reading, and is responsible for most of the insight, then the other ones will not learn very much, and are likely to have problems on the exams. Likewise, if one partner does all of half of the assignment, while the other partner does all of the other half, each misses half of the opportunity to learn -- so don't do this! Finally, as the group size grows, the chances that everyone can participate fully gets smaller, so we would prefer not to see groups larger than three.
As the course introduction indicates, homework counts for 20% of your grade -- 5 points for each of the 4 assignments. However, the purpose of the assignments is to give you an opportunity to learn by doing, and we'll give you every opportunity to get as much credit as possible. If you do badly on a particular assignment, and would like to do some sort of make-up or extra credit work to compensate, let us know.