The short version:  Exam #3, which was scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, 4/25), is now postponed until next Tuesday, 4/30.

The long version:  My daughter Sierra is undergoing surgery on Tuesday and so I will not be in class (luckily it is not a major operation, just a followup to a prior procedure, but she will be under full anesthesia and will stay in the hospital all day).  It makes more sense to have the sub give the exam, rather than cover new material.  Therefore, tomorrow in class I will be covering new material (which will not be on the exam).  I do have office hours tomorrow from 11:30 Р12:30 (in N707), and I will do my best to come to class a few minutes early and answer questions.  For those of you who requested additional time to study, you are in luck!

My apologies for the very late notice – we weren’t informed of the surgery date until today.

-Mr. Reitz

Class Updates: WeBWorK, Exam #3, my black eye

A few important items:

  1. Yes, I was indeed in a bike accident today. ¬†I was lucky and walked away with a few scrapes, 3 stitches and a black eye. ¬†You can check out the damage on Thursday. ¬†Here is card that my almost-4-year-old daughter made for me – she says it is a picture of “funny smiling people, to make you laugh,” but I swear the one on the right looks just like me sailing through the air over my bicycle.
  2. The deadline for WeBWorK #9 has been extended to this Thursday, April 18th, at midnight.
  3. WeBWorK #10 is ON HOLD for now — the deadline¬†and problems may be changed. ¬†Don’t work on it for now. ¬†I’ll give you an update on Thursday.
  4. The third exam, scheduled to take place next Tuesday, is postponed by one class day.  The new date for the third exam is next Thursday, April 25.  A review sheet is available on the Handouts page, and will be distributed in class this Thursday.

Take care, and be safe,
– Mr. Reitz

Email notifications – “How do I stop all these emails?”

To change your email setting for this course, do the following:

  1. Go to the Course Profile page by clicking the menu item “Course Profile” at the top of the page (just under the comic).
  2. Select “Membership” on the right side of the screen.
  3. Select “Your Email Options” from ¬†just underneath the name of the course (Spring 2013 ‚Äď MAT 1272 Statistics ‚Äď Reitz Profile) in the main part of the page.
  4. Make a selection. ¬†A good setting is “New Topics” (which will eliminate most of the emails, but will still¬†notify you when I post a new assignment or announcement). ¬†The setting you choose is up to you, but I strongly suggest that you do not select “No Email”, as I will be using the OpenLab to make important announcements and so on.


Question-and-answer discussion board

Hi everyone,

I created a new discussion for question-and-answer — you are welcome to use it if you have questions about WeBWorK, classwork, exam reviews, and so on. ¬†The discussions board can be found on the “Course Profile” area (click the menu item “Course Profile” near the top of this page, just under the comic), or you can follow this direct link: