This page contains information specific to sections 2 and 6 of Math 235. Please see the course-wide webpage for the common guidelines and topics schedule followed by all sections of Math 235.

Instructor: Jonathan Simone


Class Meetings:
Section 02: TuTh 4:00pm-5:15pm on Zoom (link in Moodle)
Section 06: TuTh 2:30pm-3:45pm on Zoom (link in Moodle)

Office Hours (Zoom link in Moodle):
W: 3pm-4pm (EST)
Th: 10am-11am (EST)
and by appointment

Class Structure:

Class Prep Videos: Before every class meeting you will be required to watch one or more videos introducing the material to be discussed in class. The links to these videos can be found here. In the schedule section below, you will find the sections that will be covered during each class meeting. Before attending class, please watch the videos corresponding to the sections listed on the schedule. Note that the schedule is regularly updated and subject to change.

Class Meetings: Class meetings will be conducted on Zoom. You can find links to the meetings on Moodle. Class meetings will have two parts. During the first part, which will be recorded and posted to Moodle, we will discuss the material from the videos, work on additional problems, and address any questions that you might have. During the second part, you will be broken into breakout rooms to work on the online homework (see below). Any portion of the online homework that is not completed in class should be completed on your own time before the due date.

Textbook and Online Homework:

The course text is Linear Algebra and its Applications (5th edition) by David Lay, Steven Lay & Judi McDonald. Online homework will be administered through MyMathLab. An electronic copy of the textbook is included in your purchase of MyMathLab.

Follow the instructions here (for section 02) or here (for section 06) to sign up for MyMathLab. Due dates are subject to change throughout the semester. Please stay up-to-date on all upcoming due dates.

Written Homework:

There will be biweekly written homework assignments due roughly every other Friday by midnight. Completed assignments are to be uploaded to gradescope no later than midnight. You will receive an email inviting you to register to gradescope during the first couple of weeks of classes.

Written homework assignments will be graded on logical flow and clarity as well as mathematical correctness. That is to say, please write neatly and concisely. Using a pencil is alway a good idea.

You may work on your own or collaborate with others on these assignments. If you choose to collaborate, be sure to write your solutions in your own words---solutions should not be simply copied from collaborators.


Everyone enrolled in Math 235 will be added to a single Math 235 Piazza account. Feel free to take advantage of the message board to ask your peers (and instructors) questions about linear algebra topics, homework, logistics, etc.


There will be two midterm exams and a final exam. Past exams are available here.

Midterm 1: Friday 10/2 7-9pm
Covers Sections 1.1-1.5, 1.7-1.9, 2.1-2.3

Midterm 2: Friday 11/6 7-9pm
Covers Sections 3.1-3.3, 4.1-4.6

Final exam: Wednesday 12/2 11:30am-1:30pm
Covers Sections 4.5, 4.6, 5.1-5.3, 6.1-6.4


Written Homework: 10%
Online Homework: 30%
Midterm 1: 20%
Midterm 2: 20%
Final: 20%

Academic Honesty Statement:

Since the integrity of the academic enterprise of any institution of higher education requires honesty in scholarship and research, academic honesty is required of all students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Academic dishonesty is prohibited in all programs of the University. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to: cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, and facilitating dishonesty. Appropriate sanctions may be imposed on any student who has committed an act of academic dishonesty. Instructors should take reasonable steps to address academic misconduct. Any person who has reason to believe that a student has committed academic dishonesty should bring such information to the attention of the appropriate course instructor as soon as possible. Instances of academic dishonesty not related to a specific course should be brought to the attention of the appropriate department Head or Chair. Since students are expected to be familiar with this policy and the commonly accepted standards of academic integrity, ignorance of such standards is not normally sufficient evidence of lack of intent (

Disability Services Accommodations:

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is committed to making reasonable, effective and appropriate accommodations to meet the needs of students with disabilities and help create a barrier-free campus. If you have a disability and require accommodations, please register with Disability Services (161 Whitmore Administration building; phone 413-545- 0892) to have an accommodation letter sent to your faculty. Information on services and materials for registering are also available on their website.

Schedule: (to be regularly updated)

Be sure to visit the video page for the list of class prep videos corresponding to each section of each class meeting.

Class Meeting Sections Covered
8/25 1.1, 1.2
8/27 1.2 continued
9/1 1.3, 1.4
9/3 1.5
9/8 1.7
9/10 1.8
9/15 1.9
9/17 2.1
9/22 2.2
9/24 2.3
9/29 3.1
10/1 Exam 1 Review
10/6 3.2
10/8 3.3
10/13 4.1
10/15 4.2
10/20 4.3
10/22 4.4
10/27 4.5
10/29 4.6
11/3 5.1
11/5 Exam 2 Review
11/10 5.2, 5.3
11/12 5.5
11/17 6.1, 6.2
11/19 6.3, 6.4