This website is for Chris Jankowski's sections A1-A6 of Math 1553. It only contains information specific to those sections. For most course information, carefully read over the:

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Times and Places

Chris Jankowski
Lecture time
MW 8:00–8:50am
Lecture location
D.M. Smith 105
My office
Skiles 261
Office hours
Mondays 1:30-3:00pm; Tuesdays 12:00-1:30pm
Recitation time
Friday 8:00–8:50am
Recitations and TAs
  • A1: Skiles 170, Lucas Wray
  • A2: Skiles 171, Kyle Jiang
  • A3: Skiles 202, Kyle Watters
  • A4: Skiles 246, Adam Kull
  • A5: Skiles 249, Steven Creech
  • A6: Skiles 271, Joseph Cochran

Note that you may attend the office hours for a TA from any section.


The syllabus contains official course policies. For most other information, refer to this page or the master course website.

Course Materials

All course materials will be posted on our lecture's class calendar.

Important Note About the Textbook

The main text for this course is Interactive Linear Algebra (1553 version) by Dan Margalit and Joe Rabinoff.

The optional textbook for the course is Linear Algebra and its Applications by Lay-Lay-McDonald. You may want to purchase access to Lay-Lay-McDonald if:

  1. you want an extra reference for the material,
  2. you want extra practice exercises,
  3. you want access to the online exercises in MyMathLab, a proprietary tool for online homework for other GT courses, or
  4. you are going to take calculus at GaTech (it is cheaper to buy the bundle than any individual parts).

To be clear, I will not be using or discussing Lay-Lay-McDonald, or assigning any problems from it, this semester. That said, you may find the extra practice problems and other materials in Lay's book helpful.

Instructions for obtaining a Pearson code and logging into MyMathLab can be found here.