Evaluation Methods

 Teaching Methods:

  • Demonstrations:    Important material from the text and outside sources will be covered in class.  Students should plan to take careful notes as not all material can be found in the texts and readings.   Discussion and group work is encouraged.

  • Homework:   Problems and readings will be assigned daily to help support and supplement material found in the text, but not always collected.  There will usually be time to answer questions about the homework at the beginning of class.

  • WeBWorK:  This online homework system is available through the internet.   All you need is a computer with internet access.  Homework sets have due dates posted and are scored automatically.  There is an email help button that you can use to send me questions anytime.  We will go over the system in class and you�ll have a detailed handout with instructions.  The webpage link is: http://math.hartford.edu/webwork/M140Motto/ 

  • Forward Testing:  Sample test questions for your practice.

  • Tests:  There will be three tests.     If due to emergency or illness you miss a test, you must notify me before or during the test.   You must provide documentation explaining why you missed the test.   If you fail to contact me or fail to provide written documentation for a missing test, or will receive a zero on the test.   The make-up will be more difficult than the original and must be made up within a week.   All test dates are published on the course schedule.

  • Quizzes:  Through the semester, there will be in-class, announced quizzes.  There are NO make-ups for quizzes.

  • Laboratories:   There will be two lab projects during the course of the semester. 

  • Worksheets: These will be used for group work to provide review, extension, and practical problems.

  • Final Exam Date:   There is a common departmental final Wednesday, December 19 from 8:00 AM to 10 PM, room TBA.

  • Internet:   All materials will be distributed on the Internet.   Class notes, instructional material, and student assignments will be posted on the web site as well.

Grading

 Your final grade will be determined based on the total points that you have accumulated. The areas from which points can be accumulated are:

 

Assignment

Percentage

Three (3) tests

45%

Ten (10) homework assignments

10%

Quizzes

5%

WebWorks

10%

Two (2) laboratories

10%

Final Examination

20%

 

No grade will be assigned until all of the assignments are completed.  Submission of assignments in electronic form (e-mail) is preferred when possible.

 Grade

Range

Grade

Range

     A

94 - 100

    C

74 -76.9

     A-

90 - 93.9

    C-

70 -73.9

     B+

87 - 89.9

    D+

67 - 69.9

     B

84 - 86.9

    D

64 - 66.9

     B-

80 - 83.9

    D-

60 - 63.9

     C+

77 -79.9

    F

below 60