You will be graded based on your performance from each chapter. Each chapter’s possible points earned will total to 100. We will cover about three chapters each quarter.
Textbook Practice Homework <<< 5 points >>>
Homework will be assigned each night as practice with a focus on the odd numbered exercises so that you may find the answers to the exercises and work toward those solutions. It is expected that you will complete these problems and that you will be prepared to work these problems on the board the following day. Practice problems from the text book will not be collected. If it is obvious that you are not prepared or have not done your homework, you will be deducted homework points for each instance. Keep in mind that as we go over the problems in class, students should be following along and as not to copy work. When people become too focused on copying, your mind becomes too limited in comprehending.
Sign-ups Problems <<< 30 = 5 x 2 x 3 points >>>
For each section there will be 5 sign up problems worth 2 points each that you are to work on with the expectation that you will be prepared to present your solution to the class. You will receive full points for simply signing up for these problems. However, if you sign up for a problem that you are unprepared to do, you will automatically be deducted 1 point for each problem that you signed up for. Once called upon, you will present to the class your method and solution.
Quizzes <<< 30 = 10 x 3 points >>>
For each chapter you will be given three 10 point quizzes to be taken alone based on your preparation from your homework problems. Even though correct answers are important, credit is also given based on your procedure.
Tests <<< 25 Points >>>
At the end of each chapter you will be given a chapter test that is mainly multiple-choice in format. Show as much work as possible so that you can earn partial credit on problems with incorrect solutions.
Application Problem <<< 10 = 5 x 2 Points >>>
For each chapter you will be given two problems that may be a little bit more challenging in nature. You should show neatly on paper how to arrive at you solution and provide a final answer to the problem.