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It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves a great result.
 Bertrand Russell
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Some students have asked, "Our class is not graded, but if I was getting graded what would my grade be?"
First, following the lead of someone named Robert Talbert, I use a + or − after your letter grade to measure class participation. If you earn 30 or more achievements that puts a + after your letter grade. If you earn fewer than 14 achievements that puts a − after your letter grade.
To earn an A, you would need all of these things:
• 85% or more on the final exam
• all 10 weekly homeworks, but each color with 3 or more achievements counts too
• each week attending a study session or participating in the Moodle forumTo earn an B, you would need all of these things:
• 75% or more on the final exam
• 9 weekly homeworks, but each color with 3 or more achievements counts too
• for 9 weeks attend a study session or participate in the Moodle forumTo earn an C, you would need all of these things:
• 70% or more on the final exam
• 8 weekly homeworks, but each color with 3 or more achievements counts too
• for 8 weeks attend a study session or participate in the Moodle forum
Most achievements are colorcoded to match the issues discussed in the Being a Mather page.
(If I was teaching in a normal term this section would have achievements for group work with homework assignments. I did not prepare those for this term. Part of teaching remotely is that I am much more generous about telling students which homework problems they get correct instead of forcing them to compare work during class time. Sadly, you get less practice with the valuable skill of discussing your homework drafts with classmates.)
The remaining achievements recognize score 8 out of 10 (or more) on the sets of ten exercises that conclude each math topic.
I have not yet incorporated the homework problems from Math 105 into our website topics. Achievements for those sets of ten exercises will appear here after that update is completed!