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Math 105 Achievement Summary

The achievement colors match the issues discussed in the Being a Mather page.

The syllabus has achievements help your grade in the following ways:

• Earning 30 or more achievement puts a + after your letter grade.

• Earning fewer than 14 achievements puts a − after your letter grade.

• Every 8 achievements reduces the number of required weekly quizzes by 1.

• Every color with 3 or more achievements reduces the number of required homeworks by 2.

• Every color with 3 or more achievements reduces the number of required discussions by 1.

After you give me your code name, the following drop-down menu will personalize this page with your achievements.

Select your code name:

Participate in Discussion

Voting Present

ask a question during class

Anyone? Anyone?

do a problem on the board during class

Happy Hour

participate in an office hour study session

Math Flix

watch a math video with a classmate, then talk about it together

Problem Solving Machine

do a second problem on the board during class

Field Photographer

turn in photos of two study groups or study sessions that you attended

This One Goes to Eleven

ask eleven questions during classes

Dynamic Duo

study for a math test with someone else

Devour Math

Fact Full

summarize the first chapter of Factfulness

There's an App for That

share what you learned about an app or podcast from the classroom library

Five Minutes of Fame

do a practice final problem on the board during class

Jack of All Trades

earn a passing score on every homework assignment

Explore Mathematics

Backyard Retreat

share what you did with one playground

Play Together

work on a playground with someone else

Kept Going

share what you did with a second playground

Cocktail Party

share personal learning about some geometry, algebra, number theory, topology, or business math

Analyze Real-Life Issues

A Math Problem Appears

And That's The Way It Is

find an example of our math topics in online news

More Details Just Arrived

find an example of our math topics in a print magazine or journal

Translating Real Life to Paper

To Battle!

for one weekly activity explain a problem during class

Second Down

for another weekly activity explain one problem during class

Three Shall be the Number

for a third weekly activity explain one problem during class

Connect Four

for a fourth weekly activity explain one problem during class

Law of Fives

for a fifth weekly activity explain one problem during class

 

 

 

 

Move Numbers on Paper

Handwriting Analysis

for one weekly homework show all 16 characteristics of well-written problems

Side by Side

for another weekly homework show all 16 characteristics of well-written problems

Well Lit

for a third weekly homework show all 16 characteristics of well-written problems

The Write Stuff

for a fourth weekly homework show all 16 characteristics of well-written problems

The Fifth Element

for a fifth weekly homework show all 16 characteristics of well-written problems

 

 

 

 

Evaluate the Answer

(If I was teaching in a normal term this section would have achievements for completing each of the 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.)

Communicate with Others

Really Useful Engine

work with a classmate who asks for help with a homework problem

Brazil Thinks You're Cute

teach a friend about one of our math topics

Mathsplaining

teach a friend about non-class math topics

Road Not Taken

work with a stranger on a math problem

Use Resources

Spelunker

find a new online video explaining our math topics

Onward and Upward

work with a tutor (perhaps at the MRC)

Got Your Hens in a Row

teach another student some study skills

Unstuck

report on becoming more capable at getting help when it is needed

Someone's Got My Back

work with CAR or TRiO

Habit Builder

work with an Early Outreach Specialist to develop a success strategy plan

Friend Indeed

teach another student some hidden curriculum

Swiss Army Knife

for two math quizzes turn in a page of notes with all 8 characteristics of well-written notes

Taking a Test

Ludicrous Speed

finish the multiplication speed quiz in time

Fluency

finish the representational fluency quiz quickly

I am so smart! S-M-R-T!

earn 70% or more on either midterm

Perfect Ten

earn a perfect score on any test

Safety Dance

earn 70% or more on both midterms

Now I Am the Master

earn 90% or more on both midterms

Travel My Way

earn 66% or more on a practice final

I Can't Hear You Over the Sound of How Awesome I Am

earn a perfect score on a practice final

Time Management

Not in Kansas Any More

turn in the start of term reflection

Scholarly

share something you learned from the Dr. Chew study skills videos

Goldboss

schedule when you will take three practice tests

I Love It When a Plan Comes Together

after a practice test turn in a study schedule and plan

The Danger Zone

turn in eight homework assignments on time

Actively Healthy

attend 14 or more classes