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Please CLOSE YOUR LAPTOPS, and turn off and put away your cell phones, and get out your note-taking materials. Today’s daily quiz will be given at the end of the hour. It will cover today’s lecture review material.
Two evaluation surveys – Please take time to do both! You should have received two separate survey requests: One was from Professor Foley (via Pearson) – This one is an evaluation of the Math 010/110 Teaching and Learning Center structure. This will help us evaluate our course setup, software, tutor lab, TAs, and online grading/assignments/learning aids. The other was from Dr. Chris Bendel, MSCS dept. chair -- This one is an evaluation of the teacher of your Math 010 or 110 class section. This will give feedback to the department and to your own teacher about how you rate the effectiveness of instruction in your particular class section. Your feedback on both of these surveys will be very helpful to us in evaluating and improving our teaching methods and the Math TLC program – THANK YOU!!!
Schedule for Math TLC Open Lab in Room 203: Last week of classes: (May 4 – 8) Regular hours Monday through Thursday (8 AM – 6:30 PM) The lab is closed on Friday and Saturday Special open lab hours on Sunday, May 10: 5:00-7:00 PM Finals week: (May 11 – 15) Lab opens at 8 a.m. Monday-Thursday Lab closes at – 8 p.m. on Monday – 6 p.m on Tuesday and Wednesday – 2 p.m. on Thursday – CLOSED ON FRIDAY Full schedule with staffing for open labs is posted on bulletin boards in the classroom and in the open lab, and online at
Calculating what you need on the final exam to earn a specific letter grade: 1.There are 1000 total course points, with 230 left to earn. 2.Multiply your current overall % score from the Gradebook by 770 points. 3.Subtract that number from the points needed for the grade you want to get (use grade scale chart) of those remaining points are on HW, DQ’s and Practice Final: (16 HW, 4 DQ, 10 Practice Final). Estimate how many of those points you expect to get and subtract that from the number you calculated in step 3. 5.That’s how many points (out of 200) you need to get on the final, including your practice test bonus points and any partial credit points you get back.
Example: 1.Suppose your current overall percent score is 79.2% (a high C+). 2.Multiplying that by 770 points gives 0.792*760 = To move up to a B-, you need 800 – 610 = 190 points. 4.If you get 100% on your remaining HW and 75% on the DQ’s and 80% on your best practice test, that would be = 27 points. 5.That leaves 190 – 27 = 163 points that you’d need to get on the final. 6.To get a B-, your total % score on the final would then need to be 163/200 = 81.5%. (i.e. if you got a raw score of 70%, plus a total of 12% back on partial credit + practice final bonus, you’d be right at 80% overall for a course grade of B-.) 7. You’d need 193 on the final (96.5%) to move up to 2 levels to a straight B, but you’d have to score lower than 113/200 (56.5%) to drop below a C+.
Final Exam Review Materials: There are three review homework assignments. These are each worth 8 points, vs. the usual homework assignment of 4 points. Unit 1 review homework (Chapters 1, 2, 3) Due at the start class today, but you CAN still access it to improve your score if you haven’t yet reached the 80% score needed to access the next one. Unit 2 review homework (Chapters 4, 5, 8) NOTE: You must get at least 80% on the Unit 1 Review before you can start the Unit 2 review. Due at the start of class tomorrow (Thurs., May 7.) Unit 3 review homework (Chapters 6, 7, 10, 11) NOTE: You must get at least 80% on the Unit 2 Review before you can start the Unit 3 review. Due at 8 a.m. next Monday, May 11. Practice Final Exam NOTE: You must get at least 80% on the Unit 3 Review before you can start the Practice final. Due at the start time of your scheduled final exam period.
More info about the Practice Final: The practice final has 45 questions, as does the regular final exam. The questions will NOT be exactly the same as those on the regular final, but they will be similar in content and are distributed across sections the same way as on the regular final. Each time you take the practice final you will get a different set of questions. EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: Your highest score will earn you that percentage of 20 extra credit points on the final, so it will pay off if you can find the time to take it more than once. You CAN stop the time clock on your practice final by closing the window without submitting the test. You can then come back and finish it later, and any answers you’ve already entered will be saved. REMINDER: You must get at least 80% on all three Final Exam Review HW assignments before you can start the practice final. Completing those HW assignments to 100% will prepare you much better for the final, however… And it will get you the full 8 HW points for each one (24 total), so you’ll have more of a cushion going into the final exam.
Final Exam Review, Part 2
Part 2 of the Final Exam Review HW covers: -Chapter 4 (Systems of linear equations) -Chapter 5 (Exponents and polynomials) -Chapter 8 (Graphs of nonlinear functions) Make sure you look over your graded worksheet from TEST 2 as part of your preparation for the final exam.
Teachers: Go over problems that students in your section need work on, especially the word problems from Chapters 3 and 4, and rules of exponents (especially negative exponents and scientific notation.).
Math Teaching and Learning Center and Open Lab Survey – Your feedback on this survey will be very helpful to us in evaluating and improving the Math TLC program. THANK YOU!!! LINK: (You can also access through MyMathLab “Announcements” button if you didn’t save the .) If you haven’t had time to do this one yet, please take time to do it now!
You should now open your laptop and work on Final Review HW 2 until it’s time to take the Daily Quiz. This assignment is due at the start of the next class session, and you need to score at least 80% to get access to the next assignment.
Please open Quiz Review 2. You may use your yellow formula sheet, or ask the TA for one if you don’t have yours with you. Remember to turn in your answer sheet to the TA when the quiz time is up. You will have access to the online calculator on your laptop during this quiz. No other calculators or cell phones or notes may be used.