M302: Introduction to Mathematics (Spring 05, Smith
Grades for the third exam have
been posted on eGradebook
(not Blackboard). Quiz averages and course average so far
have also been posted on eGradebook (with much appreciated help from
the eGradebook staff who are actually on the job on Mother's Day!)
Five-Number Summary of Third Exam
Top quartile: 94
Lower quartile: 72
Exam Week Office Hours: (RLM 10.136)
Mon. May 9: 4 - 5 pm
Tues. May 10: 4 - 5 pm
Wed May 11: 4 - 5 pm
Thurs. May 12: 1 - 2 pm
Mon. May 16: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Computing Your Grade:
- Course average = (Exam average)x(.84) + (Quiz
average)x10x(.16), where exam grades are out of
100, quiz grades are out of 10.
- There have been 34 quizzes, on dates
4-Feb 7-Feb 9-Feb
4-Mar 7-Mar 9-Mar
- To compute your quiz average, drop your lowest two quiz
grades, add the remaining quiz grades, and divide by 32.
- If you have excused absences for some quizzes, then
ignore the quiz scores for the excused absences, drop the lowest two of
those remaining, then divide by 32 less the number of excused absences.
(For example, if you had 2 excused absences, you would add up the
scores of the 30 highest quizzes you took, and divide by 30.)
- Letter grade is determined by A: ≥ 90, B: ≥80 but <
90, C: ≥70 but < 80, D: > 60 but < 70, F: < 60.
- Do not round in computing your grade. For example, if
your result is 79.999, then this is <80, so your grade is C.
- Retakes are Tuesday, May 17, 9 am - 12 noon, the date
set by the University for the final exam in this course.
- Exam room is UTC
- You may take 0, 1, 2, or 3 retakes.
- You may spend more than one hour on one retake, provide
the total time you spend on all retakes is no more than 3 hours.
- You may work on only one retake at a time. You may not
add to a retake after you have turned it in to take another retake.
- Retakes will be constructed under the same rules as the
original exams, but will be different from the original exams. (In
particular, you can receive up to five bonus points on Retake 2 by
bringing your Platonic Solids.)
- The higher of the original or the retake grade will be
used in computing your course grade.
- You may not take a retake if you enter the exam room
after anyone taking that retake has left the exam room.
- No early retakes. Late retakes only in the event of
unforeseen serious emergencies.
Handout (Contains information
about course policies)
Sierpinski's Carpet Simulation
Numbers in Nature
about Bar Codes
Examples of Check Digits (includes ISBN and Credit Card check digit
Millions of Digits of Some Numbers
Animated Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem
Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem
Proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem
Predicting the Path of Infectious Diseases