Grading: Your grades are a direct feedback to you. They will speak to your areas of excellence, versus areas where I believe that you can still grow and develop your skills. They should, therefore, reflect the values that we hold in our course. To this end, your class grade will break down into grading criteria as follows:
Grading Criterion Assessed using…
Communication in Math 30% All collected written explanations (classwork and projects)
Mathematical Approach 40% All collected “algebra work” (quizzes, tests, and projects)
Accuracy and Precision 20% All collected “algebra work” (quizzes, tests, and projects)
Reflection on Results 10% On-going observation (class participation and written projects)
This might be different from what you are used to. Do not worry! You can always request a re-test or a re-quiz if there is something that you wish you had done better on. Also, grading rubrics will be provided in advance of project due dates, in order to clarify how these criteria will be applied specifically to the project.
Even though I still have a lot of things to prepare before the year starts, I am very excited! I think it's going to be a great year.