do homeworkis by posting solutions to our course's Archive.
My classes have
pop [i.e, unannounced]
(Partly for attendance, but mostly to encourage folks to
play with the new concept
we just learned, or to do the reading.
Occasionally, a student has suggested an interesting MQ problem.)
A MQ is usually a single, routine question, and students have about 3 minutes to
fill-in-the-blank; just an answer, show-no-work.
The lowest MQ score is dropped, and there is no makeup for the first missed MQ. (That is what the dropped quiz is for.)
For a second missed MQ, I may give a make-up, depending on the reason. This is more likely if I know well before class that you will be missing class that day.
I do not give MQs on religious holidays; please let me know of all such by second-day-of-class after Add/Drop has ended.
In order to for students to self-evaluate to see if they perquisite knowledge/skills for the course, I sometimes give a full-period Test of prerequisite knowledge on the 2nd (sometimes 3rd) day of class. It mostly tests High-school knowledge (lines, quadratic formula, ...) and the Math-Greek alphabet –this last is linked from my course-pages and Teaching page.
Although it does not count for a grade, a Prereq-exam helps students discern what they need to review.
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