On the password-protected “GRADES” page.
On the password-protected “GRADES” page.
I’ll use this post to make corrections (there is one for now) and answer questions about the Final Exam Review — feel free to leave a question below.
CORRECTIONS (to the final exam review sheet):
2a) correct answer is
2b) correct answer is
9b) correct answer is s=5.87
My major is Legal Studies. After I graduate I hope to get an externship with a prominent law firm. The 6th activity on the list would most likely be required; when an important case needs to be solved the firm may come together to discuss different ideas of how to go about the case. The following activity that is most likely required would be the 3rd activity on the list, brainstorming is a big part of law, and conclusions are constantly being reached through heavy brainstorming. Next, the 2nd activity would be most likely required, in the law field there are different programs that need to be accessed to obtain case records that may have similarities to a case that is currently being worked on. The 4th activity would be next; the information that is gathered from the computer system will contain data that may be useful. The 5th activity would also most likely be required because every case needs to be solved and so does an equation. The least likely activity would be converting units. I do feel this class would prepare me for the first task on my list because we are constantly doing group work. The last item on my list may be important to learn maybe when I am cooking.
Every college class is planned with certain goals in mind – to convey ideas, to encourage certain kinds of thinking, to provide opportunities for learning, for exploration, for practice. A typical plan consists of a mix of different activities, both in and out of class, and hopefully each activity contributes to achieving the goals of the class. In this assignment, I am going to ask you to think about some of the different things you have done for this class and reflect on their effectiveness.
Some of the activities that make up this class are listed below. This list is not comprehensive (it may be missing things!), and includes both in-class and out-of-class activities.
Partial list of activities:
Assignment (Due Tuesday, July 2nd). Respond to at least two of the following questions (1 or 2 sentences each). Feel free to discuss activities that are not listed above, if you wish.
It turns out that the Exam 3 Review handed out in class was not missing any answers, but the answers were mislabeled — everything from problem #9 on was off by 1 in the answer key. It has been corrected & posted on the OpenLab.
Most people go to college because they are trying to build a better future for themselves. What job do you hope to get after college? Imagine you have completed your college degree, and your education and experience have allowed you to obtain the job that you want.
With this job in mind, consider the following list of activities. Which of them are you most likely to be asked to do as part of your new job? Put them in order from most likely to least likely. If you are uncertain, make your best guess based on your current knowledge and experience.
List of activities:
Assignment (due Thursday, June 27th):
Respond to the above activity by leaving a comment in response to this post. Your comment should include all of the following:
Extra Credit. Comment on someone else’s post. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
They can be found on the password-protected GRADES page.
There are two corrections to the answer key for the Exam 2 Review sheet:
1. The answer for #2c should be [2,6)
2. The solution for #4a should be (3,-1)
The review sheet has been updated on the Handouts page.
ps. Many thanks to alert reader Andrea C for pointing these out!
Last June I also taught this same course, MAT 1180, in summer school. Just before the final exam, I gave my students the following assignment:
Imagine that you are invited to speak on the first day of MAT 1180, to give advice to entering students. Write a paragraph…describing what you would tell them.
To see the assignment and the students’ responses, follow this link.
Your assignment, due next Thursday, June 20th, is to:
Extra Credit. For extra credit, write a response to one of your classmates’ comments. Do you have any advice? Be kind.
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Some things to be aware of:
1. Several students have run into trouble in Assignment #3 entering scientific notation, when the exponent is negative — there is an error indicating that parentheses are not allowed. If this happens to you, try entering your answer without parentheses, like this:
2. In Assignment 4, we did not have a chance to cover problems number 4 and 5. You are NOT responsible for these problems this week – you will be asked to complete them next week.
Let me know if you have any questions,