Grade scale

Your overall course grade will be converted from a percent grade to a letter at the end of the semester according to the following grade scale:

Grading scheme

Your overall course grade will come from the following components

  • 20% WeBWorK
  • 10% Participation
  • 10% Project #1
  • 10% Project #2
  • 10% Project #3
  • 10% Term test #1
  • 10% Term test #2
  • 10% Term test #3
  • 10% Final exam

WeBWorK (20%)

WeBWorK is an online homework platform. You will have homework sets due most Monday nights at 11:59pm. If you don’t finish, you can earn 50% credit for answers submitted by the following Tuesday night at 11:59pm. Login information has been emailed to students.

Participation (10%)

Staying engaged in your online class is critical for success. Each time you engage in one of the following activities, you will earn one participation point. Your participation grade will be the number of points you earn out of 20.

  • Participating in OpenLab discussions
    • You will be given prompts to post on the OpenLab throughout the semester; make sure you follow the instructions and use the correct category. But this is your website, so you may submit a post whenever you want! You will get credit for posts that are relevant to course content. Use the category Discussion for posts that are not responses to prompts.
  • Attending student office hours
  • Attending tutoring (for programs that provide attendance)
  • Using the WeBWorK Ask for Help feature
  • Other options for earning participation credit may be available later in the semester.

Projects (10% each)

You will complete three small projects during the semester. More details will be posted as the dates approach.

Tentative project due dates:

  • Project #1 – Applications of first order equations (sessions 6-7 in the course outline), due during Weeks 5 & 6 (weeks of February 27 & March 6)
  • Project #2 – Applications of Linear Second Order Equations (sessions 19-20 in the course outline) due during Weeks 12 & 13 (weeks of April 17 & 24)
  • Project #3 – Application due Week 16 (week of May 15)

Term tests (10% each)

You will take three term tests during the semester. More details will be announced as the dates approach. No make-up tests will be given; any student who has an excused absence from a test will have each of the other two tests count for more toward their final grade. If a student has more than one excused absence from a test, arrangements with their instructor must be made ASAP.

  • Test #1 on Module 1 (1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5), taken during Week 4 (February 23)
  • Test #2 on Module 2 (5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.6, 5.7), taken during Week 10 (April 4)
  • Test #3 on Module 3 (7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4), taken during Week 14 (May 4)

Final exam (10%)

The final exam is cumulative. More details will be announced as the date approaches.

  • Final exam on all topics, taken in class during Week 17 (May 23)