## Section 5 Exercises, Assessment, and Grading

### Subsection 5.1 Homework Exercises for Practice

The study guide will give a list of exercises for each section covered, to help your study. These are not for grading but doing them is an

*essential*part of the course; like learning a musical instrument or sport, success in mathematics requires a lot of practice beyond what your instructor sees and grades you on.### Subsection 5.2 Weekly Quizzes

There will be a short quiz in most weels; usually on Thursday; the questions will be similar to some of the homework exercises for the sections covered since the previous quiz.

### Subsection 5.3 In-class Exercises

There will be some in-class exercises for extra credit. You are encouraged to work on these in groups and ask me questions, but you should each write up and hand in your own version of the results.

### Subsection 5.4 Mid-semester Tests

There will be three tests, provisionally scheduled for the Thursday classes of

*February 1*,*February 29*, and*April 4.*These will be partially cumulative: each will focus on material covered since the previous test, but questions can often rely on ideas and methods learned earlier in the semester. (Math is like that.)

If you miss a test for a good, documented reason, I will have you do the test as homework for practice; then the score can be replaced by your results on the corresponding part of the final exam.

### Subsection 5.5 Final Exam

The final exam will be held

*from 3:30 to 5:30 pm on Monday April 29*, as determined by the College's exam schedule^{ 1 }. It will cover the whole syllabus, but with more emphasis on topics seen after the last test.### Subsection 5.6 Grading Scheme

- The combined scores for quizzes and in-class exercises will count for 15% of the course total,
- each test will count for 20%, and
- the final exam will count for the remaining 25%.

*However*, if the final exam score is better than the lowest test score or the quiz-classwork average, the exam score will carry an additional 10% weight and that low score will count for 10% less.

The aggregate score guarantees at least the following grades:

A | A\({}^-\) | B\({}^+\) | B | B\({}^-\) | C\({}^+\) | C | C\({}^-\) | D\({}^+\) | D | D\({}^-\) |

90–100 | 87–89 | 84–86 | 80–83 | 77–79 | 74–76 | 70–73 | 67–69 | 64–66 | 60–63 | 57–59 |

`registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/exam-schedule-spring2024.pdf`