## Information about Grades for Math 309A Autumn 2016

Course grades will be based on a total of 250 course points:

100 points on the final exam;

60 points on the midterm;

60 points for quizzes; and

30 *course* points for homework.

(See comment below on *course* versus *homework* points below.)

Your scores are posted on the
**Catalyst GradeBook**. Check your scores periodically;
if there is an error, bring me the graded paper.

**Quizzes.**
There will be four 20-point quizzes, and your
best 3 quiz scores will count towards your course grade.
The first quiz will be on Friday, October 7.

**Homework.** There will be weekly homework assignments.
Seven of the assignments will be collected and graded.
**Important Note:** The points marked on your graded homework
are *homework* points.
The one half of the total of your best six homework scores (maximum
30 points) will count towards your course grade. In other words,
a homework point = 1/2 of a course point.

**The conversion scale from points to grades will be set
at the end of the quarter.** My preliminary estimate is that
the scale will be linear with 230 points (92%) the minimum for a 4.0, and
170 (68%) points the minimum for a 2.0.
The actual scale will be no tougher that this preliminary estimate;
that is, your course grade will be at least at good
as the preliminary scale indicates.

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* Most recently updated on October 8, 2016 *