Grading plan for Math 480, Spring 2018
There will be 200 possible points in the course.
*Total homework scores for the quarter will be rescaled so that the highest
score in the class is 40 points. Thus a point on a homework assignment is
not equal to a course point.
- 40 course points* for homework.
- 50 (course) points on two quizzes (first 4/13, second in late May),
25 points each.
- 40 points on the midterm, sometime** in week of April 30.
- 70 points on the comprehensive final on Wednesday, June 6,
The date and time of the final are set by the University and
cannot be changed.
**In order to give you a midterm with nontrivial problems, we will need over
an hour, so will schedule an hour and 50 minutes for the test.
There will be a Catalyst survey in early April to determine how to
schedule this so most of the class can take the test at
the same time, and accomodations wil be made for people
who cannot make that time .
At the end of the quarter I will
establish a grade scale corresponding to the 200 points detailed above. My
preliminary estimate of this scale is 180 points = 90% = 4.0,
150 points = 75% = 3.0, and 120 points = 60% = 2.0.
The actual grading scale will be
no tougher than this preliminary estimate, so your course grade will be
at least as good as the preliminary scale indicates.
The grades computed using the actual scale may be adjusted slightly
upward for performance trend through the quarter or
extra credit (if any is offered).
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Most recently updated on March 25, 2018.