90% Module Assessments (10% each)
These will be non-collaborative assessments offered asynchronously through canvas. There will be one following each module of the course (dates will be set according to when modules finish, but the assessment will be open for one week). You will have one opportunity to improve your score by handing in corrections.
10% Daily Tasks / Participation
Daily tasks can be collaborative, and this grade will be based on daily task effort/completion and attendance and productive participation in groupwork in class, participating in the creation of a collegial atmosphere, observing zoom usage guidelines, etc. I will excuse up to 6 absences and 8 missed daily tasks without need for justification.
I reserve the right to base this grade on available evidence as I see fit, according to this rubric:
10/10 — attends regularly (at most 6 times absent), always (or very nearly always) participates helpfully in groupwork, does daily post tasks regularly (at least 36 of the 45 days).
6/10 — attends most of the time, more than half the time is spent working during groupwork time, does daily post tasks half the time
2/10 — has attended class sometimes, has done groupwork sometimes, has done daily post tasks sometimes, throughout the semester.
I can give intermediate grades by interpolating this rubric.
Math 5440 Grading
Students taking 5440 instead of 4440 will write a final project which is an in-depth exploration (10-15 pages written project) on an aspect of the course they wish to dive deeper into. This will be due on the last day of classes. The semester grade, computed as above, will be scaled down to 80%, and the project will be worth the remaining 20%.
Illness and Interruption
Students who are seriously ill or otherwise facing difficult circumstances should contact the instructor for help in keeping up with the course or grading adjustments. Allowances will be made.