*** DAILY ATTENDANCE SHOULD BE A HABIT! ***
 Bonus Points for POW: Every other week (with some exceptions) you may submit a response to
the optional "problem/activity of the week."
This optional problem work will be graded +(5 well
done), ü(4
for OK), (3 acceptable), or unacceptable(1) and will be used to give additional
points toward your 200 points for midterm examination grades.

GRADES: Final grades will be determined taking into consideration
the quality of work done in the course as evidenced primarily from the
accumulation of points from tests and assignments.

We will use Moodle
for some online reality quizzes.

Online Reality quizzes will be used to determine 100 points.[I will not
use the lowest 20% of these scores.]

Midterm exams will be worth 100 points each. Any points for work on the POW's will be added to these points.

Homework performance will count for 125 points.

Cooperative summaries assignments will be worth 25 points.

The final examination will be be worth either
200 or 300 points determined by the following rule:
The final grade will use the score that
maximizes the average for the term based on all possible points .
Reality Quizzes 
100 points 
2 Midterm Examinations 
200 points 
Homework 
125 points 
Cooperative work 
25 points 
Final Examination 
200/300 points 
Total 
650/750 points 
The total points available for the semester is 650 or 750 ponts. Notice
that 250 of these points are not from examinations, so regular participation
is essential to forming a good foundation for your grades as well as your
learning.
MORE THAN 4 ABSENCES MAY LOWER THE FINAL GRADE FOR POOR ATTENDANCE.