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 Achievements 

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

- Jim Horning

Achievements
Letter Grades
How Real Math Works
Being a Mather
Homework

This class uses achievements instead of a gradebook. Every assignment has an achievement for completing it.

The list of achievements looks very long. Well, it is very long! But you will start checking off stars quickly. Your progress is easy to see. The requirements to improve your grade are clear.

Achievements are more than grades. Grades only sort students. Achievements show everything that the math department and the instructor value and celebrate.

Select a code name:

Letter Grades

Mod League — Your Letter Grade Gets + or −

What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

earn nine more class stars than needed for your letter grade

your letter grade gets +

Better Late Than Never

turn in four late homeworks
(and don't earn a +)

your letter grade gets −

Gold League — Earn an A in the Class

Ludicrous Speed

earn at least eight stars about How Real Math Works

This Isn't Even My Final Form

earn at least eleven stars about Being a Mather

Perfect Ten

earn at least ten homework stars for your class topics

Side by Side

earn two stars about neatly written homework

Swiss Army Knife

for two subtopics turn in a page of notes with all 8 characteristics of well-written notes

Travel My Way

earn 66% or more on the final exam

Silver League — Earn a B in the Class

Got Your Hens in a Row

earn at least six stars about How Real Math Works

Corner Pocket

earn at least eight stars about Being a Mather

Stellar

earn at least nine homework stars for your class topics

Well Lit

earn one star about neatly written homework

Golden Years

earn 60% or more on the final exam

 

 

Bronze League — Earn a C in the Class

Four Stars and Increasing

earn at least four stars about How Real Math Works

Made Choices

earn at least seven stars about Being a Mather

Homework Machine

earn at least eight homework stars for your class topics.

Middle Value

earn 50% or more on the final exam

Wood League — Earn a D in the Class

Second Down

earn at least two stars total about How Real Math Works

Law of Fives

earn at least five stars about Being a Mather

Five at Home

earn at least five homework stars for your class topics

Pleiades

earn at least seven homework stars for your class topics


How Real Math Works

A Math Problem Appears

And That's The Way It Is

find an example of our math topics in the news

Really Useful Engine

work with a classmate who asks for help with a homework problem

Translating Real Life to Paper

To Battle!

begin one big issue

Road Not Taken

begin two big issues

Move Numbers on Paper

Anyone? Anyone?

do a problem on the board during class

3 Minutes of Fame

pass a three minute multiplication quiz

Fluency

demonstrate representational fluency

 

 

Evaluate the Answer

Singular Sensation

resolve one big issue

Dynamic Duo

resolve two big issues

Three Shall be the Number

resolve three big issues

Connect Four

resolve four big issues

The Fifth Element

resolve five big issues

An Awfully Big Adventure

resolve six big issues

Communicate with Others

Brazil Thinks You're Cute

teach someone about our math topics

Mathsplaining

teach someone about non-class math topics

Friend Indeed

teach another student some hidden curriculum

 

 


Being a Mather

Note: Our welcome page also lists "analyzing real-life issues" as part of being a mather. But that aspect of being a mather does not need its own stars. The stars in the How Real Math section above are already about analyzing real-life issues.

Participate in Discussion

Voting Present

ask a question during class

These Go to Eleven

ask eleven questions during classes

Happy Hour

participate in an office hour study session

Math Flicks

watch a math video with a classmate, then talk about it together

Field Photographer

turn in photos of three study groups you attended (study sessions count too)

 

 

Devour Math

Fact Full

summarize the first chapter of Factfulness

There's an App for That

do an app or podcast report

Jack of All Trades

do at least one book report

More Details Just Arrived

do two book reports

Explore Mathematics

Backyard Retreat

do one exploration

Play Structures

do two explorations

Unstuck

report on becoming more capable at getting help when it is needed

Cocktail Party

share personal learning about some geometry, algebra, number theory, topology, or business math

Use Resources

Onward and Upward

work with a tutor (perhaps at the MRC)

Spelunker

find a new online video explaining our math topics

Someone's Got My Back

work with CAR or TRiO

Habit Builder

work with an Early Outreach Specialist to develop a success strategy plan

Taking a Test

Safety Dance

earn 70% or more on a midterm test

I am so smart! S-M-R-T!

earn 70% or more on the no calculator test

Now I Am the Master

earn 70% or more on the final exam

I Can't Hear You Over the Sound of How Awesome I Am

earn 85% or more on the final exam

Time Management

The Danger Zone

turn in five homework assignments on time

I Love It When a Plan Comes Together

after a practice test turn in a study schedule and plan

Goldboss

schedule when you will take five practice tests

Actively Healthy

attend 14 or more classes


Homework

Neatly Written Steps

Handwriting Analysis

for one topic turn in a page of homework with all 16 characteristics of well-written problems

The Write Stuff

for two topics turn in a page of homework with all 16 characteristics of well-written problems

Math 20 Topics

Not in Kansas Any More

turn in the start of term reflection

Scholarly

turn in the CLO reflection

Round Enough?

finish the turn-in homework for Shapeshifting Rounding

No Trouble for Me

finish the turn-in homework for Shapeshifting Fraction Format

RIP LOP

finish the turn-in homework for Shapeshifting Percent Format

Bushel and a Peck

finish the turn-in homework for Shapeshifting Measurement Units

Impropriety

finish the turn-in homework for Mad Science Fractions

This Much of That Much

finish the turn-in homework for Mad Science Percentages

Order of Magnitude

finish the turn-in homework for Mad Science Measurement

Balance

finish the turn-in homework for Justice Fractions

Small Yet Mighty

finish the turn-in homework for Justice Percentages

Slugs per Barn-Yard

finish the turn-in homework for Justice Measurement

Math 25 Topics

Re Mi Do Do So

finish the turn-in homework for Patterns

Nom Nom Nom

finish the turn-in homework for Calories

The Doctor is In

finish the turn-in homework for Metabolism

Culinary Completionist

finish the turn-in homework for Food Preparation

You Are All Individuals

finish the turn-in homework for Typicality

Why Be Normal?

finish the turn-in homework for Bell Curves

Hit The Book Value

finish the turn-in homework for Mortgages

Got My Mind On My Money

finish the turn-in homework for Saving for Retirement

Peddle to the Medal

finish the turn-in homework for Margin & Markup and Pricing

Step 4: Profit

Free achievement!
Pricing HW already done!

Going To Need A Bigger Bag

finish the turn-in homework for Charge Options

Dice of Many Faces

finish the turn-in homework for Likelihood