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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 two stars in each of the How Real Math Works subsections

This Isn't Even My Final Form

earn at least three stars in each of the Being a Mather subsections

Perfect Ten

earn ten homework stars for your class topics

Corner Pocket

turn in eight concluding feedbacks for your class subtopics

Travel My Way

earn 66% or more on the final exam

Friend Indeed

teach another student some hidden curriculum

Silver League — Earn a B in the Class

Got Your Hens in a Row

earn one star in each of the How Real Math Works subsections

Two by Two

earn two stars in each of the Being a Mather subsections

Stellar

earn nine homework stars for your class topics

Shoot for Seven

turn in seven concluding feedbacks for your class subtopics

Golden Years

earn 60% or more on the final exam

The Write Stuff

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

Bronze League — Earn a C in the Class

Four Stars and Increasing

earn four stars total about How Real Math Works

Made Choices

earn one star in each of the Being a Mather subsections

Homework Machine

earn eight homework stars for your class topics.

Well Lit

turn in six concluding feedbacks for your class subtopics

Out of My Way

pass six weekly quizzes

Handwriting Analysis

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

Wood League — Earn a D in the Class

Second Down

earn two stars total about How Real Math Works

Law of Fives

earn five stars total in the Being a Mather subsections

Pleiades

earn seven homework stars for your class topics

In My Family

turn in five concluding feedbacks for your class subtopics


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

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

Tru Wuv

teach someone about our math topics

Mathsplaining

teach someone about non-class math topics


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

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 at least two book reports

Explore Mathematics

Backyard Retreat

do one playground exploration

Play Structures

do two playground 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

Swiss Army Knife

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

Spelunker

find a new online video explaining our math topics

Someone's Got My Back

visit the MRC, CAR, and 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 half the homework assignments on time

I Love It When a Plan Comes Together

after the midterm turn in a study schedule and plan

Goldboss

turn in five practice tests

Actively Healthy

attend 16 or more classes


Homework

Math 20 Topics

These achievements need memes. Or at least cuteness. Any ideas?

Not in Kansas Any More

turn in the start of term reflection

Scholarly

turn in the CLO reflection

Rounding

finish the turn-in homework for Shapeshifting Rounding

Fraction #1

finish the turn-in homework for Shapeshifting Fraction Format

Percent #1

finish the turn-in homework for Shapeshifting Percent Format

Measurement #1

finish the turn-in homework for Shapeshifting Measurement Units

Fractions #2

finish the turn-in homework for Mad Science Fractions

Percents #2

finish the turn-in homework for Mad Science Percentages

Measurement #2

finish the turn-in homework for Mad Science Measurement

Fractions #3

finish the turn-in homework for Justice Fractions

Percents #3

finish the turn-in homework for Justice Percentages

Measurement #3

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