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# Math OERAchievements

It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves a great result.

- Bertrand Russell

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First, following the lead of someone named Robert Talbert, I use a + or − after your letter grade to measure class participation. If you earn 30 or more achievements that puts a + after your letter grade. If you earn fewer than 14 achievements that puts a − after your letter grade.

Second, your letter grade measures the breadth of your learning. Homework assignments and the final exam measure mastery of the math topics. Earning 3 or more achievements in a color group measures mastery of the study skills.

To earn an A, you will need all of these things:
• 85% or more on the final exam
• all 10 weekly homeworks, but each color with 3 or more achievements counts too

To earn an B, you will need all of these things:
• 75% or more on the final exam
• 9 weekly homeworks, but each color with 3 or more achievements counts too

To earn an C, you will need all of these things:
• 70% or more on the final exam
• 8 weekly homeworks, but each color with 3 or more achievements counts too

Note for future terms:

I start each term with an additional requirement of a certain amount of weekly Moodle forum participation required for each letter grade. The students hate that because Moodle forums are okay for sharing but not for analyzing. Then I talk to the class and we all agree to loosen the requirement to allow either weekly forum or study group participation. Ta da! Now they are eager to do study groups, when they were not before. Finally, at the end of the term I talk to the class again and we all agree to drop the requirement altogether to allow the students that are way behind some chance of catching up.

## Being a Mather

### 1. Participate in Discussion

 Voting Present ask a question during class This One Goes to Eleven ask eleven questions during classes
 Anyone? Anyone? do a problem on the board during class Problem Solving Machine do a second problem on the board during class
 Math Flix watch a math video with a classmate, then talk about it together Fist Bump after doing a problem on the board, compliment the next student who does
 Happy Hour participate in an office hour study session Field Photographer turn in photos of two study groups or study sessions that you attended
 Dynamic Duo study for a math test with someone else Ascend become the main character in your math story

### 2. Devour Math

 Fact Full summarize the first chapter of Factfulness There's an App for That share what you learned about an app or podcast from the classroom library
 An Awfully Big Adventure do one book report What a Long Strange Trip It's Been do a second book report
 Five Minutes of Fame do a practice final problem on the board during class Jack of All Trades earn a passing score on 10 sets of ten exercises

### 3. Explore Mathematics

 Backyard Retreat share what you did with one playground Play Together work on a playground with someone else
 Kept Going share what you did with a second playground Cocktail Party share personal learning about some geometry, algebra, number theory, topology, or business math
 A Miracle of Science Watch the film Mindwalk and discuss it during class Truth and Consequences Watch a math film on Ali's List and discuss it during class

### 4. Analyze Real-Life Issues

#### A Math Problem Appears

 And That's The Way It Is find an example of our math topics in online news More Details Just Arrived find an example of our math topics in a print magazine or journal

#### Translating Real Life to Paper

 To Battle! for one topic turn in a page of notes with all 8 characteristics of well-written notes Second Down for two topics turn in a page of notes with all 8 characteristics of well-written notes
 Three Shall be the Number for two topics turn in a page of notes with all 8 characteristics of well-written notes Connect Four for two topics turn in a page of notes with all 8 characteristics of well-written notes
 Law of Fives for two topics turn in a page of notes with all 8 characteristics of well-written notes Six Pack for two topics turn in a page of notes with all 8 characteristics of well-written notes

#### Move Numbers on Paper

 Handwriting Analysis for one activity show all 16 characteristics of well-written problems Side by Side for a second activity show all 16 characteristics of well-written problems
 Well Lit for a third activity show all 16 characteristics of well-written problems The Write Stuff for a fourth activity show all 16 characteristics of well-written problems
 The Fifth Element for a fifth activity show all 16 characteristics of well-written problems Bravo Six for a sixth activity show all 16 characteristics of well-written problems

(If I was teaching in a normal term this section would have achievements for group work with homework assignments. I did not prepare those for this term. Part of teaching remotely is that I am much more generous about telling students which homework problems they get correct instead of forcing them to compare work during class time. Sadly, you get less practice with the valuable skill of discussing your homework drafts with classmates.)

#### Communicate with Others

 Really Useful Engine work with a classmate who asks for help with a homework problem You Require My Assistance? do an in-class presentation
 Brazil Thinks You're Cute teach a friend about one of our math topics Mathsplaining teach a friend about non-class math topics
 Road Not Taken work with a stranger on a math problem Keep in Touch notify your instructor before an absence, or before attending a study session

### 5. Use Resources

 Unstuck report on becoming more capable at getting help when it is needed Spelunker find a new online video explaining our math topics
 Onward and Upward work with a tutor (perhaps at the MRC) Someone's Got My Back work with CAR or TRiO
 Got Your Hens in a Row teach another student some study skills Friend Indeed teach another student some hidden curriculum
 Habit Builder work with an Early Outreach Specialist to develop a success strategy plan I can vouch for this Use a GED Ready voucher

### 6. Taking a Test

 Ludicrous Speed finish the multiplication speed quiz in time Fluency finish the representational fluency quiz quickly
 I am so smart! S-M-R-T! earn 70% or more on any midterm Safety Dance earn 70% or more on two midterms
 Now I Am the Master earn 90% or more on two midterms Perfect Ten earn a perfect score on any test
 Travel My Way earn 66% or more on a practice final I Can't Hear You Over the Sound of How Awesome I Am earn a perfect score on a practice final

### 7. Time Management

 Not in Kansas Any More turn in the start of term reflection Scholarly share something you learned from the Dr. Chew study skills videos
 Goldboss schedule when you will take three practice tests I Love It When a Plan Comes Together after a practice test turn in a study schedule and plan
 The Danger Zone turn in on time eight sets of ten exercises Actively Healthy attend 7 or more classes

## Practice Makes Perfect

The remaining achievements recognize score 8 out of 10 (or more) on the sets of ten exercises that conclude each math topic.

### Math 20 Level Exercises

 Round Enough? finish the ten exercises for Shapeshifting Rounding No Trouble for Me finish the ten exercises for Shapeshifting Fraction Format
 Golden finish the ten exercises for Shapeshifting Ratio Format RIP LOP finish the ten exercises for Shapeshifting Percent Format
 Bushel and a Peck finish the ten exercises for Shapeshifting Measurement Units Impropriety finish the ten exercises for Mad Science Fractions
 Gear Analyst finish the ten exercises for Mad Science Ratios This Much of That Much finish the ten exercises for Mad Science Percentages
 Order of Magnitude finish the ten exercises for Mad Science Measurement Balance finish the ten exercises for Justice Fractions
 Fixing Proportions finish the ten exercises for Justice Ratios Small Yet Mighty finish the ten exercises for Justice Percentages
 Slugs per Barn-Yard finish the ten exercises for Justice Measurement Re Mi Do Do So finish the ten exercises for Justice Patterns
 Hey, Floyd, Take a Verse finish the ten exercises for Typicality Picturing Data You Are All Individuals finish the ten exercises for Typicality Averages
 Why Be Normal? finish the ten exercises for Typicality Bell Curves Dice of Many Faces finish the ten exercises for Typicality Probability

### Math 25 Level Exercises

 Nom Nom Nom finish the ten exercises for Calories The Doctor is In finish the ten exercises for Metabolism
 Culinary Completionist finish the ten exercises for Food Preparation Hit The Book Value finish the ten exercises for Mortgages
 Interest finish the ten exercises for Interest Got My Mind On My Money finish the ten exercises for Saving for Retirement
 Peddle to the Medal finish the ten exercises for Margin & Markup and Pricing Going To Need A Bigger Bag finish the ten exercises for Charge Options

### Math 52 Level Exercises

I have not yet incorporated the homework problems from Math 52 into our website topics. Achievements for those homework sets will appear here after that update is completed!

### Math 105 Level Exercises

I have not yet incorporated the homework problems from Math 105 into our website topics. Achievements for those homework sets will appear here after that update is completed!