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Why a Success Strategies Grade and How can it be Used???

 

In order to learn mathematics (or anything for that matter) you must be an active participant in the learning process. Therefore, I have created a way for you to systematically incorporate your active work in the course as part of your semester grade.  I call this option your Success Strategies Grade.   This grade is totally optional, but HIGHLY recommended, as it can provide a welcome boost to your grade at the end of the course.  Why did I do this????

Research suggests that in order for students to develop the ability to be life long learners, it is essential that they:

Because I value the effort that goes into true learning, I want to give you the opportunity to "showcase" some of this process and have it count towards your semester grade in some accountable way.   Different people need different levels of involvement with different parts and components of the course, so you have great flexibility in creating your Success Strategies Grade.  I hope that participating in this option helps you find your work much more personally satisfying, and encourages you to develop and refine habits that help you become a more autonomous, independent thinker, problem solver and learner. These characteristics will take you far!

The Success Strategies Grade allows you to receive credit for some or all of the activities listed under Options to Work With and helps you be an active participant in the course.  Taking advantage of this option helps you develop and refine work habits that help maximize your learning. 

Important Notes:

During the semester, you can use these options to accumulate up to 100 points as a Success Strategy Grade.  At the end of the semester, you have 3 options for this grade:

 

To see the Success Strategy Options available to you, click below

Options to Work With

I will post examples  for how some student grades could be impacted by using a Success Strategies Grade in the near future.

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