Student Assessment in Math 2

I will be using a variety of assessment strategies, whether it be the regular tests, quizzes, and homework assignments, or other creative manners through with can demonstrate your mastery of skills/concepts (i.e. model building, producing videos/movies, teaching peers, etc ...) Your evaluation throughout the course will be comprised of following components:

All work will be evaluated for some or all of the following assessment criteria:

(1) Knowledge/Understanding of skills and concepts

(2) Application of the skills/concepts in modeling scenarios

(3) Thinking/Inquiry/Problem Solving related to either pure or applied math

(4) Your ability to communicate your knowledge



The percentage grade you earn in the course is comprised of the following:


Major Assessments

Major assessments are usually the summative tests that take place at the end of each major unit and evaluate students' understanding of a wide range of concepts learned over a period of several weeks. Furthermore, one paper is assigned each semester so that the students gain experience in mathematical investigation and modeling tasks.

44 %

Minor Assessments

Minor assessments usually take the form of quizzes and assignments that focus on a small number of concepts learned over the previous few classes. They allow the teacher the opportunity to provide valuable feedback to the students on the accuracy of their solutions and their comprehension of the material.

28 %


Homework tasks are designed to practice concepts learned in recent lessons. Since mistakes are considered to be an important part of the learning process, homework tasks are graded on completion and effort rather than the accuracy of the work.

8 %

Semester Exam

A cumulative final exam is given to assess mastery of all topics studied over the course of the semester.

20 %