Webwork and the 5 rule webwork is an online homework

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WeBWorK (and the 5% Rule) WeBWorK is an online homework system that offers instant, automatic feedback. It is a good way to reinforce computational skills. There are two categories of WeBWorK assignments. The weekly assignments are meant to review most of the course content from a week. The pre-lecture assignments are based on pre-lecture readings and videos. They are short, meant to encourage you to actively preview material that will be coming up in lecture. The “email instructor” button on WeBWorK should only be used for technical issues with the WeBWorK software. It does not, as the name unfortunately suggests, connect to your instructor. For questions about the mathematical content of a homework question, you can go to Piazza, office hours, or the MLC. The 5% Rule: Each problem submitted to WeBWorK is given a point-weight and your total WebWork score will be counted out of 95% of the total number of WeBWork points. Thus, if there are a total of 400 WeBWork points this term, you can get 20 points worths of them wrong and still get the full 10% allocated to WeBWork problems. This is not intended as a point give-away. It is intended to account for the fact that, early in the semester, you will take some time to master using WeBWorK and we do not have the resources to evaluate every request for accommodation for every technical glitch you run into. Any requests for accommodation regarding WeBWorK points due to alleged WeBWorK glitches, formatting errors, computer crashes etc. are by default covered by the 5% rule. Old-School Homework (OSH) An important goal in this course that may not be familiar from your high school math experience is learning how to communicate mathematics. Much of the work you do in this course will be submitted electronically through the WeBWorK interface. This automated system gives students the opportunity to get instant feedback on their work which can accelerate the learning process. Unfortunately, it does not help students build their communication skills, mathematical or oth- erwise. To address this issue, you have another type of homework: Old-School Homework, or OSH. OSH problems are typically open-ended, giving you experience with problem solving and with mathematical communication. Part of your mark on the OSH will involve clear communication. This means using words and sentences in grammatically correct ways to help the reader make sense of your mathematical symbols and equations. Examples that illustrate our expectations are posted next to some early assignments. These examples should serve as guides to help you build a clear picture of what we mean by mathematical communication. There are two errors that students make with regard to this expectation of clear communication: saying too little and saying too much. Look over the examples carefully to gauge whether you are making one of these errors. For comments University of British Columbia Vancouver p. 4
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  • Derivative, Academia, University of British Columbia Vancouver

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