Timelss Notes

Timeless Announcements

These are announcements which will hold true most semesters. There will be other announcements posted (as postings) on the front (Home) page.

Grades in WO

When you view your grades in WesternOnline (WO), at the top you should see “Final Calculated Grade,”* a ‘weight achieved’ fraction, and a Grade (as a percent). This grade (as a percent) should be pretty accurate†.  If it seems incorrect, contact Dr. Olsen. (*BTW, ‘Final’ here means current.)

†Grades from MyMathLab (MML) are synced to WO periodically (but not automatically). One reason the grade shown on WO may be slightly inaccurate is if there are MML grades that have not been synced over yet.

Don’t Miss These Subtleties

This is a list of subtleties. These may appear to be *trivial. However, they are actually very important–upon which, seemingly more interesting facts/concepts are built.. The successful student not only knows these facts automatically, but can also explain why. 100% is 1. This is consistent (well, it should be, all math is consistent) with the …

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Great list on classroom environment

‘Be picky’ and 24 other great tips for teachers on how to manage a classroom. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2014/10/22/be-picky-and-24-other-great-tips-for-teachers-on-how-to-manage-a-classroom/ NOTE: ‘Be picky’ is not really on the list (it is just the click-bait). In fact, being a little flexible is better than being picky.

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