Saturday, October 13, 2012

Getting Caught Up - Grades, Blog Posts, and Baseball

I have now enabled Moodle and put some data there that you might want to verify.  First, on the left you should see a link to Grades.  Click that.  There should be 4 entries.  The first is your alias.  The other three are homework scores.  Each submission is worth 10 points.  You should also see a file near the top called Blog Participation Matrix.  There should be an x for each post you have done.

If you believe there is a discrepancy, please let me know as soon as possible, so we can fix the problem.

When the midterm has been graded the scores will be entered into the Grades area in Moodle.  After the sixth blog post I will also do grades and comments for those.  Soon after, I'd like to meet with you to discuss your blogging and what you might do to improve things.  Those meetings will occur outside regular class time and will need to be scheduled.

Monday is our review session.  To makes that session worthwhile, you should come ready with your questions/issues.  Of course, the midterm is Wednesday.  It's written and photo copied.  You really shouldn't need a calculator to do it, but you can bring one if it makes you feel more comfortable to do so.  There is a blog post due this Thursday.  The prompt for it has been posted, so  if you'd like yo you can get it done early.

Finally I'm grateful that the Yankees made it to the next round and especially that yesterday's game started at 4 PM.  I fell asleep in the middle of the game on Thursday.  I hope I can make it through the ninth inning this evening.


  1. For the exam should we be memorizing/knowing all of the equations given to us in the Excel homeworks?

  2. There won't be any computations to do on the test but your understanding of the implications of those formulas will be tested in qualitative way. So I would say no to memorization but yes to having a sense of what is going on.