Feb 21, 2022Liked by Robert Talbert

Thank for the variety of articles that you post: specific practical examples like this help cement the broader concept articles.

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Interesting to see a case study. I thought the homework reports were especially useful.

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This is a great example. I've used something similar when teaching Calculus 1 with problems and concepts, but the idea of the modeling standards is great. Do you have a link to all the standards? Has Joshua written in a more detailed way about all the learning objectives. I also really like how the bar is high for an "A". I think it's ok to have high standards while also helping to clearly articulate them and help students to achieve them.

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Thank you for this insightful case study. I really liked the "Revision Form" prompts, as I have been readjusting my revision policies lately. I have a few technical questions that could help me with my own grading system:

1. If a student submits a revision form, and it turns out there's still issues with it, do you give feedback and another chance to revise, or just let them try a new attempt? I generally let students revise it until I'm totally convinced they get everything in it.

2. How many times are tasks reassessed in exams 1-5? You mention 8-11 tasks per exam, which is 40-55 tasks total throughout the class, and given there's 37 tasks total, it means that some tasks are not reassessed in in-class exams more than once. How do you pick the tasks to reassess?

3. How much time is given for exams (8-11 tasks each) versus the office hours reattempts for each task?

4. Is technology such as calculators, desmos, wolfram alpha, and symbolab allowed during exams?

5. Are the exams proctored in-class or take home without proctoring?

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