See below for the the instructions and practice problems for the Final Exam in Calculus I with Joe Champion, Spring 2013:
Standards Based Grading
Creating Unit Tests
Choose one of the following, saving the result in your homework portfolio:
- Read the blog posts linked on this page (there are more posts linked in the comments also!) and write your thoughts about Standards Based Grading; some questions to consider:
- is this something you would like to try in your classes?
- Is this a possibility (ie. your administration gives you the freedom on how to assess)?
- What difficulties do you foresee?
- Do you already assess this way?
- Create a test from scratch by (more-or-less) following the one procedure for writing unit tests document.
Discuss Homework from Week 8
- Reading discussion (15min)
- Project outline discussion (15min)
Learning Intentions & Success Criteria
- What are learning intentions and success criteria?
- blog post
- Modeling using Learning Intentions and Success Criteria
- Wanko’s Japanese Puzzles (High School, Middle School)
- In-class Activity: plan mini-lesson (45min)
- teach/present lesson (30min)
Continue working on your alternative assessment project. Seriously, make some tangible progress. You’ll feel better.
The second exam in Calculus I focuses on content from sections 3.1-3.6 and 3.9 in the textbook. Tasks on the exam are similar to those in the WebAssign homework and quizzes. I’ve also pulled together some conceptually-oriented practice exercises to help you stretch your understanding of derivatives prior to the exam.