Grades on Canvas

I have begun posting Finance 4335 numeric course grades to Canvas. To date, we have had three class meetings, two quizzes, and two problem sets (problem set 1 and the student questionnaire which was graded on a (0, 100) basis). The only item on this list which does not yet have recorded grades is problem set 1, which was turned in yesterday. Since we haven’t had any exams yet, the course grade which now appears on Canvas was calculated using the following equation:

Current Course Numeric Grade = (.10(Class Attendance) + .10(Quizzes) + .20(Problem Sets))/.4

Or course, this is simply a special case of the final course numeric grade equation given in the course syllabus:

Final Course Numeric Grade = .10(Class Attendance) + .10(Quizzes) + .20(Problem Sets) + Max{.20(Midterm Exam 1) + .20(Midterm Exam 2) + .20(Final Exam), .20(Midterm Exam 1) + .40(Final Exam), .20(Midterm Exam 2) + .40(Final Exam)}

As time passes and I continue to collect grade data from you, the grades as reported on Canvas will be posted on a timely basis. Once Midterm 1 grades are determined, then the Canvas course grade will be calculated using the following equation:

Course Numeric Grade after Midterm 1 = (.10(Class Attendance) + .10(Quizzes) + .20(Problem Sets) + .20(Midterm 1))/.6

Once Midterm 2 grades are determined, then the following equation will be used:

Course Numeric Grade after Midterm 2 = (.10(Class Attendance) + .10(Quizzes) + .20(Problem Sets) + .20(Midterm 1) + .20(Midterm 2))/.8

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