Grading for Math 8: College Algebra

First, all of the gory details are in the syllabus.  This is a summary of what is there, but you are responsible for everything in the greensheet.

Most importantly, there are three exams: <style type="text/css">


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Date Exam Weight
3/11/13 Midterm Exam 1 25%
4/12/13 Midterm Exam 2 25%
5/22/13 Final Exam 30%

The remaining 20% of the grade is based on your completion of the problem sets by the end of the course. Do note that the problem sets are a great way to practice for exam.

Combining your scores on the exams and the problems sets will create your final score. This will be translated to a letter grade according to this table:

Score Grade
94% and above A
93% - 90% A-
89% - 87% B+
86% - 84% B
83% - 80% B-
79% - 77% C+
76% - 74% C
73% - 70% C-
69% - 67% D+
66% - 64% D
63% - 60% D
below 60% F

Students who intend to use this course to satisfy the mathematical concepts requirements for general education must earn a grade of C or higher. For a more thorough explanation of the mathematical concepts requirements for general education, see the SJSU Catalogue