Elementary Math Models -- Fall 2017
Information about the first exam
Our first exam will be Friday, 9/15/2017. If you want your
course grade to include credit for more than just your exam scores
(such as homework, in class worksheets), you should be compiling
BRING YOUR PORTFOLIO TO THE EXAM for me to review. Also BE SURE TO PICK IT UP
BEFORE YOU LEAVE after the exam. Directions for making your portfolio are here.
The first exam will cover Chapter 1 and sections 2.1 and 2.2 of the
exam will include a variety of types of questions. Like homework
assignments, there may be reading comprehension, math skills, and
problem in context items. There may also be some multiple choice
items like the "clicker questions" we have seen in class several times.
To help you study, I am providing a sample exam: CLICK
HERE. The formulas that appear on
the cover of the sample exam will also be provided on the real
exam. It is up to you to know what the equations are for and how
to use them. The sample exam is one I gave in an earlier
For that class, the first exam covered one additional section of the
text, so some of the items on the sample exam are not relevant to our
exam. These items can be disregarded.
Be advised that this is not
review. It serves merely to illustrate a mix of question styles
conceptual understanding, definitions and notation) and the approximate
you can expect. In general, an exam on a body of material cannot
directly test every single topic or idea covered. There is not
enough time. So, in making up an exam, I have to choose certain
things to include and others to leave out. The same is true of
the sample exam. But do not assume that the real exam will
include and leave out exactly the same topics as the sample exam.
There will almost certainly be things on the sample exam that do not
appear on the real exam, and vice versa.
Some time will be spent on review for the exam in class on Tuesday,
9/12. At that time we can discuss the sample exam,
homework questions, or any other questions that arise as you study for
the exam. I strongly recommend that you do most of your
preparation for the exam before Tuesday's class, including working
on the sample exam. A solution key to the sample exam will also
be posted sometime before the exam.