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#1 shanezomom

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:34 PM

Ds loved biology and Zumdahl chemistry which were year-long classes with labs taught by strong teachers through co-op. This year he is working through and loving Life of Fred trigonometry and statistics on his own, and because he prob won't major in STEM, we went with Hewitt/Conceptual Physics. From Sept until last week, he read through all the sections, worked the extra problems booklet and it's the only class he has actively disliked and grumbled about. He worked quickly to get it over with.

To assess his comprehension, I found a final exam online last week and ds worked through it over a couple days, showed his calculations, and then corrected the few he got wrong to make sure he understood his mistakes. He just started using his daily physics time to start Python programming which he is thrilled about. . . Can we call it a day with physics? Do I award a full credit even though he worked very quickly through it? Im not sure how to grade him in this case - he made some mistakes but knew where to go to correct himself and cement the concept.

#2 GoodGrief

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:46 PM

Sounds good to me! :-)



#3 EKS

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:16 PM

I'd give him a credit and an A.

#4 MarkT

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:00 AM

Looks like he completed a conceptual physics course.

Too bad he didn't enjoy it.  At least he knows what he won't be majoring in college.