Ask me whether you are presenting in the 1st or 2nd session today. Partners present separately.
During your session today you must stand by your project (tape all components up, including the bibliography)
to present your project to classmates and answer their questions. During the other session today you'll be doing
By the end, turn in your project components, peer review, and self
evaluation. I'm sorry that I can only spend a limited amount of time on each project
(so I can get around), but I'll look at your project more carefully later!
Peer Review: You should spend the entire research session engaging in mathematical discussions and reflections
and the depth of the peer review comments is a part of your grade. Continue peer review until I call time.
During your research session, if you are waiting for someone to come hear
you, then listen to your neighbors and do a partial peer review of their
project, but stay by your project.
- Name of the person and the topic
- List all the mathematical connections in the project, including what the equations represent
- How much time and effort does it look like they
put into their work, as compared to your own effort?
[2 = more than me, 1 = about the same as me, 0 = less than me]
- Invent a question about the project and ask it. Write down your question
and the person's answer.
- What was the most interesting thing you learned?
- What is your favorite part or the strongest part of their project?
- Give suggestions for improvement related to the criteria (see below)
Self Evaluation: Answer the following after you have presented your
- Your name and topic
- What would you have improved about your project?
- What did you feel went well?
- What would you have included with more time and space?
Final Exam Research Presentations Criteria
I won't have time to update ASULearn - your final grade will be available at Appalnet/Registrar by
Exams are 50%, projects are 25%, participation is 10% and these presentations are
15%, so, with a good final project,
many of your letter grades won't change too much (or at all) from the letter grade
estimate on test 3.
The weighted average out of 100 is .5×Exams + .25×Projects + .10×Participation + .15×Presentations.
- information with clear mathematical connections
- information that is in your own words
- mathematical breakthroughs and their timeframes (can use ~ or a range
of dates if a specific year is not known)
- real-life applications and modern significance
- important contributions from diverse scientists or mathematicians and
- interesting mathematical pictures that relate
- related equations
- attractive and professional two-page typed product and an annotated
- depth, clarity, and creativity
- many different types of sources, including scholarly references and library sources
A (outstanding-Exceptional Achievement) A ≥93
90≤ A- < 93
B (very good-Extensive Achievement) 87 ≤ B+ <90
83 ≤ B <87 80≤ B- < 83
C (satisfactory-Acceptable Proficiency)
77 ≤ C+ <80
73 ≤ C <77 70≤ C- < 73
I've done some preliminary optimistic "what if"
calculations of A or B on this project to see if that makes any difference.
In some cases recent absences impacting participation, or these presentations can change the letter
Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to stop by office hours next semester to discuss your
final project feedback or anything else and happy break!
My office hours are always open to you in the future--feel free to stop by anytime.
It was great working with you this semester. Have a great break!