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MAT244-2014F => MAT244 Misc => Topic started by: Marcus Tutert on September 24, 2014, 10:36:58 PM

Title: Quiz #1 Error
Post by: Marcus Tutert on September 24, 2014, 10:36:58 PM
Hi,
I was wondering if it would be possible to look at maybe discounting the first quiz that we took today. A error with one of the problems was announced at the very end of the alloted time, and in the end we were given maybe 5-7 minutes extra to work on the problem with the correction that was given. For myself, since I spent the majority of my time on trying to figure out the problem (albeit unsuccesfully due to the error), I had virtually 5 minutes in the end to now do 2 problem in a span that was extremely short. I understand that errors do occur on quizzes and tests, but I feel like in a situation like this, where we have time constraints and the like, that this quiz was extremely unfair. As a result, I think we should either take our best 4/5 quizzes or simply discount this quiz for this reason.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Quiz #1 Error
Post by: Victor Ivrii on September 25, 2014, 02:30:08 AM
Yes, indeed: I broke my eyeglasses and used really old ones (so missed factor $y$). L5101 noticed the error but not L5102. Prof. Milman had no cellphone so I could not reach him

 TA who marks this Quiz (Andrew) has been instructed to consider a correct solution for L5102: Not exact and no integrating  factors in the form $\mu(x)$ or $\mu (y)$.
Title: Re: Quiz #1 Error
Post by: Marcus Tutert on September 25, 2014, 02:19:13 PM
I was more reffering to L5102, who did have the correction found, but only at the last few minutes of class, giving us little time to complete it. I think its fair if we were to take the best 4/5 quizzes for that reason-ensuring that this mistake doesn't cost people the marks on their quiz
Title: Re: Quiz #1 Error
Post by: Victor Ivrii on September 25, 2014, 02:27:31 PM
I was more reffering to L5102, who did have the correction found, but only at the last few minutes of class, giving us little time to complete it. I think its fair if we were to take the best 4/5 quizzes for that reason-ensuring that this mistake doesn't cost people the marks on their quiz
We'll discuss it with the class coordinator. May be some bonus for vigilantism. But I gave you some extra time.