Discrete Mathematics Core Assessment: For this course, the assessment is based on a final exam. There will be 4 questions in each of the 8 categories, i.e. Synthesis, Analysis,… etc. Thus, there will be 32 questions total in the final exam. Furthermore, all 4 questions for each category should cover all 4 learning outcomes. Link to Class Rubric Grading: You will be able to track your average exactly throughout the course. The grading scale is as follows: A = 90%-100%; B = 80%-90%; C = 70%-80%; D = 60%-70%; F = 0-60%. You will know in advance the standards for each assignment. My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you to succeed in this class. Each student is responsible for: Completing Weekly Reading assignments Completing Weekly Discussions Completing Weekly Homework assignments Completing Weekly Self Checks and Quizzes Completing a Final Examination. This step is essential! Completing a Online Survey of Student Opinion of Teaching Reading Assignments: Students will be expected to read the assigned chapters in the textbook and the weekly Introduction and Supplement materials. The Online Discussions, Homework Assignments, Self Checks, Quizzes and Final Proctored Examination assume you have read the assigned readings. Class Participation (Online Discussions): Students should visit the discussion area and place a minimum 3 constructive posts per week. Homework, Self Checks, and Quizzes All assignments (including homework, self checks, and quizzes) should be completed on or before Sunday 11:59 pm Central time. Homework and quiz must be done independently. Do not post answers to quizzes or homework in the discussion threads. Note that weekly quiz 1 is to be taken on or before 11:59pm Central Time on Friday of the academic week to receive full credit (i.e., 4 points) for each correct answer. Between Saturday 12:00am Central Time and Sunday 11:59pm Central Time, each correct answer in weekly quiz 1 is worth 3 points. Weekly quiz 2 does not have this restriction. Proctored Examination: Final Examination - An examination will be taken in person during the 8th week of instruction at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location approved by the University where Park University sites are not available. It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week, who will be accepted and approved by the instructor. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found at the Park University website. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to me for approval. Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade. Some graduate courses may not require a proctored final examination. Grade Distribution: Assessments Course Home Introduction Course Home Self Check Weekly Discussion Weekly Homework Weekly Self Checks Weekly Quizzes Final Exam Total Points earned each week 4 Number of Weeks 1 Total Points Percentage (%) 4 0.3% 15 1 15 1.3% 12 12 30 80 256 7 7 7 7 1 84 84 210 560 256 1213 6.9% 6.9% 17.3% 46.2% 21.1% 100% Course Grading Scale: This subsection should list the grading scale and weighting for all of the graded work during a course. The grading scale must use the following scale below, and point totals for each letter grade must be included (see example below). Letter A B C D F Points 1091-1213 970-1090 849-969 727-848 Below 727 Late Submission of Course Materials: Percentage 90-100 % 80-89 % 70-79 % 60-69 % Below 60 % All assignments and quizzes must be completed by 11:59 pm Central Time on Sunday of the academic week. There will be 20% penalty for each day that a homework is turned in late. Students are not allowed to take a quiz that is scheduled beyond its due date. Classroom Rules of Conduct: Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1: Introduction to Discrete Mathematics as well as the concepts of combinatorial problems and techniques. Week 2: Mathematical Functions and Induction, and Logic. Week 3: Recurrence Relations and Algorithm. Week 4: Combinatorial Circuits and Binary Number System. Week 5: Graphs. Week 6: Trees. Week 7: Counting Techniques. Week 8: Review and Final Exam.