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by relative_entropy
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:44 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: XKCD Character Creator
Replies: 3
Views: 2467

XKCD Character Creator

I made a little browser app where you can create custom xkcd characters: http://xkcdcc.weebly.com/files/theme/xkcdcc.html Have fun, play around, and let me know what you think. :) I'm thinking of this as an open source project. So, feel free to download my HTML and CSS files, download my Javascript ...
by relative_entropy
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Teachers, instructors, professors: When you assign homework, do you do the homework?
Replies: 9
Views: 3613

Teachers, instructors, professors: When you assign homework, do you do the homework?

I teach math and physics at a community college. In every class that I teach, I assign homework. Sometimes, I do all the homework that I assign. Other times, I feel like I don't have time to do it all. There have a been a few times when I taught a course, and I did every problem that I assigned. I w...
by relative_entropy
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:14 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Math without calculators
Replies: 33
Views: 18427

Math without calculators

I'm a math teacher at a community college, and I teach a course that includes the fundamentals of math, multiplying whole numbers, adding fractions, adding decimals, and so on. In most of the course, my students aren't allowed to use calculators. These rules aren't set by me, they're set by the admi...
by relative_entropy
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Student fury over 'impossible' economics exam
Replies: 4
Views: 5748

Re: Student fury over 'impossible' economics exam

The article seems to be saying that this question contains topics that the students were not told to study. For example, the students were told, "You'll have an exam on chapters 1 through 5." And then the exam contained a question from chapter 8. Something like that.
by relative_entropy
Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:32 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Extra time for tests
Replies: 28
Views: 6494

Re: Extra time for tests

I would like to hear more from rigwarl, Vangor, and others in this thread who are OK with giving extra time. rigwarl, how would you respond to my previous post? Would you agree that the way I handled the situation (grading the 10:30 students loosely) made the situation fairer? If you were in this si...
by relative_entropy
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Extra time for tests
Replies: 28
Views: 6494

Re: Extra time for tests

If an error was discovered, I would announce it to the second class, but then I would try to compensate for the unfairness. I've actually experienced this situation before. My 10:30 students pointed out that the wording of a question was confusing. I agreed, and I clarified it for my 12:30 class. Bu...
by relative_entropy
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:38 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Extra time for tests
Replies: 28
Views: 6494

Re: Extra time for tests

Sure thing- I briefly mentioned a funeral... You didn't really respond to me. Maybe there was some confusion because I've been accidentally posting under two different usernames, relative_entropy and navigatr85. I apologize if that caused some confusion. I didn't want you to respond about the diffe...
by relative_entropy
Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:02 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Extra time for tests
Replies: 28
Views: 6494

Re: Extra time for tests

Sure thing- I briefly mentioned a funeral... You didn't really respond to me. Maybe there was some confusion because I've been accidentally posting under two different usernames, relative_entropy and navigatr85. I apologize if that caused some confusion. I didn't want you to respond about the diffe...
by relative_entropy
Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:33 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Extra time for tests
Replies: 28
Views: 6494

Re: Extra time for tests

Thanks for your input. I like your idea of getting feedback from students and TAs. I'd like to hear more from rigwarl. I'd especially like to hear his thoughts on making students miss part of their next class, which I mentioned before. Or, I'd like to hear from other teachers who give their students...
by relative_entropy
Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0950: "Mystery Solved"
Replies: 80
Views: 19903

Re: 0950: "Mystery Solved"

Let's assume that Amelia didn't fly non-stop for the last 74 years. Let's say she landed to eat, sleep, re-fuel the plane, and so on. She might have been able to do this without getting recognized, if she landed in foreign countries, and/or wore a disguise, and/or used a fake name. Also, after a few...
by relative_entropy
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:29 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Extra time for tests
Replies: 28
Views: 6494

Re: Extra time for tests

Also, you can't really factor in student schedules. What if the teacher assigns an essay due next class (24 hours later)? Some students may effectively have half the waking hours to work on it than others have due to their personal schedules. Is that unfair? Isn't that a completely different issue?...
by relative_entropy
Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:39 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Extra time for tests
Replies: 28
Views: 6494

Extra time for tests

I teach at a community college. I was surprised to find out that a lot of my co-workers have no problem with letting their students stay in their classroom, past the scheduled ending time of the class, to finish a test. That seems unfair to me. Students might have other places to be after class, lik...

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