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Calculate Current and Cumulative Grades Using the Grading Method

Samdom For Peace

Great Students,
I greet you this day,
Procrastination is inimical to time.
The fact that Mr. C does not deduct any penalty due to late homework assignments should not make you to procrastinate.
The method used to calculate your final grade is known as the Weighted Average Method
This implies that the different forms of assessments have different weights.
The course syllabus provides a detailed example of the calculation of your final grade.
More examples are also explained in Questions $25$ and $27$ of this website
Considering the fact that you are taking a mathematics course, it is important that you use the information provided in the course syllabus and calculate your grades yourself.
Then, you can verify your calculations with this calculator.
You may use this calculator and determine your current and cumulative grades anytime.
Hopefully, this will guide you in your decision towards a successful completion of the course.
Please do not request to know your grades by email or text message. I shall not send any grade to you via email or text message.
Please use the school's LMS (Learning Management System) to see your grade.
You can confirm the grade you see in the LMS with your calculations, and also confirm it with this calculator.
If there is any discrepancy, please contact me via the school's system.
FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) law restricts me from sending any grade via email or text message to you.
I did not make the law. I am just abiding by the law. I hope you understand.

For Online/Hybrid Students:
(1.) The topic(s) to be covered each week are listed in the Tentative Class Calendar of the course syllabus.
(2.) It is expected that you complete the topic(s) in the assignments once they are assigned for the week.
(3.) Please calculate your current grade based on those weekly topics only.
(4.) The cumulative grade is based on all the topics (both covered and yet to cover).
(5.) Please review the Examples provided at the bottom of each form. Click on an example (a tab) to show it. Click again to hide it.
(6.) All the topics have already been assigned to you. You do not need to wait for me to cover it before you begin to work on them. You are welcome to work ahead.

For Traditional/Hybrid Students:
(1.) The topic(s) to be covered in each class session are listed in the Tentative Class Calendar of the course syllabus.
(2.) It is expected that you complete the topic(s) in the assignments once they are covered.
(3.) Please calculate your current grade based on the topics that have been covered only.
(4.) The cumulative grade is based on all the topics (both covered and yet to cover).
(5.) Please review the Examples provided at the bottom of each form.
(6.) All the topics have already been assigned to you. You do not need to wait for me to cover it before you begin to work on them. You are welcome to work ahead.

Should you have any questions, please contact me via the school's system.
Thank you.

Samuel Chukwuemeka
Working together for success

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MAT-110 and MAT-143 (Online 8-weeks)


Example 1

Let us assume that you want to find out your current grade in Week $2$ (second week of the course).
According to the course syllabus:
After Week $1$:
(1.) The MOM assignment on Numbers should have been completed.
MOM assignment on Numbers is $60$ points.
The entire MOM assignments are $500$ points.

(2.) DB $1$ should have been completed.
DB $1$ is $100\%$.

These are the assessments that should have been completed after Week $1$
For a student who made:
$45$ points on the MOM assignment on Numbers and
$90\%$ on DB $1$
Let us calculate the current grade and the cumulative grade.

Current Grade
Assessments Weight ($\%$) Your Score ($\%$) Weighted Score
MOM Assignments $65\%$

$45$ $60$

$= 0.75 = 75\%$

$4875$
DB $1$ $2\%$ $90\%$ $180$
$\Sigma Weights = 67\%$ $\Sigma Weighted\:\:Scores = 5055$
$ Current\:\:Grade = \dfrac{\Sigma Weighted\:\:Scores}{\Sigma Weights} \\[5ex] Current\:\:Grade = \dfrac{5055}{67} \\[5ex] Current\:\:Grade = 75.44776119\% $


Cumulative Grade (The Weighted Total on Blackboard)
Assessments Weight ($\%$) Your Score ($\%$) Weighted Score
MOM Assignments $65\%$

$45$ $500$

$= 0.09 = 9\%$

$585$
DB $1$ $2\%$ $90\%$ $180$
$\Sigma \:\:Total\:\:Weights = 100\%$ $\Sigma Weighted\:\:Scores = 765$
$ Cumulative\:\:Grade = \dfrac{\Sigma Weighted\:\:Scores}{\Sigma Total\:\:Weights} \\[5ex] Cumulative\:\:Grade = \dfrac{765}{100} \\[5ex] Cumulative\:\:Grade = 7.65\% $

Example 2: MAT-110

Let us assume that you want to find out your midterm grade (grade after Week $4$).
According to the course syllabus:
After Week $4$:
(1.) The MOM assignments on Numbers; Ratios and Rates; Proportions; Percents; Measurements, Units, and Conversions; and Temperature and Rate Conversions should have been completed.
MOM assignment on Numbers is $60$ points.
MOM assignment on Ratios and Rates is $10$ points.
MOM assignment on Proportions is $11$ points.
MOM assignment on Percents is $64$ points.
MOM assignment on Measurements, Units, and Conversions is $70$ points.
MOM assignment on Temperature and Rate Conversions is $10$ points.
The MOM assignments up until the midterm are worth $225$ points.
The entire MOM assignments are $500$ points.

(2.) DB $1$ should have been completed.
DB $1$ is $100\%$.

(3.) DB $2$ should have been completed.
DB $2$ is $100\%$.

(4.) DB $3$ should have been completed.
DB $3$ is $100\%$.

(5.) DB $4$ should have been completed.
DB $4$ is $100\%$.

(6.) Test $1$ should have been completed.
Test $1$ is $100\%$.

These are the assessments that should have been completed after Week $4$
For a student who made:
$200$ points on the MOM assignments
$90\%$ on DB $1$
$80\%$ on DB $2$
$85\%$ on DB $3$
$70\%$ on DB $4$
$75\%$ on Test $1$
Let us calculate the current grade and the cumulative grade.

Current Grade
Assessments Weight ($\%$) Your Score ($\%$) Weighted Score
MOM Assignments $65\%$

$200$ $225$

$= 0.888889 = 88.8889\%$

$5777.7778$
DB $1$ $2\%$ $90\%$ $180$
DB $2$ $2\%$ $80\%$ $160$
DB $3$ $2\%$ $85\%$ $170$
DB $4$ $2\%$ $70\%$ $140$
Test $1$ $5\%$ $75\%$ $375$
$\Sigma Weights = 78\%$ $\Sigma Weighted\:\:Scores = 6802.7778$
$ Current\:\:Grade = \dfrac{\Sigma Weighted\:\:Scores}{\Sigma Weights} \\[5ex] Current\:\:Grade = \dfrac{6802.7778}{78} \\[5ex] Current\:\:Grade = 87.2151\% $


Cumulative Grade (The Weighted Total on Blackboard)
Assessments Weight ($\%$) Your Score ($\%$) Weighted Score
MOM Assignments $65\%$

$200$ $500$

$= 0.4 = 40\%$

$2600$
DB $1$ $2\%$ $90\%$ $180$
DB $2$ $2\%$ $80\%$ $160$
DB $3$ $2\%$ $85\%$ $170$
DB $4$ $2\%$ $70\%$ $140$
Test $1$ $5\%$ $75\%$ $375$
$\Sigma \:\:Total\:\:Weights = 100\%$ $\Sigma Weighted\:\:Scores = 3625$
$ Cumulative\:\:Grade = \dfrac{\Sigma Weighted\:\:Scores}{\Sigma Total\:\:Weights} \\[5ex] Cumulative\:\:Grade = \dfrac{3625}{100} \\[5ex] Cumulative\:\:Grade = 36.25\% $

Example 2: MAT-143

Let us assume that you want to find out your midterm grade (grade after Week $4$).
According to the course syllabus:
After Week $4$:
(1.) The MOM assignments on Numbers; Percents; Measurements, Units, and Conversions; and Apportionment should have been completed.
MOM assignment on Numbers is $60$ points.
MOM assignment on Percents is $64$ points.
MOM assignment on Measurements, Units, and Conversions is $70$ points.
MOM assignment on Apportionment is $42$ points.
The MOM assignments up until the midterm are worth $236$ points.
The entire MOM assignments are $500$ points.

(2.) DB $1$ should have been completed.
DB $1$ is $100\%$.

(3.) DB $2$ should have been completed.
DB $2$ is $100\%$.

(4.) DB $3$ should have been completed.
DB $3$ is $100\%$.

(5.) DB $4$ should have been completed.
DB $4$ is $100\%$.

These are the assessments that should have been completed after Week $4$
For a student who made:
$200$ points on the MOM assignments
$90\%$ on DB $1$
$80\%$ on DB $2$
$85\%$ on DB $3$
$70\%$ on DB $4$
Let us calculate the current grade and the cumulative grade.

Current Grade
Assessments Weight ($\%$) Your Score ($\%$) Weighted Score
MOM Assignments $65\%$

$200$ $236$

$= 0.8474576271 = 84.74576271\%$

$5508.474576$
DB $1$ $2\%$ $90\%$ $180$
DB $2$ $2\%$ $80\%$ $160$
DB $3$ $2\%$ $85\%$ $170$
DB $4$ $2\%$ $70\%$ $140$
$\Sigma Weights = 73\%$ $\Sigma Weighted\:\:Scores = 6158.474576$
$ Current\:\:Grade = \dfrac{\Sigma Weighted\:\:Scores}{\Sigma Weights} \\[5ex] Current\:\:Grade = \dfrac{6158.474576}{73} \\[5ex] Current\:\:Grade = 84.36266542\% $


Cumulative Grade (The Weighted Total on Blackboard)
Assessments Weight ($\%$) Your Score ($\%$) Weighted Score
MOM Assignments $65\%$

$200$ $236$

$= 0.8474576271 = 84.74576271\%$

$5508.474576$
DB $1$ $2\%$ $90\%$ $180$
DB $2$ $2\%$ $80\%$ $160$
DB $3$ $2\%$ $85\%$ $170$
DB $4$ $2\%$ $70\%$ $140$
$\Sigma \:\:Total\:\:Weights = 100\%$ $\Sigma Weighted\:\:Scores = 6158.474576$
$ Cumulative\:\:Grade = \dfrac{\Sigma Weighted\:\:Scores}{\Sigma Total\:\:Weights} \\[5ex] Cumulative\:\:Grade = \dfrac{6158.474576}{100} \\[5ex] Cumulative\:\:Grade = 61.58474576\% $

Example 3

Final Grade (The Weighted Total on Blackboard)
Assessments Weight ($\%$) Your Score ($\%$) Weighted Score
MOM Assignments $65\%$

$450$ $500$

$= 0.9 = 90\%$

$5850$
DB $1$ $2\%$ $80\%$ $160$
DB $2$ $2\%$ $70\%$ $140$
DB $3$ $2\%$ $85\%$ $170$
DB $4$ $2\%$ $75\%$ $150$
DB $5$ $2\%$ $90\%$ $180$
DB $6$ $2\%$ $95\%$ $190$
DB $7$ $2\%$ $100\%$ $200$
DB $8$ $1\%$ $100\%$ $100$
Test $1$ $5\%$ $85\%$ $425$
Test $2$ $5\%$ $80\%$ $400$
Final Exam $10\%$ $70\%$ $700$
$\Sigma \:\:Total\:\:Weights = 100\%$ $\Sigma Weighted\:\:Scores = 8665$
$ Final\:\:Grade = \dfrac{\Sigma Weighted\:\:Scores}{\Sigma Total\:\:Weights} \\[5ex] Final\:\:Grade = \dfrac{8665}{100} \\[5ex] Final\:\:Grade = 86.65 \approx 87\% = B $


Please be reminded (as stated in your course syllabus and the course announcements) that:
(1.) The final grade is the Weighted Total grade in your Blackboard gradebook.

(2.) The final grade is rounded to the nearest integer only one time
$86.512\% \approx 87\% \:\:\:while\:\:\: 86.499999999\% \approx 86\%$

(3.) Please DO NOT request for extra credit or bonus points.
I do not believe in extra credit or bonus points unless it is part of the school's policy.
I believe in giving ALL my students A LOT of oppportunities to succeed.
Hence, all assessments besides the DB assignments has already been released for you.
The final due dates for all those assessments besides the DB assignments is the date listed on your course syllabus without any deduction for late work.
Grades will still be entered weekly.
Grades will be updated weekly as you complete the assessments.

(4.) Should you have any questions, please contact me via the school's system.





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