Yesterday we met in the computer lab, 4-109 and we will be there all week. I returned the Simpsons homework to the classes and debriefed how it was graded. Students who scored less than a 70% were asked to have parents sign it and return it today or have silent lunch. They were also given the opportunity to correct their mistakes for 10 additional points. I reminded them that not all questions on my assignments are worth the same number of points and the ones that require more thoughts and actions are worth more. I equated that with this example: "If you are going to McDonald's and I ask you to remember to order me a small fry, in life, that's a 2 point problem. But if we are standing next to a nuclear missile and I ask you to help deactivate it, in life, that's a 50 point problem." The moral; don't skip the 50 point problems for a small fry.
We went over what would be included in the 4 week grades, what would be on today's quiz.
- How many species of octopi might be found in this special area called an ecotone?
- What conditions are necessary for octopi to thrive?
- Is there anything special about this area that would allow so many octopi to be in this small area?