# COSC1337 Grade Calculations¶

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My gradebook (just an Excel Spreadsheet) is all set up to calculate the final grades for this course. I try to respect the scheme published in the Syllabus you got on the first day of class, but things are a bit different now.

The original plan looked like this:

• Homework (10 @ 10 points each) - 15%
• Labs (12 @ 30 points each) - 36%
• Exams (2 @ 150 points each) - 30%
• Group Project (1 @ 150 points) - 15%
• Attendance (Entered at 100 points on BB) - 4%

In the final analysis, we did this:

• Homeworks (4 @ 10 each) * LAB1: hypotenuse * LAB2: C++ Functions * C++ Class Setup * LAB4: Pool Balls * HW1: GitHub Setup * HW2: I35 Sim Setup * LAB5: Highway * LAB6; Linked Lists * LAB7: Vehicles (Group Project) * LAB8: Passing (Group Project) * LAB9: Mandelbrot (Group Project
• Individual Labs: 1,2,3,5 (4 @ 30 each)
• Group Labs: 4,5,6,7 (4 * 30 each)
• Exams (2 @ 150 each)
• Attendance: 100

The total you should see on Blackboard is 680 points.

Based on the number of projects we worked in each category, here is the weighting I am going to use:

• Homework = 5%
• Individual Labs: 30%
• Group Labs: 30%
• Exams : 30%
• Attendance: 5%

## Blackboard Score Conversion¶

..warning:

You cannot just look at the Blackboard Total and figure out a grade from
that. You must apply the formula below to calculate the final grade.


Here is the formula I am using to convert your Blackboard numbers to a final grade:

• HWtotal * 0.125
• IndLabTotal * 0.25
• GroupLab Total * 0.25
• ExamTotal * 0.1
• Attendance * 0.05

That formula is working in Excel now, and my gradebook, and my Blackboard totals matchs:1 the number you should see in Blackboard.