Final exam results and regrade requests

Dear all,

The final exam results have been announced on Gradescope. Regrade requests for the final exam will be opened at 20:00 on January 15, 2020 and closed at 20:00 on January 16, 2020.

Best regards,
MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 15.01.2020 under Uncategorized

Make-up Exam Place has changed

Dear Students,

The place of the make-up exam has changed to M203.

The make-up exam will be held on January 13, at 9:30 in M203.

Note that you need to send an email to benli(at)metu.edu.tr if you are planning to take the make-up exam.

Best,


Posted by math 111 on 10.01.2020 under Uncategorized

Sample solutions for the Final Exam

Dear all,

You can reach the sample solutions for the Final Exam from this link.

Best regards,
MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 10.01.2020 under Uncategorized

Information about the make-up exam

Dear all,

If you have missed an exam and are eligible to take a make-up exam (with an official excuse), then you are automatically allowed to take the final exam. If you obtained an NA grade due to a missing exam and are eligible to take a make-up exam, please send an e-mail to Gökhan Benli (at benli@metu.edu.tr) as soon as possible so that you can take the final. (The exam places will be updated tomorrow on 9 January 2020, Thursday. So you should check whether you have assigned an exam place by tomorrow evening.)

Even if you have not obtained an NA grade, in order to take the make-up exam, you should send Gökhan Benli (at benli@metu.edu.tr) an e-mail explaining why you missed your exam and whether you have an official report documenting your excuse.

The make-up exam will be held on 13 January 2020, Monday at 09:30 in M-102. The make-up exam topics are the same as the final exam topics.

Best regards,

MATH111 Coordination


Posted by math 111 on 08.01.2020 under Uncategorized

Final exam places are announced

Dear all,

Your final exam places are now announced on the Student Information System.

If you are planning to attend the earlier final exam session due to a schedule conflict (as mentioned in this post), you should ignore the exam place written in the SIS and should take the final exam at 11:15 in M-203 on January 10, 2020.

Best regards,

MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 07.01.2020 under Uncategorized

Final exam topics and places

Dear all,

As you know, our final exam will take place on January 10, 2020 at 13:30. The final exam includes all topics listed in the syllabus and covered in class. The exam places will be announced on January 9, 2020, Thursday. Be aware that your final exam places will be different than your midterm places.

Study well and make sure that you read the previous announcement if you have an exam schedule conflict,

Best regards,

MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 03.01.2020 under Uncategorized

Important announcement regarding the exam schedule conflict / Final tarihi çakışmasına ilişkin önemli duyuru

Dear all,

As you know, our final exam will take place on January 10, 2010, Friday at 13:30. However, there are also other departmental exams conducted at the time (such as MATH367) and some of the students are taking these exams.

For this reason, we will hold another final exam session on January 10, 2010, Friday starting at 11:15 and ending at 13:15. Those students who have exam schedule conflicts should attend to this session. Be aware that, if you are going to take the MATH367 final exam, you will not be able to leave the classroom and you shall take the MATH367 final in the exact same classroom. (We have made arrangements with Mahmut Kuzucuoğlu regarding this.) If you have a final exam other than that of MATH367, then you will be escorted to your exam place after the MATH111 final ends. Read the following instructions.

  • THOSE WHO NEED TO ATTEND THIS EXTRA FINAL EXAM SESSION SHOULD SEND AN E-MAIL TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: wwwma111@metu.edu.tr

  • IN THIS E-MAIL, YOU SHOULD SPECIFY YOUR NAME, YOUR STUDENT ID AND THE OTHER COURSE WHOSE FINAL SCHEDULE CONFLICTS OURS.

  • E-MAILS SENT TO OTHER E-MAIL ADDRESSES WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT AND MAY RESULT IN YOU NOT BEING ABLE TO TAKE THIS EXAM. (EVEN IF YOU SENT THE E-MAIL TO AN INSTRUCTOR’S E-MAIL ADDRESS.)

  • SEND YOUR E-MAIL BY JANUARY 8, 2020, 23:59. E-MAILS SENT AFTER THIS WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

Best regards,

MATH111 Coordination.

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Sevgili öğrenciler,

Bildiğiniz gibi, final sınavımız 10 Ocak 2020, Cuma günü 13:30 saatinde yapılacaktır. Ancak, bölümde aynı vakitte yapılacak başka derslerin finalleri de var (mesela MATH367 gibi) ve bazı öğrencilerin bu finallere de girmeleri gerekiyor.

Bu nedenle, 10 Ocak 2020, Cuma günü 11:15’te başlayacak ve 13:15’te bitecek ikinci bir final seansı yapılacaktır. Finalleri çakışan öğrencilerin bu seansa katılmaları gerekmektedir. Eğer çakışan finaliniz MATH367 finaliyse, bu durumda sınıftan çıkmanıza izin verilmeyecek ve MATH367 finaline aynı sınıfta gireceksiniz. (Mahmut Hoca’mız ile bu konunun detayları konuşuldu.) Eğer çakışan finaliniz başka bir dersin finaliyse, bu durumda MATH111 finali bittikten sonra çakışan finalinize gireceğiniz sınıfa kadar bizzat bırakılacaksınız. Aşağıdaki yönergeleri dikkatlice okuyun.

  • BU EKSTRA FİNAL SEANSINA GİRMEK İSTEYEN ÖĞRENCİLERİN ŞU ADRESE E-POSTA YOLLAMASI GEREKMEKTEDİR: wwwma111@metu.edu.tr

  • YOLLAYACAĞINIZ BU E-POSTADA, İSMİNİZ, ÖĞRENCİ NUMARANIZ VE FİNALİ ÇAKIŞAN DİĞER DERSİNİZİN İSMİNİ BELİRTMENİZ GEREKMEKTEDİR.


  • DİĞER E-POSTA ADRESLERİNE YOLLANAN E-POSTALAR DİKKATE ALINMAYACAKTIR VE SINAVA GİREMEMENİZLE SONUÇLANABİLİR. (YOLLADIĞINIZ E-POSTA BAŞKA BİR HOCANIN E-POSTA ADRESİNE YOLLANMIŞ OLSA BİLE.)

  • İLGİLİ E-POSTALARINIZI 8 OCAK 2020 GÜNÜ SAAT 23:59‘A KADAR YOLLAMANIZ GEREKMEKTEDİR. BUNDAN SONRA YOLLANAN E-POSTALAR DİKKATE ALINMAYACAKTIR.

Sevgilerimizle,

MATH111 Koordinasyonu.


Posted by math 111 on 03.01.2020 under Uncategorized

Midterm 3 results and regrade requests

Dear all,

Your Midterm 3 results have been announced on Gradescope. The regrade period will be between January 3, 2020, 13:00 and January 5, 2020, 13:00.

Before making regrade requests, please read the following manual:

Here are the steps that you should follow before sending a regrade request:

  1. Read the sample solutions.
  2. Read the sample solutions once more.
  3. Read your own solution.
  4. You are able to see the grading rubric (located on the right when you display your paper), which means that you should be able to figure out where you lost/take points either by looking at the rubric (points you take are the highlighted items in the rubric) or the comment section or the markings on your paper.
  5. Read the rubric, the comment section and the markings on your paper.
  6. Decide whether or not there is an inconsistency with the rubric and your grading.
  7. If so, send a regrade request. If not, do not send a regrade request.

What is and What is not an acceptable regrade request?

  • You should keep in mind that we do not possess mind-reading abilities and consequently, while grading, we can only grade what we see on your exam paper not what was on your mind. This is exactly why “I didn’t mean that but I actually meant that…” is not an acceptable reason to send a regrade request.
  • You should also keep in mind that most of us have been doing this job for a long time and we have a pretty good idea of what solution deserves how many points. For this reason, it does not matter what you believe your solution deserves, and hence “I believe my solution deserves more…” is not an acceptable reason to send a regrade request either. In other words, we are not going to accept any regrade request objecting or arguing the grading rubric itself!
  • The regrading period allows students to realize their mistakes and to provide double-check opportunities with their exam papers in case of possible errors, such as submission of the wrong/missing rubric item(s). We expect you to decide whether or not there is such an inconsistency, and if so, then send a regrade request.
  • Do not send a regrade request just because you can not understand where your mistakes are.  You should be able to compare solution key and grading rubric with your solution.
  • Note that sending regrade request does not always mean that you will get an extra credit, in fact, in some cases it may also lead to lose credit.

Perhaps, we should finally point out that if you try to abuse the Gradescope’s regrade request system by sending regrade requests for the whole exam or sending obviously unnecessary regrade requests, then we may have to make you deal with the more formal procedure next time if you wish your exam to be regraded.

To sum up, please send a regrade request only if you genuinely believe that there has been a mistake in the grading of your exam.

Best regards


Posted by math 111 on 31.12.2019 under Uncategorized

Recitation this week

Dear all,

There will be a recitation conducted by our student assistant Şeyda Köse on December 27, 2019, Friday between 17:40-19:30 in M-13.

Study well.

Best regards,
MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 25.12.2019 under Uncategorized

Regrade requests opened again for Midterm 2

Dear all,

We have been informed that some of you missed the regrade period for Midterm 2 as there was no e-mail announcement.

Regrade requests are going to be opened at 16:00 today on December 19, 2019 and closed at 16:00 tomorrow on December 20, 2019.

While making regrade request please keep in mind the following:

READ the sample solutions and your own solutions along with the grading rubrik and comments left for your solutions on Gradescope. Please keep in mind that, on Gradescope, a rubrik item is applied to you if and only if you see a check mark next to it. Do not worry about the rubrik items that are unchecked even if you could see them.

Please send a regrade request only in the case that you believe there is an inconsistency with the grading rubrik and your solution. Regrade requests such as

  • “I think I deserve more points.”
  • “I believe my solution is correct.” (without having a correct solution.)
  • “I meant something else.”
  • “Can’t I get more points for this?”
  • “Please regrade.”

which do not include any justification are totally meaningless and will not be taken seriously. Your regrade request should explicitly mention

  • what is the inconsistency between the grading rubrik and your solution and/or
  • why you should have taken more points according to the grading rubrik and/or
  • why the comment left for your solution is not correct and points should not have been taken off.

Please do not abuse the regrading system. In particular, do not send regrade requests of the form “I don’t understand why I lost points, I think my solution is correct.” unless you are certain that your solution is correct. (You can double check with assistants or your friends whether your solution is really correct before sending regrade requests.) When it comes to mathematics, your opinion does not matter, the truth does.

Best regards,
MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 19.12.2019 under Uncategorized

Sample solutions for Midterm 3

Dear all,

You can reach the sample solutions for Midterm 3 from this link.

Best regards,
MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 12.12.2019 under Uncategorized

Exam content for Midterm 3

Dear all,

As you know, our third midterm will take place on December 12, 2019, Thursday at 17:40. The exam includes Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1 and 5.3 from our textbook. The exam places shall be announced later on Wednesday.

Best regards,
MATH 111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 09.12.2019 under Uncategorized

Recitation this week

Dear all,

Our student-assistant Şeyda Köse will be holding a recitation session next week on December 6 2019, Friday between 17:40-19:30 in M-13. She will also be holding another recitation session the week after, right before the third midterm.

We would like to note that, since our course officially does not include a recitation session, it is not mandatory but completely voluntary to attend this. No attendance will be taken. Şeyda will be solving various (pre-determined) questions from your book.

Best regards,
MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 03.12.2019 under Uncategorized

Sample solutions for Midterm 2

Dear all,

You can reach the sample solutions for Midterm 2 from this link.

Best regards,
MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 15.11.2019 under Uncategorized

Exam contents and exam places

Dear all,

As you know, our second midterm will take place on November 15, 2019 at 17:40. The exam includes Section 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 from our textbook. The exam places are now announced on the SIS.

Study well,
Best regards,

MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 13.11.2019 under Uncategorized

This week’s recitation

Dear all,

There will be a recitation conducted by our student assistant Şeyda Köse on November 14, 2019, Thursday between 16:40-17:30 in M-13.

Study well.

Best regards,
MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 13.11.2019 under Uncategorized

Recitation hours changed

Dear all,

Due to a schedule conflict (that we realized only later), tomorrow’s recitation (which were announced here) hours are changed to 16:40-17:30. In other words, the first recitation will take place on November 7, 2019, Thursday between 16:40-17:30 in M-13.

We are sorry for having to cut off the recitation time.

Study well.

Best regards,
MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 06.11.2019 under Uncategorized

Midterm 1 results announced

Dear all,

Your Midterm 1 scores are now announced on Gradescope. Regrade requests will be opened at 13:00 on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 and will be closed at 13:00 on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. In the meantime, please READ the sample solutions and your own solutions along with the grading rubrik and comments left for your solutions on Gradescope. Please keep in mind that, on Gradescope, a rubrik item is applied to you if and only if you see a check mark next to it. Do not worry about the rubrik items that are unchecked even if you could see them.

Please send a regrade request only in the case that you believe there is an inconsistency with the grading rubrik and your solution. Regrade requests such as

  • “I think I deserve more points.”
  • “I believe my solution is correct.” (without having a correct solution.)
  • “I meant something else.”
  • “Can’t I get more points for this?”
  • “Please regrade.”

which do not include any justification are totally meaningless and will not be taken seriously. Your regrade request should explicitly mention

  • what is the inconsistency between the grading rubrik and your solution and/or
  • why you should have taken more points according to the grading rubrik and/or
  • why the comment left for your solution is not correct and points should not have been taken off.

Surely, there are students who will not bother checking this announcement on the course web site and who will send unnecessary regrade requests that were mentioned. Those should keep in mind the following: If you do not bother reading what we write, why should we bother reading what you write?

Best regards,
MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 03.11.2019 under Uncategorized

Recitation next week

Dear all,

Our student-assistant Şeyda Köse will be holding a recitation session next week on November 7, 2019, Thursday between 15:40-17:30 in M-13. (Since all classrooms are booked at other times due to exams, we could not schedule it for another time.) She will also be holding another recitation session the week after, right before the second midterm.

We would like to note that, since our course officially does not include a recitation session, it is not mandatory but completely voluntary to attend this. No attendance will be taken. Şeyda will be solving various (pre-determined) questions from your book as well as some off-book questions regarding proof techniques.

Best regards,
MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 30.10.2019 under Uncategorized

Sample solutions for Midterm 1

Dear all,

You can reach the sample solutions for Midterm 1 from this link.

Best regards,
MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 18.10.2019 under Uncategorized

Exam places and exam contents are announced

Dear students,

As you know, Midterm 1 will take place on October 17, 2019 at 17:40. Your exam places are now posted on the Student Information System. Midterm 1 includes all topics in Chapter 1 (that is, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5) from our textbook.

Best regards,
MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 15.10.2019 under Uncategorized

Midterm 2 date has changed

Dear students,

The date of Midterm 2 is now changed to November 15.

Best regards,
MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 27.09.2019 under Uncategorized

Important remarks about the attendance policy and section transfer

Dear students,

It is MATH111 coordination’s decision that students are allowed to change their section only in the case that they have official excuses such as schedule conflicts, university sports team trainings etc. Those students who have such excuses and who wish to change their sections officially in the registration program should:

  • send an e-mail titled [Section change request] to Gökhan Benli through benli@metu.edu.tr, explaning the reason of their request in detail. (If you claim that there is a schedule conflict, it will be checked through the system.)

Section changes will be handled after the add-drop period. If you do not have such excuses and wish to attend a section other than your registered section, please be aware that the attendance policy explained in the syllabus will be executed with respect to the attendance list that belongs to your registered section. As an illustration, consider the following cases:

  1. Student A is in Section 3. Due to a schedule conflict, A attends Section 4 with at least %70 attendance and does not obtain at least 40 points from the midterms.
  2. Student B is in Section 3. Even though B does not have a reasonable excuse not to attend Section 3, B chooses to attend Section 4 with at least %70 attendance and obtains at least 40 points from the midterms.
  3. Student C is in Section 3. Even though C does not have a reasonable excuse not to attend Section 3, C chooses to attend Section 4 with at least %70 attendance but does not obtain 40 points from the midterms.

According to the policy, here is what is going to happen to these hypothetical students.

  1. Since the registered section of A will be changed to Section 4 after the add-drop period, his attendance will be calculated via Section 4 list and hence A will not get an NA.
  2. Since the registered section of B is Section 3, his attendance will be calculated via Section 3 list and B fails to meet %70-attendance criteria. However, since B collects 40 points from the midterms, B will not get an NA.
  3. Since the registered section of C is Section 3, his attendance will be calculated via Section 3 list. Consequently, C fails to meet both %70-attendance criteria and 40-point criteria in the attendance policy. Therefore, C will get an NA and will not be able to attend the final exam. (Notice that C may have attended all lectures in Section 4 and may have signed for all lectures in Section 4’s attendance list. Nevertheless, this will have no effect on the computation of his attendance.)

Besides these points, it is also important to keep in mind the following:

  • Each section’s instructor may be taking attendance with different approaches. One section’s instructor may be taking attendance twice on two-hour lecture days, whereas another section’s instructor may be taking attendance only once on each lecture day. It is up to your instructor how the attendance will be taken and will be counted.

Those students who have read this important announcement are kindly asked to inform other students about this post.

Best regards,

MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 20.09.2019 under Very Important

Exam dates

There will be three midterms (each out of 40) and a final exam (out of 80) points. The exam dates are as follows:

  • Midterm 1: October 17, Thursday, 17:40.
  • Midterm 2: November 15, Friday, 17:40.
  • Midterm 3: December 12, Thursday, 17:40.
  • Final: TBA.

Please make sure that you do not have any conflicting exams and/or personal business on these dates. As written in the course syllabus, you cannot take a make-up exam unless you have an official report and you cannot take more than one make-up exam even if you have official reports.


Posted by math 111 on 20.09.2019 under Very Important

Please read me

Dear students,

Please read the following very carefully and follow this website regularly for announcements.

  • The course syllabus is uploaded here.
  • Attendance is required according to the following rule:
    • If you attend less than %70 percent of the classes and your three midterm scores add up to less than 40 points, then you shall not be able to take the final exam and get an NA grade.

    Besides this rule, the following rules also apply:

    • If your three midterm scores add up to less than 20 points, then you shall not be able to take the final exam and get an NA grade regardless of your attendance.
    • If you miss more than one midterm, then you shall not be able to take the final exam and get an NA grade regardless of your attendance.
  • You are strongly advised to show up for the office hours and ask questions.
  • Check the exam dates to avoid any conflicts.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about the course policies, send an e-mail to the course coordinator Burak Kaya, preferably by attaching [MATH111] in front of the subject line.

Best regards,

MATH111 Coordination.


Posted by math 111 on 20.09.2019 under Very Important