Introduction

 Total Points That You Have Earned Total Points That I Have Assigned

The top number (the numerator) is the same as the numerator of your "Overall score" on your Quia Homepage. In other words, it's the total number of points that you have earned by doing Quia quizzes (and by completing lessons on Typing Club).

The bottom number (the denominator) increases every week, as each week I assign more work.

Let's work through an example together.

The table below shows all the work that I've asked you to do since the first day of class. In the last column, you can see the number of points that you earned, assuming that you successfully completed each assignment.

Adding it all up, you can see that—up to this point in time—I have assigned 61 points. Therefore, if I were to update my grades on Synergy right now, I would use 61 as the denominator. (You can think of the denominator as the number of points that an A+ student would have earned by now).

Thus—at this moment in time—your Synergy score looks like this:

 Number of Points That You Have Earned 61

 Greater than 90% A 80–89% B 70–79% C 60–69% D Less than 60% F

As the trimester progresses, the denominator of your score on Synergy will continue to increase (because I will continue to assign more work). By the end of the trimester, your score might look something like this:

 Total Points You Have Earned ÷ Total Points That I Have Assigned Percentage Grade 750 1,000 75% C

• The numerator of your score on Synergy represents what?
• The denominator of your score on Synergy represents what?