UBC 2018W Final MATH100 Exam: Omit unjust questions

UBC 2018W Final MATH100 Exam: Omit unjust questions

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Problem

It is unjust to make the final exam objectively harder than any previous year, just because students did well on the midterm. Many of the questions were more challenging than that of what we've done before, and worse than that, a few were from outside our syllabus. 


Question 1B (clearly a partial integration question, more fit towards the MATH 101 syllabus than the MATH 100 syllabus) was irrelevant to our syllabus.
The 2 complex proof questions were irrelevant to our syllabus. The syllabus clearly states any proofs will be "simple" and these were by no means "simple" by the level of MATH 100. In addition, they are not reflective of the proofs we were taught in class.

The syllabus states:
"15. Explain what antiderivatives are, find the general form of the antiderivative of basic functions, and compute antiderivatives to solve simple initial value problems such as:
(a) Given that f′′(x) = 24x^2+ 6x+ 10, f(1) = 10, and f′(1) = 20, find f(x).
(b) A particle moves in a straight line so that its velocity at time t seconds is v(t) =t3 metres per second. If its position at timet seconds is s(t) metres and s(1) = 2metres, find s(2).

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"Students will also learn how to construct simple proofs."

Solution
Question 1B, as well as the 2 proof questions, shall be omitted from the grading rubric and the final marks.

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