You will use your CPS transmitter to answer Multiple Choice 
questions during the lecture period.  Some questions will 
just be for practice, or used to measure the initial class 
knowledge of a topic; those questions will have time limits 
of 30 seconds.  Other answers will be graded; those 
questions will have time limits of 45-60 seconds.  You may
always discuss the question with the students seated nearby,
but the answer that you enter should always be your own.
Correct answers will receive 1 point and incorrect answers 
will receive 0.7 points; so there is a very small penalty for
an incorrect answer.  You will need a small hand calculator
to answer some quiz questions; please bring one to each 

                       START DATE

  For the first week, all CPS questions will be considered 
practice questions, as you learn to use your CPS transmitters.  
Beginning TUE Jan. 27, at least some CPS questions will be
graded.  Your CPS transmitter will not work unless you have
registered it at www.einstruction.com; if your clicker asks
you for a channel number, then it is NOT properly registered.
The instructions for registering your CPS clicker and the
class codes you need for that registration are available at
our CPS Information page.  IMPORTANT:  The instructions at
CPS Online for registering your clicker are inadequate; just
because your responses are received during class does not
necessarily mean that they will be successfully passed to my
online gradebook.  In order to get properly registered, you
must follow the instructions at our CPS Information page.


  There are expected to be about 100 graded CPS questions
over the course of the semester, so about 100 CPS points
will be possible.  However, 90 CPS points (or about 90%
of all possible CPS points should there be more or less
than 100 questions) are all that are required to receive
an overall CPS grade of 100%; i.e. your CPS percentage is
your total CPS points divided by 0.90 with a maximum of
100%.  Your CPS percentage for the semester will count 10% 
of your overall class grade.  

                   CLICKER MALFUNCTION

  Since you only have to get 90% of all possible CPS points
in order to receive a CPS grade of 100%, there are no
make ups for missed CPS questions for any reason.  Exception:
ONCE (and only once) during the semester, you may report to
me by email that you were present in lecture but that you
did not receive the proper amount of CPS points (perhaps
you forgot your clicker or forgot to check the batteries).
Just tell me in the email how many CPS points you deserved
for that day and I will give you credit.  You may only do
this ONCE, and I must receive your email within two school
days of the relevant lecture.


NO OTHER. Use of another student's transmitter is a case of 
academic dishonesty, just exactly like cheating on a test. 
Any and all students involved in any such incidents will 
automatically receive an E for the course, and may be 
referred to the Dean for further sanctions.