We began working on the test today in class and I am seeing a very large number of students not showing any work and thus just guessing an answer. This is very careless and usually leads to a horrible grade. This test is a learning check for the last 6 weeks of school. If a 70% is not achieved then those students will be assigned mandatory tutoring for the remainder of the 9-weeks.
Because of the outbreak of carelessness I have made a new rule. STUDENTS MUST SHOW THEIR WORK ON SOME OF THE PROBLEMS. I HAVE PUT THAT LIST ON THE BOARD IN THE CLASSROOM. IF THIS IS NOT DONE, THEY WILL BE GIVEN A ZERO. I know this is harsh but I just cannot figure out why kids are ok with making bad grades.
GRADES ARE MADE NOT GIVEN, THEY ARE EARNED, SO WORK HARD FOR THEM!