Homework

Finance 300 includes weekly online homework. Students are encouraged to practice the homework questions daily and make progress incrementally. There is no limit to the number of practice sessions during the week and there is no grade assigned for practice sessions. Homework grade is earned by completing one proctored 15-minute homework test by the end of the week.

  • Practice Homework
    • Homework is accessed through GRT
    • Homework is weekly. Each weekly session opens Saturday at 6am and closes Friday at 1pm.
    • There is no limit to the number of times you can do the practice sessions.
    • Practice sessions are graded so that you can see which questions you answered correctly, but the grades are not included in your course grade.
  • Graded Homework
    • Proctored homework sessions will be held in the Learning Lab (36 Wohlers Hall)
      • Tuesdays (4pm-5pm)
      • Wednesdays (4pm-5pm)
      • Thursdays (2pm-5pm) and
      • Fridays (9am-5pm).
    • Students must present valid University identification, register, and have the proctor validate their homework session.
    • There is only one proctored, graded, homework session per student per week. There are no make-ups, no conflicts.
    • The graded homework session is pulled from the same test bank as the practice homwework for the same week.
    • The lowest homework score will be dropped from your grade calculation.
    • Graded Homework is due on the dates and times given in the Homework Calendar.
    • Note that the lab closes at 5:00pm. This means that you must begin the homework by 4:45pm at the very latest in order to use the full 15 minutes allocated. Accordingly, entrance to the lab will be closed at 4:45pm.

caution The proctored lab is open for graded homework sessions ONLY. Students without proper University Identification will not be admitted to the lab. Students with anything other than the GRT graded homework session open on their computer will have their homework session immediately terminated with a score of zero. When you have completed the graded homework session you must leave the room. Any questions should be addressed to your professor, not to the proctor.

 

Technical Difficulties

The homework system runs on a system of computers; technical glitches are a fact of life. If you experience technical difficulties with the practise homework

  1. Reload the web page.
  2. Logout, close the web browser, open a new instance of the web browser, and try again.
  3. If these simple fixes do not work contact GRT's technical support. GRT is pretty good about getting back to you in a reasonable period of time when the problem is reported in a timely manner and if you report details. "My homework isn't working" gives them nothing. "When I submit the answer to question 1 the entire homework is submitted for grading" gives them something to work with and will result in a much more timely response.

If you experience technical difficulties with the graded homework

  1. Inform the proctor. Make sure that the proctor can see the screen on which the problem occured. The proctor will make a note of your name, your section, the time the problem was reported, and the nature of the problem. If necessary the proctor will take an image of your computer screen. Note that without a report to the proctor your professor will have no way of confirming that a problem occured.
  2. Report the problem to GRT's technical support.

 

A note on rounding

The GRT computer rounds according to the technically correct financial Bankers' Round rules rather than the Arithmetic Round rules you learned in Math class.

When we round, the rounded off part of the number is always less than half the precision, but when the rounded off part is exactly half of the precision then the rounding convention (Arithmetic or Bankers) makes a difference. So if we are rounding to the nearest penny then half the precision is half a penny. So any amount less than half a penny is rounded off; any amount more than half a penny is rounded up. But when the amount is exactly half a penny we round according to convention.


+ve Numbers Bankers' Round Arithmetic Round
$1.125001 rounds to $1.13 because 0.005001 > 0.005 rounds to $1.13 because 0.005001 > 0.005
$1.125000 rounds to $1.12 because 2 is an even number rounds to $1.13 because 3 is away from zero
$1.124999 rounds to $1.12 because 0.004999 < 0.005 rounds to $1.12 because 0.004999 < 0.005
-ve Numbers Bankers' Round Arithmetic Round
- $1.125001 rounds to - $1.13 because 0.005001 > 0.005 rounds to - $1.13 because 0.005001 > 0.005
- $1.125000 rounds to - $1.12 because 2 is an even number rounds to - $1.13 because 3 is away from zero
- $1.124999 rounds to - $1.12 because 0.004999 < 0.005 rounds to - $1.12 because 0.004999 < 0.005

 

Calendar

8/29/2016
August 2016
   Sunday    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22
Homework 01 (Practice) begins
6am
23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31  

8/29/2016
September 2016
   Sunday    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  1 2
Homework 01 (Graded) due
5pm
3
Homework 02 (Practice) begins
6am
4 5 6 7 8 9
Homework 02 (Graded) due
5pm
10
Homework 03 (Practice) begins
6am
11 12 13 14 15 16
Homework 03 (Graded) due
5pm
17
Homework 04 (Practice) begins
6am
18 19 20 21 22 23
Homework 04 (Graded) due
5pm
24
Homework 05 (Practice) begins
6am
25 26 27 28 29 30
Homework 05 (Graded) due
5pm
 

8/29/2016
October 2016
   Sunday    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  1
Homework 06 (Practice) begins
6am
2 3 4 5 6 7
Homework 06 (Graded) due
5pm
8
Homework 07 (Practice) begins
6am
9 10 11 12 13 14
Homework 07 (Graded) due
5pm
15
Homework 08 (Practice) begins
6am
16 17 18 19 20 21
Homework 08 (Graded) due
5pm
22
Homework 09 (Practice) begins
6am
23 24 25 26 27 28
Homework 09 (Graded) due
5pm
29
Homework 10 (Practice) begins
6am
30 31  

8/29/2016
November 2016
   Sunday    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  1 2 3 4
Homework 10 (Graded) due
5pm
5
Homework 11 (Practice) begins
6am
6 7 8 9 10 11
Homework 11 (Graded) due
5pm
12
Homework 12 (Practice) begins
6am
13 14 15 16 17 18
Homework 12 (Graded) due
5pm
19
Homework 13 (Practice) begins
6am
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30  

8/29/2016
December 2016
   Sunday    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  1 2
Homework 13 (Graded) due
5pm
3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31