Except you DO need some badges, stinking or not.
Each trimester, you need to complete a certain number* of assignments from the blog section of this website. You can choose any blog post all the way back to the beginning, not just the ones from this school year. I’ve posted on a variety of mathematical topics, so you should be able to find something interesting on there. The blog has categories you can click, so if you don’t feel like scrolling through the entire blog archives, you can find a category that looks interesting and search that way. Also, the “pingback” section at the bottom of this page has a list of all the blog posts so you can scan them by title.
The requirement for each blog post are different. Some are articles, some are videos, some are art projects, and some are math problems that need to be solved. So you should be able to find a) a topic you find interesting and b) an assignment you feel you can complete.
Each “badge” is pass/fail. If you complete the assignment successfully you will receive full credit. If you do not complete the assignment successfully you will receive no credit, but you may re-do any failed assignment any number of times up to its due date. So don’t wait until the final due date to turn a “badge” in if you hope for a chance to re-do it.
Each assignment should be headed the following way;
First Name // Last Name // Period
Badge #____ (Fill in which number this is for you this school year)
Blog Title & Date
If you create a Google Doc to turn in your Badge, please title the doc: FIRST NAME LAST NAME BADGE NUMBER. Like: “Joel Bezaire Badge 1”
(* Three for Pre-Algebra, and Five for Advanced Pre-Algebra. Pay attention to the online grade book as you will have deadlines for your first, second, third, etc., badge each trimester.)