Midterm: Solution and Stats

We are in the midst of returning the midterm scripts to all.  Please check and make sure everything is marked properly and you understand your mistakes.  Please check that your midterm mark in IVLE Gradebook is consistent with what you get on your hardcopy.

Here is the solution to the midterm.

The figure below shows the histogram for your marks.  The average is 49.6; stddev is 15.9; and median is 51.  I am quite happy that the general results are better than last year’s midterm (despite many of you commented that this year’s midterm is harder).  For those who do well, keep it up!  For those who did not do as well as expected, I hope you learn from this test and do better in the final.

Histogram for Midterm

Midterm Test: Information

Time: 1200 – 1400
Date: 7 October (Friday)
Venue: LT15 and COM1 208.

Scope: Lecture 1-6, Lab 1-5, Tutorial 1-5

The test is close-book, but you are allowed to bring in one A4-size, double sided, crib sheet.

The total mark is 80. Time allowed is 90 minutes, so you should allocate x minutes to answer a question worth x marks.

You should write your matriculation number in pen. For the rest, either pen or pencil is fine (as long as it is clearly readable).

When answering question, please answer succinctly and direct to the point.

The following students should report to COM1 208 for the midterm test.
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