Publication Date



Technical Report: UTEP-CS-19-101

To appear in Proceedings of the IX International Conference on Mathematics Education MATHEDU'2019, Kazan, Russia, October 23-27, 2019.


In some classes, students want to get a desired passing grade (e.g., C or B) by spending the smallest amount of effort. In such situations, it is reasonable for the instructor to assign the grades for different tasks in such a way that the resulting overall student's effort is the largest possible. In this paper, we show that to achieve this goal, we need to assign, to each task, the number of points proportional to the efforts needed for this task.