Sunday, June 7, 2009

Can't find "Amusing the Million?"

Try dealoz.

And If you're waiting for your copy to come it, don't sweat it. It's a short book with pictures and large type. You'll be able to read it quickly, and I hope you find it as fascinating as I am.

13 comments:

Ahmed said...

Mr. Davis,

Do we skip chapter 26 for the next unit? I checked on blackboard and the quiz for chapter 26 is closed.

David L. Davis said...

that was my bad. i fixed it. and i reset all the quiz durations for 4 hours.

Anonymous said...

To study for the tests, i know we study the chpater quizes but is that all...i dont know what the book questions are?

David L. Davis said...

studying for the exam: When you refer to "the book," do you mean Amusing the Million or the textbook? The exam will not have questions from Amusing the Million on it. It will be comprised of 50 questions, randomly selected from the quizzes--from the quizzes themselves not the quiz bank. In other words, you will have seen the questions once before. Therefore, taking the quizzes is the best way to study.

Anonymous said...

what could we do if we missed the quiz, me personally had my dates mixed up and was prepared to take the quiz tonight?

Anonymous said...

What do you mean by "from the quizzes themselves not the quiz bank." Can you differentiate between the quizzes and the quiz bank? Thank you!

Gaby said...

Hi Professor for the Amusing the Million discussion, are we to pick one question, and write our paragraph or do we do all three..THANKS

David L. Davis said...

Just pick one question for the discussion.

David L. Davis said...

difference between "quizzes" and "quiz bank":

In these online courses, most of us use content provided by textbook publishers. Generally, this content includes the quizzes we use. Each chapter comes with a quiz bank full of questions, some of them good some of them not. Usually, the quiz questions are drawn randomly from these quiz banks. I went through each quiz bank and pulled out 25 questions that I thought were fair, and those became the quizzes. I the exam pulled from the "quiz bank" instead of the actual "quizzes," you would get a lot of questions you had never seen before, and some of them might not even make sense. I gamed the system so that the exam questions are pulled from the actual quiz that I set up. Therefore, you will have seen each question once before and, hopefully, all the questions will make sense.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Davis,

I cant seem to find a copy of Amusing the Millions anywhere! I went to the north harris bookstore when the class started and they told me they were getting a shipment in soon and i went back and they never got the book in and now i dont know what to do. If i order it now it wont come in in time for the sunday discussion and quiz!

- Stephanie Danforth

David L. Davis said...

Stephanie, did you try www.dealoz.com?

if that doesn't work try www.alibris.com

There's no quiz for Amusing the Million, and I'll accept your discussion paragraph late if need be. Do what you can do, and enjoy the weekend ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you soo much! I went to dealoz.com and ordered the fastest shipping they had. Im sorry im ordering so late, I just thought the bookstore would have it. I will have my discussion in as soon as possible!

Have a great weekend! :)

-Stephanie

flora said...

i am just reading all this comment, what am i missing , whats the amusing the million project or work about. I am more that confused . i thought we only needed 3 books in this class