Happy 2017! I escaped the snow and ice of the Atlanta Joint Mathematics Meetings for the wind and cold (and snow) of northwest Iowa. While at JMM, I had a nice discussion with a few Gold ’14 dots about their implementations of MBT, and as a result, I decided to write a post about how I manage the logistical side of things in my MBT (and often specifications graded) courses, and share some of the resources I’ve developed.
My goal in managing the logistics has always been to make things as simple as possible for me. That might sound selfish, but it’s really more about self-preservation. Your mileage may vary when implementing any of the ideas/tools below, and that’s okay! You need to find the system that works for you and the students in your classes at your institution. Here are some general principles and ideas that have worked for me.