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Topic: RE: College Material?
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Frank.Pecchioni@kctcs.edu

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RE: College Material?
Posted: Jun 16, 2009 9:39 AM
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I know this is not relevant to the point, but it is annoying to see so many math people repeat the same mistake.

Half the students would be below the median. Depending on the distribution of scores, signinficantly more or significantly less than half could be below the average. (Compare the old stats book standby: 10 employees each earn $40,000 a year; the boss 'earns' $500,000 a year; all the employees get less than average wages.)
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From: owner-mathedcc@mathforum.org [owner-mathedcc@mathforum.org] On Behalf Of Beth Hentges [Beth.Hentges@century.edu]
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 6:07 PM
To: mathedcc@mathforum.org
Subject: RE: College Material?

Of course, half of a normal population is below the mean. That doesn't prohibit us from still asking almost all students to rise to a certain standard. Some will get there more quickly than others, but almost all of them *can* get there.

Beth in MN

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In his book, Real Education, Charles Murray says that (1) ability
varies, and (2) half of all children are below average (below the mean).
You can view a portion of a talk he gave on the book at the link below.
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