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Re: Real world problem - Mean Grades
Posted: Jun 12, 1996 10:25 PM
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As a math teacher, I have reached the point where I refuse to calculate
student grades. They are required to determine their own GPA according to my
grading system. Hence they must learn how to find means and percentages and
answer their own what-if questions. Using their own grades as a motivator, we
discuss weighted averages, means, medians, and modes. After each test, I post
the mean, median, and modes of the grades. We then discuss what these
different averages mean about the test scores. When they bring in their
mid-term progress report forms, they get a grade based upon correctly
determining their mean grade and filling in the form - it saves me time and
gives them practice in statistics.

Marge Cotton
Eureka Springs High School

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