I graded 15 tests, 30 homeworks and 60 labs (including 1-2 paragraph narratives) this weekend.  I stumbled across a couple of interesting phrases…

  • the average mean is….
  • more than half the class was above the 70th percentile

And one REALLY clever joke.  One of the labs deals with a character called “Bloody Mary” whose statistics class is given a test for cheerfulness.  They average 82.something, more than prior years at 78.  The narrative asks you to say whether you think Bloody Mary deserves her nickname.  One of the students said that, given the high cheerfulness scores, “she really should be called Elizabeth”.

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