“HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR RUNNING GRADE”
Unfortunately I know from experience that many of you do not know how to calculate your
mark in the course todate.
I will only say this one
time (well twice, maybe), then I will just go ahead and provide the
assistance that I think you need: This type of calculation is covered in the Ontario
Common Curriculum for Mathematics in Grade 6, Grade 7, and
Grade 8, and you should
all
know how to do this. It is a very basic life skill.
The simplest way that I have found to explain this is the following, it assumes that you are
starting this process after the Term Test, but of course you can keep track throughout the
course, starting at the beginning:
Think of the course as having 100 possible marks that you can earn. Presumably your goal
grade is not “100” in the course, but maybe it is 50, or 65, or 80 – these are common student
goals and you should identify your own goal for the course.
Here are the components of the course and their values:
Quiz #1
6%
Quiz #2
6%
Quiz #3
6%
Term Test
19%
Quiz #4
6%
Quiz #5
6%
Quiz #6
6%
Final Exam
35%
Participation
2%
Assignments
8% (4 x 2% each)
Total
100%
Now let’s calculate how many of these 100 marks you have earned so far.
STEP ONE: HOW MUCH DID YOU EARN ON QUIZ #1?
Each quiz is worth 6 out of 100 possible course marks. Let’s say you got a grade of 60% on
the first quiz. To figure out how many of the 6 possible marks you earned, you need to
calculate 60% of 6:
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x
6
=
3.6
your grade
total marks possible
marks you earned
on Quiz #1
on Quiz #1
(out of 6) on Quiz #1
STEP TWO: HOW MUCH DID YOU EARN ON QUIZ #2?
How about Quiz #2? It is also worth 6 possible marks. Let’s say you got 50%:
0.50
x
6
=
3.0
your grade
total marks possible
marks you earned
on Quiz #2
on Quiz #2
(out of 6) on Quiz #2
STEP THREE: SAME THING FOR QUIZ #3
Now do the same for Quiz #3. Let’s say you did a bit better, getting a 75%:
0.75
x
6
=
4.5
your grade
total marks possible
marks you earned
on Quiz #3
on Quiz #3
(out of 6) on Quiz #3
Do NOT take my word for this. Get out a calculator or a pencil and paper, and DO IT FOR
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 Fall '10
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